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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC ONE V is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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HTC One V Review


Alongwith the launch of their flagship device, the One X, HTC launched two other phones - the One V and the One S in distinct price brackets. The One V features in the lower end of their troika of One edition of smartphones, which makes it all the more...

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....

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HTC One V (Virgin Mobile)


The HTC One V ($199.99 direct) is a decent, midrange smartphone for Virgin Mobile users. It's comfortable to hold, has a nice-looking display, and runs Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" along with HTC's Sense 4.0 extensions. The chin design may not be...

Nice display. Runs Android and Sense 4.0. Comfortable size

No 4G. Midrange hardware. No front camera. Chin design isn't for everyone

The HTC One V for Virgin Mobile offers good software at a good price, but it's a little underpowered.

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HTC One V (Cricket Wireless)


We recently reviewed both the unlocked and U.S. Cellular versions of the HTC One V. Because of the two devices' similar construction and features, applicable portions of those reviews will be used in this evaluation of the HTC One V for Virgin Mobile.

The HTC One V is affordable, compact, and elegant, and runs Android 4.0 and Sense 4. It has a nimble camera and colorful screen.

A slow processor and pokey 3G data hold the One V back.

Demanding Android fans won't like the HTC One V's slow performance but its premium design and low, no-contract price makes it a steal on Virgin Mobile.


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HTC One V (U.S. Cellular)


Small, compact smartphones are becoming a rare sight on carrier shelves these days. Indeed, much of today's cellular buzz centers around big-screened mobile machines such as Samsung's ubiquitous Galaxy S III , the HTC One X , or its Sprint variant, the...

The HTC One V is affordable, compact, and elegant, and runs Android 4.0 and Sense 4. It has a nimble camera and colorful screen.

A slow processor and pokey 3G data hold the One V back.

The HTC One V's premium design is fashionable but demanding Android fans should steer clear of this phone's poor performance.

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HTC One V (U.S. Cellular)


The HTC One V gets you modest power at a modest price on U.S. Cellular, but if you spend a little more, you can get 4G LTE and a lot more features.

Nice display. Runs Android and Sense 4.0. Comfortable size

No 4G. Midrange hardware. No front camera. Chin design isn't for everyone

The HTC One V ($129.99) is a good midrange smartphone right now. It would've been a great phone last year. But as more 4G phones come to U.S. Cellular, it's going to feel old quickly. Don't get me wrong—it's still perfectly fine, with a lovely display...

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HTC One V review: Chin up


The One series is the fresh new lineup of smartphones that helped HTC take the spotlight early in 2012. While the One S and One X are flexing muscle at each other as a way to stay sharp for the invasion of the other predators with multi-core processors...

Quad-band GSM and tri-band 3G support ; 3.7" 16M color capacitive touchscreen with WVGA resolution (480 x 800 pixels) ; Android OS v4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich HTC Sense 4.0 ; 1 GHz processor, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 chipset ; microSD...

Only 1GB of the 4GB internal storage is available to the user ; No front-facing camera ; Some competing smartphones have dual-core CPUs ; Non-user-replaceable battery ; No dedicated camera key

With the One series HTC are in their best shape in a while and we don't need to investigate who's to blame. The big bad One X and One S will proudly plead guilty as charged. But it would be unfair to deny the HTC One V its little share of credit.

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HTC One V review


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...

Industrial design is beautiful and hard-wearing ; Sense 4 is a dramatic improvement ; Great build quality ; Battery life is good

Some odd ergonomic decisions ; Low-end specs ; Sense doesn't fit with the cleaner Android 4.0 design

The One V has so much to like, but a few flaws let it down

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HTC One V Review


While the HTC One X and One S are hogging the limelight with their mix of raw performance and excellent build quality, there's One more phone in the series that we need to turn our attention to. The HTC One V won't impress anybody with its spec sheet,...

The problem, then, comes down to overall performance. The single-core processor found within the One V is now 18 months old, and it definitely rears its ugly head in certain situations, most notably in the browser. It’s a frustrating issue that’s...

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It's the other One. While HTC's One X and One S jostle over which has the more potent processor, and customers weigh high-definition screens against high-science coatings, the One V has held back. Quite rightly, as this phone has no delusions of...

Superb build quality ; Android 4.0 on an entry-level phone ; Boots quickly

Last year's specifications ; Misses out on some One series features ; Processor is overwhelmed by apps and internet browsing

HTC has established a new bellwether for entry-level phones. Of course, though, that tempting price means having to settle for more limited horsepower.

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Announced at the same time as HTC's One X and One S at February's Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain, the One V is the low-cost alternative to HTC's higher-end offerings. While obviously not in the same league as the quad-core One X,...

The HTC One V's bent chin is a refreshing take on an old design, and its aluminum chassis feels great. The 5-megapixel camera delivers good value for the price

The One V's nonremovable battery lasts for about a day, and the single-core 1GHz processor is sluggish

As the lower-cost cousin to HTC's higher-end One X and One S, the One V won't win the processor speed race, but it comes loaded with a few surprises of its own.

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD720p


Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operator:3 / EE / MVNO / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes
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