Htc One SV: One S Sibling With 4G Enabled

HTC One SV is being reviewed as the sibling of Htc One S Mobile with some different features incorporated in it. The most notable feature is the addition of 4G and a microSD card slot. Thus we are getting One S with somewhat different package and almost in the same price range as the original.

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HTC One SV Features And Price

Htc One SV features Android 4.0 OS which disappointed us a bit as we were expecting Jelly Bean.The other specifications are1.2 GHz Dual-Core processor, 5 MP rear camera with 1080p recording, 1.6 MP front camera with 720p recording, 1GB RAM, 1800 mAh battery, 8 GB on board storage, 480×800 pixels resolution and Beats Audio.The available colors are black and white for this model.

Operating system and Processor

It has Android OS, v4.0(Ice Cream Sandwich) which is the same as its sibling. Htc One SV is powered by 1.2 GHz Dual-Core processor.

Form Factor And Design

We miss the aluminium frame of One S which has been replaced by a plastic chassis in Htc One SV. But the grip is nevertheless good. It comes with thickness of 9.2mm and height and width of 128 and 66.9mm respectively. The form factor is bar.

Display Dimension and Weight

The display is not Super AMOLED as in Htc One S. Rather we get Super LCD2 capacitive touchscreen display with screen size of 4.3inches.Even theresolution is less of 480×800 pixels with 16M color depth and 217  ppi pixel density.The display is nice in Htc One SV but its original had a better display. It has multitouch features and Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection with HTC Sense UI.It weighs 122g.

Camera Configuration

The camera feature has also been lowered in Htc One SV with 5MP rear camera but 1080p video recording feature is still there. A secondary 1.6 MP front camera with 720p video recording is provided. It also features auto focus, geo-tagging, face and smile detection and LED flash.

Internal Memory and Extendable Memory

The internal memory is up to 8GB with 1GB RAM. There is also an addition of microSD card slot feature for Htc One SV up to 32 GB.


A new feature in One SV is 4G LTE. The others are same as Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n WLAN , Bluetoothv4.0, microUSB 2.0, 3G, GPRS , HSDPA,HSUPA ensuring you get fast downloads and EDGE Class too. There is NFC also.

Power Management

The battery has been upgraded in One SV with a standard Li-Ion 1800 mAh  battery.

Other features Of Htc One SV

While the other features for One SV are MP3 player, Beats Audio, Dropbox storage upto 25 GB, SNS integration, photo viewer/editor, organizer and others.

HTC One SV Price and Availability

It was announced in November,2012 and released in January, 2013. Htc One SV Price is approx. $444.44 or Rs.23,000.


HTC has done good with 4G and the phone looks quite fast. But Htc One SV lags in many features with One S such as processor, camera and build. We even expected to get Jelly Bean and this is a disappointment. The battery is good in Htc One SV and even the addition of card slot is appreciated. It does look a good with 4G in the mid range but is little high priced and we feel it could do better if we had more budget device. This price also puts it in competition with the likes of Google Nexus 4, Sony Xperia T, HTC One V and Nokia Lumia 820.

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