HTC Vigor

We've been seeing and hearing plenty about the HTC Vigor these days, even the guided video tours have now leaked out. Before those, the media files, live wallpaper and boot animation were all dumped for everyone to enjoy and now some new images have popped up. Aside from the front and back of the device, there is finally some confirmation for the oft rumored specs and the Vigor is running a 1.5GHz processor, Android 2.3.4, a 8MP rear camera with a 2MP shooter on the front and of course that oh so beautiful 4.3-inch HD display and LTE. More pics can be found past the break for you all.

Source: TeamBAMF

HTC Vigor

HTC Vigor

There are 64 comments

Masheen says:

1.5GHz Processor. Is that duel core? And where is Beats by Dre?

yes it's dual core.

TheMan876 says:

He asked if it was duel core, not dual. He want's to know if the cores fight each other for domination of the phone.

the_jak says:

you just made my week. thanks!

this will be my next phone to replace my tbolt. i hope and pray the lte is more stable on this phone. id also love to know when it will be released as im hearing october?

ilhe1s says:

This will be my next device. Goodbye Incredible and hello Incredible HD. Please no Rezound crap!

hmackenz says:

lol what's the difference?

AnGeLFaCe77 says:

It will be rezound lol due beast integration

notluK says:

Tell me that isn't the reflection of an iPhone actually taking this photo. LOL.

bobert says:

It does look like it.

KwietStorm says:

Everything looks like the iPhone, just ask Apple.

Just a Guy says:

I love my tbolt, but this phone may be tough to pass up. My only complaint though is no kickstand!

AnGeLFaCe77 says:

Im not a fan of htc but this device is ok, if it comes with the latest architecture a9 will be very good.

ReggieTee says:

Sprint needs a new HTC device. The Evo3d wasn't for me. Then again, if they can't cure battery life issues on their phones, another HTC device isn't for me either.

theres nothing to cure. the only solution is to ship with larger capacity batteries.

ReggieTee says:

well that's what they need to do. Will pass on my next HTC, which are my favorites, due to battery life being poor.

anybody hear of a possible release date yet?

EggoEspada says:

Still seems like October is the target month. Probably the rumored October 13th nit give it time to sell before the Prime drops.

AnGeLFaCe77 says:

October 20th or the 13th

This is running Sense 3.5 but the HTC Rhyme is running Sense 3.5 and they look completely different. What's up with that?

Taz89 says:

maybe fragmentation within sense...

johnzara says:

I believe the Rhyme's 3.5 sense was skinned with the female demo in mind. There's that charm thing too.

NCX says:

HTC Explorer
HTC Rhyme
HTC Vigor
my Touch phones
they all have different kinds of Sense

from the looks of things, the pure version of Sense "Rosie" will be on high end smartphones like Vigor, Runnymede, and Sensation

itrustme618 says:


awomack says:

If you look closely at the processor, you can definitively see that it says dual core. Vigor/Prime/SGSII LTE HD/ MOTOROLA RAZR. Verizon has a hell of a line up coming, and quite frankly, I don't know which way to role.

who said verizon was getting a sg2?

Shawheim says:

the only phone on your list confirmed for VZW is the Vigor.

AnGeLFaCe77 says:

Ill go with droid razor

it's the Thunderbolt v2 with Gingerbread, while the original is still awaiting Gingerbread.
thank God for root/ROMs.
homebrew devs>HTC/VZW devs

bjn714 says:

Gingerbread will happen soon enough with all the leaks of test builds. I think the crowd that really has room to complain are the Xoom owners who still don't have 4G.

moosc says:

Oh wait nothing special here its vzw version of sensation. Another hand me down phone. Just like following in footsteps of thunderbolt. Geez Louise HTC get creative

hoosiercub says:

Save for the LTE and great network coverage.. Its just like the sensation.

EggoEspada says:

Yea, besides aHD display, faster processor, more RAM, newer version of Sense and 4G LTE, it's the same. ;)

AnGeLFaCe77 says:

Outdated gpu

They could have wiped the finger prints off of the damn thing, ffs!

schrack3000 says:

Finally a verizon htc phone that is a worthy upgrade from my Incredible. Can't wait.

bobert says:

The Thunderbolt and Incredible S had a dual-core love child.

mdoyal1 says:

That's exactly what I think when I see this phone

mikeymop says:

Is it cortex a8 or a9 based?

cguella says:


I for one was crossing my fingers for the 4.5" display, which could be a deal breaker. Does anyone know if the Prime will have a larger display, or if VZW has anything in the works for the "plus sized" form factor?

Nephilim_80 says:

dude, to be honest, 4.3 is big enough, we really do not need a phone with a bigger screen than that. How do you fit it in your pocket, holding it up to your ear would just seem ackward at that size. If you are looking for larger you might wanna just buy yourself a small tablet.

edoublediz says:

do you understand the difference in .2" diagonally does to the hieght and width of a phone...... nothing!

Masheen says:

Really a 4.3 vs a 4.5 would be a deal breaker? You're ridiculous.

Yadao says:

The styling just screams Incredible HD. Even the earpiece grill is now red. I can't see them naming this the Thunderbolt 2 or Vigor.

Nephilim_80 says:

Is it just me or is that earpeice speaker red? Hmmm, Is it possible we are looking at the Droid Vigor?

tommydaniel says:

It's Black and Red because of Beats, much like the Sensation XE is.

Taz89 says:

dpi will be massive on this if the amoled hd 720p screen at 4.65inch is 316dpi than a 4.3inch 720p would be 350dpi or so...thats just super super sharp...only bad thing is that the blacks are still more washed out and dark grey then true black than amoled...still cant wait to get 300+dpi android phone

jcastag says:

Does anyone know if this is going to have simultaneous voice/data over 3g like the TBolt. Unfortunately, I spend most of my time in 3g at night, so I have been spoiled with this on my TBolt. I didnt realize how great a feature that is until I got the TBolt.

compchick813 says:

The rumor is that it will.

afgasparo says:

I hope this is thinner with better battery life than the thunderbolt, throw in an amazing hacking community and this will be the best phone ever.

Lemonheater says:

Here are some more photos:

Looks a little thick to me. Maybe it could go on diet for the next few weeks? Other than that looks like a killer phone.

swallman says:

"Looks a little thick to me."

That's what she said! (Sorry, couldn't resist)...

Lemonheater says:

Walked right into that one. But is there any other way to describe it?

reggie18 says:

If that means a bigger battery to begin with, I couldn't care less that it's a little thicker

MongarEric says:

I agree. I own a Sprint Epic 4G and it is 15mm thick because of the keyboard. Maybe it's because I'm 6'8" and have giant hands, but 15mm doesn't seem very thick to me at all. If they took all these phones that are 9 to 11 mm thick, and made them all 15 mm thick and filled the extra space with battery, then everyone's phone would last a whole day without charging.

XavierMatt says:

I love my Sensation but Sense is getting boring, and its hard on the device. HTC needs to redesign it like Samsung did with touch wiz...... or maybe i just want stock.

jmk32 says:

Looks like a winner if it has good battery life.

And is there any touchscreen glass available out there that doesn't smudge and show fingerprints so much that these manufacturers can use??


Way I fix it, is car wax. I actually have a full body Ghost Armor, so I car wax the screen protector whenever it starts getting smuges and it gets nice and smooth for weeks, and any smuges it gets are as easy to remove as using your t-shirt.


Only thing I'm not a fan of is the back, the plastic looks like it's gonna feel like the Inc2 backing. Not sure if I will jump on this and use one of my upgrades, but a white version may push me over. Hard to imagine putting my BAMF Forever Tbolt running at 1.6ghz away. May just wait for BAMF to release ROM for this bad boy 1st?!

T72018 says:

No wonder Verizon cosigned with Samsung, apple won't see specs like these for a least another 3yrs. Verizon isn't stupid all these other OEM's are way ahead of apple. They make a killing off phones like this.

magellanous says:

Just watched one of the vids showing the installation of the sim card by removing the TINY battery. So once again we all have to go out and by a big third party battery. Seems like the phone manufacturers just rely on seidio and others to solve their battery issues. They shouldn't bother to even include the battery and drop the phone price instead. All of my stock batteries just go unused in a drawer.

I agree, I haven't used my stock battery in my evo in a year

MetalWych says:

Has anyone heard about HDMI out? I don't see it, but it could be that combo USB/HDMI that some are using. I use HDMI often, since most people do not have wifi tv's yet. Also, just how bloody fat is this thing? I wish they took pics next to other devices so we can see (I know, in time all will be revealed!)...