Summary: 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 won it plaudits in the past encasing a fairly standard 3.7-inch display. For some, though, phones with 4-inch or greater displays are just too much.
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: 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. The One V clearly steamrolls its anagrammatic competitor, the Neo V. This phone is a worthy device in its own right, very much capable of handling your non-extinguishable smartphone desires.
Conclusion: Looking at the competition, with the two main rivals being the Sony Xperia U and the Motorola MOTOLUXE, all costing around the same, we can safely say that the One V stacks up well. Sturdy build, great camera, generally smooth UI, while the Sony Xperia U is dual-core and we'd expect it to be snappier, for anyone looking for robust bit of hardware, the V could be the one to go for.
Pros: Great screen, Solid design, Great camera
Cons: No pinch overview, Single core processor, Camera flash could be stronger
Summary: The HTC One V is possibly the best mid-range Android phone you can buy at the moment. The new Sony Ericsson Xperia NXT range would be a better choice though, if only it offered ICS out of the box. The retro looks of the One V also work very well!
Pros: Aluminum unibody is rare in this price category, Built well, Surprisingly crisp display, Decent performance, Android ICS out of the box
Cons: Disappointing camera, Slight niggles with glass around earpiece
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
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