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- Amazing camera technology with HTC ImageSens
- Beats Audio for authentic studio sound
- 25GB free Cloud storage with Dropbox
- Connect to your TV with HTC Media Link HD
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|Display Size||3.7 inches||4.7 inches||3.5 inches||5 inches||5 inches||4.5 inches|
|Item Dimensions||5.99 x 17.12 x 11.05 cm||7 x 1 x 14 cm||6.3 x 1.1 x 11.53 cm||8.19 cm x 0.8 cm x 1.47 m||0.84 x 7.09 x 14.69 cm||6.6 x 0.9 x 13.25 cm|
|Item Weight||115 grams||158 grams||95 grams||135 grams||140 grams||144 grams|
|Memory Storage Capacity||4 GB||8 GB||8 GB||16 GB||16 GB||8 GB|
|Special Feature||camera; e-mail; face_detection; flash; GPS; internet; mp3_ringtones; radio; touchscreen; usb; wifi||camera; e-mail; front_camera; GPS; internet; mp3_ringtones; quad_core_processor; touchscreen; usb; wifi||camera; dual_core_processor; e-mail; front_camera; internet; radio; touchscreen; usb; wifi||camera; e-mail; flash; front_camera; GPS; internet; mp3_ringtones; quad_core_processor; touchscreen; usb; wifi||—||—|
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HTC One V -- The Essential Smartphone
It’s the first thing you pick up in the morning, and the last thing you put away at night. You work on it, you connect to the digital world with it, and you interact with those that matter most on it. You reach for it every time you want to remember a moment, and you easily share that moment with just a couple taps. This isn’t just another smartphone; it stays with you and keeps up with you. HTC One V, the essential smartphone for those on the go.
The HTC One V resurrects the iconic design of the HTC Legend -- durable and timeless from the inside out. As part of the HTC One family it has amazing camera technology with HTC ImageSense™ that goes beyond point and shoot, allowing you to take amazing pictures in any conditions. You have a true digital camera on the HTC One V. Beats Audio integration provides an advanced audio experience whatever you are listening to and there is even 25GB free Cloud storage via Dropbox. You can even wirelessly share anything from your phone and view it on your TV.
Amazing Camera Technolody with HTC ImageSense™The HTC One V boasts amazing camera technology with HTC ImageSense™ that goes beyond point and shoot, allowing you to take amazing pictures in any conditions. You can instantly capture shots without delay, take excellent photos in low light and take multiple shots with continuous shooting. You can even snap a picture while shooting HD video. Some of the exciting camera features include:
- Quick Focus : capture photo with no delay with incredible shot-to-shot speed
- Snap photos from HD video: Tap the screen to snap capture high quality photos while shooting HD video. If you missed your shot the first time around, capture the photo when watching the video later
- Continuous Shooting: capture up to 20 pictures in rapid succession; review photos in a new interface to review the ones you want to keep
- Automatic Burst Mode: camera will sense and lock onto moving subject and snap 5 pictures automatically
- Iconic UI experience/dual capture buttons: for the first time, camera interface will have two capture buttons for quick capture of photos or video at any time
- Industry leading lens: F2.0 lens allows for more light resulting in better looking photos, less blur and great low-light performance
- HTC Image Chip: proprietary to HTC, the Image Chip allows for fast processing of photos/video to generate unmatched clarity and quality for your photos
- Auto-Adjusting Flash: no more harsh flash; the flash will sense how far away the subject is and auto-adjust to 1 of 8 flash settings for the most natural looking photo
- Auto Tracking: tap on a moving subject and auto-tracking will follow to always keep in focus no matter if they are even 10 or 20 feet away
The HTC One V features a 1GHz processor making it easy to multi-task and get a quick response when gaming and surfing the web
Beats Audio authentic studio sound is now integral to HTC smartphones, so it is available on more devices and works across many more applications. So whether you are listing to music, watching movies, playing games or using a third party app like Spotify you will benefit from the Beats Audio profile.
HTC WatchHTC Watch is HTC's dedicated Movie and TV store where you can browse your favourite movies and TV shows, view detailed information and then choose whether to purchase or rent. HTC Watch has fully integrated search functionality making finding your chosen film/tv show a breeze! You can even browse without having an account.
25GB Free Cloud Storage with Dropbox
All new HTC devices come with an exclusive 25GB of Cloud storage from Dropbox, so you can have all your files, music and photos with you when you're on the go. This cloud storage is free for 24 months for HTC customers and is integrated in the Sense user experience, so you can easily upload to your store and manage what is stored straight from your device. Any file you save to Dropbox also instantly saves to your computer, phone and the Dropbox website. And with the Dropbox app for Android you can being your files with you when you're on the go, edit files in your Dropbox from your phone, easily upload your photos and video to Dropbox and share your content freely with family and friends. You never have to worry about attachments – simply share large files by sending a Dropbox link. Plus, access your Dropbox straight from Office apps to edit documents, spreadsheets, and presentations and save them back automatically. You also don't have to worry about security as Dropbox protects your files without you needing to think about it.
Knocking out your To-Do list just got even easier. Not only do tasks appear in Calendar but you can also assign them to any of your contacts. Out of milk? Assign it to your husband so when he calls the task reminder appears right on the screen.
People you know
Your phone automatically checks if you've missed one of your newly added or edited phone book contacts on Facebook, Linked In, or Twitter and will automatically suggest that person to you as a connection.
Best-in-class browsing experience
Enjoy HTML5 and Flash rich content on the go. And our Text Reflow adjusts text to the width of your screen so no more panning left and right. Read Later keeps a copy of what you're browsing so you can read it later without Internet connection.
An abundance of accessories*
- Screen Protector
- Hard Shell Black
- Ultra Thin Hard Shell Clear
- Black Pouch *Please note all accessories are sold separately.
- HTC One V device
- 3 PIN charger
- USB cable
- HTC non-tangle stereo headset
- Embedded battery
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Everything about this feels like a definite, though fairly minor, upgrade from my old HTC Desire s.
Things to know:
- Small internal memory, but expandable using micro sd
- Has NO magnetomometer, so compass apps will not work, and maps will not self-orient. You also won't see an accurate direction arrow when using map navigation, although I still think that app works pretty well, particularly with the great new Car dashboard mode.
- My first full charge lasted 17hr with moderate to light use of all functions. Not bad at all, since I didn't really use any battery-saving tricks.
- I have had one crash, and a few times where it has seemed to hang..although pressing the home screen did exit the running process.
- No forward facing camera
- No yellow screen colour problems, unlike reported in some reviews I've seen. My screen is perfect.
Overall I'm happy, though I think leaving a magnetometer out was a bit silly on a phone with GPS capabilities.
If you're looking for a pay-as-you-go phone that isn't high-end (you don't need the latest and greatest processor, camera etc) and therefore doesn't have an over-the-top price tag, but you want something that won't be too dated in two years time, this maybe the phone for you.
This phone doesn't come with instructions in-the-box, so be sure to be near a computer and get instructions on HTC's website if you get confuzzled easily! ([...])
I spend a lot of time on computers but haven't had a smartphone before so I'm loving the ability to use email, social networking and utilise a seemingly endless world of apps on my phone. The QWERTY keyboard does take a bit of getting used to, but I'm sure I'll improve over time. Each 'key' is obviously fairly small but even if you mis-spell words because of big, clumsy fingers, the phone cleverly picks up on which word you want.
Some reviews on the HTC One X and S noted poor battery life. This was noticeable to me compared to my previous phone but this could be down to first time over-use and not seeking to preserve the battery as best I can by lowering the screen brightness etc. However, if you are someone who is going to be playing with the phone constantly and you're on the move, this issue may prove frustrating.
The screen is great and shows good detail (even with the brightness turned right down). The camera seems great although I haven't looked at any pictures or video on a normal-sized screen. This does not have a front-facing camera and the capture button is on-screen so I did find it very tricky taking a picture of myself. If you are not vain though or have friends, this shouldn't be an issue (but you wouldn't be able to visually Skype those friends)!
I was hoping to possibly use the phone as a dash cam whilst driving, however HTC's own 'HTC Car' mode (which conveniently provides all your in-car functions in one place) doesn't seem to have dash cam capability. This is a shame but I'm sure there's an app out there that'd do the job. The GPS (albeit in my house) was very accurate though, so this would save on having to buy a separate sat-nav (although HTC's own in-car phone holder/charger accessory (HTC CAR D130 One V Car Cradle Package) will currently set you back £45)!
Everything seems to have synced without any hassle which is nice. Most of the operation of the phone does seem to follow common-sense, but anything new will take a bit of getting used to. The one thing I am noticing is a bit of delay in some of the operation (which is why higher-end smart phones have quad-cores etc). This can be a bit annoying but hasn't caused heart-ache yet and I don't want to be one of those people who fails to appreciate the amazing achievements and progress of technology from yesteryear.
This phone takes the normal-sized sim, so you don't need to upgrade (/downsize?) to a micro-sim. You will need a micro-SD card if you plan to add music, photos, videos, apps etc as most of the phone's internal storage is taken up with pre-loaded software. The instructions say this phone accepts up to 32GB memory cards so I have ordered the SanDisk 32GB Mobile Ultra MicroSDHC Memory Card with SD Adapter, but I haven't received that yet so I won't comment on it. I haven't actually played music through it yet, so can't comment on this either.
So, as an initial summary, this phone is stylish, it's a good size for navigating, even one-handed (I do have quite long fingers though!) and is great as a phone and a toy. There is room for improvement in the battery life and delayed response at times. I may miss not having a front-facing camera and the ability to utilise it as a dash cam in HTC Car mode. But, hey, technology has come a long way since Her Majesty took the throne and I'm privileged to even be in a position where my main problem in life is struggling to take a picture of myself!
I've had this phone for about 2 weeks now, so here goes with the review...
£££ Vs Performance:
Firstly, for the price, this is excellent - HTC Sense 4.0, Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich)& a 1Ghz CPU.
The speed isn't the fastest, but with the latest OS & Sense overlay, a single core processor is the minimum. Of course, the price reflects this. I must say that I have only had very minor lags on 2 occasions at the most - both lags were hardly noticeable & certainly doesn't take anything away from the experience when using the phone on a daily basis. Even when playing fairly intensive action games, there was no lag - proving to me that a 1Ghz single core processor is plenty in this mid-level phone.
From opening the box for the first time - to using it for the last 2 weeks, I'm very impressed with the look, feel, size & weight of this phone. It feels comfy in the hand & all the buttons are within easy reach. The screen is clean & bright (even outside - when the brightness is on full). The size is a good fit for normal pockets, being unobtrusive.
As I mentioned, this is my 1st smart phone, but I have read in all reviews, that the battery is the one major downside to all of these types of devices. I was only expecting the battery to last 1 or 2 days with minimal use. Obviously, the phone wasn't out of my hand for the first 10+ hours while I set up all the options to learn & personalise it. The battery only last 1 day. However, by day 3, when I'd learnt enough & downloaded some essential apps, I can now get the 1500 mAh battery to last about 3 days with normal use - which I believe is very good for these devices.
The display is responsive. The physical & menu buttons are well positioned for ease of use.
The 5MP camera is good enough for day-to-day shots, & the option of taking pictures while recording video is a great touch.
On the plus side - the HTC One V has the very latest phone OS & HTC's latest Sense, therefore, will be up to date for some time to come. But, With new software being developed continuously, the need for faster multi-core processors will be required eventually.
Having said that, I'm sure this will keep me happy for many years to come.
Price - Under £250 for a quality phone is really good.
Ease of use - Simple & effective for the first time buyer & experienced alike.
Speed - For a single core CPU, this is very smooth.
Appearance - A good size, feel & quality build.
Can not use "Live Wallpaper" - Not too important. I just presumed that I could "Out-Wallpaper" my daughter's HTC Desire :(
No Digital Compass - Although this is irrelevant because "Navigation" & added "SatNav" software seem to work correctly (rotating the map as you travel).
No Manual included - A minor point, but as a new smart phone user, it would have been handy to save me hunting down an e-version.
Avast Security - This (or similar security) should be one of the 1st apps installed.
Easy Battery Saver - Can get my battery to last about 3 days.
Super Task Killer - Simple to use & clears cache.
Task Manager - See what's running, it's usage & kill if required.
I wouldn't hesitate to buy this phone again. It's a fantastic mid-range device that does everything you need on a daily basis.
Obviously, there are many better phones out there (with a heavier price tag). If you're not bothered about the few negative points above, I would highly recommend the HTC One V Sim Free Smartphone - Black
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