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Call quality8/10
Build quality9.1/10
Text input8.6/10
Everyday usage8/10
UI speed7.2/10


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posted on 13 Jun 2013, 23:41 (Posts: 71; Member since: 04 Jan 2013)


Year old One V

Charlie_boy has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review

Good entry level phone for light usage with Premium feel.
But this is not gonna be your phone for the long run. You'd feel it's lacking in the inside. Hardware is on the low end, which translates to slower performance.

Build quality 10/10 Definitely Premium feel due to the metal unibody.
Reception 7/10 Had used feature phones with better reception.
Call quality 7/10 Had better call quality and loudness in feature phones
Internet 7/10 Light Web pages are ok. For Graphic-heavy and flash-enabled sites, you will experience a big slowdown.
Multimedia 9/10 Videos and Music play well enough. Interface is ok.
Camera 8/10 Decent Camera for everyday use. Good in daylight. If you like pictures on the warmer side and a little saturated, you'd be delighted in the 5MP camera.
UI speed 7/10 If you've installed too much apps, the UI slows down. Primarily because of the meager 512MB RAM and 1GHz 1Core Processor. If you're running facebook or a web browser, most of your RAM is already in use.
Everyday usage 8/10
Text input 8/10
Display 9/10 480p is low in today's standards, but the small display form factor compensates to give you good PPI. If you're the type that like small phone, this will be ideal for you.
Battery 7/10 1500 mAh isn't much... Good for daily light usage. This won't do for data, gps, gaming.


  • Premium-feel build quality
  • Good SLCD Display PPI


  • Low Processor & RAM
  • Below Average Call Quality
  • Below Average Audio Output

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posted on 05 Feb 2014, 21:43 (Posts: 0; Member since: 05 Feb 2014)



Bigbear-420 has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review

Low internal memory, very slow internet, virtually unusable. Other than that this phone has some solid features, the body and design are amazing- Camera is amazing too high contrast and very vivid colours. The phone uses very low speeds for its processor and ram but for general use like, camera, texting, calling . Go for this-
I would like to add one more crucial detail, I still walk around with this phone for the camera but not only for the camera. Although previously ridiculed, The sound quality on the headset with BEATS is very noticeable and extremely good- My headphones were over 150 and blow the specs off beats (as do most). Some people just don't know good sound and once they make a formal decision whether they like a certain phone or not their opinion tends to become bias... Despite the previous reviews the battery take forever to recharge.

Build quality 10/10 Love the unique curve and the body all metal--
Reception 10/10 Reception is fine I lived in a city during the use of this phone so finding dead zones was virtually impossible. Sat on over 3 bars 99% of the time
Call quality 10/10
Internet 4/10 very slow internet- only slow due to the low end hardware present (1 ghz single core processor)
Multimedia 4/10 Skippy youtube- and multimedia videos themselves were choppy
Camera 10/10 I STILL walk around with this phone because, In my opinion it takes the most stunning pictures I have ever seen- Clear and extremely vivid colours.
UI speed 5/10 Not a big fan of HTC's Sense implemented onto the android operating system, less customization options, Stuck with HTC's RING unlock method.
Everyday usage 5/10 Used it solid for just about a year- internet was almost unusable and took a long time to load pages even on WIFI- would resort to anything but this phone for answers and websurfing
Text input 10/10 Had a great experience texting with this phone. Very accurate.
Display 10/10 love the style and vivid colours
Battery 6/10


  • Style
  • Material
  • Camera
  • Screen


  • Processor (1ghz)
  • Internet speed-
  • Sense UI
  • lack of customization
  • ~Internal memory is very low~
  • Battery takes upwards 16 hours to charge

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posted on 26 Dec 2013, 22:53 (Posts: 0; Member since: 26 Dec 2013)


Okay for the average Joe

rayyan22 has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review

Been using this device for 11/2 years and got to say I am disappointed. Shows u get what.u pay for as within the first week's it started to lag even thru basic application such alistening to the music would take a while for everything to load this phone really teaches ant patience. I can't believe I even purchase this phone

Build quality 9/10
Reception 7/10
Call quality 8/10
Internet 8/10
Multimedia 6/10
Camera 7/10
UI speed 6/10
Everyday usage 7/10
Text input 6/10
Display 8/10
Battery 7/10


  • Ics


  • Lag everyday and everywhere

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posted on 12 Mar 2013, 15:07 (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Great phone!

Babri has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

Overall the phone is quite well built. The phone might suffer from performance issues if you try to stick to the stock ROM & you use your phone heavily like gaming, using Opera Mobile etc. I would suggest to root your phone & install a good Custom ROM.

Build quality 9/10 Great build quality. Feels solid in hand, a handsome set. However there is a slight light leakage. But that is quite unnoticeable. The only issue I have is that in a sense sim card slot is not that user friendly otherwise everything is great!
Reception 8/10 Reception is most of the time fine. Sometimes signals drop a bit when you grip your phone in a specific way, but the quality effected by that is negligible.
Call quality 7/10 Call quality is not that great. The noise filtering isn't as good as my Nokia E72. This is quite noticeable when doing sound recording, which is disappointing.
Internet 10/10
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 9/10
UI speed 7/10 On stock ROM, after few months mobile became a bit laggy. Messaging & People apps took a significant time to load. This was solved though when I rooted my phone & installed a custom ROM & overclocked my CPU to 1200MHz.
Everyday usage 9/10
Text input 10/10 I am very happy with texting capabilities of this phone. With the help of Swiftkey, it becomes superb. As a heavy texter, I can guarantee that you won't be disappointed with it if you have the right keyboard software installed. HTC sense input is quite good by itself BTW but why not go for even better options like SwiftKey. :)
Display 10/10
Battery 7/10 Only lasts for 1 day (normal usage). Maximum 1.5 day with low usage. That is fine for a normal android phone, but still I expected a bit better than that because Symbian phones I used previously had 2-3 days battery easily.


  • Great & vivid display
  • Good camera performance
  • Affordable & yet a solid built phone
  • Great for texting (with Swiftkey)


  • Battery life is somewhat poor/medicore
  • Voice recording & call quality is average
  • Sometimes it gets a bit laggy on stock ROM.

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posted on 25 Jan 2013, 00:19 (Posts: 0; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)



abhinav007 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

A good phone to buy ,comes with HD video recording, Android 4.0, 1GH processer, Easy UI, 3.7inc display and many more features . A great stunning shape which take it to another better stage. Well done HTC! The touch is responsive and quick. Weather widgets are really beautiful . BUT WITH PRICE TAG A BRILLIANT PHONE .....

Build quality 9/10 stunning shape
Reception 9/10 almost best with all operators
Call quality 8/10 some times speaker problem
Internet 8/10 good browser , but doesn't support flahvideos
Multimedia 9/10 best in class with BEATS audio
Camera 8/10 HD video recording , but snapshot not that goood .
UI speed 8/10 some times hang with multi apps use
Everyday usage 9/10
Text input 9/10
Display 9/10 good 16M display
Battery 8/10 inbuilt good battery .


  • Plays HD 720P, 1080i vedios with good oupout
  • All round good, quality phone
  • UI experience and speed Great integration with social networks
  • Dropbox syncing and free 25 GB
  • Fast battery charging
  • good weather


  • over heat
  • camera snapshot
  • Flash with the internet is not very reliable
  • Widgets take time to load
  • Occasional reception issues
  • Speaker sound

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posted on 13 Sep 2012, 00:41 (Posts: 0; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)


HTC One V... great deception

joruzani has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

Ok first of all I have to say I always really research whenever Im buying a phone... or almost anything. So I do in this one... but not enough.

The phone has an excellent build, being almost uni-body helps a lot and I really like its aluminium.

Before going further let me explain my deception:
Im an audiophile so I want at least a decent gear, in this case the beats audio is just a joke, a very bad joke. The audio quality from the speaker is good... for a phone speaker, the sad part is when you plug in a decent set of earphones or headphones. It has a noise all the time when playing any sound: music, games, a call... even when you turn up and down the volume.

Some people say just play the music louder and you wont notice. Well Im sure that people that are just fine with mp3 wont, but anyone with decent earphones and good hearing will. Moreover, audiophiles that only have flac or any other lossles format and good to high-end pieces will be horrified when playing music in this phones. I almost cry T.T

Apart from that there is the yellow dots problem:
I have had replaced mine 4 times, and all of them have yellow dots on the corners, being the most prominent the down ones. Some say it glue and it will be gone with time, I hope so. btw Im not from India (some claim only devices sold there have this problem).

In other aspects it behaves quite good, it can get laggy some times but for the hardware it has its normal, it wont get annoying but will make you want a faster one......  

Build quality 9/10
Reception 8/10
Call quality 8/10
Internet 7/10
Multimedia 1/10 very bad audio quality
Camera 7/10
UI speed 7/10
Everyday usage 8/10
Text input 7/10
Display 5/10 yellow dots in corners
Battery 7/10


  • good reception
  • camera options


  • May overheat
  • Very bad audio quality even for a phone (this one supposed to be above average not below)

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posted on 13 Jun 2012, 12:27 (Posts: 0; Member since: 10 May 2012)


HTC One V Review.

ameeronev has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

The HTC One V is a smartphone with a 3.7" SLCD2 screen with 480x800 pixels of resolution, 1GHz single-core processor, 512MB of RAM and 4 gigs of internal storage. These specs, together with the 5MP camera on the back place it at the entry level of the new One lineup from HTC, but the HTC One V is running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which is always a good thing. Moreover, the phone features the new HTC ImageChip, which allows for all the good camera stuff in the new One line, like low-light capabilities, and the ability to shoot pictures while you film a video

Build quality 9/10
Reception 8/10
Call quality 9/10
Internet 8/10
Multimedia 8/10
Camera 9/10
UI speed 7/10
Everyday usage 8/10
Text input 10/10
Display 8/10
Battery 9/10


  • Thin body, measuring less than 9.5mm/0.37inches
  • Small dimensions
  • High pixel densitiy screen, over 250ppi
  • Fast processor
  • Good Camera
  • Above average battery life


  • Doesn't supports flash videos while surfing the internet

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posted on 18 May 2012, 14:10 (Posts: 0; Member since: 18 May 2012)


Brilliant mid-end smartphone in high-end case

Jon2106 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

When you first get the One V the eco-friendly packaging gives you the feeling of getting your hands on to a high-end smartphone, and that's exactly what it looks and feels like. The setup process was long and painful, but it was fairly easy to do. The screen is very clear and text appears crisp and colors vivid, but it isn't close to the iPhone 4S retina display. The overall feel of the Sense UI is pretty snappy, it keeps up pretty well with your swiping and zooming and tapping. The web browser works well, but heavy pages may be laggy when loading. A feature that I found very handy is the tap-to-show flash content. The music player comes with SoundHound, but the app itself is below par when compared to other phones. When it comes to the camera - it's absolutely poop. The picture comes out oversaturated, like we were living in some kind of a rainbow land. HD video is acceptable for quick shots, but still...

The phone keeps track of your day very nicely and reminds you of stuff. HTC Sense 4 also has some small but helpful touches - in the morning, it opens a weather widget to the lock screen, it makes the ringtone quieter when you move the phone and so on.

The main advantages of the phone against its competitors in class are its screen, Android Ice Cream Sandwich, the brilliant HTC Sense and the smooth user experience.

Build quality 9/10 One of the best build quality in the class.
Reception 7/10 Signal occasionally drops from 5 to 2 bars.
Call quality 9/10 Call quality is good, but sometimes calls can be a little bit unclear.
Internet 8/10 Browser pretty good, but heavy pages can overload it slightly.
Multimedia 9/10 Plays virtually every format an average user uses.
Camera 6/10 Camera quality is absolutely horrible - pictures and video oversaturated.
UI speed 9/10 Sense UI pretty snappy and reacts fastly.
Everyday usage 10/10 In the morning, it opens a weather widget to the lock screen and you can access the weather with one click, and other great things that make "sense".
Text input 9/10 Keyboard opens pretty fast, some lag occasionally. Landscape mode keyboard is big enough for any person.
Display 9/10 Display is better than other devices in class - text and photos crisp.
Battery 8/10 As always, battery dies too quickly, but it charges extremely fast.


  • Build quality and feel
  • Internet browsing
  • Android ICS with HTC Sense
  • Brilliant screen
  • Fast battery charging
  • UI experience and speed
  • Great integration with social networks
  • Great HTC quality
  • Dropbox syncing and free 25 GB


  • Camera
  • Long setup
  • Widgets take time to load
  • Occasional reception issues
  • Speaker sound
  • Battery life a bit too short
  • Battery indicator doesn't show percentage

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posted on 23 Apr 2012, 11:57 (Posts: 0; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)


HTC One V Review

Fluxy has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

The HTC one V is a good phone for the price, with it you get a Single core 1 GHz processor, an Adreno 205 GPU, and a 3.7 inch display by 480x800. You also get a 5 MP camera, with LED flash and autofocus. In terms of battery life, you get a good 1½ days out of it, with general use. With heavy use you can just about make it through a day. The build quality is amazing, perhaps one of the best built phones iv'e ever had. Well done HTC! The touch is responsive and quick, along with the fast processor. And to top its all off, it comes with the newest Android 4, Ice Cream Sandwich. All in all for what you get for the price, i would definitively recommend this phone. If you ever wanted more, either the HTC One S or X depending if your prepared to spend more.

Build quality 10/10 Its amazing
Reception 8/10 Depends one your service provider
Call quality 8/10 Very clear
Internet 6/10 The flash on this phone does not always work
Multimedia 9/10 Very good usability
Camera 7/10 Good but not the best
UI speed 8/10 Quite fast for what you get
Everyday usage 9/10 An easy, yet rewarding phone
Text input 9/10 Very quick typing, and very responsive
Display 8/10 Good, but not the best
Battery 9/10 Lots of hours out of a full charge


  • All round good, quality phone
  • Fast and responsive


  • The phone comes with 4Gb of storage yet only 1Gb is available to the user
  • Flash with the internet is not very reliable

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posted on 15 Apr 2012, 04:33 (Posts: 0; Member since: 15 Apr 2012)



vimalprakash.a has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

HTC One V is a good model of cost 18000 INR, you can get even cheaper based on your bargaining skills up to 17300 INR. Added advantage of HTC One V gives you Android 4.0, 1GH processer, Easy UI, 3.7inc display, Camera effects and features. Major drawbacks are phone gets heat in a quick time, battery isn't that good, Call audio output is poor, Camera is quite decent but not up the expectation (having noice in images). Over all HTC One V is a good one but not a perfect one.

Build quality 7/10
Reception 7/10
Call quality 6/10
Internet 8/10
Multimedia 8/10
Camera 6/10
UI speed 8/10
Everyday usage 7/10
Text input 8/10
Display 8/10
Battery 5/10


  • Plays HD 720P, 1080i vedios with good oupout
  • Multimedia Games outputs good result


  • Battery life is poor
  • Poor audio output on call
  • Internal memory is been used by OS and other apps. Users are left with only 1GB

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