HTC One V

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HTC One V
HTC One V logo.svg
Codenamehtc-primou
BrandHTC
ManufacturerHTC Corporation
SeriesHTC One
SuccessorHTC One X
RelatedHTC One X , HTC One S
TypeSmartphone
Form factorSlate
Dimensions120.3 mm (4.74 in) H
59.7 mm (2.35 in) W
9.2 mm (0.36 in) D
Mass115 g (4.1 oz)
Operating systemAndroid 4.0.3 with HTC Sense 4.0, unofficially upgradeable to Android 4.4 (CDMA) and Android 6.0 (GSM) via custom ROM
System on chipQualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM8255
CPU1 GHz single-core Qualcomm Scorpion
GPUQualcomm Adreno 205
Memory512 MB RAM
Storage4 GB
Removable storagemicroSD up to 32 GB
Battery1500 mAh Li-ion
Data inputsMulti-touch capacitive touchscreen, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, 3-axis accelerometer
Display3.7 in (94 mm) 480×800 pixels, Super IPS LCD2 [252ppi]
Rear camera5 MP + autofocus, LED flash
Front cameraNo
Connectivity
SAR0.87 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 Paranoid Android.[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 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 19,999 (US$280) as the suggested retail price.[10] From 10 May it is available for 16,800 (US$230) 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hands-On With HTC's Hot New Android Smartphones: Quad-Core One X and Siblings
  2. ^ Spradlin, Liam (26 February 2012). "Clove UK Opens Up Pre-Orders For HTC's One X, One S, And One V (Due For Launch In April)". Android Police. Artem Russakovskii.
  3. ^ "HTC One V won't get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean".
  4. ^ "HTC One V Original Android Development - [4.2.2] SHPONGLE".
  5. ^ "Jelly Bean 4.2.2 Paranoid Android Custom ROM for HTC One V".
  6. ^ HTC ImageSense - HTC Sense Features
  7. ^ HTC One V - Full phone specifications
  8. ^ HTC One V review - The Verge
  9. ^ HTC One V review - Engadget
  10. ^ HTC One V price in India
  11. ^ Hardy, Ian. "Bell HTC One V launching May 3rd". Retrieved 22 April 2012.
  12. ^ Virgin Mobile USA official site
  13. ^ U.S. Cellular Website
  14. ^ HTC One V Lands At Optus | Gizmodo

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