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HTC One SV

Average Customer Rating:
4.6 out of 5
4.6
 out of 
5
(5 Reviews) 5
5 of 5(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

The HTC One SV is a great phone for photos, music and everything in between. With a camera that's good enough to challenge your standalone camera, you'll always catch those rare shots, and Beats Audio™ gives studio quality sounds no matter where you are.

Full of power.

The HTC One SV can keep up with every task you need – from work to play. The dual core 1.2GHz processor lets the One SV carry out multiple apps at once – such as web browsing while listening to music and downloading a movie – without any hint of slowdown.

4G internet – the fastest around.1

4G is the new, fastest form of mobile internet, giving you download speeds up to five times faster than the older 3G network. This means lightning-fast web browsing, seamless HD movie streaming and internet radio listening, perfect quality video calls and 3D multi-player games on the go.

Fast, high quality camera.

The 5MP camera of the HTC One SV is fast, really fast – it lets you fire off four shots per second and up to 30 continuous shots in one touch, perfect for capturing sports action or great photos at gigs. It always gives great results thanks to the HTC ImageChip, a processor that's only job is to enhance your photos. Like your night shots? With an f2.0 lens, BSI sensor and smart flash, low light photos look wicked. Videos more your thing? Your One SV records at 1080p HD resolution, and you can even take a photo while capturing video.

Beats Audio™ for epic sound.

With Beats Audio™ technology built-in, you'll experience incredible sound, sound that reflects exactly what recording artists want you to hear. This incredible audio experience gives you super charged bass, treble and clarity, whether you're listening to music, watching a movie or playing a game. In short, practically anything you hear through your HTC One SV is Beats Audio™ boosted!

Added value apps.

With an HTC smartphone, you get great extra apps pre-installed. Hear a song you love, but no idea what it is? Fire up SoundHound, the awesome song recognition app that'll tell you the artists and find lyrics in seconds. Going for a drive? The HTC Drive app gives you a new start screen with large icons for Phone, Music, Navigation and Radio, and automatically connects to Bluetooth devices – it turns your One SV into the perfect driving companion. The Data usage app records how much internet data you've used so you won't go over your limit, and also counts your text messages and phone call minutes.

Acres of storage space.

With a great screen, Beats Audio™ and fast internet, you'll want space to store your media. The HTC One SV has 8GB of on board storage that's easily expandable with microSD cards of up to 32GB. And if you need more, there's free online Dropbox storage of 25GB2. The great thing about Dropbox is that you can tell your One SV to automatically upload all your photos and videos as soon as you take them, so you'll never lose a great shot again. Into sharing? Just send the link to your Dropbox file for friends and family to access in access.

Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processors

Mobile that’s more powerful, more personal, and less power hungry. Did you know that different technologies work faster, smoother and more efficiently when they’re designed to work together? We think that’s a pretty smart approach, so that’s how we designed our Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processors. Qualcomm Snapdragon processors use best-in-class technology and deliver what your friends will envy— quick, smooth surfing, visually stunning graphics, and robust performance. Being power-smart, they deliver the precise amount of power you need right when you need it, ensuring consistently great performance without compromising battery life. Snapdragon processors make it possible for you to fully enjoy all the reasons you’d wanted a Smartphone in the first place. Click here to Learn more about Snapdragon.

Get in the game for free

Up for some rip-roaring action with Mortal Combat 4? Want to join forces with Batman to save Gotham3? Now's your chance. To make the most of the gaming performance delivered by Snapdragon processors, Snapdragon are giving away 3 FREE mobile games to the first 5,000 customers who purchase selected devices. Click here to learn more.

If you're after a light and portable phone that still gives you the best audio experience, super fast 4G internet1, an epic camera and enough speed for the latest 3D games, the HTC One SV is a must-have.

1. 4G available on selected networks and tariffs
2. Free for 2 years. Please visit the Dropbox site for full Terms and Conditions of the offer
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Customer Reviews for HTC One SV
Review 1 for HTC One SV
Brilliant Phone!
from Bridgend
,09 July 2013
I recently upgraded from a blackberry button phone to this touch screen and am very happy with it. The only down side with this phone is the battery life although I am on it a lot and the children play games. This phone has a lot to offer and many apps which are useful and entertaining.
Age group: 30 - 39
I have used this product for: less than a month
Expertise: intermediate
I use this product for: Personal
Overall 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of use 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Battery life 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Features 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Reliability 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for HTC One SV
Really Rather Good
from Heswall
,09 July 2013
Let's get straight to the point; this is an excellent phone.
The sandwich style design, now seen on the HTC One everyone is raving about, is lovely.
The full, gloss black, glass front really shows off the screen and provides a superb contrast for the silver centre and white back.
The phone feels fantastic in the hand. The body is curvy and the plastic back is nicely tactile.
Everything works as it should. The HTC Sense apps are speedy and responsive and internet searching is lightening fast over 4G and just as good using wifi.
Battery life is pretty good and easily lasts a full day under normal usage. The white charger and white headphones are a nice touch!
The screen resolution in terms of numbers is not up to iPhone or top end Nokia standards but please don't let that put you off. I also have a HTC One S which has a much higher resolution screen but in all honesty for normal use you really won't notice the difference.
So; bags of style, plenty of performance and sensible pricing plans. Oh, and 4G. Go get!
Age group: 40 - 49
I have used this product for: 3-6 months
Expertise: expert
I use this product for: Personal
Overall 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Ease of use 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Battery life 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Features 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Reliability 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Review 3 for HTC One SV
best phone ever
from uk
,19 June 2013
Bought this Phone about 2 weeks ago, wasnt really sure how it was going to turn out to be, but im very pleased with my choice as this is a very fast phone Internet is excellent im a heavy phone user and for me this is by far this best phone i have ever Had, despite this battery is very good. Features are superb on the phone and i just wouldnt change this phone for Any other. I would recommend this phone Any day, get it guys you wont regret it!!!! :)
Age group: 18 - 29
I have used this product for: less than a month
Expertise: expert
I use this product for: Personal
Overall 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of use 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Battery life 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Reliability 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for HTC One SV
great upgrade
from amersham
,01 May 2013
Good upgrade from desire S though maybe a bit larger than I wanted as I have small hands. Lots of good new features though missing some old ones such as no link from a contact to messages. Battery life average for a smart phone need to charge every 1-2 days. Only had for 2 weeks so not explored all new features yet.
Age group: 50+
I have used this product for: less than a month
Expertise: intermediate
I use this product for: Personal
Overall 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of use 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Battery life 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Reliability 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
9 of 12 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for HTC One SV
Great Phone
from North Lanarkshire
,19 February 2013
I upgraded to the HTC One SV from a no longer functioning HTC Wildfire and have been delighted with my choice. So much more space for apps, so much faster than previous HTC and not as much of a brick as the other new phones on the market just now. Bigger than my wildfire but slimmer and easier in the hand. Not heavy at all. Only downside is that even though I have been careful I have a scratch on the screen after only 1 week.
 
My Product Recommendations
HTC One SV
4.6 out of 5(5)
 
 
 
 
 
Age group: 30 - 39
I have used this product for: 1-3 months
Expertise: intermediate
I use this product for: Personal
Overall 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Ease of use 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Battery life 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Reliability 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
67 of 79 people found this review helpful.