Reviews HTC One SV
RCT SCORE 5 / 10

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HTC's One SV serves a very specific niche: consumers looking for a no-contract Android smartphone for use on Cricket's expanding 4G network. If that doesn't stop you dead in your tracks, read on. 

The One SV boasts a 4.3-inch display (480 x 800), a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 8GB of onboard storage and 1GB of RAM. It features a 5-megapixel main camera and a 1.6-megapixel video conferencing camera. It features Beats audio enhancement technology and two year's worth of free DropBox storage (up to 25GB). 

The One SV won praise for its design, low price and overall performance (for a mid-range phone) but lost points for its lousy camera, poor battery life, and underwhelming display.

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A Gorgeous, No-Contract Number
If you can live with its quirks, the lovely HTC One SV is hard to pass up.
Not Just a Pretty Face
The SV is half beauty, half geek -- it ain't no prom queen, and it doesn't have a perfect GPA, but it'll more than suffice for people seeking LTE on a budget.
It Has a Weaknesses
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...
Who Would Buy This Phone?
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, expandable storage, some modern favourites...
Good Midrange Phone But It Takes a Hit on Battery Life
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...
Too Many Compromises for a 4G Phone
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.
A No-Brainer if You Want to Go Off-Contract
The single best thing about the One SV is the $349 off contract pricing. When combined with Cricket's very cost effective (read cheap but full featured) monthly service plans getting...
Gorgeous Phone That Few Will Own
The design is sleek and unique, the fit and finish are top-notch, and the total package is among the best available in the mid-range class.
Boy Genius
Well Built for Cricket
The HTC One SV is a well-built midrange LTE smartphone for Cricket's new 4G network.
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