Hands On with the HTC One V
Updated: corrected that processor is not dual-core
The least spec'd-out new Android smartphone from HTC still manages to impress. Here's why.
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The One V is an interesting character. It brings HTC's modern look and features to an old design and the result is akin to the New Beatle's appeal: It's familiar, yet new.
The One V is milled from a single block of aluminum. The metal materials feel really nice. It, too, has a soft-touch finish, but it isn't as fancy as that of the One S. It's a regular old paint job to make the phone feel good. It has a dense feel in the hand, but the small footprint makes it easy to hold and carry around. The smooth textures are comfortable.
The display takes yet another step down from the One X and One S. It has a standard 800 x 480 pixels, but still manages to look good, even when held side-by-side with its more impressive brothers. I found it to be relatively bright and colorful, and sharp enough for most users.
Like the others, it runs Android 4.0 with Sense 4.0. It has a 1GHz processor, but I though it still ran without any problems.
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HTC's One V is a retro-tastic Android smartphone that may be small in size, but is big at heart. Read all about the One V in Phone Scoop's full review.
Feb 26, 2012
HTC today announced the HTC One V, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich phone that harkens back to HTC's design language of old. One of its most prominent design features in the chin that's below the display.
Aug 22, 2012
Cricket Communications today announced that it will offer the HTC One V starting September 2 for $269.99. The One V, also sold by Virgin Mobile, has a 3.7-inch display, a 5-megapixel camera, Android 4.0, Beats Audio, and Cricket's Muve Music service.
Jul 2, 2012
HTC today announced that the One V Android smartphone has been picked up by a significant number of regional cellular network operators in the U.S. The One V went on sale through Virgin Mobile USA last week, but can soon be expected to grace the store shelves of U.S.