HTC One V Review- Virgin Mobile

IMAG0723 The HTC One V is third in line in the One series of Android 4.0 powered devices from HTC. The One V now available on Virgin mobile prepaid network for $199 is what I like to call an action packed smartphone. Meaning, its got a lot in a small frame. It runs a snapdragon S3 1Ghz processor, aluminum unibody construction, utilizing the classic HTC design with a 3.7-inch WVGA super LCD2 screen. It also features the HTC ImageChip, which delivers superfast image capture and the best image quality under adverse condition, enabling quick access to capturing stills and videos. Beats By Dr. Dre Audio integration enabled across entire multimedia experience. Its got a 5MP lens with f/2.0 aperture capturing 40% more light than f/2.4 lenses, records at 720p. 4GB of storage expandable via microSD. This is all running Android 4.0 with Sense 4 on the system.

The One V delivers on almost every level as a smartphone, with great performance with Android 4.0 and Sense 4.0. Though you will notice some slow downs due to the 512MB limitation. Also you 4GB of storage those chew up quickly, but it is expandable via MicroSD. You got great battery life with 15-16hrs and also the camera does a great job at 720p with solid stills and video and for a smartphone on a prepaid network you do get your moneys worth, with solid data connections from Virgin Mobile. In all I full enjoyed the HTC One V and I can say this is a very, very solid device, it doe shave some limitation but its all round performance ensures this is a buy on the Virgin Mobile network



1 GHz


Android™ 4.0 with HTC Sense™ 4

Total storage:
4 GB
512 MB

Expansion slot:
  • microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)

  • Europe/Asia: 850/900/2100 MHz
  • 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • G-Sensor

  • 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
  • Bluetooth with aptX™ enabled (Bluetooth® 4.0)
  • Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11b/g/n
  • Standard micro-USB (5-pin micro-USB 2.0)

  • 5 megapixel camera with auto focus, smart LED flash, and BSI sensor (for better low-light captures)
  • F2.0 aperture and 28mm lens
  • 720p HD video recording
  • Dedicated imaging chip
  • Capture a photo in the midst of recording HD video
  • Continuous shooting mode captures multiple snapshots


Beats Audio™

Audio supported formats:
  • Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9)
  • Recording: .amr
Video supported formats:
  • Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3)
  • Recording: .mp4

1500 mAh