Summary: There’s lots to love about the HTC One SV: it’s slim, fun, fast and easy to use. If you know you want 4G speeds and you know want Android, we’d still opt to pay more for HTC One XL or the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, with more powerful specs and newer, speedier software.
Summary: If you want a reasonably priced phone, and don't want something the size of a small book, your choices are somewhat limited these days. Phones just seem to be getting bigger and bigger, with screens of more than five inches seemingly common.
Excerpt: One after another, HTC ( 2498 ) churns out positively gorgeous smartphones that make most rival Android handsets look like cheap toys . Stunning though the company’s work may be, HTC continues to struggle . After ending 2012 on something of a high note , HTC faces a daunting challenge in 2013.
Excerpt: The HTC One SV for Boost Mobile is an Android phone tailor-made for bargain hunters. For $299 up front, you get a stylish handset with a bright screen and fast camera, plus access to a growing 4G LTE network (powered by Sprint).
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.
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 a...
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 96...
Excerpt: In the growing no-contract phone world, the HTC One SV for Cricket is considered a mid-range device. That's because for $329 you get an Android phone that has many of the latest and greatest features and a monthly plan that won't break the bank.