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. But if faster downloads mean more to you than big screen sizes, don’t let us stop you enjoying this lovely little blower.
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.
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.
Conclusion: Not bad, HTC, not bad. The smarthpone that you've crafted may be a bit rough around the edges, but it is still a very solid Android offering, and the presence of LTE connectivity is, of course, more than welcome. Whoever picks the HTC One SV up will be pleased by the excellent performance driving it and delighted by its outstanding appearance.
Summary: The basics The HTC One SV is one of the first of a new, smaller breed of super-speed 4G phones on EE with a slightly lower price tag (£31 per month with 500MB of data - a fiver off). In place of an absurdly large screen and specs to shame a US military satellite, it’s packing a compact 4.3-inch screen, and running Android 4.0 on a dual-core 1.2GHz processor. Should you pick one of these over an iPhone 5?
Pros: Nokia’s the company known for making top notch hardware, but if you ask us, HTC’s been outdoing the Finns for more than a year now - and the HTC One SV is proof of that. It’s a little charmer: it looks much thinner than its 9.2mm profile thanks to its curved edges, at 122g it’s light for something so robust, and the front face is almost all screen. It feels like what Nokia meant to aim for with the Lumia 710, but failed. Android itself is its usual fun, if sometimes f...
Cons: Sadly, in a cost-saving effort, the HTC One SV’s screen doesn’t quite do justice to all the things you can download to it in the blink of an eye. While perfectly sized for one-handed use, the 480x800 resolution is pixelicious, and text looks fuzzy. It’s not quite as bad as the grainy panel on the Nokia Lumia 820, but if you used anything above an iPhone 4, or one of the new breed of HD smartphones, you won’t want to go back. We could moan about the run of the mill fiv...