TAIWANESE PHONE MAKER HTC's mid-range 4G phone, the HTC One SV is now available in the UK via the EE network.
Buyers don't have a wealth of options though, as EE is only selling the handset on five different price plans. Prices start from £36 a month on a two-year tariff comes with a mere 500MB of monthly data. To upgrade to 1GB, 3GB, 5GB or 8GB data, you'll have to sign up to a £41, £46, £51 or £56 contract. Ouch.
Still, for those after fast mobile internet speeds, the price could be worth it. We tested EE's 4G network on the Huawei Ascend P1 LTE and saw download speeds of between 18Mbit/s and 22Mbit/s. Although it was not quite as fast as EE is promising, this made for speedy web browsing and media streaming.
However, we're assuming that those after nippy web speeds won't be those after a mid-range smartphone, which is exactly what the One SV is. The phone features a 4.3in 480x800 S-LCD2 touchscreen, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and Google's now dated Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.
There's also a 5MP rear-facing camera,a 1.6MP front-facing video call camera, integrated Beats Audio technology, up to 32GB of expandable storage and, of course, 4G LTE connectivity.
The HTC One V is also available to buy unlocked for £329.98, for those not interested in 4G speeds. µ