HTC Desire V is making waves. It is a high end smartphone with dual SIMs and with Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4)
There is no dearth of dual SIM Android handsets in stores. But a big share of them is moderate and basic phones that are priced from Rs 2000 to Rs10,000. The story is in for a change. The Taiwan tech maker HTC has introduced a high-end Android handset called the HTC Desire V, which will support dual SIMs and has many top-notch features. The handset, which was announced a couple of weeks back, is now available for grabs on Flipkart for Rs. 21,990. Well, touting many high-end features and rich specs, the Desire V comes for a big price, though.
HTC Desire V tech specs
Form factor: Like most high end handsets, the Desire V comes with a cute and lighter form factor. The handset has the dimensions of 118.5 x 62.3 x 9.3mm and weight of 114 grams. Yes, the phone is certainly portable and user friendly with its slim and slight body. Apart from most dual SIM phones, the Desire V becomes different in this regard.
Network compatibility: The SIM 1 of the handset can support GSM/GPRS (900/1800/1900 MHz) and SIM 2 can support GSM/GPRS/ EDGE + UMTS / HSPA (850/900/1800/1900 MHz + 900/2100 MHz). That is, the phone will be rich for both data usage and phone calls
Firmware: Exciting the Android fans, the HTC Desire V comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with Sense 4. That is, the handset will bring the most advanced Android firmware, which has received large review thanks to its more comfortable and smooth experience.
Processor: The HTC handset is powered by a decent 1GHz Qualcomm MSM 7227A (ARM Cortex – A5) processor. In addition, the device has a 512MB of RAM for extra strength. You can certainly depend on the handset for all common uses of smartphone like web surfing, movie watching and image capturing with no performance failure.
Display screen: The Desire V further sports a slightly large 4-inch WVGA display that packs 480 x 800 pixels for decent clarity of visuals. Of course, HTC has integrated a not much bad display on the Desire V, which will bring a new experience for Indian mobile users.
Camera: Like a high end smartphone of 2010, the Desire V mounts a 5-megapixel rear camera with common camera features like autofocus and LED backlight. Yes, a 5MP camera is enough for moderate users to capture both snaps and visuals.
Multimedia features: Thanks to HTC’s exclusive deal with Dr. Dre, the company has integrated the latter’s Beats Audio multimedia feature with the dual SIM handset. The device also supports FM-radio so that users can always tune into their favorite tracks and programs with great clarity thanks to Beats Audio.
Storage: For data storage, the Desire V has 4GB internal memory. For more storage, you can use external memory sticks in the microSD slot. It is yet another feature that will give a better score for the Desire V as a dual SIM phone, which also offers 25GB of free Dropbox storage.
Connectivity: Rich network connectivity features are also necessary for handsets these days. The Desire V comes up with features like Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, micro-USB, GPS/ AGPS and 3.5 mm audio jack.
What makes its great?
As per our analysis, things like 4-inch WVGA display, ARM Cortex – A5 processor, 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, Android 4.0 with HTC Sense 4.0 and a powerful 1650mAH battery are the notable features of the HTC Desire V. The price also looks competitive as far as its specs and features are concerned. Besides the mid-range specs, the handset features HTC “regulars” that contain Beats Audio integration and 25GB of free Dropbox storage space.
The Taiwan tech maker has recently gained ground in Indian market with a set of Android handsets such as HTC Desire C and HTC One S. Of course, the mid-range Desire V will offer a grip for the company to remain active in Indian soil. “HTC has recently become prominent in Indian market, with the release of the low-end HTC Desire C, the high-end HTC One S, and now the mid-range HTC Desire V, apart from the HTC One X, which has already been available for a while now,” comments Android Authority.