In this review, we are going to try and let you know if we think the HTC One V is the best bargain in the medium priced smart phone market. That being said, it usually will come down to personal preference. In other words, do you like its colour, is the design the style you have been looking for, or is there one feature that you cannot live without?
This phone feels very comfortable when you are holding it, the controls are relatively easy to use, and it is quite attractive. If you have never seen one before, the first thing that will stand out is its high grade aluminium body that makes it look like it should cost much more. In addition, once you start playing around with it, you will notice that the manufacturer used quality parts top build it, and it is very robust.
The HTC One V is loaded with Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich” and HTC’s Sense 4.0 extensions. It comes with a 5-megapixel camera that has a LED flash and a 3.7 inch Gorilla glass screen.
Call Quality and Design
The chin of this phone is quite unusual since it has a 10 degree curve, which some people really like. The manufacturer believes that its distinctive design is not only eye catching, but also highly functional, because it enhances call quality.
The screen has 800-by-480-pixel resolution, and because it is smaller than many other phones, people with small hands find it particular appealing. The screen quality is quite nice, and almost anything that you look at will appear sharp and bright. The call quality is good, but not great. If that is the most important thing that you are looking for in a smart phone, this is the one area that the HTC One V does not stand out. However, if you normally use an earpiece, then you should not have a problem with this phone.
This phone is powered by a single-core 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM8655 processor that will handle almost anything that you throw at it. But, if you are into high end gaming, it is not really suitable for that function. When it comes to apps and most games that are available in the Google Play store, the processor that comes with the HTC One V is more than powerful enough to handle those types of systems.
It comes with 512MB RAM and 4GB of memory. The memory can be upgraded in the future to 32GB if you need it. The HTC One V also comes with a free subscription to Dropbox for 2 years where you can store up to 25GB of material.
Should You Buy It?
The HTC One V is a well built phone that should last you a very long time if you do not abuse it. In addition, most people like the way it looks and feels when they are using it. As with every other mid-priced phone, it does not have all the features, nor is it as powerful as its more expensive counterparts. If you are in the market for a smart phone priced in this range, then you should certainly strongly consider this product.