HTC One VX Review

Call Quality:

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

PhoneArena Rating:




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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