HTC One SV : Review

After the addition of the HTC One VX, HTC has added another device to its One series. The new device is called the HTC One SV. The One SV is a mid-range offering. So how is the device? For that you will have to read our take and here it is.

Design

To start off, HTC One series is known for its beautifully designed devices and since the One SV is a part of that series, we have a lot of expectations from it. Like all One series device, the One SV has been designed beautifully. The front of the One SV is rectangular with nicely rounded corners. It is covered over by Gorilla Glass 2 from bottom to top, unlike other One devices where the glass used to cover only a portion of the front. Between a beautifully designed speaker grill and the display, is the HTC branding. Below the screen are three capacitive keys. The sides are covered over by a nice metallic frame. Power key and a 3.5mm audio jack can be found on the top. On the right side one can find the volume rocker.

Onto the back, one will find the rear cam, which has been placed in the middle towards the top of the device. The flash is located right above it. The area around the cam and the flash is surrounded by a glossy finish. Toward the centre is the HTC branding. Below which is the speakers. The speaker grill on the back is similar to the one found on the One X. Above the speaker one can find the beats audio branding. Not to forget, the back panel has a matte finish, so no finger prints. Overall the design of the device is really good. Something we have seen in all HTC One Series device.

Hardware

Display: The One SV has a 3.5 inch Super LCD-2 display with pretty good viewing angles and bright colours. The only thing that is not good about the display is the resolution. The resolution of the display is 800X480pixels.

Processor:  The One SV has a 1.2GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. The 1.2GHz clock speed looks a bit low as compared to the 1.5 GHz found on the One S international version. The 1.2GHz processor does get the job done, but might not be that great with resource heavy apps.

Camera: It has a 5MP rear cam with LED flash and a front cam. The rear cam can record 1080p videos @30fps. It also has a really good shutter speed which will remind you of the One X.

Memory: The One SV has an internal storage of 8GB with a microSD slot which can support up to 32GB. It also has 1GB of RAM.

Connectivity: The One SV comes with usual stuff like NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, 3G, A-GPS, GPS, EDGE, GPRS, microUSB, Bluetooth, WLAN and DLNA. In addition to these it also comes with LTE.

Battery:  The One SV has a 1800mAh replaceable battery. But it might not last long on LTE.

Software

The One SV comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with HTC’s Sense 4+ skin. The interface is smooth and feels good to use. The cam apps comes with all the options found on other One series devices. Over all the software on the One SV is good.

MachineHappy verdict

Pros

  • Good hardware specs
  • Nice design
  • LTE
  • Good cam

Cons

  • Low battery capacity for a LTE device
  • HTC could have increased the processor speed

 

The One SV is surely one of those well designed devices. It has some really good hardware specs and its major point is that it comes with LTE. So if you want a LTE supported device for a reasonable price and which is beautifully designed, then the HTC One SV is the device for you. The One SV is expected to be available in Asian and European markets in December 2012 with a price tag of around £349.99 ($460).