HTC One V review

A 5MP camera-toting Android 4.0-powered smartphone we can afford

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Again one of the core pillars of mobile phone success and an essential piece of functionality is its messaging abilities, with the HTC One V again providing a predominantly impressively user-friendly service and a selection of performance enhancing features that ensure you won't be left cursing the handset when attempting to craft an email or return a text message.

Firmly joining the advanced touchscreen revolution, the HTC One V doesn't feature a single physical input key, with the handset's full QWERTY keyboard taking on a touchscreen digital form that is a near identical replication of the QWERTY offerings found on many other Android handsets.

Typing messages can be a little tricky when holding the handset in standard portrait orientation, with the virtual keys feeling slightly fiddly and fingers often breeching the narrow borders between two letters.

HTC One V review

But switch to a more spacious landscape stance and the HTC One V becomes a joy to use, with well-sized and located keys ensuring simple navigation through the keyboard input options, with relatively few accidental and unwanted key strokes.

HTC One V review

As with most modern smartphones, email is a breeze to set up on the HTC One V. Gmail accounts are pushed heavily, thanks to the Android flavored innards, but quick set up access to a variety of other account types ensures you are never without access to your latest incomings.

You can choose whether to have them pushed directly to the device or downloaded upon request to help eke out the longevity of the battery life.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodTouchscreen
TouchscreenYes
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
USBYes
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported32 GB
Built-in Memory4 GB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyEDGE, GPRS, HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS
GPS ReceiverYes
Multi-SIM SupportedNo
Near Field CommunicationNo
Integrated TV TunerNo
Product FamilyOne V
Cellular Generation3G
Cellular Network SupportedWCDMA 850, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 2100, GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900
Multi-touch ScreenYes
Rear Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
Number of SIM Card Supported1
Front CameraNo
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
ColourBlack
Operating SystemAndroid
Brand NameHTC
Screen Size9.4 cm (3.7")
Screen Resolution480 x 800
Touchscreen TypeCapacitive
Weight (Approximate)115 g
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Processor ManufacturerQualcomm
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 4.0
Operating System VersionAndroid 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), Email, MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service)
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Pixel Density252 ppi
Height120.3 mm
Width59.7 mm
Depth9.2 mm
Radio TunerYes
ManufacturerHigh Tech Computer Corp
Product NameOne V
Processor Speed1 GHz
Processor TypeSnapdragon
Product LineOne V
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeAccelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor
Manufacturer Part Number99HRS006-00
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.europe.htc.com
Marketing Information

The HTC One V features a unique curved-chin design that makes it easy to hold and a distinctive accessory to your life. But don't be deceived by its compact size. Like all One series phones, it packs an impressive list of features including a best-in-class camera.

Amazing camera

With this camera you never miss a shot. Capture every moment with a camera that starts-up in under a second and has a zero shutter delay. You'll never again have to choose between capturing a video or a picture-with Video Pic you can get both at the same time. And you'll get the best images even under the worst conditions: low light, no light and back light... None are a problem.

Limited Warranty1 Year