HTC One V – Upcoming HTC Smartphone
The HTC One V is a mid-range smartphone that’s noticeably bigger than the HTC Legend. At 3.7″, its WVGA Super-LCD display is also more spacious than that of the Legend. It’s easy to notice that the One V feels of better-than-average quality and creak-free, though the slightly raised glass looks a bit odd. Just like many other mid-range handsets, it’s powered by a 1GHz single-core processor and 512MB of RAM, which can moderately drive most Android apps as well as Sense UI 4.0 and Ice Cream Sandwich. Compared to the One X, this smartphone is definitely less powerful, but it should be enough for users with more humble ambitions.
In real life, the One V is snappy enough, though prototypes showcased in the MWC weren’t loaded with 3rd-party apps. The Sense UI 4.0 now has a trimmed-down interface and doesn’t overload you with information as in earlier iterations. The One V offers 5Mp rear-facing camera with autofocus, rather than the 8Mp shooter used on the One S and One X. Nevertheless, it still packs f2.0 lens and BSI (BackSide-Illuminated) sensor.
Just like its brothers, the One V is equipped with the HTC Image Chip for better image processing and it promises significantly better image output compared to other 5Mp smartphones. The dedicated image chip also free up the main processor from managing resource-intensive tasks such as quick burst photography. The 7-level LED flash also prevent washed out images taken in dark areas, while reducing power consumption. The One V lacks NFC capability but users still get GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and HSPA+. The microSD slot allows users to augment the 4GB of internal storage, but unfortunately the 1500 mAh battery is not user-replaceable.