If you refuse to experience Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on any other handset than an HTC but you aren't keen on blowing too much moolah on a smartphone, then this fresh release is for you.
Wrapped in unibody gunmetal case, HTC One V is the most affordable smartphone in the Taiwanese company's 2012 One series. Although lacking supposedly top-notch Android smartphone innards and specifications this year, including a Quad Core processor, a Full HD video recorder and a large display, HTC One V nevertheless comes with features that HTC fans have grown to love on their phones, which include solid construction, gorgeous design, Beats Audio enhancement and HTC Sense experience, which - in my opinion - is the best Android 'skin' out there.
HTC One V was officially announced at Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona, Spain earlier this week along with the midrange HTC One S and the flagship level HTC One X. HTC also disclosed that the borderline entry-level lower-midrange Android phone will hit store shelves come Q2 this year with a 299 Euros SRP. No word yet on HTC One V's exact release date and pricing details in our country but I guess it will also land here in Q2 with price tag of around Php 15,000 - Php 18,000.
Like what we usually do here on TP, let me wrap up this entry by giving you the complete technical specifications of the affordable HTC One V --
|Name||HTC One V|
|Type||Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)|
|Dimensions||120.3 x 59.7 x 9.2 mm|
|Operating System||Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)|
|Display||3.7 inches (~252 ppi pixel density), 480 x 800 pixels, TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Processor||1 GHz Single Core|
|RAM/ROM||512 MB RAM|
|Camera||5 MegaPixels, 2592 x 1944 pixels with autofocus and LED flash, no front camera|
|Video Capture||720p 30 frames per second|
|Audio and Video Playback||MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player/MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player|
|Ports||microUSB v2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, 3G|
|Network||2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100|
|Internal Storage||4 GB, expandable via microSD, supports up to 32GB|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity|
|Battery||Li-Ion 1500 mAh|
|Uptime||TP Guesstimate: Standby of up to 330 hours, Talk time of up to 5 hours|
|Value-Added Features||Gunmetal Unibody case, HTC Sense UI, Beats Audio, SNS integration, Google Services Suite|
|Announcement||Globally: February 2012|
|Price||TP Guesstimate: Php 15,000 - 18,000|