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.
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: My love of Android phones has come and gone, and come again. My earliest Android handset was an HTC Magic (the G1 didn’t really count) and I loved it — it had a great form factor, good function, and it worked really well. My next HTC device was the Nexus One , and it was a stellar phone.
Pros: Good form factor., Nice bright screen — bright whites, good colours., Interface is nice and responsive — HTC Sense really doesn’t lag too much., Battery is removable — you can carry a spare., Battery is 1800mAh — not all that large, but it lasts for ages.
Cons: Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich at release.. in 2013 this is bordering on inexcusable., Related: There’s no word on Jelly Bean coming to the One SV., Low resolution — 480 x 800 (213 ppi pixel density). While the screen’s nice and bright, the resolution is a big let down.
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.
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.
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...