Jul 11, 2013
→ HTC One SV review and Specifications-11 JULY 2013
As the LTE networks rapidly increase their reach globally, support for them is no longer exclusively reserved for high-end devices. The HTC One HTCOne SV review and Specifications SV is a clear example of this trend. The Android smartphone is far from the Taiwanese company's top shelf offerings. Instead, the handset aims to offer affordable LTE goodness, packed in a well put together, fairly affordable package.
As its name unambiguously suggests, the spec sheet of the HTC One SV is a blend between the HTC One S and the HTC One V internals, thus a mixtureof old and new. The handset packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset, whose dual-core 1.2GHz CPU is quite leggy even for today's Android smartphone standards. Its 4.3" displayon the other hand comes straightfrom 2010 with its WVGA resolution.
But let's take a deeper look at the full list of talents which the HTC One SV possesses.
HTC One SV review and Specifications
*.LTE network support
*.Quad-band GSM/tri-band HSDPA support
*.4.3" 16M-color Super LCD2 capacitive touchscreen of WVGA resolution (800 x 480 pixels); Corning Gorilla Glass 2
*. Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich with HTC Sense 4.1
*.1.2 GHz dual-core Krait CPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 chipset; Adreno 305 GPU
*.1 GB of RAM and 8GB ofbuilt-in storage
*.microSD card slot
*.5 MP autofocus camerawith LED flash; face detection and geotagging
*.1080p and 720p video recording @ 30fps with stereo sound
*.1.6 MP 720p front-facing camera for video-chat
*.Wi-Fi b/g/n and DLNA
*.GPS with A-GPS
*.Accelerometer, proximity sensor, built-in compass
*.Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
*.microUSB port (charging) and stereo Bluetooth
*.MHL TV-out (requires MHL-to-HDMI adapter)
*.Smart dialing, voice dialing
*.DivX/XviD video support
*. FM radio
*.HTC Portable Hotspot
*.Beats Audio sound enhancement
*.Superb build quality and ergonomics
*.No dedicated camera button
*. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich does not cut it in 2013
*.Pricing in some markets inches too close to better equipped devices
While the chipset and the connectivity options are up to today's standards, the WVGA display of the HTC One SV certainly raised our brows. However, havingsuch a resolution does have its benefits too. The smartphone feels quite zippy, as its GPU has to deal with a relatively moderate amount of pixels. The battery certainly doesn'tmind the arrangement too.