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HTC Desire V Review

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Camera:

What's really cool about the 5MP camera on the HTC Desire V is that it has the same versatile, easy-to-use interface that is present on any HTC One handset. What's far less exciting, however, is that although the camera is mostly free of shutter lag, it takes well over a second before it is ready to capture the next frame. But most importantly, the photos look quite uninspiring – slightly blueish at times, with poor dynamics range, lack of fine detail, and traces of digital noise here and there. These imperfections are noticeable both when shooting outdoors, under broad daylight, and with the incandescent lighting of an indoor setting. Videos are captured at a maximum resolution of 800 by 480 pixels and look mediocre.

Camera interface - HTC Desire V Review
Camera interface - HTC Desire V Review
Camera interface - HTC Desire V Review
Camera interface - HTC Desire V Review

Camera interface


Outdoor samples shot with the HTC Desire V - HTC Desire V Review
Outdoor samples shot with the HTC Desire V - HTC Desire V Review
Outdoor samples shot with the HTC Desire V - HTC Desire V Review
Outdoor samples shot with the HTC Desire V - HTC Desire V Review
Outdoor samples shot with the HTC Desire V - HTC Desire V Review
Outdoor samples shot with the HTC Desire V - HTC Desire V Review
Outdoor samples shot with the HTC Desire V - HTC Desire V Review
Outdoor samples shot with the HTC Desire V - HTC Desire V Review

Outdoor samples shot with the HTC Desire V


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Multimedia:

The music player included with HTC Sense 4.0 has all the features you might need, including a few extras like SoundHound integration and access to the 7digital online music store. Of course, a home screen widget comes standard, and you get playback controls on the lock screen.

With the stock video player you can watch videos in MP4 or DivX formats, but only of resolution up to 800 by 480 pixels. None of our 720p video samples could be played back, so don't even bother trying. The smartphone's 4-inch display is big enough for watching videos comfortably.


Music player - HTC Desire V Review
HTC Desire V Review
Video playback - HTC Desire V Review

Music player

 

Video playback



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posted on 10 Aug 2012, 08:38

1. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


Looks Good... Thats it.

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 09:13

3. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


sexy looking phone. I have to agree with the rating.

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 11:46

4. pegasso (Posts: 161; Member since: 27 Nov 2011)


IMHO, HTC Desire VC is much better looking than this...

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 14:08 1

5. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1301; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


pretty good looking mid range phone. a lot like One X haha.

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 08:43

2. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


There are alot of mistakes saying this is Htc One V..check phonearena :P luls

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 21:15 1

6. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


the phone is nice... very nice.. just like usual HTCs. But there is one thing that spoil it- its the camera. the orange ring around the camera seemed out of place, and it just... feels.. weird :)

posted on 11 Aug 2012, 11:04

8. dblue45 (Posts: 77; Member since: 26 Aug 2009)


Leave that, why do they put such bad cameras on their phones?! Even on the One X :P

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 07:42

12. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


The One X is actually pretty good. Of course, it does lose out to the Xperia S and definitely is a long shot away from the Xperia TX/GX, but I don't think that anyone was expecting miracles.

posted on 24 Aug 2012, 22:00

13. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


The One X camera is actually nice in the One X body..
while the camera in the Desire V gives me the ''what the hell are you doing there?'' feeling.

posted on 11 Aug 2012, 04:28

7. mobilefuture (Posts: 206; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Why did this get a lower score than the desire c?

posted on 11 Aug 2012, 20:48

9. Samsomesh (Posts: 180; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


Im watiting for samsung galaxy s duos.!!

posted on 17 Aug 2012, 22:25

11. Samsomesh (Posts: 180; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


@phonearena i heard that Dual SIM Samsung Galaxy S Duos GT-S7562L hits the FCC!!!..

posted on 28 Nov 2012, 12:20

14. kawin (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Nov 2012)


Internal memory is said as 4GB to customers but OS itself takes 3GB and only 93MB is available for the users.

Display issue - Red line appears at all sides of screen while opening any message or menu in settings.

below touch screen , the exit menu and main menu keys often dont work. need to press long time or keepon tapping it.

Hangs often.

Options not very user friendly as Samsung or Nokia.

I purchased this before just 1 month and this is all my own exp..

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 07:18

15. satish1to100 (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Jan 2013)


hey friends plz dont go htc Desire V models, i having problem in this, some times its restarting automatically and some times we could not make any calls during that time if u restart it will work and we can make calls, its big irritating one plz friends dont go for HTC Desire V.

Hangs often

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 07:19

16. hedeshmukh (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Apr 2013)


hai friends excellent modals but some times problems make in charging, some times its restarting i am not satisfactory in this model.

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HTC Desire V

HTC Desire V

OS: Android 4.0
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Display4.0 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (233 ppi)
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227A, Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A5 processor
512 MB RAM
Size4.67 x 2.45 x 0.37 inches
(118.5 x 62.3 x 9.3 mm)
4.02 oz  (114 g)

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