• HTC One SV 4G Smartphone Unboxing

    By Clove , January 7, 2013 - Leave a comment

    We unbox the HTC One SV, the first SIM Free handset from HTC to run Android and have 4G on board.

    See what the device looks like in the hand and what you get in the box, in the following video.


    This article was written by a member of the Clove Team. Clove is a specialist provider of mobile technology products, including smartphones, tablets, wearables, connected home products, memory cards and associated accessories.


  • A few comments on this unboxing.which may help with the later fuller review.

    There is no app I know of called “Soundhorn” – The icon shown is for Soundhound.

    When mentioning the 4G/LTE the demo states “like the iPhone5” – readers should be aware that the iPhone5 currently on sale in the UK will NOT work on the new 4G bands coming on-stream in the UK in the Spring of this year. The HTC does appear to cover these bands and, unlike the iPhone5, is not restricted the the 1800MHz band.

    Interesting to see that a Latitude shortcut is shown in the apps – this no longer exists in more recent versions of Google Maps and will disappear when Maps is updated.

    Also interesting to see that “Flash Player” is shown as an app.

    No mention was made of whether or not there is any kind of visual alert/led.

    Using a Youtube app to test the volume is not a very good idea as it depends on the level of volume that the video was encoded with. In my experience Youtube audio levels are extremely varied. Maybe the demo used a loud video, maybe it used a quiet one – not really much help.

    Would be interested to know the maximum micro SD capacity that can be used. A brief mention of price would be useful as well as any official accessories and whether or not any other models are available – Is there no 16GB variant? Is 1Gb really enough for system apps these days?

    It’s nice to actually “see” someone handling a new phone in these unboxings as one can get a proper idea of the size when held in a hand. However, showing apps installed is not terribly useful as users can customise their phone. Of more interest is the specific “tweaks” that manufacturers have put in their “Sense” or “TouchWiz” type interfaces which a buyer may not be able to change.

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