The HTC One X and One S made their debut in the UK this week, although there’s been no word so far from HTC as to when we can except the entry level handset, the One V. The phone has gone on sale in Taiwan, and Netbooknews managed to purchase one off-contract for around $325. They’ve taken it for a spin, unboxing the phone along with running a suite of apps and benchmarks to get an idea of the performance.
The design of the phone is reminiscent of the HTC Legend, sporting the same “chin” as well as having a unibody aluminium chassis. The optical trackpad has been removed, and you’ll only find the three capacitive touch buttons on the One V. The phone is slim too: 9.2mm thick.
As for games, Temple Run and Shadowrun both performed admirably, with no noticeable slowdowns, although with a screen resolution of 800x480, the phone is pushing less pixels than mid-range or hero devices. In terms of benchmarks, the One V managed a Quadrant score of 1,980, 3325ms on SunSpider, 2,544 on AnTuTu, and achieved 53.5fps on NenaMark.
Those results are good for the specs on offer, and the One V may prove to be good value for money depending on what prices we’ll see in the UK and US when it does eventually go on sale. The specs, in case this is looking like your next phone: a 3.7-inch 800x480 LCD screen, 1Ghz single-core Snapdragon processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage that can be expanded via microSD, and a five megapixel camera with f/2.0 lens. Everything is running on Ice Cream Sandwich, as well as Sense 4.0.