The HTC One V is the successor of the HTC Legend, is has the same lines and design. For the One V, HTC has chosen an aluminum unibody which makes the phone to be lightweight and resistant. The phone dimensions are good; it has 120×59.7×9.2mm and weighs 115g. The front part is dominated by the 3.7 inches display covered entirely by a Gorilla Glass screen which supports a resolution of 480×800 pixels and 252 ppi pixel density. The display type is Super LCD2 and it supports multitouch.
The loud speaker quality is not so good. But when are you listening music directly from the phone speaker? If you connect the phone to headphones or to a sound system the sound quality is excellent thanks to Beats Audio technology.
The One V has a 5Mp camera, f2.0 sensor, autofocus and LED flash. Video recording has HD quality at 720p. Like its bigger brothers, the One V can take pictures while recording a video and has continuous video autofocus. Also burst mode is available too. The phone can record slow motion videos. Image Sense application has 15 effects that can be applied to photos: distortion, vignette, depth of field, dots, mono, country, vintage, vintage warm, vintage cold, grayscale, sepia, negative, solarize, posterize and aqua. This camera can’t be compared with the cameras from the One X and the One S, but it can be compared with the top 5MP cameras.
Android OS 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich comes out of the box. It looks the same as on the One X and the One S.
Internal memory has only 1GB user available from 4GB. 3GB occupied by the system is quite much, it shows us that HTC has highly customized the OS and has put many applications too. Is good that the One V has a microSD slot so you can expand the storage up to 32GB. Adreno 205 GPU is helped by 512Mb RAM. The processor has a Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon chipset and it’s clocked at 1GHz. Only accelerometer, proximity and light sensors are present. FM Radio and GPS are working very well. Movies can be watched in AVI or MKV format thanks to the DivX/XviD support. The browser supports Adobe Flash, so no problems here too.
The 1500 mAh battery can last up to 1 days and 2 hours using the phone as normal with calls, browsing, emailing, Facebook, hard gaming and some benchmarks, all with 100% luminosity. If you reduce the luminosity at 50%, turn off 3G, GPS and Wi-Fi it can stand much more.
About connectivity isn’t much to say. Same 3G speeds at HSDPA and HSUPA, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 (good one) with A2DP and microUSB slot.
The HTC One V is a mid-range smartphone, is the low budget member of the One family. The One V offers everything a user needs to a smartphone: a good screen, a fresh OS, an excellent design and construction. Also you have Beats Audio at a low price. On the bad side is the hardware which is quite old; it was good at smartphones launched one year ago.