The HTC Vivid has a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor with 1 GB of RAM and it comes with 16 GB of internal storage (about 12.5 GB free). There’s a microSD card slot so you can boost that by up to 32 GB if you feel the need.
It has all the connectivity options you could want and of course support for that super-fast 4G LTE network (assuming you are in an area with coverage). There’s also Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b,g or n and GPS support.
The main camera is an 8 megapixel shooter and you’ve got a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera as well. You can also record video at 1080p and 30 FPS or 720p and 60 FPS. The HTC camera app offers a host of extras including scene modes and effects. You also have the usual options to change the resolution and tweak the ISO or white balance settings. The photos you can capture with the HTC Vivid are worthy of the name – they look vibrant with great color reproduction. The video looks great too, but the audio recording is not perfect.
You get the usual batch of bloatware in terms of pre-installed apps. There are the standard Google apps, some HTC apps and some AT&T apps, but you do have a decent amount of on-board storage so it’s not a big deal.
Email, messaging and multimedia support is good and you’ll definitely appreciate that big screen for watching movies. The browser also supports Flash and you can view full version websites with reasonable load times.