The HTC One V is a treat to look at, let’s get that one right out the way first and foremost. The phone is tiny and slim, and this makes for a fantastic user experience as regards feeling like you have a premium smartphone in your hand.
HTC One V
HTC One V display
Straightaway, you get a fantastic bonus with the screen size. There may be a few rumors circling around the Internet about how the new iPhone is going to have a four-inch display, but this one nearly gets there here and now. The display is a whopping 3.7-inch, which makes a whole lot of difference when you’re surfing the Web. This is a mid range smartphone when it comes to price, so to see a display that still has this amount of case coverage showing crystal clear web pages when browsing is pretty special.
HTC One V Web BrowsingThe browsing itself is not totally trouble free though, which is where the phone starts to fall a little flat. The pages do not load super fast, and we were a little disappointed with this, considering that we live in a world where web pages should be there in front of us near enough instantly. We love browsing on fast phones that make us forget that we are holding a handset, but with this phone we weren’t feeling particularly in love.
5 Megapixel CameraThe HTC One V comes with the famous HTC ImageChip, which promised much. We were not terribly disappointed with this, and it did make a difference, with faster opening up times for the camera, rather than the lag that you can get with smartphones that are not on the very top level of price.
Pictures were pretty good too, although now and then there were some issues with the white space effect, which made some of our snaps come out looking a little weird. But again, the One V is a mid price phone, and while we don’t expect to have the very best experience in the world when it comes to photos, we are not unreasonable.
After all its only a 5 MP camera, and when using something called ‘burst mode’ you can up the game a little and capture about four frames per second. You won’t find that on many other smartphones of this price. Video suffers no issue regarding lag or anything as awkward as that, but don’t come expecting high-level colours, because this thing seems ever so slightly washed out when it comes to the colour spectrum.
HTC One V Official Video
HTC One V Conclusion
So after all that what do we think of the HTC One V? Well, we like the fact that the HTC One V has a 3.7-inch screen. Screen size is important to us, especially on a phone in a middle price bracket, it feels like HTC have tried to pack in plenty of screen space for browsing, game play and general application usage into this good looking and compact handset.
All in all we’re not too upset about the slow browsing experience, because once you get there, you get a good web experience and crisp images. The HTC One V isn’t going to rock your world, yes it comes packed with Android 4.0 also known as Ice Cream Sandwich and all the features you would expect with it, this makes up for some real if not overly important shortcomings, and the price helps too.
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