Product Review: Htc One Sv

The Taiwanese are constantly expanding their One series: Just a few days ago the new  HTC One  with aluminum housing and 4.7 inch FullHD display was introduced. The noble flagship will be available from the middle of March. I have now  looked at the HTC One SV,which was released in January  . This mid-class smart phone is offered in two versions: with and without an LTE module. Because of the designation, I first suspected that the HTC One SV is only an extended version of the HTC One S is an LTE module. But that is not so, then it would have actually called One SL.

I have tested the HTC One SV without LTE support.

Technical Specifications

The Technology At A Glance

Display: 4.3 inches (cm), 480 x 800 pixels (no writing error)

Processor: Qualcomm S4 1.2 GHz, Dualcore

Operating System: Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and HTC Sense

Internal memory: 8 GB, expandable with microSD card

Sensors: G-sensor, proximity sensor, e-compass and ambient light sensor

GPS/Glonass: yes

Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi (IEEE 802.11a / b / g / n), NFC, DLNA

Battery: 1800 mAh,  interchangeable

Front camera device: 1.6 megapixels, 720p for video recording

Main camera: 5 megapixels, autofocus, LED flash, BSI sensor, aperture f/2.0, 28mm lens, 1080p video recording

Weight: 122 grams

Dimensions: 67mm x 128mm x 9mm (width x height x depth)


Scope Of Delivery And Commissioning

The HTC One SV comes in a solid, white box. In addition to the smartphone, you will find the charging cable, the power supply, headphones (unfortunately again no beats headphones) as well as a short manual. If you take the HTC One SV for the first time in your hand, then you are impressed: it is light and very pleasant in the hand. After inserting the SIM card and turning on the smartphone, Android users can find the accustomed device wizard, but also newcomers to the Android are fast.



In contrast to the One S, the case of the One SV is not made from aluminum, but from plastic (frame) and polycarbonate (back). The slightly curved and slightly roughened back of the smartphone ensures that it does not slip out of the hand, but it is also very susceptible to scratches. The back is detachable, so the battery can also be replaced. The display connects seamlessly to the frame as there is no gap. The cameral lens and the LED flash on the back of the smartphone are flush with the case. In the lower part on the back is the loudspeaker and the beats audio logo. On the front side, a status LED for the display of missed calls or SMS etc. is installed next to the front camera. The HTC One SV is offered in the colors glacier white and pyrenees blue. Why the smartphone in Germany is not offered in black or gray, remains a mystery.



The Quadcomm dual core processor with 1.2 GHz clocking per core works quite fast with 1 GB main memory together. The internal memory is 8GB quite lean, but can be expanded with a microSD card by up to 32GB. To this extension you will hardly be able to get around, according to the first device of the 8 GB just barely 5 GB available.
On the lower side is a micro-USB port as well as a microphone. On the upper side is the usual power button and another microphone next to the 3.5 mm jack socket for the headphones.The right-hand rocker for adjusting the volume is located on the right-hand side. The battery and the slots for the SIM and the microSD card are located under the easy-to-open rear panel. The 1800 mAh strong battery lasts for one day with normal use of the smartphone, before it must be loaded. Within 2 hours, the battery is recharged completely.



The display of Gorilla glass with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels is the weak point of the HTC One SV. The display sharpness is only 216 ppi. This has made HTC already better: With the HTC One S you get the same display size 540 x 920 pixels and 256 ppi. The colors are, however, also displayed on the One SV, the contrast is good. In the outdoor, however, the display does not make a good impression, one must adjust the brightness already quite high, so that you can recognize anything at all.