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HTC One SV: A Good But Not Great Smartphone

Published on 15 May 13
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The competition between Smartphone companies has gone a notch higher with the various innovations introduced to the tech comm industry aimed at designing the best device that packs power without compromising portability. The year 2012 has witnessed such heightening of the competition and consumers can only be grateful to the advent of more powerful Smartphones that have increasingly become affordable and indispensable.

Though there are Smartphones that can be considered as belonging to the top of the class, there are other mid-range handsets that are specifically manufactured not as a bid for supremacy but as an aid the more financially-challenged enterprises. Such is the case with small and mid-sized business that, by virtue of the size of their operations, cannot avail the benefits of such Smartphones as the iPhone 5 or the Samsung Galaxy S3.

The thing is, SMBs do not necessarily need to splurge on handheld devices since most probably they only have the fundamental requirements when it comes to business communication. They only need a Smartphone to be able to perform basic and some of the advanced telephony functions, access the Internet, and take advantage of the features and services offered by third party telephone service providers such as RingCentral while on the go.

One good but not great Smartphone that you can include in your prospective handsets for business use is the HTC One SV. Created by the Taiwan-based company HTC, the One SV is an Android Smartphone released in the latter part of last year that is branded as a mid-range device that some consider overpriced.

The HTC One SV boasts of a 4G capability coupled with an excellent design. It does not offer anything new, however, that one cannot find in existing Smartphone nowadays. In terms of design, the One SV is small by todayâs standards. This does not necessarily translate into a disadvantage, as the Smartphones 4.3 screen makes the device comfortable to hold and easy to grip. The black, rubberized back also contributes to the non-slip characteristics of the HTC One SV. The front, featuring a glossy black bezel, makes the handset pleasing to look at. It also has a removable back and sports a MicroSD slot for additional memory on top of the 8GB onboard storage already available.

The screen is also average, having a resolution of a mere 800 x 480 pixels, which is a mere farthing when compared with other Smartphones in the market. Though it has a bright and clear SLCD 2 display with superb viewing angles, the low resolution bungles it up for the HTC One SV.

One SV is currently running with the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, which is a tad outdated by todayâs standards, and sports HTCâs Sense user interface overlay. In terms of performance, it can be said that the HTC One SV is neither slow nor fast, just cruising comfortably in the middle with its 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon chip with 1GB of RAM.

Meanwhile, the One SV features a 5MP camera at the rear that fails to impressâin fact it disappoints. Images shot with this camera are of low quality, though the camera interface is something to write home about. The same can be said of the 1.6MP front-facing camera. As per battery life, HTC One SV shows a respectable performance, with the Smartphone able to last almost an entire day with regular use. This is good especially when it comes to 4G Smartphones.



HTC One SV: A Good But Not Great Smartphone - Image 1

The competition between Smartphone companies has gone a notch higher with the various innovations introduced to the tech comm industry aimed at designing the best device that packs power without compromising portability. The year 2012 has witnessed such heightening of the competition and consumers can only be grateful to the advent of more powerful Smartphones that have increasingly become affordable and indispensable.

Though there are Smartphones that can be considered as belonging to the top of the class, there are other mid-range handsets that are specifically manufactured not as a bid for supremacy but as an aid the more financially-challenged enterprises. Such is the case with small and mid-sized business that, by virtue of the size of their operations, cannot avail the benefits of such Smartphones as the iPhone 5 or the Samsung Galaxy S3.

The thing is, SMBs do not necessarily need to splurge on handheld devices since most probably they only have the fundamental requirements when it comes to business communication. They only need a Smartphone to be able to perform basic and some of the advanced telephony functions, access the Internet, and take advantage of the features and services offered by third party telephone service providers such as RingCentral while on the go.

One good but not great Smartphone that you can include in your prospective handsets for business use is the HTC One SV. Created by the Taiwan-based company HTC, the One SV is an Android Smartphone released in the latter part of last year that is branded as a mid-range device that some consider overpriced.

The HTC One SV boasts of a 4G capability coupled with an excellent design. It does not offer anything new, however, that one cannot find in existing Smartphone nowadays. In terms of design, the One SV is small by todayâs standards. This does not necessarily translate into a disadvantage, as the Smartphones 4.3 screen makes the device comfortable to hold and easy to grip. The black, rubberized back also contributes to the non-slip characteristics of the HTC One SV. The front, featuring a glossy black bezel, makes the handset pleasing to look at. It also has a removable back and sports a MicroSD slot for additional memory on top of the 8GB onboard storage already available.

The screen is also average, having a resolution of a mere 800 x 480 pixels, which is a mere farthing when compared with other Smartphones in the market. Though it has a bright and clear SLCD 2 display with superb viewing angles, the low resolution bungles it up for the HTC One SV.

One SV is currently running with the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, which is a tad outdated by todayâs standards, and sports HTCâs Sense user interface overlay. In terms of performance, it can be said that the HTC One SV is neither slow nor fast, just cruising comfortably in the middle with its 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon chip with 1GB of RAM.

Meanwhile, the One SV features a 5MP camera at the rear that fails to impressâin fact it disappoints. Images shot with this camera are of low quality, though the camera interface is something to write home about. The same can be said of the 1.6MP front-facing camera. As per battery life, HTC One SV shows a respectable performance, with the Smartphone able to last almost an entire day with regular use. This is good especially when it comes to 4G Smartphones.

This review is listed under Open Source , Operating Systems , Gadgets and Mobility Community

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