Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - MOBILES -

The One V is the third sib­ling in the HTC One fam­ily. While the One X and the One S boast pow­er­ful pro­ces­sors, the One V comes with a 1Ghz sin­gle core pro­ces­sor but has its own charm.

DE­SIGN: The uni­body de­sign with a curved chin at the bot­tom re­minds us of the pop­u­lar HTC Leg­end. The di­men­sions and thick­ness are just per­fect to hold or slide the phone in a pocket.

DIS­PLAY: The 3.7-inch dis­play feels a bit small in front of the huge 4.7-inch One X. But it only took us a cou­ple of days to get ac­cus­tomed to the small screen. We could eas­ily type us­ing our thumbs in por­trait mode as well.

IN­TER­FACE: The One V is among the first few phones to run An­droid Ice­Cream Sand­wich out of the box. The OS is over­laid by the HTC Sense UI as on the One X. It gives ac­cess to launch for apps from the locked screen and di­vides the main ap­pli­ca­tion tray into All, Fre­quent and Down­loads.

CAM­ERA: The One V sports a 5 MP still cam­era with zero shut­ter lag. This means, even with­out the ded­i­cated cam­era key, we were able to click im­ages very quickly. This made cap­tur­ing mov­ing sub­jects and kids very easy. As we had no­ticed in the One X, even with this phone we were able to cap­ture still im­ages while shoot­ing videos. The im­ages cap­tured were crisp and vi­brant in colour.

PER­FOR­MANCE: The 1Ghz sin­gle core pro­ces­sor along with 512MB RAM man­ages daily tasks with ease. But it won’t be able to han­dle heavy graphic games. Call clar­ity was good and so was the sound output us­ing the Beats Au­dio. The ded­i­cated mul­ti­task­ing key helped in quickly switch­ing be­tween the run­ning apps. The 1500 mAh bat­tery gave us a day’s use with brows­ing, emails and calls.

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