Review of the HTC One SV

HTC One SV

HTC One SV is the successor of HTC’s X, S and V handsets. The entire Oneline of the company was designed as a pared down line of Android smartphones. However, the latest addition is a little different form the other One handsets. For one, it does not have a unibody design; the removable back cover does provide the advantage of being able to access everything that is inside. However, the fact remains that higher end smartphones these days come as a single unit.

The key feature that would make this affordable handset a real winner is the fact that it is LTE compatible, which means accessing the 4G network is possible in it. Despite this there are some design flaws which can prove real deal breakers especially for those looking for a sleek phone. Micro drilled speaker holes are present in the rear like the other handsets in this line; however in One SV the hole is really big and could end up catching all the stray dirt that you might have in your pockets. The ear speaker at the top of the handset is really odd and looks as if there is some peace missing from the device. An odd combination of colors including black, white and silver further add to the general unattractiveness.

The weight of the device is a plus as it weighs a mere 122g, much less than the Nexus 4. It has a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4-dual-core chipset at 1.2GHz and a1GB RAM. These are pretty decent credentials which keep the device working pretty smoothly even when performing taxing tasks. However, compare it with a Nexus 4 and the lower power driving the handset becomes evident. It has an 8GB internal memory which can be increased using a microSD.

A 4.3 inch screen has a resolution of 800×480 which essentially converts to a pixel density of 216ppi. This is much less than that offered by the modern smartphones and blurred edges can become a little tedious when viewing web pages.

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