Virgin Mobile HTC One V review: Nice phone, good price, no commitment
9 October 2012
Excerpt: Virgin Mobile 's new HTC One V Android 4 phone has a similar name to its cousin, the HTC EVO V , but it's a different phone with a lower price point. It may be lacking a few of the EVO V's frills, but it still has a lot going for it.
Excerpt: The affordable HTC One V comes with an ICS-flavored treatment, a Sense 4.0a UI, and a 5-megapixel camera with BSI sensor and F2.0 aperture. Interested to know how it fared in our testing? Find out more after the jump!
Pros: Excellent design and solid build quality, Crisp 3.7-inch LCD screen, Refined Sense 4.0a UI, Affordable price, Decent battery life
Excerpt: The HTC One V is the third member of HTC’s One trilogy , filling in the budget slot below the One X and One S , which we reviewed in the last couple of weeks. It’s less of a mold-breaking design for the company than its big brothers though, with the distinct chin and unibody construction that has...
Pros: Industrial design is beautiful and hard-wearing, Sense 4 is a dramatic improvement, Great build quality, Battery life is good
Cons: Some odd ergonomic decisions, Low-end specs, Sense doesn't fit with the cleaner Android 4.0 design
Summary: HTC One V, The Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) device has a 1GHz single core processor and a 5-megapixel camera. The imager’s software is similar to the One X and One S though, it has a startup speed of 0.7 seconds and autofocus of 0.2 second.
Pros: +Solid Exterior, +Decent Camera, +Beats Audio, +Excellent battery life
Cons: -A faint yellow tint on the display, -No front facing camera, -Transceiver, -Headset, -Charger, -USB Cable
Conclusion: The HTC One V will cost around £199 off contract, which considering its specifications is a bargain. With its quirky design it stands out from the rest of the mid-range Android crowd, and thanks to HTC's Dropbox partnership users get up to 57GB of storage.
Summary: The HTC One V is priced at Rs.17,500 (MOP). At this price tag, it competes with the likes of Sony Ericsson Neo V and the HTC Rhyme . The dual-core Xperia U is priced a little cheaper , but we’ll reserve our comment on that phone till we review the unit.