The HTC One SV is HTC’s newest flagship device that offers users the most that HTC has to offer. It is available in Europe and India, among other paces, but has not yet premiered in America. The Nexus 4 was released in November of last year, and is available in America as well as India, Asia and Europe. This phone has an updated operating system and has gained some critical acclaim since its circulation began.
Lets take a look at these two phones and see how they stack up to one another.
HTC One SV
The HTC One SV comes in black or white and has a number of accessories available that will work with it. It is compatible with 2G, 3G and 4G networks, as well as wifi for connectivity. This phone has HTC’s hopes placed on it, as they have been faltering in the market and this is their newest product. The help clinch a niche for this device, HTC signed a deal with Beats Audio for a sound enhancement on the One SV.
Google Nexus 4
The Nexus 4 is Googles newest smartphone, and is an excellent tool for the price it is available for purchase at. It only comes in black and also supports 3G and 4G networks. It pays mp3 and mp4 but it does not have an enhanced playback system like the one found on the One SV. The Google Nexus 4 became available in November of last year.
The Nexus 4 has a sleek and compact design. It weighs 139 grams and is 133.9x 68.7x 9.1 mm. This slim and modern design makes it feel like a high end product. The One SV is 122 grams and is 128x 66.9x 9.2 mm. This makes the One SV a slightly smaller phone, although the Nexus 4 has 1 mm less thickness than the One SV. These small differences can mean hundreds of dollars, though, as consumers are demanding and paying for smaller and smaller devices and phones. These two devices seem to be neck and neck in this category, with the HTC One SV perhaps taking a slight lead due to the decreased weight.
The HTC One SV’s display is a modest 4.3 inches. It features a super LCD2 capacitive touchscreen, 16 million colors and 480x 800 pixels. This screen is multitouch and is protected by Gorilla Glass 2. While this screen is not the best HTC has used sense UI to ensure high quality resolution in different lighting. The Nexus 4 has a true HD IPS Plus capacitive touchscreen that is a bit bigger 4.7 inches. This bigger screen also has a better resolution than the One SV, confirmed at 768x 1280 pixels and 16 million colors. The Nexus 4 also has a multitouch screen and well as Gorilla Glass 2 protection.
The Nexus 4 has no micro SD slot and comes in 8 GB and 16 GB models. Both of these models have 2 GB of RAM and run very smoothly. The HTC One SV does support a micro SD card up to 32 GB, and has an internal memory of 8 GB. While the One SV can hold more data, with a SD card, it only has 1 GB of RAM, which means it moves just a bit slower when processing data.
The Camera in the One SV is a 5 MP camera with an LED flash and 2592x 1944 pixels. It does take video at 30 frames per second as well as having a secondary camera with 1.6 MP. The Nexus 4 has an 8 MP camera with 3264x 2488 pixels as well as loads of cool features like photo sphere and geo tagging. It also shoots video and has a secondary camera of 1.3 MP. The Camera on the Nexus is the better choice for a shutterbug, as it has a higher resolution and mega pixel count.
The OS for both the One SV and the Nexus 4 is android. However, the One SV is installed with the out of date ice cream sandwich, or android v4.0.4. The Nexus 4 has the more recent version jelly bean, or v4.2. This operating system can even be upgraded to v4.2.1 if desired. The fact that the One SV is coming out this month and still has such an outdated operating system is somewhat neglectful, if not downright shameful. The Nexus 4 takes this category.
Both of the devices do have comperable processors. The Nexus 4 houses a dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait while the One SV houses a dual-core 1.2 GHz Krait. The processor of the Nexus 4 is actually clocked at a higher speed than the more recent One SV.
Some of the extra features included with the One SV are actually pretty basic. You’ve got your organizer, your gmail, your video editor and voice activated dial and so on. The Nexus 4 has all of these things, as well as a number of sensors that can tell a user a plethora of information. These sensors include a barometer, a compass that works with GPS and an accelerometer. Nexus 4 owners can now know the conditions of wherever they happen to be just be looking at this device.
The Nexus 4 has a non removable 2100 mAh that has a talk time of up to 15 hours. The One SV has a removable, and therefore replaceable, 1800 Ah battery. This less powerful battery has a reported talk time of 8 hours. This is disappointing because HTC’s last phone has similar battery issues, and instead of addressing these issues, HTC has decided to use the same battery as they did on the previous model.
The One SV is not yet available in America, but projections put the device around $730.00 when it does come out. This is drawn from figures in Britain of 315 pounds. The Nexus 4 is a much less expensive $199.00 with a contract and $299.00 without one.
The HTC One SV promises a lot of flash, but the specs tell a different tale. Especially when compared to the less expensive Nexus 4, those who have purchased or want to purchase the One SV may wonder what they are paying all that extra money for. The Nexus 4 is a solid and reliable machine that is available at a bargain price. Of corse, HTC may opt to release the One SV for a less expensive price. Well have to wait and see.