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alaTest has collected and analyzed 794 reviews of HTC One SV. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the portability and usability are on the whole positive. The price and size also get good views. Some have doubts about the social networking functionality. Comments about the GPS navigation and connectivity are mixed.

performance, size, price, usability, portability

social network

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC One SV is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for HTC One SV


alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of HTC One SV from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers are impressed by the design and usability. The reliability and portability are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the battery.

performance, portability, reliability, usability, design

97% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC One SV LTE Sim Free Smartphone - WhiteHTC One SV LTE Sim Free Smartphone - White

Dec, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for HTC One SV


alaTest has collected and analyzed 424 user reviews of HTC One SV from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Opinions about the size and usability are generally positive. The price and portability also get good feedback, whereas there are some negative opinions about the social networking functionality and connectivity.

performance, portability, price, usability, size

connectivity, social network

81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC One SV 4G LTE Prepaid Android Phone (Boost Mobile)HTC One SV 4G LTE Prepaid Android Phone (Boost Mobile)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Jamie Rigg (

HTC One SV review: a middleweight performer that's not just a pretty face


HTC's One SV has arrived, and joins a plethora of above-average-spec handsets vying for your money. Available on Cricket in the US and EE in the UK, the

Solid performance ; Attractive design ; Inexpensive

Low-res ; Somewhat awkward to hold

The SV is a solid option for people who want an LTE device on the cheap.

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : GSMArena team (

HTC One SV review: Picking up speed


As the LTE networks rapidly increase their reach globally, support for them is no longer exclusively reserved for high-end devices. The HTC One SV is a clear example of this trend. The Android smartphone is far from the Taiwanese company's top shelf...

LTE network support ; Quad-band GSM/tri-band HSDPA support ; 4.3" 16M-color Super LCD2 capacitive touchscreen of WVGA resolution (800 x 480 pixels); Corning Gorilla Glass 2 ; Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich with HTC Sense 4.1 ; 1.2 GHz dual-core Krait...

Outdated display ; No dedicated camera button ; Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich does not cut it in 2013 ; Pricing in some markets inches too close to better equipped devices

The HTC One SV packs a curious personality, that's for sure. The handset combines good looks (especially in the red color scheme), superb build quality, rich set of features, and adequate performance all in one - those are qualities which HTC...

Jan, 2013

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Alex Colon (

HTC One SV (Boost Mobile)


4G LTE support and a gorgeous design make the HTC One SV the smartphone to beat on Boost.

4G LTE Support. Excellent build quality. Stylish design. Bright display. Good camera.

Low earpiece volume. Pricey.

(Next page: Multimedia, Camera, and Conclusions)

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Brian Bennett (

HTC One SV review


The HTC One SV proves stunningly attractive smartphones that can find a home on prepaid carriers. Available on Cricket Wireless for $349.99, the slim, colorfully seductive One SV certainly adds spice to the provider's no-contract lineup. With its fiery...

The HTC One SV flaunts a thin, stylish look, a fast processor, and free Muve Music service.

The One SV’s screen and camera resolution aren’t sharp, its call quality is disappointing, and though its camera is full-featured, it takes mediocre photos.

The HTC One SV’s sleek design and fast processor are impressive, but not its call quality or the pictures it takes.

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (

HTC One SV (Cricket Wireless)


The HTC One SV is a well-built midrange LTE smartphone for Cricket's new 4G network.

Great design and build quality. Fast LTE. Solid Web and app performance.

Earpiece is a bit quiet. Muve Music requires special SD card.

(Next page: Multimedia and Conclusions)

Jan, 2013

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HTC One SV (Boost Mobile)


The HTC One SV for Boost Mobile is an Android phone tailor-made for bargain hunters. For $299 up front, you get a stylish handset with a bright screen and fast camera, plus access to a growing 4G LTE network (powered by Sprint). You'll pay $55 per...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : LAPTOP Magazine (

HTC One SV (Cricket) Review


At $329, the One SV for Cricket is anything but an impulse buy. After all, you can pick up the nearly identical One VX for AT&T for just $50. However, you'll save a bundle in the long run and still enjoy a premium design, speedy dual-core performance...

Colorful and compact design, Long battery life, Swift overall performance, Fast camera, Unlimited music downloads included

Cricket has small 4G LTE footprint, Low-resolution display, Some photos look soft, Lacks Jelly Bean (for now)

Feb, 2013

Expert review by (

Review HTC One SV Smartphone


LTE for 430 Euro (~$590). The One SV is the newest member in HTC's portfolio and it's designed to shake up the hotly contested mid-range smartphone market. We look at how well the new 4.3-inch smartphone with its updated hardware, LTE support, and...

Catchy design; offered in different colors, Pleasing to use; device is built well and sturdy, Card reader for cards to 64 GB, Replaceable battery, Extensive communications options (LTE), Good sound quality during calls, Display measurements, Powerful...

Ships with Google Android 4.0.4, Stereo headset is inexpensive, Virtual keyboard is a bit crowded, Display resolution is only 480 x 800 pixels, Mono speaker is pretty average, A high resolution display. It doesn't even have to be one of the HD...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : Chris Davies (

HTC One SV Review


Flagship smartphones may get us talking, but it's mass market devices like the HTC One SV that get huge sales, and that's just what UK 4G trailblazer EE needs to help push LTE to the mainstream. HTC's mid-range Android ticks some high-end boxes, with...

You can certainly see HTC’s strategy: make a neatly styled, midrange device that balances battery life with the usefulness of 4G, and help push LTE connectivity out of the premium tier. Unfortunately, some of the company’s decisions – or, perhaps, the...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Nick T. (

HTC One SV Review


The HTC One SV offers a display of respectable size, well-performing dual-core processor, and LTE connectivity for rapid access to the web. U.S. carrier Cricket Wireless will be offering the smartphone starting January 16, but it can already be...

LTE connectivity ; Slim, light, good-looking smartphone ; Excellent performance

Camera leaves room for improvement ; Unimpressive screen resolution of 800 by 480 pixels

Not bad, HTC, not bad. The smarthpone that you've crafted may be a bit rough around the edges, but it is still a very solid Android offering, and the presence of LTE connectivity is, of course, more than welcome. Whoever picks the HTC One SV up will be...

Jan, 2013

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:1800
Battery performance:1800
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Call Management

Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes


Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.6
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Multi-shot: Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:1.6
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 720p
Video stabilizer: Yes


Body SAR:0.512
Body SAR (EU):0.512
Body SAR category (EU):B
Head SAR:0.537
Head SAR (EU):0.537
Head SAR category (EU):B


Color of product:Black / Black, White / Blue / White
Form Factor:Bar


Display Diagonal:4.3
Display Resolution:480 x 800
Display Type:LCD
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen type:Capacitive


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes


Internal RAM:1


Chat: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes


Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, M4A, MIDI / AAC, AMR, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV / AAC, AMR, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, M4A, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV, WMA
FM radio: Yes
Video compression format:3G2, 3GP, AVI, MP4, VMW7, WMV / 3G2, 3GP, AVI, MP4, WMV / 3GP, AVI, MP4 / 3GP, AVI, MP4, WMV / 3GP, AVI, MP4, WMV, WMV9
Video compression formats:MP4
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,AVI,MP4,VMW7,WMV / 3G2,3GP,AVI,MP4,WMV / 3GP,AVI,MP4 / 3GP,AVI,MP4,WMV / 3GP,AVI,MP4,WMV,WMV9
Voice codecs:AMR


Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
GPS antenna: Yes
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900,1700,1900,2100 / 900,1900,2100
4G bands supported:800,1800,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:4.0
Data network:3G, 4G / 4G
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

Camera included: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Network standard:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Rotating: Yes
Video playback: Yes
Voice recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless connection:Y
Wireless connections: Yes

Packaging Content

Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.0
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets / Icons, Menu, Widgets / Icons, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB port:N / Y
USB version:2.0


Processor cores:2
Processor family:Qualcomm
Processor frequency:1.2
Processor model:S4


Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.0


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC
Internal RAM:1024
Internal storage capacity:8
RAM capacity:1
USB mass storage: Yes


Subscription type:No subscription


Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions