Camera:

Armed with a 5-megapixel auto-focus snapper, its quality isn’t in the same light as the elites in the category, but nonetheless, it might please some people enough to accept as being usable. As long as there’s plenty of lighting, shots definitely have some appeal with their overall looks – though, over-sharpening becomes apparent. With its color reproduction, it tends to come out somewhat distorted at time, and beyond that, it doesn’t seem to handle dynamic range that well. In lower lighting situations, noise, graininess, and super soft details become the distracting elements.



Likewise, we can say the same thing about its 1080p video recording quality. In general, the quality is average at best, but the biggest distraction is the artifacting elements that pop up, which become more transparent as there is less lighting. Otherwise, it maintains a good capture rate, has a gradual exposure, and produces so-so details.

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Multimedia:

Donning the same old Sense music player from before, there’s nothing particularly engaging about its presentation or functionality. Luckily, the audio quality of its internal speaker is superb, since its volume output doesn’t strain at the loudest setting. Better yet, Beats Audio support splashes on that lovable level of amplification to give it that robust and full bodied quality to headphones connected to the 3.5mm jack.


Combining its large size display and effective dual-core processor, it makes for a wonderful video watching experience. In fact, in didn’t strain once trying to play our test video that’s encoded in DivX 1920 x 1080 resolution. Additionally, it features support for other codecs out of the box as well – like H.264, MPEG-4, and XviD.



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12 Comments

1. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Really Good review John but I have one thing that I think is worth mentioning because it seems to be a bit of a minor nit pick with most of HTC devices in reviews that I've come across. I seem to have noticed that reviewers tend to point out that there is a bit of a sluggish performance (minimal lag) when it comes to sense's UI due to its animations. Just today I happen to stumble into my settings just looking around, and I found that you can TURN OFF the animations! And when i did, it seemed to do COMPLETELY away with that minimal lag that is brought up in almost every review.......So while its still something HTC users would have to do "manually"(running ics that is) I think it is still very much WORTH mentioning so users can have the option to "speed" things up if they want to.....Hope you guys take notice of this :)

9. emes360

Posts: 13; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

You have to consider that turning the animations off makes navigating through the phone a less... pretty (?) experience, and that phones from other companies don't lag with animations turned on.

13. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Like which "other" companies for example?

2. babyboy14622

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

htc one vx. what a joke.

3. RiseAgainst94

Posts: 281; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

Or. You could get a Lumia 920 from Amazon for the same price.

4. g2a5b0e unregistered

Decent phone, but there is no good reason why a phone with 1.5Ghz Dual-Core Snapdragon Plus & 1GB RAM should be debuting with ICS right now. The phone benchmarks better than the One S which has already received the JB update. I wouldn't expect this phone to release with 4.2, but why not just release it with 4.1 & save themselves the headache of at least one update this phone will deserve? EDIT: Also, this trend of companies having a micro-SD slot on their mid-rangers & not flagships is just asinine. No reason why a flagship shouldn't have all the features of a little brother & more. I've noticed Nokia has been doing the same.

6. oxygen22

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 01, 2013

Does the vx come with a scratch resistant glass like a gorilla?

7. Charlie_boy

Posts: 71; Member since: Jan 04, 2013

The phones with specs that come close to this would be the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini and HTC's own HTC One SV.. The mid-range Samsung S III gets an 8.9 while the (supposedly) entry-level HTC One VX gets only 7.5 Why is that?

8. Charlie_boy

Posts: 71; Member since: Jan 04, 2013

Edit: The mid-range Samsung S III "Mini" gets an 8.9

10. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 892; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Amazingly no reviewer talks about the bugs of Sense UI. HTC has changed the android multitasking which is a pain in the ass. Sense kills apps in background very aggressively. This is being done to achieve a hassle free & lag free experience with better battery life. However, none of these has been achieved in any of HTC devices. The webpage reloading in HTC phones while toggling between apps is another major issue no reviewer talks about. Dont think these Smartphone reviewers are SMART. May be I should become a "Smartphone Reviewer".. :)

11. SkiilerCheatham

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Well I just received my vx this week and it is my first android phone have been using the iPhone for a minute and the vx kills the iPhone

12. Charlie_boy

Posts: 71; Member since: Jan 04, 2013

which iPhone? 5?
One VX
  • Display 4.5" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB
  • Battery 1800 mAh(9h talk time)

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