With HTC yet to offer any expected standby and usage battery times for the One V, the 1,500 mAh battery that features inside the curved chin design of the phone writes its own expectations.

It offers a reasonable amount of on-the-go juice, with standby times running into the days. But heavy usage will, as with most recent smartphones, have the HTC One V on its knees well before the end of the day.

HTC One V review

Charged via a standard micro USB connector, HTC has failed to make the One V user-friendly while charging, since the cable running into the lower left side of the phone prevents you from getting any sort of comfortable, well balanced or manageable grip on either side.

HTC One V review

A complete oversight on the part of the manufacturer, this seemingly small faux pas quickly becomes a major irritant, with the charging cable severely restricting the usability of the handset during its required daily power boost.

More successful on the connectivity front, the smaller sibling to the HTC One X boasts impressive 3G and Wi-Fi connection prowess.

The handset offers strong signal across a broad range of locations when using a cellular network and solid access to the web and a host of internet-dependent applications when connected to a Wi-Fi network.

Running a lot of the connectivity controls behind the scenes, the smartphone enables you to connect to pre-registered Wi-Fi networks with virtually no fuss.