HTC has released the One Series line up of phones and so far we’ve been hearing about the One X & One S handsets, but there is a budget brother, the HTC One V, that has also been released and we found it on sale at our local Taiwanese carrier, Chunghua telecom. Off contract we picked it up for 10,000NT which is about $325 USD. I’m a fond of the phone already only because it is the sleek updated version of the HTC Legend. The Legend was one of the first with a uni-body aluminum design and extreme durability which I need in a handset.
The HTC One V is a 3.7-inch Android 4.0 smartphone with a 1GHz single-core processor, 512MB of RAM and 4 gigs of internal storage, a regular-sized SIM card slot (unlike its One series siblings that need a Micro SIM) sporting a5-megapixel camera.
The HTC One V’s display is at the low end compared to the rest of the line up as it only offers SLCD2 screen with 480×800 pixels of resolution. The 5MP camera is also at the low end but the phone features the new HTC ImageChip, which allows for all the good camera stuff in the new One line, like low-light capabilities, and the ability to shoot pictures while you film a video.
Here is an unboxing video of the HTC One V along with a gaming test playing Shadow Gun & Temple Run and we also ran vellamo, quadrant, sunspider, antutu, nenamark 1 and 2 benchmarks.
HTC One V Specification Sheet:
- Dimensions: 120.3 x 59.7 x .2mm
- Weight: 115g
- 3.7-inch TFT capacitive display (480 x 800)
- HTC Sense UI
- Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
- 1GHz single-core Qualcomm processor
- 512MB RAM
- 4GB built-in storage
- 5-megapixel camera w/ LED flash and AF
- MicroSD card slot (up to 32GB)
- Bluetooth v4.0 w/ A2DP