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Hands on: HTC One VX

updated 04:31 pm EDT, Wed October 10, 2012

Midrange addition to the One family

HTC brought its latest handsets to San Diego this week for the MobileCon expo, where Electronista had a chance to check out the One VX. The device represents a midrange addition to the One lineup, pairing a 4.5-inch touchscreen with a dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon S4 processor and an LTE radio.

Photos of the One VX show a rounded device that resembles many smaller handsets, but its 4.5-inch display is only slightly smaller than the One X. We prefer the 1280x720 resolution of the One X, rather than the 960x540 panel of the One VX, though the latter handset felt more comfortable in our hand.

Despite the seemingly midrange features, the One VX maintains the same robust construction as its brethren. We like the solid feel, overall design and combination of white, silver metal and black tones.

Unfortunately HTC chose to stick with Android 4.0, rather than stepping up to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean before launch. The dual-core processor is fast, though we did not run any benchmark tests to objectively compare performance against competing devices.

We have been impressed with most of HTC's One-series devices, and the One VX helps reinforce our existing expectations, though many potential buyers will gravitate toward the One X+ for a better display, quad-core processor and Jelly Bean. The VX will be headed to AT&T in the near future.

by MacNN Staff




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