HTC One V

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HTC One V
Brand HTC
Manufacturer HTC Corporation
Series HTC One
Related HTC One X , HTC One S
Type Smartphone
Form factor Slate
Dimensions 120.3 mm (4.74 in) H
59.7 mm (2.35 in) W
9.2 mm (0.36 in) D
Weight 115 g (4.1 oz)
Operating system Android 4.0.3 with HTC Sense 4.0, unofficially upgradeable to Android 4.4 (CDMA) and Android 4.2.2 (GSM) via custom ROM
System on chip Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM8255
CPU 1 GHz single-core Qualcomm Scorpion
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 205
Memory 512 MB RAM
Storage 4 GB
Removable storage microSD up to 32 GB
Battery 1500 mAh Li-ion
Data inputs Multi-touch capacitive touchscreen, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, 3-axis accelerometer
Display 3.7 in (94 mm) 480×800 pixels, Super IPS LCD2
Rear camera 5 MP + autofocus, LED flash
Front camera No
Connectivity
SAR 0.87 W/kg

The HTC One V is a smartphone designed and manufactured by HTC as part of the HTC One series which runs Android 4.0.3 with an HTC Sense 4.0 overlay. This phone is constructed from an aluminum unibody.[1] Its design resembles the HTC Legend released in 2010. It features a 5-megapixel camera, 3.7-inch touchscreen (480×800 resolution), 512 MB RAM, a 1 GHz processor, and Beats audio. Officially announced by HTC on 26 February 2012, the HTC One V was released on 26 April 2012 in the UK.[2]

In December 2012, HTC announced that the One V would not get an upgrade to Android 4.1.[3] Still, in early 2013, independent ROM developers produced several ports of Android 4.1 and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean for the HTC One V, including Shpongle-Evervolv[4] and ParanoidAndroid.[5]

Camera[edit]

The 5 megapixel camera has an aperture of f2.0, a 28 mm lens with a BSI sensor. The camera is capable of autofocus and includes a LED flash, as well as video recording in 720p. Images taken by the camera are processed by HTC's ImageChip, and includes ImageSense, a set of software tools that add functionality to the camera. This added functionality includes the ability to take HDR photos, improves performance in low-light situations, and allows the shooting of slow-motion video.[6]

The settings provided for the camera can very well handle the lighting conditions. It is a delight to use these options while taking a snap, be it low light or a bright light. The zoom too functions smoothly if used with the correct settings.

The One V does not feature a front-mounted camera.[7]

Reception[edit]

The HTC One V has received relatively positive reviews from various prominent technology sites. Jamie Keene from The Verge praised the One V's design and durability, but was let down by the low-end specifications. Overall, the smartphone received a fairly positive score of 7.1 out of 10.[8] Mat Smith from Engadget shared similar opinions, but his main criticism was given to the phone's lower-end Qualcomm processor. Nevertheless he lauded the rest of the device citing it as an inexpensive phone that could handle almost all day to day tasks.[9]

Availability[edit]

The HTC One V launched in India on 9 April 2012 with INR19999 (US$330) as the suggested retail price.[10] From 10 May it is available for INR16800 (US$280) in some online shops.

In Canada, the device is available on Bell Mobility, Telus Mobility, Virgin Mobile and Koodo Mobile.[11]

In the United States, Virgin Mobile USA sells a CDMA variant of this device for $150 contract-free.[12] U.S. Cellular also sells a CDMA version which is available for $129 upon signing a contract.[13] On 5 September 2012, Cricket Wireless MVNO RadioShack No Contract Wireless service began selling the One V, Cricket itself also began selling it a couple of weeks later. Cricket's and RadioShack's One V are both compatible with the Muve Music service.

In Australia, the device is available on the Optus network.[14]

In the United States, GSM versions with custom "Ninja Networks" logos and OS were given out for use as a ticket to the "Ninja Party" with the NinjaTel Van during DEF CON 20 in July 2012.

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