The Good The HTC One SV flaunts a thin, stylish look, a fast processor, and free Muve Music service.
The Bad The One SV’s screen and camera resolution aren’t sharp, its call quality is disappointing, and though its camera is full-featured, it takes mediocre photos.
The Bottom Line The HTC One SV’s sleek design and fast processor are impressive, but not its call quality or the pictures it takes.
A gorgeous, no-contract number from HTC
The HTC One SV proves stunningly attractive smartphones that can find a home on prepaid carriers. Available on Cricket Wireless for $349.99, the slim, colorfully seductive One SV certainly adds spice to the provider's no-contract lineup. With its fiery red highlights and compact yet premium feel, it's one of the best-designed HTC handsets to come along in quite some time. But while this Android ICS phone is easy on the eyes and powered by a fast processor, its camera doesn't provide pleasing image quality.
HTC certainly has a knack for crafting striking smartphones and this skill shows in the One SV. With its gentle curves and rounded edges, not to mention vibrant red highlights, the One SV isn't your typical black-slab handset. Instead, the crimson metallic trim that runs around the phone is reminiscent of HTC's other premium gadgets such as the and .
Measuring a wafer-thin 0.36 of an inch deep and 5 inches tall by 2.6 inches wide, the device is practically petite by today's gargantuan smartphone standards. The phone manages to tip the scales at a featherweight 4.3 ounces, too, making it a breeze to carry or slip into pockets.
Motorola Moto Z2 Force on sale at T-Mobile for $375
At T-Mobile, the Moto Z2 Force is the cheapest it's ever been.
Intel fights for a spot in your next phone
Adding faster network features like gigabit LTE and 5G could help Intel power communications in future iPhones and other phones.
T-Mobile's gigabit network push reaches 430 markets in US
The carrier boasts of "eclipsing" Verizon and AT&T with next-gen LTE technology. Nonsense, Verizon responds.
The OnePlus 5T is here: Everything else we know so far
Like slimmer bezels, a bigger screen and a Nov. 21 sale date.
Apple sued over dual-camera tech in iPhone 7 Plus, 8 Plus
Tel Aviv-based Corephotonics is accusing the tech giant of patent infringement.
OnePlus 5T officially confirmed, along with its headphone jack
Two teases have become reality.
Google's Pixel 2 XL warranty may not cover our biggest concern
Not satisfied with Pixel 2 XL screen? Here's Google's promise. Don't be surprised if you're still a little confused.
One phone, two screens? Radical design opens door for change
An unlikely company is looking to kick-start a new trend in phones. It just needs to avoid creating a flop in the process.
Pixel 2's squeezable sides come with a catch
The Galaxy S8 and Note 8 make this mistake, too.
Pixel 2, XL take on iPhone X with squeezable sides
Google's next-gen Pixels are here, with a single rear camera and no headphone jack.
The Pixel 2 XL, Home Mini, translating Pixel Buds and more: All Google just announced
Google deluged us with new products at today's announcement, including new phones, earbuds that translate on the fly, smart speakers and a lot more.
Google Pixel 2 event: What to expect on Oct. 4
Ready for more Google phones, smart speakers and laptops? Here's what to expect this week.