Specs summary


The HTC One VX's screen is 4.5 inches with 540 x 960 pixels resolution.


There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8930 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system (OS).

5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.

8 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1810 mAh battery. HTC's performance ratings are 11.5 days standby time, 540 minutes (2G), 418 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

A simple and reliable smartphone at a reasonable cost

- Brad Molen , Engadget 

Its design is undeniably something that stands head above water against most of the offerings out there in the same space.

- John V. , PhoneArena 

Reviews (7.4/10 Avg. rating)


This is a phone for smartphone dabblers, not smartphone enthusiasts

from TechRadar
The HTC One VX is a great option for someone who wants just the basic functionality of a smartphone. Email, web access, light media and gaming on the go are all well within its reach. AT&T's coverage isn't blazing fast everywhere, but we never had to search for a signal. That combined with respectable battery life makes the One VX a dependable, if bland, device... Full review
PC Magazine

A solid Android smartphone for buyers on a budget, but it isn't your best bet available

from PC Magazine
A year ago, the HTC One VX for AT&T would've been a top-of-the-line superphone. Today it's just a beautiful smartphone with solid specs and a budget price. The HTC One VX gets you a lovely display, plenty of power, and good battery life, all wrapped up in a phone that's very comfortable to use... Full review

A sleek, feature-packed smartphone deal

from Cnet
I remember when $50 would only net you only an embarrassingly slow and boxy mobile device running outdated software. My, have times changed -- and the $49.99 HTC One VX is a perfect example of the shift in today's handset market. This device does not provide a full four cores of computing power or a bleeding-edge operating system. What the One VX does offer, however, is what just six months ago was a premium Android experience, but at an entry-level price... Full review
Phone Scoop

If you're on a budget, the HTC VX delivers plenty of performance

from Phone Scoop
The HTC One VX brings a lot to the table for its $50 price tag. While I wish the hardware felt and functioned a wee bit better, I can't ding HTC too much for picking cheaper plastics in this price class. The fine performance of the Android operating system and many applications contained therein make the VX an excellent vehicle for checking email, staying in touch with social networks, and perhaps even getting some work done. It has as many entertainment options as any other modern smartphone, and the camera does a decent job for this class of device... Full review

Pretty typical of a budget-friendly device

from SlashGear
The One VX offers a balanced ratio between price and performance, and while it’s classified as just a budget device for those cash-strapped consumers looking for a good deal, the One VX will provide the experience of a top-tier handset — it looks and feels like a top-of-the-line HTC device, and it performs about as great as you’d expect from a flagship smartphone, with only a few setbacks that few will grumble over. If you’re not willing to shell out money for the One X+ or Galaxy S III, the One VX will surely make you happy for only $50... Full review

May not be perfect, but it offers a sleek design and good performance

from Engadget
With an seemingly endless stream of new phones ready to hit us in the face at CES next week and MWC next month, a mid-ranger like the One VX will probably fade from our memory pretty quickly. Aside from the attractive back and solid performance, it's a forgettable device. But for someone who's seeking a simple and reliable smartphone at a reasonable cost, HTC's latest offering is the best AT&T device in its price range... Full review
Android Central

A really good entry-level phone

from Android Central
It's easy to dismiss the HTC One VX as just another mid- to low-end phone, but don't. It's a surprisingly good one, created specifically to fill a void in AT&T's lineup. It's currently listed at $49 with a two year contract, or $399 outright., which, frankly, isn't horrible for the type of phone this is. HTC's and AT&T's customizations help make things easier on first-time owners. And the One VX continues to say something about HTC as a smartphone manufacturer. When your most lowly phones are this well done, you're doing things right... Full review
Laptop Magazine

Offers budget smartphone shoppers a bright display, eye-popping 4G speeds and a fast camera inside a sleek design

from Laptop Magazine

The HTC One VX is one heck of a deal, offering an unparalleled combination of features and design for just $49. Yes, we'd like to see Android Jelly Bean added sooner than later, but otherwise the VX has everything you could want in a budget smartphone. It boasts some of the fastest 4G LTE speeds we've seen, a bright (though not HD) display and a very capable camera. We'd much rather carry this device than the similarly priced LG Escape, which looks plain by comparison and has a dimmer display. Those with more to spend should step up to the quad-core $199 One X+ on AT&T, which runs the lates... Full review


Pleasing design for an entry-level device in an affordable price point

from PhoneArena

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... Full review

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Full Specs

Release date December 7, 2012
Regions available USA
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
850/1900 MHz
1700/700/2100 MHz
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8930 1.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
8 GB
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.16 W/kg
Body: 1.09 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1810 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time 457 minutes
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 418 minutes
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time 418 minutes
Talk Time Up to:
540 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 11.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 13.3 x 6.8 x 0.9 cm
(5.2 x 2.7 x 0.4 in)
Weight 125 grams
(4.4 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 540 x 960 pixels
Pixel Density 245 pixels
Size 4.5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash Yes
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM (Google Talk)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
DLNA Support Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 5+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom 4x digital
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging, ISO, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Panorama, Scenes, HDR
Video Recording Formats MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera  
Resolution VGA (640 x 480)
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather No
Stocks Yes
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (Dropbox, Google Play, YouTube, Polaris Office, Facebook, Twitter)
Included Software / Apps No
Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): HTC PM36100

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