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)
What the Critics Are Saying...
- Luke Johnson, TechRadar
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.
- TT Gadget Editor, TelecomTiger
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 came...
- Antonio Wells, Android Tapp
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.
- Eric M. Zeman, Phone Scoop
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 footpri...
- Sandhya Iyer, NDTV
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 switchin...
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HTC backs up the One V with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.
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Manuals / User Guides
- HTC One V Manual (PDF)
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