HTC recently launched the HTC One V, a mid-range smartphone sporting a Super LCD 3.7” WVGA display with an aluminum chassis, powered by a single-core 1GHz processor. It runs on the hottest, or should we say “coolest” new OS from Google, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Meanwhile, Chinese tech giant Huawei recently unveiled its mid-range Android smartphone called the Huawei Honor. The phone runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and is powered by a 1.4GHz processor. It also comes with a nice custom skin. A pretty cool smartphone, it sports a 4 inch FWVGA screen and a nice 8 megapixel camera. Now for the 91mobiles knockout!
HTC One V Review vs Huawei Honor Review
|General Information||HTC One V||Huawei Honor|
|Mobile Price||Rs.16,899||Rs. 19,990|
|Dimensions||120.3 x 59.7 x 9.2 mm||122x 61 x11 mm|
|Display||Super LCD 3.7 inch WVGA, HTC Sense UI v4.0||4 inch FWVGA, 16M colors|
|Display Size||480 x 800 pixels||854 x 480 pixels|
|CPU||Single-core 1GHz processor||Single-core 1.4 GHz processor|
|External Memory||Micro SD card- expandable up to 32GB||Micro SD card- expandable up to 32GB|
|Camera||5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging , face and smile detection||8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, HDR|
|Secondary Camera||No||Yes, 2MP|
|Video Recording||Yes, 720p||Yes, 720p@30fps|
|OS||Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich||Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, upgradeable to ICS|
|3G||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100||Yes, HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Hotspot|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, proximity, compass||Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS support||Yes, with A-GPS support|
|Radio||Stereo FM radio with RDS||FM radio|
|Battery Model||Standard battery, Li-Ion 1500 mAh, Standby: Up to 500 hours, Talktime: 8.5 hours||Standard battery, Li-Ion 1930 mAh, Standby: Up to 380 hours, Talktime: Up to 10 hours|
The HTC One V has a body with a stylish aluminum chassis. Overall, HTC’s styling tends to look good by sporting a minimalist design. Meanwhile, the Huawei Honor has a cheap plastic body; however, its white glossy back cover looks fabulous. In terms of thickness, the HTC One V is 9.2mm thick while the Huawei Honor is a bit chubbier at 11 mm thickness. In terms of weight, the HTC One V is lighter at 115g whereas the Huawei Honor, due to its bigger body, is heavier at 140 g.
Hardware and OS:
The HTC One V is powered by a 1 GHz processor combined with 512MB of RAM, running on the latest Android.4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. However, the Huawei Honor is powered by a 1.4GHz Scorpion processor with the same 512MB RAM. It currently runs on the Android OS, v2.3.5 Gingerbread but is upgradeable to Android 4.0 ICS.
The Huawei Honor sports a 4.0” LCD display of FWVGA with 854 x 480 pixel resolution having a pixel density of 245ppi. However, the HTC One V has a slightly smaller display with a 3.7 inches Capacitive touchscreen with 480 x 800 pixels resolution. It runs on the HTC Sense UI v4.0.
The Huawei Honor boasts an awesome 8MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash. It supports HD (720p@30fps) video recording. The front-facing video camera is VGA. The HTC One V has 5 MP shooter camera with a resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels, with autofocus and LED flash. It also supports HD (720p@30fps) video recording.
Biggest drawback of HTC One V is that it does not have a front-facing secondary camera so video calling/chats will not be possible.
Both phones support EDGE, GPRS, HSDPA 14.4 Mbps and HSUPA 5.76 Mbps facilities. They also have decent Wi-Fi support, a microUSB port v2.0 and also Bluetooth with A2DP. However, HTC One V impresses with the latest version of Bluetooth, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP.
The competition is very close but we have a winner! The Huawei Honor scores over the HTC One V in a number of aspects, like its bigger screen, faster processor, awesome camera and the fact that it has a video camera. Although it’s more expensive than the latter, the Huawei Honor is well worth the extra money. And if the older OS is your problem, don’t worry since an ICS upgrade is soon to come!