Hands On: HTC VX and One X+ for AT&T
THe HTC X+ is pretty much what the name implies. It is a better version of the One X. HTC said in its press release that the external hardware was unchanged between the One X and X+, but that's not quite true.
The X+ looks identical to the One X, but the feel in the hand is decidedly different. Where the One X has a semi-matte shell, the X+ has a full-on soft-touch paint job. It has a grippy feel that definitely sticks in the hand more than the One X does. The footprint is the same, though, and it's a fairly good-sized phone in terms of length and width. It remains to be thin, thankfully.
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There are other, very minor changes to the design, but it would take an HTC engineer to really spot them.
The screen, which measures 4.7-inches and includes 1280 x 720 pixels, looked quite good. It's the same LCD used by the One X, and it's one of my favorite displays to come to market this year.
The version of the X+ that will be sold by AT&T has a quad-core Nvidia Tegra processor and LTE on board. (The One X has a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor). The X+ with the Nvidia quad-core felt incredibly fast as I played with the the user interface. Speaking of which, the UI is exactly the same as it is on the One X. Android 4.0 with Sense 4.0. According to HTC, though, the device will ship with Jelly Bean and Sense 4.0+.
Review: HTC One VX for AT&T
AT&T's latest Android smartphone from HTC is the One VX, a mid-range device that slips into the lineup below HTC's capable One X. This mid-range model is no slouch, however, and carries its weight and then some.
AT&T Announces HTC VX, Will Sell One X+ with LTE
AT&T today followed HTC's announcement of the One X+ by confirming that it will offer an LTE version of the device in the coming months. AT&T also announced that it will sell the HTC VX, which falls in the middle of HTC's product portfolio.
HTC One VX Lands on AT&T's Web Site for $49
AT&T has made the HTC One VX available for sale via its web site. The VX costs $49.99 with a new two-year contract.
HTC Updates the One X, Calls it the One X+
HTC today announced the One X+, a major update to the hardware and software of the One X. The One X+ looks the same as the One X with a polycarbonate shell, but has dramatically different internal components.
HTC One X+ and VX Arrive at AT&T Stores November 16
AT&T today announced that both the HTC One X+ and HTC VX Android smartphones will be available online and in stores beginning November 16. The One X+ will cost $199.99 and the VX will cost $49.99.
HTC One VX
4.5" display 540 x 960 pixels
Snapdragon MSM8930 processor 1 GB RAM
1,810 mAh battery
Memory Card Slot, NFC, Headphone Jack (3.5mm)