HTC One SV

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.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 9.0
  • Features 7.0
  • Performance 7.0
7.7 Overall

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Review

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.

Design
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 Droid DNA and Evo 4G LTE.

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.

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