It can be hard to find a pleasing smartphone experience HTC One VX for AT&T is an outlier, but in a good way. Included with this handset's low sticker price are the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and nimble dual-core processing, as well as a swift connection to 4G LTE data. Measuring 5.3 inches tall by 2.7 inches wide and just 0.36 inch thick, the One VX is small enough to fit in the hand or slide into tight pockets. At 4.4 ounces, the phone won't weigh you down either, but has enough heft to feel substantial. A basic assortment of controls surround the One VX's large 4.5-inch (960x540-pixel-resolution) screen: three capacitive keys below the display, a thin volume rocker on the right, and a power button and 3.5mm headphone jack on its top edge. One of the most distinctive features of HTC's smartphones is what the company calls ImageSense technology. In a nutshell, it means that the One VX's 5-megapixel camera is backed up by a dedicated image processor for improved performance. Indeed, the phone's camera snaps images almost instantly, in well under a second. The term ImageSense is also a flag that HTC added additional photo treats such as a wide range of scene modes that offer plenty more than the average camera phone options. That said, the HTC One VX offers almost all of the latest Android capabilities that have made Google devices so popular. These include Gmail, Google+, and Navigation, along with the Play Store, where you have a choice of over 500,000 titles to download. Google Play hawks digital content for purchase, too, including books, movies, games, and music. For more entertainment options, HTC's Watch app also serves up TV shows and movies to buy or rent. For example, I could buy the movie "Looper". The HTC One VX certainly speaks the same design language as the company's other current handsets. In style you can think of it as a cross between the HTC One X+ and older HTC One S. The phone is sculpted from similar rounded curves, with a familiar flat, oval shape and minimalist aesthetic. Hold the One VX in your hand and it's unmistakably plastic. Smooth, pleasant and somewhat grippy plastic, but plastic nonetheless. There's also the fact that most of the phone's weight comes from its screen, giving the body a somewhat hollow and cheap feeling. Below the screen are the three capacitive buttons typical of Android phones: back, home and recent apps. Touching them triggers a springy haptic feedback response. Below that is another standard Android touch, a mini-USB charging port. At the top of the phone you'll find some branding: a globe logo to remind you that the One VX is an AT&T exclusive. To the right of the logo you'll find a front-facing camera with a very basic 640×480 VGA resolution. The VX's headphone jack is located on the top left, with a power/lock button to its right. A volume rocker is found on the right side. The removable backing gives you access to a micro-SIM slot and microSD port. The 1800 mAh battery, however, is not removable, but we never had trouble getting through the day on a single charge. It's very much a "get what you pay for" situation. The build feels somewhere between premium and budget, which is exactly what the One VX is, a mid-range phone.



Price in USA $455

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