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.
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.
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.
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).
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 somethin...
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...
Conclusion: If you really, really want to use 4G, but don't want to splash out on a premium handset, then the One SV is worth a look. But the limitations of screen and processor mean you won't necessarily get the full 4G speed benefits, and if 4G isn't so important to you, there are better phones for the price.
Pros: Midrange handset with 4G, good battery life
Cons: Screen could be better, rivals have better spec for the price