Summary: Pros: High performance, interesting camera features Cons: 5 Mega-pixel camera only and just fine screen Bottom line: The HTC OneSV’s performance will be great and as it name implies, it bridges the gap between the Desire series and the One series in a beautiful way....
Pros: High performance, interesting camera features
Cons: 5 Mega-pixel camera only and just fine screen
Conclusion: The One SV is yet another gorgeous HTC phone that few in the U.S. will ever own. The design is sleek and unique, the fit and finish are top-notch, and the total package is among the best available in the mid-range class. And then there’s the value. One SV users on Cricket stand to save a tremendous amount of money compared to those using a similar phone on one of the nation’s top carriers.
Summary: At $299, the HTC One SV offers solid performance and a zippy camera in a colorful design -- all for a low monthly price. The only drawbacks to this device are its low-resolution display and Sprint's limited 4G LTE coverage. Overall, the HTC One SV is a strong choice for those who want to save big bucks compared with the biggest carriers.
Pros: Lightweight and colorful design, Bright screen, Very capable camera, Good battery life
Cons: Limited 4G LTE footprint for now, Low-res display
Conclusion: As a brand new Android device entering into the mid-range market, we can see what HTC were gunning for. It makes a great first impression with excellent design and a fast, flowing UI, but as you’d expect for the price, the premium user experience isn’t maintained throughout the whole phone. That’s not to say the rest of the handset is a total let down, but we couldn’t warrant buying the non-4G model.
Pros: Good design, Snappy user experience, Offers 4G in a more affordable package
Cons: Flimsy hardware controls, Screen res should have been higher, 4G usage destroys battery life
Summary: LTE for 430 Euro (~$590). The One SV is the newest member in HTC's portfolio and it's designed to shake up the hotly contested mid-range smartphone market. We look at how well the new 4.3-inch smartphone with its updated hardware, LTE support, and integrated card reader handle our battery of tests.
Pros: Catchy design; offered in different colors, Pleasing to use; device is built well and sturdy, Card reader for cards to 64 GB, Replaceable battery, Extensive communications options (LTE), Good sound quality during calls, Display measurements, Powerful integrated components, Low power consumption and long battery life, The good looks, the open design (battery and card reader), the communication options, and the good call quality.
Cons: Ships with Google Android 4.0.4, Stereo headset is inexpensive, Virtual keyboard is a bit crowded, Display resolution is only 480 x 800 pixels, Mono speaker is pretty average, A high resolution display. It doesn't even have to be one of the HD standards (720p & 1080p) - even a qHD display with 960 x 540 Pixel (16:9 ratio) would be a much better choice.
Summary: At $329, the One SV for Cricket is anything but an impulse buy. After all, you can pick up the nearly identical One VX for AT&T for just $50. However, you'll save a bundle in the long run and still enjoy a premium design, speedy dual-core performance and a feature-rich camera. We can overlook the low-res display on the One VS.
Pros: Colorful and compact design, Long battery life, Swift overall performance, Fast camera, Unlimited music downloads included
Cons: Cricket has small 4G LTE footprint, Low-resolution display, Some photos look soft, Lacks Jelly Bean (for now)
Conclusion: The HTC One SV packs a curious personality, that's for sure. The handset combines good looks (especially in the red color scheme), superb build quality, rich set of features, and adequate performance all in one - those are qualities which HTC smartphones are well known for. Even an Android power user should be able to live with the handset on a daily basis without having much to complain about.
Pros: LTE network support, Quad-band GSM/tri-band HSDPA support, 4.3" 16M-color Super LCD2 capacitive touchscreen of WVGA resolution (800 x 480 pixels); Corning Gorilla Glass 2, Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich with HTC Sense 4.1, 1.2 GHz dual-core Krait CPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 chipset; Adreno 305 GPU, 1 GB of RAM and 8GB of built-in storage, microSD card slot, 5 MP autofocus camera with LED flash; face detection and geotagging, 1080p and 720p video recording @ 30f...
Cons: Outdated display, No dedicated camera button, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich does not cut it in 2013, Pricing in some markets inches too close to better equipped devices