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Saturday, 12 January 2013

HTC One SV Review - Introduction and Design

In the mid-range smartphone category reminds us of a college party – there's always room for one more to join the fun! Naturally, we have nothing against that as the broader the selection of handsets is, the harder smartphone makers are trying to bring a truly competitive device. The HTC One SV is one of them offering a display of respectable size, well-performing dual-core processor, and LTE connectivity for rapid access to the web. U.S. carrier Cricket Wireless will be offering the smartphone starting January 16, but it can already be purchased in other parts of the world, including Australia, the U.K., and select Asian markets. However, is the HTC One SV as worthy of a pick as it seems? Well, let's put it through its paces and find out!

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HTC One SV Specs


The HTC One SV features a 4.3-inch WVGA Super LCD2 display which works out at a very decent pixel density of 217ppi. With not that many pixels, the dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon S4 Plus should not have much trouble with fluid performance. There is 1GB of RAM, 8 gigs of internal storage and Beats Audio support. Moreover, at 4.3 inches this device would be great for one-handed use. The One SV comes with a very quick 5.0-megapixel BSI camera that takes as many as 30 consecutive shots. All of this runs on Android 4.0.

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The Nokia Lumia 920 was sold out at Clove before inventory arrived

Is the Nokia Lumia 920 going to do for Windows Phone 8 what the Motorola DROID did for Android? Back on November 5th, 2009, Verizon launched the Motorola DROID and the first smartphone to be powered by Android 2.0 quickly changed history. Named the Time Magazine Gadget of the Year for 2009 even though it had been in the market less than 2 months, demand for the DROID kickstarted the Android platform which soon grew to be the largest mobile OS in the world. It is hard to believe, but by May 2010, 6 months after the DROID had been released, iOS had 40% of the global smartphone market while Android owned 26%. Things sure are a lot different today. The latest data for the U.S. alone showed that for the three months ended in November, 53.7% of the smartphone market in the country belonged to Android while 35% was claimed by iOS.

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