HTC One V review
In MWC 2012 HTC had announced its new One series devices HTC One X, One S and One V. One X is the flagship device while One S is its dual core sibling priced lower than One X and One V comes in the mid range price bracket.All of the One series devices targets different price segment of market and are very good product in their price segment.
One X have managed to become king of ultra high end segment while One S is best in dual core devices and h is the best phone in mid range segment.
We are here for review of HTC One V so lets start.
When its come to design HTC have taken it from 2010′s HTC Legend. Its a old design but don’t take me wrong, its nice.It has sturdy Aluminium unibody design. The surface of the body is brushed type i.e. it has mat finish so there is no space for smudges and finger prints. There is a chin at the lower part of the phone. Back of this chin there is a removable cover which houses SD Card and SIM Card.In short, HTC One v has very nice design and build quality is pretty solid.
There is no back cover to remove battery i.e. it has non-removable battery.Dimensions of device are 120.3×59.7×9.2 mm.Its slim and width of the phone is also is good, so pretty comfortable to hold it in hand.But the height of the device is slightly bigger for a 3.7 inch phone.
There is power/lock button and 3.5 mm earphone jack on top of the phone.the volume rocker is on right side of phone.These button are
One V is a quad band device so you will never face network issues during international roaming.I mean to say its supports all carriers around the world.
Lets come to display, it has 3.7 inch(diagonal) new SLCD display.Resolution is 480×800 and pixel density is 250ppi(pixels per inch).Its crisp,color reproduction is excellent.Viewing angle is also very nice though colors starts fading after 150°, but who wants to look at his phone at 150° angle.
Lets compare it with Samsung Omnia W’s Pentile Super AMOLED screen :
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We are comparing it with Samsung Omnia W because it is the only phone in this price range which has Super AMOLED screen.In this comparison test contrast is the only field where Super AMOLED wins.The sun legibility of One V is just fine.
Lets take look whats inside….
Its is powered by Qualcomm’s MSM8255 S2 processor.Its a very popular and successfull single core 2nd generation Snapdragon Processor which based on ARM Cortex A8 architecture.The clock speed is 1Ghz which is a disappointment in 2012.But the performance is good for this price bracket.The GPU used here is Adreno 205 which is a decent performer since a long time.You can play high end games like Asphalt 6,NFS Hot Persuit,Shadowgun etc. without any issue.
It has 512MB of RAM which is the minimum for today’s standard.Out of 512MB of RAM have approx 350MB is accessible to Phone.Rest of the RAM is shared by GPU.
Battery : It has 1500mAH battery, which lasts for 22hrs in a charge with normal uses like 1 hr calling, 2 hrs music, 1 hr video, 2 hrs web browsing, 1hr of playing through menus and rest of the time on standby and on EDGE network only.
The local wireless connectivity has Wi-Fi b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0.It is the mid-range phone in market which features Bluetooth 4.0.
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