HTC One V Lands At Optus

It's no secret that we're fans of the HTC One X and One XL. They're great handsets that handle the top end of the smartphone market really well. If you're after something in the same family that's lighter on the pocket, the HTC One V is for you.

The HTC One V is the smaller, unibodied sibling in HTC's One lineup of smartphones. It sports a 3.7-inch Super LCD 2 screen, 5-megapixel camera that supports 720p video recording and also includes Beats Audio (if you're into that sort of thing).

Under the hood you'll find a 1Ghz processor with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage, however only 1.1 of it is available for you to use.

It ships with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and weighs in at just under 120 grams.

So what's the cost of this piece of Android niceness? Well, it's just landed exclusively on Optus' $30 Plan for $0 upfront over 24 months.




      I'll chase that number for you Muskrat. It's a telco exclusive so you might be hard pressed to get one to sell you the handset not on contract. Stay tuned.

    $299 online, (

      or $249 from Kogan (plus you don't have to deal with Mobicity)

    The storage on this thing is pretty horrendous, otherwise pretty good value for your money.

    Kogan sell this for $249 grey color or $279 in black. I thought about buying one but went with Motorola Razr.

      I was looking at the doing the thing, is the Razr any good.

      im pretty sure its got a micro sd slot so not too much of a biggie

        ah whoops replied to the wrong post was in reply to nicks post.

          Ah, okay. I had assumed that it didn't have an SD slot, in the same way that the One S, X and XL have no SD slots.

    I saw a promotion video about this phone the other day. I was really impressed, it looks like a good, solid bit of kit!

    Hey Luke,
    How do you think this compares to the One X and One S?

      Hey Justin,
      This is designed to fit in at the bottom end of the One line-up, as I understand it. Having not tested it I couldn't tell you exactly what it's like, but going off how it looks on paper, I'd say it's a pretty good deal for a nice phone. The One line really is great and if it's anything like the Ones that came before it, you should be happy.

      It's not a phone that looks like it can compete with the top-end of the market though, so if you're comparison shopping it against the SGSIII for example, you might get biased results ;) .

    This has equal and lower specs than last year's Sensation.

    Looks like an upgrade to the HTC Legend

    Bought one almost 3 months ago online.Solid aluminium unibody, expandable memory, ok camera (rear face only) been a joy to use so far.

    Bought one from kogan for my wife last month. It get's her tick of approval (she had complaints about her desire HD, for reference). I'm quite jealous of it, myself.

      is this a global phone, does it work in Euroland & the US?

      Cheers M.

    Hoping it will support Jelly Bean with project butter smoothness. Got mine today on a $30 plan. Grabbed a sweet dock too from these guys ( Loving my new HTC so far.

    Hey all. What about call-clarity with the HTC One V? I want to have conversations without constantly saying "What? What did ya say? Wait, I couldn't understand what you said! What?" I'd like to know what the other person is actually saying!

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