December 11th 2012 8:34 am

76

A middleweight performer that's not just a pretty face

76

The SV is a solid option for people who want an LTE device on the cheap.

Critic reviews

7.4
13 reviews
  • Reception and call quality
    7.5
  • Display
    6.5
  • Battery life
    7.2
  • Camera
    6.2
  • Ease of use
    7.7
  • Design and form factor
    8.2
  • Portability (size / weight)
    7.6
  • Media support
    8.5
  • Durability
    7.2
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
    7.6

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  • Reception and call quality
  • Display
  • Battery life
  • Camera
  • Ease of use
  • Design and form factor
  • Portability (size / weight)
  • Media support
  • Durability
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
8.0
Engadget Feb 6, 2013

The One SV is all about compromise. Its specifications aren't going to wow anyone into an impulse purchase, especially in a world spoiled by quad-core chips and 720p displays. Still, performance is more than adequate.

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8.0
CNET Feb 1, 2013

The HTC One SV’s sleek design and fast processor are impressive, but not its call quality or the pictures it takes.

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7.0
PC Mag Jan 22, 2013

It's the best phone Cricket offers for under $400. It's smaller than the GS3, beautiful, and still performs well. If you can't afford the GS3, or you like this design better, the HTC One SV is a great way to experience Cricket's new LTE network.

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8.0
CNET Asia Dec 20, 2012

If you're looking for a 4G-enabled smartphone with a slightly lower budget, the HTC One SV may be worth looking at. However, don't expect great photos out of it.

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7.0
SlashGear Jan 23, 2013

It’s not a bad device, but it demands too many compromises from cutting-edge users tempted by 4G, and can’t compete on price with more affordable HSPA+ phones on other networks.

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7.0
Pocket-Lint Feb 6, 2013

Overall, the HTC One SV isn't a bad phone, but it does have weaknesses and, as this is sitting on EE, you could pick up a much better handset for £30 when you take out your contract, making it something of a hard sell.

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8.0
Android Central Jan 15, 2013

When combined with Cricket's very cost effective (read cheap but full featured) monthly service plans getting this one is a no-brainer if you can get good Cricket service. The phone is built like a tank, looks absolutely stunning ... and performs well above it's budget friendly price tag.

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8.0
phoneArena Jan 10, 2013

Whoever picks the HTC One SV up will be pleased by the excellent performance driving it and delighted by its outstanding appearance.

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7.0
TechRadar Jan 16, 2013

The One SV is a great phone for what it is - a mid-range device designed for LTE connectivity ... Unfortunately, the One SV doesn't do enough to try and make up for the battery drain of LTE.

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7.0
TrustedReviews Jan 22, 2013

Overall the HTC One SV offers up a slightly peculiar selection of features. On the one hand it’s nicely designed, has a good quality screen ... But, on the other hand, its screen is low resolution, its processor relatively slow, its camera below par and its price too high.

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6.0
T3 Feb 12, 2013

The HTC One SV is cool, rather than premium and would feel much better value with double the 8GB storage and a 8 Megapixel camera.

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8.0
BGR Jan 15, 2013

I hope that the One SV gets attention from some bigger carriers in the U.S. though, because with some solid marketing and attractive pricing at a larger carrier, it could certainly do well among subscribers seeking a low-cost phone that stands out from the crowd.

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First Looks

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Engadget Jan 7, 2013

Like the Desire X, the curved size and (relatively) small screen-size mean it's easy to handle, while LTE connectivity and a 1.2GHz Snapdragon S4 processor made easy work of browsing on Chrome and navigating Android 4.0.

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TrustedReviews Jan 16, 2013

Overall, we're liking the look of the HTC One SV so far. It's smart, has a reasonable balance of features and a quick test of its 4G connectivity shows it's just as nippy as any other 4G handset.

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