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HTC One VX Review

HTC One VX 7.5

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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.

Camera interface - HTC One VX Review
Camera interface - HTC One VX Review
Camera interface - HTC One VX Review
Camera interface - HTC One VX Review
Camera interface - HTC One VX Review
Camera interface - HTC One VX Review
Camera interface - HTC One VX Review
Camera interface - HTC One VX Review

Camera interface

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.

HTC One VX Sample Video:


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.

Music player - HTC One VX Review
Music player - HTC One VX Review
Music player - HTC One VX Review
Music player - HTC One VX Review

Music player

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.

Video playback with the HTC One VX - HTC One VX Review
Video playback with the HTC One VX - HTC One VX Review
Video playback with the HTC One VX - HTC One VX Review

Video playback with the HTC One VX

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posted on 27 Dec 2012, 05:54 5

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 :)

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 07:13 1

9. emes360 (Posts: 13; Member since: 16 Sep 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.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 13:49

13. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

Like which "other" companies for example?

posted on 27 Dec 2012, 11:47 2

2. babyboy14622 (Posts: 36; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

htc one vx. what a joke.

posted on 27 Dec 2012, 14:07 2

3. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 281; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)

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

posted on 28 Dec 2012, 08:33

4. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3798; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

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.

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 09:58

6. oxygen22 (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Jan 2013)

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

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 17:06

7. Charlie_boy (Posts: 71; Member since: 04 Jan 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?

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 18:50

8. Charlie_boy (Posts: 71; Member since: 04 Jan 2013)

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

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 00:07

10. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 813; Member since: 05 Dec 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".. :)

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 10:19

11. SkiilerCheatham (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Mar 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

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 18:43

12. Charlie_boy (Posts: 71; Member since: 04 Jan 2013)

which iPhone? 5?

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OS: Android 4.0
view full specs
Display4.5 inches, 540 x 960 pixels (245 ppi) S-LCD 2
Camera5 megapixels
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1200 MHz, Krait processor
Size5.22 x 2.66 x 0.36 inches
(133 x 68 x 9 mm)
4.40 oz  (125 g)
Battery1800 mAh, 9 hours talk time

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