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HTC One V review

A 5MP camera-toting Android 4.0-powered smartphone we can afford

No matter how many new bells and whistles, funky features and groundbreaking specs are added to smartphone offerings, the device's fundamental function will remain its ability to make and receive calls, an area in which the HTC One V excels.

HTC One V review

Accessible via a homescreen placed widget or through the standard Android app menus, the One V's contacts section is a joy to use with adding to the array of people you know a breeze thanks to the users friendly interface.

Occasionally overlooked in favour of fine-tuning the camera's capabilities or improving the interface of the media player, a smartphone's calling abilities are crucial to its success, with the HTC One V providing you with a friendly interface and selection of well-designed and laid out options.

These are backed up by impressive in-call audio that helps isolate the caller's voice and remove distorting and unwanted background noise.

With a well-spaced and easy to access contacts book, the HTC One V is a joy to use for its most basic and foundation-holding features, with a simple and intuitively designed interface enabling you to create, edit and delete contacts with zero hassle and little delay.

HTC One V review

Further bolstering the HTC One V's calling and contact credentials, on-screen prompts following a call offer a seamless way to add new numbers to the contacts book.

This reactive functionality is a welcome and handy addition that runs a fine line between usefulness and irritant, fortunately falling on the side of favour.

With strong signal present across a variety of locations, the HTC handset is a more than impressive pocket blower with no dropping of calls or complete signal failure occurring during our time with the handset whilst in the midst of a conversation.

With a well spaced touchscreen dialler, the Sense enhanced ICS OS helps ensure calls can be placed in double quick time with little concern around misdialled numbers.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodTouchscreen
TouchscreenYes
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
USBYes
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported32 GB
Built-in Memory4 GB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyEDGE, GPRS, HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS
GPS ReceiverYes
Multi-SIM SupportedNo
Near Field CommunicationNo
Integrated TV TunerNo
Product FamilyOne V
Cellular Generation3G
Cellular Network SupportedWCDMA 850, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 2100, GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900
Multi-touch ScreenYes
Rear Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
Number of SIM Card Supported1
Front CameraNo
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
ColourBlack
Operating SystemAndroid
Brand NameHTC
Screen Size9.4 cm (3.7")
Screen Resolution480 x 800
Touchscreen TypeCapacitive
Weight (Approximate)115 g
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Processor ManufacturerQualcomm
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 4.0
Operating System VersionAndroid 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), Email, MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service)
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Pixel Density252 ppi
Height120.3 mm
Width59.7 mm
Depth9.2 mm
Radio TunerYes
ManufacturerHigh Tech Computer Corp
Product NameOne V
Processor Speed1 GHz
Processor TypeSnapdragon
Product LineOne V
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeAccelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor
Manufacturer Part Number99HRS006-00
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.europe.htc.com
Marketing Information

The HTC One V features a unique curved-chin design that makes it easy to hold and a distinctive accessory to your life. But don't be deceived by its compact size. Like all One series phones, it packs an impressive list of features including a best-in-class camera.

Amazing camera

With this camera you never miss a shot. Capture every moment with a camera that starts-up in under a second and has a zero shutter delay. You'll never again have to choose between capturing a video or a picture-with Video Pic you can get both at the same time. And you'll get the best images even under the worst conditions: low light, no light and back light... None are a problem.

Limited Warranty1 Year