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Review: HTC One V

TT Gadget Editor  |  |   29 Nov 2016, New Delhi
Review: HTC One V

Why to Buy:

It features a bright 3.7 inch screen, high speed 3G access, 5 Megapixel camera and for music lovers, there is Beat Audio providing high quality audio.

Why to Avoid:

HTC One V lacks with a dedicated camera key, front camera and also the non replaceable battery can be depressing for many of its buyers.

Our Take:

Priced at reasonable cost, this is among the best mid range Android smartphones. You will enjoy the state of the art Android phone. But also take a look at our review of Samsung Galaxy S2.


Price: Rs. 19,999

Detailed Review


HTC One V has a simple bar design with rounded edges. The HTC One V is bound to grab attention with its extended chin design. The highly durable metal body is complemented with 3.7 inch Super LCD2 capacitive touchscreen that offers bright display, richer colours. The right side of the phone has volume controls whereas, the left side only has a Micro USB port. On its top it has a power button, a micro SIM card compartment, and a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top. Above its screen is usual earpiece and proximity and ambient light sensors whereas, below the screen has capacitive touch keys for Back, Home and Task manager. The measurement of the phone is 120.3mm x 59.7mm x 9.24mm in height, width and depth and it weights 115 gm. The phone fits best in hand and is easy to carry.


HTC One V runs not only on Google’s Android operating system 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICE) and with HTC’s own Sense 4. The device is powered with 1 GHz Qualcomm MSM 8255 processor. HTC has proved its technology sound with past success and has moved a step further. With both Android 4.0 ICE and sense 4, the handset promises the blazing speed. The interface is very much similar to its flagship One X and is easy to personalize.



With a 5 megapixel camera supported with LED flash and auto focus, One V assures the quality. It hardly takes a second to start. Even with continuous photo shoots you can easily jump to video recording and also while recording video it can take photos. The picture quality and the colours remain same even in an indoor shoot. Apart from basic camera features of this segment such as face detection, auto smile capture, and panorama, the One V Capture a photo in the midst of recording video and even in continuous shooting mode it captures multiple snapshots. But, the sad part of the device is its no dedicated camera key and no front camera.


The One series of HTC comes with Beats Audio technology. So everything you hear on your phone be it music, videos, games or even YouTube videos you get rich and clear sound.


With 512 MB of RAM and 1 GHz Qualcomm MSM 8255 Snapdragon Quad core processor, One V delivers uninterrupted audio and video surfing on 3G. We must say it’s as smooth as making a call. It supports aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav and .wma audio playback formats and the recording format is .amr. The video supported formats are .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv, .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3) and the recording format is .mp4.


HTC One V comes with in-built 4 GB of memory space from which 1 GB is user accessible. To compensate, HTC has offered memory card slot, using which memory can be extended to 32 GB. HTC has come up with Dropbox that is integrated into HTC Sense. You can automatically save all your photos and videos to Dropbox and can access and share all your pictures directly from the Gallery. Dropbox also makes it easy to edit and share files.


HTC One V comes with a Li-Ion 1500 mAh standard battery. The battery performed excellent results while testing. The battery works fine with daily average use and with data usage as well. The stand by time delivered when tested was up to 400 hours on 2G and 320 hours on 3G. The music play time is up to 32 hours whereas, the Talk time it gave when on test was up to 7.15 hours on 2G and up to 5.5 hours on 3G.


The GSM One V comes with GPRS, EDGE, 3G and Wi-Fi that ensure you can stay connected no matter where you are. The A-GPS phone comes with Google Maps making driving through the city a hassle-free affair. With the Bluetooth feature you can easily transfer files to and from compatible devices. The HTC One V has a micro USB port for connectivity, a 3.5 mm audio jack and an HDMI port.

Other useful apps you will find on this Android phone include Facebook, Weather Update, and YouTube. The phone also comes with video stabilization, 25 GB Dropbox space, audio recording and the voice input feature.


The HTC One V is an attractive phone with blazing speed from 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 512 MB RAM. The 5 megapixel camera, Beats Audio sound technology, Android 4.0 Ice cream sandwich and HTC Sense 4 makes device simply superb in the segment. Though non removable battery, no front camera and no dedicated battery life can let you think once more for this amazing phone.

So, we give this phone four star rating.

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