HTC One V Hand-On After One Week Used

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Last week just brought a HTC One V Android smartphone to replace Nokia 5800 which got some malfunction. My friend keep asking why not brought HTC One X or others smartphone that has advance hardware specification compare with One V, well i just use my phone for calling, SMS, send and receive email and taking sample photo for customer only, not need such ‘Big screen’ smartphone to get my job done.Moreover HTC Malaysia offer 2 years warranty (1 + 1 year extended warranty) for all HTC smartphones like the latest HTC One X and HTC One V.

First of all,this is not a paid review or un-boxing post.I just note down what i getting from these one week as using HTC One V, it may different from what you get from other HTC One V review post on internet.

HTC One V Specs

  • Dimensions: 120.3 x 59.7 x 9.2mm
  • Weight: 115g
  • 3.7-inch TFT capacitive display (480 x 800)
  • HTC Sense UI
  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • 1GHz single-core Qualcomm processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4GB built-in storage
  • 5-megapixel camera w/ LED flash and AF
  • MicroSD card slot (up to 32GB)
  • Bluetooth v4.0 w/ A2DP
  • MicroUSB


HTC One V Hand-On

Staring using HTC One V smartphone try to slide and swipe vertically or horizontally across the screen, it’s quite smooth and no any ‘lag’,can’t imagine it’s only a single-core Qualcomm processor smartphone.

There are a bit different for HTC android 4.0 version compare with original Android 4.0 interface. As go inside 「Setting」 what impressed me is we can control 「Font size」 in 「Display」 option.If you got elder family having eyes sighted problem, it would be helpful ( Others model may install Big Font android app to have similar application).

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Due to HTC One V build in with 512 MB RAM and lot of HTC build in app running in background,not so much memory available inside. Previously we can install some Android app like Task killer app to kill app running in background as start Android 2.0 version but now we no need to use these kind of apps to solve the problem, Android 4.0 version already build in 「Task Manager」 build in app to help kill running background app.

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What i get from using Task manager killing all the background app which only free up not more than 220 MB memory.

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Moreover we can use 「Recent Apps 」 button to delete recent open app to save up the memory.

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HTC Android 4 build in Move in Card Storage feature allow users can transfer installed android app to SD card storage to save phone storage,no need 「App2SD 」 again .

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The key features of HTC One V are 5 megapixel with auto focus, LED flash and BSI Sensor,Zero Lag shutter speed and super sensitive wide angle 28mm lens and able shoots at 2 FPS up to a maximum of 99 shots. To be honest, my HTC One V smartphone unable to let me taking photo up to 99 shots,just around 20 to 30 shots only, the worst thing is most of the shooting photos can’t provide image clearly if you are move around HTC One V phone and thus caused can’t focusing, however the camera app will let users choose which is better.

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Below are some photo taken by HTC One V with Auto mode and default camera app.Click and open in new tab can see original size photo.

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Overall HTC One V is value with money which sold price RM999 (USD$325) in Malaysia. If you thinking that buy HTC One V phone just for camera spec, you need to thinking twice before making decision.