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HTC One VX Review

HTC One VX 7.5

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Call Quality:

HTC One VX Review
When it comes to call quality, we’re very pleased by the results, as voices on both ends of the line are distinctive, audible, and clear. Through the earpiece, its volume output is effective enough to make out voices in any environment – albeit, the speakerphone emits some echoing. In addition, it’s worth noting that its noise-cancelling properties are quite effective in muting background noise.


Sticking with HSPA+ connectivity, we’re able to inch out a solid day of normal usage with the One VX’s 1,800 mAh battery, which isn’t something out of the norm nowadays. However, it’s absolutely guaranteed that you’ll need to charge this one whenever, wherever as much as possible if you’re connected via LTE.


Needless to say, we’ve seen an increase of very remarkable entry-level smartphones in the market – such as the LG Escape and Pantech Flex, with the two being priced aggressively. Well people, we’re happy to vouch for the HTC One VX as well, considering that it has that great balance of features, price point, and performance to appease those who aren’t looking to spend a fortune. On top of that, its design is undeniably something that stands head above water against most of the offerings out there in the same space. So if your budget stands at a mere $50, you’re sure to get your money’s worth out of the HTC One VX.

Software version of the review unit:
Android Version: 4.0.4
HTC Sense Version: 4.1
Software Number: 1.17.502.5 710RD

HTC One VX Video Review:


  • Pleasing design for an entry-level device
  • Large size display
  • Affordable price point


  • Running ICS from the onset
  • Underwhelming camera performance
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7.5 Good
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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: 3776; 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
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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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