HTC One V review

It's our definitive review of the HTC One V – the third in the new HTC One line of Android smartphones

HTC One V

HTC’s One series is all about hero devices. The One X is the all-singing, all-dancing flagship phone, while the One S delivers formidable specs in a smaller, sleeker form factor. And at entry level, there’s the HTC One V, a hero device for the mainstream market, which resurrects one of HTC’s iconic designs of old. Yep, it’s an updated version of the venerable HTC Legend, complete with aluminum construction and that famous protruding chin.

That such a product is now considered entry-level, and priced as such, is a testament to the blistering pace at which smartphone technology is developing. The One V brings respectable hardware internals together with Android 4.0 and Sense 4.0, creating a smartphone that just over a year ago would’ve been considered a high-end device.

So join us after the break to see how HTC’s mainstream champion holds up, in our full review of the One V.

 


The Good

A solid entry-level handset with great build quality. Delivers a decent screen and good battery life, along with the latest version of Android. Excellent camera for a basic, less expensive smartphone.

The Bad

Tiny internal storage, no removable battery. Software seems artificially limited in places. Starting price is a little too high for our liking.

Conclusion

The HTC One V isn’t going to blow your head off with bleeding-edge hardware or full-featured software, but if you want a basic Android experience without breaking the bank, it's a dependable all-rounder with one or two outstanding features.

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