HTC One V

AKA: HTC Primo

Available at: Bell, Koodo Mobile, SaskTel, Telus

7/10 AVG.
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Great build quality and a fantastic camera, but better-specified phones are available for only a little more money on contract. - Seth Barton, Expert Reviews  
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Design is one of the real strengths of the HTC One V, especially when put alongside some of the rivals that are predominantly plastic. - Chris Hall, Pocket-lint  
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Reviews summary

7/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 30 reviews

The HTC One V is an entry-level tri-band smartphone with a single-core 1.0 GHz processor, 512 MB RAM and 4 GB of internal memory. Like most HTC phones, it runs Android OS, version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Weighing 115 grams, its design is sturdy with an aluminum casing and a chin. These enhance the feel of a phone when you hold it against your face. The phone is powered by a 1500 mAh battery and an impressive battery life of up to two days of normal usage.

Its 3.7 inch capacitive, Super LCD 2 touchscreen has an 800x480 resolution with 252 DPI.

Another good feature of this entry level smartphone is a powerful, 5 MP primary camera with a LED flash and face and smile detection features. The camera is capable of simultaneous recording of image and HD video.

On the downside, the HTC One V's 4 GB internal memory vanishes quickly once you download some apps. This, coupled with the humble CPU speed, makes the HTC a challenged smartphone if you are thinking of multi tasking and gaming. However, a bit of this is remedied by the availability of 25GB Dropbox cloud storage. You may also expand the memory to a maximum of 32 GB with a microSD card.

Data accessibility is supported via EDGE, Bluetooth, GPRS, WLAN and USB on a 3G platform.But, with the prevailing processor speed, browsing will not be at lightning speed.

On the downside again, if you rely on your smartphone to navigate, the HTC One V will disappoint because it lacks a digital compass. It does, however, feature an accelerometer and proximity sensors, Java MIDP emulator, stereo FM radio with RDS, an internal loudspeaker and a 3.5 mm external speaker jack.

Need to Know: HTC One V

1. Tough aluminum body with a chin gives the HTC One V a unique telephone feel. (The Good)

2. The 5MP camera with simultaneous video and image recording features allows users to effortlessly switch between sharp video and photo images. (The Good)

3. No digital compass which compromises navigation. (The Bad)

4. Entry-level processor, internal memory and performance. (The Bad)

Specs summary

Screen
3.7"

The HTC One V's screen is 3.7 inches with 480 x 800 pixels resolution.

Processor
1GHz

There is a Qualcomm Scorpion Single core 1 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

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

Camera
5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There's no secondary front camera.
Storage
No

Internal memory is No. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1500mAh

The phone is powered by a 1500 mAh Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. HTC's performance ratings are: 25.5 days standby time, 510 minutes talk time, 409 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Prices (Where to Buy)

140

UNLOCKED HTC One V 4G Bell Rogers Fido AT&T Telus with Warrany

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140

UNLOCKED HTC One V 4G Bell Rogers Fido AT&T Telus with Warrany

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  • Located In: Canada
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140

HTC NKHHTCONEV One V Koodo 3G Smartphone - Black

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140

HTC One V Smart Phone

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HTC One V T320e Cellphone -4GB- Black (Unlocked) Android Mobile Smartphone

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Reviews summary

7/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 30 reviews

The HTC One V is an entry-level tri-band smartphone with a single-core 1.0 GHz processor, 512 MB RAM and 4 GB of internal memory. Like most HTC phones, it runs Android OS, version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Weighing 115 grams, its design is sturdy with an aluminum casing and a chin. These enhance the feel of a phone when you hold it against your face. The phone is powered by a 1500 mAh battery and an impressive battery life of up to two days of normal usage.

Its 3.7 inch capacitive, Super LCD 2 touchscreen has an 800x480 resolution with 252 DPI.

Another good feature of this entry level smartphone is a powerful, 5 MP primary camera with a LED flash and face and smile detection features. The camera is capable of simultaneous recording of image and HD video.

On the downside, the HTC One V's 4 GB internal memory vanishes quickly once you download some apps. This, coupled with the humble CPU speed, makes the HTC a challenged smartphone if you are thinking of multi tasking and gaming. However, a bit of this is remedied by the availability of 25GB Dropbox cloud storage. You may also expand the memory to a maximum of 32 GB with a microSD card.

Data accessibility is supported via EDGE, Bluetooth, GPRS, WLAN and USB on a 3G platform.But, with the prevailing processor speed, browsing will not be at lightning speed.

On the downside again, if you rely on your smartphone to navigate, the HTC One V will disappoint because it lacks a digital compass. It does, however, feature an accelerometer and proximity sensors, Java MIDP emulator, stereo FM radio with RDS, an internal loudspeaker and a 3.5 mm external speaker jack.

Need to Know: HTC One V

1. Tough aluminum body with a chin gives the HTC One V a unique telephone feel. (The Good)

2. The 5MP camera with simultaneous video and image recording features allows users to effortlessly switch between sharp video and photo images. (The Good)

3. No digital compass which compromises navigation. (The Bad)

4. Entry-level processor, internal memory and performance. (The Bad)

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Reviews (7/10 Avg. rating)

Impressive and eye-catching design that stands out from the crowd

from TechRadar (8 months ago)

An all-round impressive handset, the HTC One V is a smartphone that has filtered down a selection of previously used specs to a new budget-friendly price tag, packaging it in an impressive and desirable shell in the process.

  7/10

Priced at reasonable cost, this is among the best mid range Android smartphones

from TelecomTiger (about 1 year ago)

The HTC One V is an attractive phone with blazing speed from 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 512 MB RAM. The 5 megapixel camera, Beats Audio sound technology, Android 4.0 Ice cream sandwich and HTC Sense 4 makes device simply superb in the segment. Though non removable battery, no front camera... More

  8/10

It’s thin, light, cheap to buy and cheaper service

from Android Tapp (about 1 year ago)

If you’re in the market for a decent budget phone, it may be one to grab. It’s thin, light, cheap to buy and cheaper service. It’s almost descriptive of the phrase you get what you pay for, as it’s not Virgin Mobile’s greatest Android smartphone but gets the job done.

  7/10

A retro-tastic Android smartphone that may be small in size, but is big at heart

from Phone Scoop (about 1 year ago)

The HTC One V is an all-around solid performer. It may lack the sex appeal and flashy specs of its larger HTC brothers, but for this class of device, it's hard to beat. The aluminum materials and Leno-esque chin give the One V a great little personality, while quality build and a comfortable footprint... More

Simplicity blended with excellence

from NDTV (about 1 year ago)

Does the HTC One V live up to the One family tradition? It's bit of a mixed bag. The device boasts impressive specs for a mid-range smartphone, not to mention its unique design. Although it's not perfect enough, the 1GHz single core processor does keep up the pace with minor lag issues when switching... More

  7/10

Great build quality and a fantastic camera

from Expert Reviews (about 1 year ago)

If you're looking for a stylish handset with the latest version of Android and a decent camera, but don't need a great big screen and a fast processor, then the HTC One V is ideal. Its combination of great build quality, a single-core processor and Android 4.0 is unusual, and we can't think of any new... More

  8/10

Solid build quality, good battery life, and performance isn't at all bad

from Android Police (about 1 year ago)

I began this review by calling the One V 'cheap and cheerful', and that's exactly what it is. There's no doubt that this is an entry level smartphone - the specs sheet will tell you that - but with some careful refinements to Sense, HTC has managed to produce a phone that runs the latest version of Android... More

Quirky design, decent battery, and an overall nippy experience

from The Inquirer (about 1 year ago)

The HTC One V will cost around £199 off contract, which considering its specifications is a bargain. With its quirky design it stands out from the rest of the mid-range Android crowd, and thanks to HTC's Dropbox partnership users get up to 57GB of storage. We were slightly disappointed that the phone... More

  8/10

Good performance, very fast successive camera shutter, bright and sharp LCD display, and fantastic battery life

from Mobile Syrup (about 1 year ago)

The One V is neither the best phone on the market, nor the best One Series device. But it isn’t trying to be: the device fits into a very important niche within the low-cost smartphone category, and at the moment there isn’t a better proposition. At $300 outright and $0 on a 3-year term (TELUS will... More

  8/10

A great style and design about this handset and a great feel too

from Coolsmartphone (about 1 year ago)

I’m used to smartphones lasting around a day on battery life now. The One V did a little better and still had charge at midnight even after I’d powered it up at 6AM. There was a whiff of industrial design about this and it felt really good in the hand. I loved little things like the slimline notification... More

Good for only $100

(5 months ago)

I got the Telus 1V prepaid at Walmart, then $130 now $100. Android 4.0.3 (ICS) is dated but way better than Gingerbread on previous phone. The HTC launcher is fine for a phone, HTC Mail is great improvement over ICS Email. The main flaw is only 512MB of RAM, much slower app start up than a 1GB device.... More

  6/10

Worst phone I've ever owned.

(about 1 year ago)

Good screen. Seems well made. Nice design. Unfortunately, that's all the good I can say. Android 4 is a big disappointment. Included apps are incomplete and the interface with them is often non intuitive. Poor programming. Buying apps to improve a poor system is just throwing good money... More

  1/10

Needs Improvement

(about 1 year ago)

Wonderful little device with great display. Thin, light with a rubberized shell. nice to hold and you can hol it all day long. Problem is that many HTCs, and this phone is no different, are plagued with a random and recurring boot-loop. You cannot remove he battery either. Soooo ... You're in... More

  3/10

Great Phone

(about 1 year ago)

This phone is great. It allows me to set limits for data ussage, see my other usages and a lot more other useful stuff.

  9/10

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