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HTC One SV review | Introduction

Published on: Thursday, June 20th 2013                   Written by: Ralf Jurrien - Photography by: Mark Peters

HTC One SV review

A s the name indicates, the HTC One SV is found between the One S and the One V in terms of specifications. With a price of about €300 without a subscription, this smartphone is found in the mid-segment. In this review, we will evaluate whether this phone is worth this amount of money. It is not an easy segment, considering that there are currently many smartphones offered at a comparable price. The HTC One SV runs on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, but there might be an update available shortly for the newer Android Jelly Bean. The screen is not the newest: the 4.3-inch display has a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels and is equipped with Gorilla Glass.

HTC One SV smartphone review

HTC One SV smartphone review

Android 4.0.4 - 1.2 Ghz Dual-core processor - 4.3" touch screen - 5.0 MP camera

 

HTC One SV smartphone

HTC One SV smartphone

HTC One SV phone design

A major bonus for the HTC One SV is its design, it is a phone that you can proudly walk around and call with. At first sight, the HTC One SV is striking due to its stylish design and sleek finish. This HTC smartphone’s dimensions are 128.0 x 66.9 x 9.2 millimeters and its weight is 122 grams, including the battery. The One SV feels solid and the weight is also fine. The volume keys are found on the right-hand side and the On/Off button is on top of the smartphone. Luckily, the HTC has positioned the charger connection on the bottom of the One SV, in contrast with many other models of this brand, which is an advantage for using the smartphone in the car, for example.

HTC One SV test

HTC One SV test

HTC One SV menu

Many smartphone fans are now familiar with the Android operating system, but even if this is your first Android phone, then the HTC One SV is very easy to use. Unfortunately, the dropdown menu of the One SV is very limited and the settings cannot be adjusted this way, however, there is a link to the complete settings available via the dropdown menu. This problem can be solved by placing a Widget on the main screen in which you can place the main functions such as GPS and WiFi. By holding your finger on an empty space on the main screen, all available Widgets appear: those by HTC as well as those by Android. The HTC Sense 4 interface works very well, but also this Sense interface is no longer the most recent.

 
 

Our Rating!

Design
85%
User friendliness
75%
Features
70%
Performance
75%
Price / Quality ratio
75%
76%
Review rating
HTC One SV
 
 
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