The HTC One VX’s announcement didn’t turn many heads last week. On paper, it looks like many other mid-end devices that strive to be almost high-end. I must say, though, that I have grown very fond of the device after playing around with it here at MobileCON in San Diego.
This affordable smartphone comes to compete straight with the Motorola DROID RAZR M, which is known for being an amazing choice for the mid-tier smartphone market. But I feel like HTC has taken things up a notch by bringing that great build quality they are known for. The device is solid and thin, but has a certain weight that makes it feel strong in your hand.
Much like the Amaze 4G, this device just feels like it will never break. The back is made out of the same rubberized polycarbonate that you find in the HTC One X, and the edges of the phone and the bezel being aluminum.
The 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 Plus processor and 1 GB of RAM make this device very fast. It almost doesn’t feel like a “mid-end” device. Especially considering it is running Android 4.0 and not taking advantage of any of Jelly Bean’s improvements.
But an affordable phone must have its downsides, right? And it does, though they are not the worst ones we could have. While the Super LCD 2 display brings good viewing angles and vibrant colors, this screen only has a qHD resolution (540×960). It is noticeable, especially in a rather large 4.5-inch display. Or if you have been spoiled with a 720p HD screen.
The cameras are also not as great as they could be (5 MP / 0.3 MP), but if you can look through those small discrepancies and want an affordable device without sacrificing much, I would say this is it. Check out the video and let us know what you think in the comments!
- NVIDIA Shield Android TV
- Waze comes pre-installed
- Google+ being split up
- YotaPhone 2 launches this Spring
- Check out the HTC One VX forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.
TAGS: CTIA, hands-on, HTC One VX, MobileCON