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77 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
77

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

HTC has established a new bellwether for entry-level phones. Of course, though, that tempting price means having to settle for more limited horsepower.

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77 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
77

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

77
 

User Reviews

80
rostamiani
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
70
chipmunkdude58
The phone is a low-end smartphone with basic capabilities which may suit someone...read more
80
maddyx
ive had this phone for a couple of months now and so far its not too bad if...read more
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Score Breakdown

 
74
Average Critic Score
 
80
Engadget
HTC has established a new bellwether for entry-level phones. Of course, though, that tempting price means having to settle for more limited horsepower.
 
60
PocketNow
With major performance issues in the browser and in other areas of the operating system, we can't help but to not recommend the One V until HTC offers a software update to fix these issues.
 
80
phoneArena
The smartphone has style and character that few devices in its price category can match, and we are pretty happy with it for the most part.
 
60
TechRadar
The HTC One V is the Jack Donaghy of smartphones; there are lots of good things about it and it thinks it's something pretty special, but in fact there are slimmer, more attractive and better quality phones out there in 2012 that will usurp it before long.
 
70
Android Central
The HTC One V isn’t going to blow your head off with bleeding-edge hardware or full-featured software, but if you want a basic Android experience without breaking the bank, it's a dependable all-rounder with one or two outstanding features.
 
70
SlashGear
The HTC One V really needed a slight boost in the processor department that would have cemented its position as one of the best entry-level Android smartphones. As it stands ... we wouldn’t feel comfortable recommending it at the prices that have been announced.
 
80
Gizmodo
The HTC One V would make a great mid-range option for someone looking to upgrade an older, clunkier smartphone to something with this year’s newest version of Android.
 
70
CNET Asia
The HTC One V is a handset that delivers great value for its low-cost. While it sports good features like the BSI camera and a refreshing take on an old design, the handset is let down by its single-core 1GHz processor which isn't capable of keeping up.
 
80
GSM Arena
It's not really all that underpowered. It's just that the pressure of dual-cores may be too much to handle. But then, nothing beats a metal unibody if you want to look cool under pressure.
 
80
Pocket-Lint
If you're after a more compact Android handset, and as long as you accept it's limitations, it's well worth considering.

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