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HTC One SV is not a Nexus 4 threat

Under: HTC, LG
By:Mark | December 11th, 2012

The Nexus 4 as we all know is out of stock again and everyone has to sit back and wait patiently for more to arrive, but one question that sticks out in our minds is “Are consumers get impatient waiting for the Nexus 4?” There is a new kid on the block and we here at Phones Review have been asked a few questions relating to the new HTC One SV, basically asking us if this HTC handset is a good replacement to the Nexus 4.

We will get this straight out of the way now and answer the above for you, the new HTC One SV will be available via EE because the phone will support LTE 4G in the UK and the only network carrier in the United Kingdom that offers this is none other than EE. There are a few things specs wise that does not stand up to the Nexus 4, the One SV has a 4.3-inch super LCD-2 touch screen with Gorilla Glass 2 with only 480 x 800 resolution and the Nexus 4 has a 4.7-inch WXGA IPS Corning Gorilla Glass 2 display with 1280 x 768 pixel resolution, we know the one we would choose.

The HTC One SV only comes with a downright cheeky Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with HTC Sense 4 and the Nexus 4 comes with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, so far it is not looking good for the HTC One SV.

Then we get to the bit where the HTC One SV has LTE 4G and it being sold via EE, we all know that the prices via EE are not what you call cheap. We would without a doubt choose the Nexus 4 over the HTC One SV, but then the SV is not what you call a bad smartphone, and if the SV had a very low price then it would be this that would threaten the Nexus 4. It would actually be a nice mobile phone if was going to be made available on other networks rather than just on EE, but we know it will not because EE are the only ones capable of supplying LTE 4G speeds here in the UK.

Please let us know what smartphone you will choose, will it be the HTC One SV or the Nexus 4? Personally we say that the HTC One SV is not a Nexus 4 threat.

HTC One SV Specifications

SIZE: 128 x 66.9 x 9.20 mm
WEIGHT: 122 grams with battery
DISPLAY: 4.3-inch super LCD-2 touch screen with Gorilla® Glass 2 (480 x 800 resolution)

CPU SPEED
• Qualcomm S4 1.2 GHz, Dual-core

PLATFORM
• Android™ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with HTC Sense 4™

MEMORY
• Total storage: 8GB#
• RAM: 1GB DDR2
• Expansion card slot: Supports microSD card for additional storage (card not included)

NETWORK
• GSM/GPRS/EDGE:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz

• HSPA/WCDMA:
900/1900/2100 MHz (EMEA)
HSPDA 42
HSUPA 5.76

• LTE:
800/1800/2600 MHz (EMEA)

SIM
• MicroSIM

SENSORS
• Tri-Axis Accelerometer
• Proximity sensor
• Ambient light sensor

CONNECTIVITY
• 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
• Bluetooth with aptX™ enabled (Bluetooth® 4.0)
• Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
• NFC capable (Google wallet compatible)
• FM Radio

SOUND ENHANCEMENT
• Studio-quality sound with Beats Audio™ built in

CAMERA
• 5 megapixel main camera with auto focus, Panorama, LED flash, and BSI sensor (for better low-light captures)
• f/2.0 aperture and 28mm lens
• HD 1080p video recording
• 1.6-megapixel front camera with BSI sensor for better low light captures (720p for video recording) Dedicated HTC ImageChip for fast focus and clearer, sharper shots.
• VideoPic: Shoot video and capture pictures at the same time
• Continuous shooting: One-press continuous shooting captures up to 60 shots at up to 4fps
• Smart Flash: Five levels of flash automatically set by distance to subject
• Video stabilization: Removes shakiness for smooth, professional videos
• Slow motion video capture and playback

MULTIMEDIA
Audio supported formats:
• Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9)
• Recording: .amr

Video supported formats:
• Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv (Windows Media Video 9), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3)
• Recording: .mp4

Location
• Assisted GPS + GLONASS
• Digital Compass

BATTERY
• Removable & rechargeable Li-ion battery
• Capacity: 1800 mAh

AC ADAPTER
• Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
• DC output: 5 V and 1 A

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  • Roodly Philogene

    Honestly, this is not and cannot compete with the nexus. They are just not the same class of devices. One is a high end and the other is a midrange phone.

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