91mobiles knockout – HTC One V vs. Huawei Honor

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 Image HTC-One-V honor2
Mobile Price Rs.16,899 Rs. 19,990
Weight 115g 140g
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
Internal Memory 4GB 4GB
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
RAM 512MB 512MB
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!

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