The mobile industry seems to be manoeuvring with the fast paced trend, which is evident with the dual-SIM phones. The latest dual-SIM phone entry is the Desire SV from HTC that is in the pre-order stage. The Desire SV is a dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) phone with a classy and trendy appearance.
The Desire SV overall has a robust build in classy front and refined rear panel. The chassis is tailored with plastic but still feels hard and sturdy. The phone is extremely scratch resistant. The phone is built with microUSB port at the bottom and a 3.5mm headphone jack on top. The volume rocker and power button function efficiently and moreover have a neat carving. The interesting fact about the shape of the phone is the user can trace the phone even in the dark.
The screen is not very receptive under bright or ambient light. When you open the rear cover, there is a hot-swap microSD card and two microSIM compartments. The dual-SIM nature of the phone is a unique feature where both the SIM’s function effectively at the same time, which implies that the user can make or receive calls from two SIMs simultaneously.
The Desire SV functions on Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4 and Sense 4.1 which would probably be upgraded to Jelly Bean in the future. The user interface is not up to the mark and the handset is equipped with a Qualcomm S4 MSM8225 SoC that is inserted with a dual-core CPU and Adreno 203 graphics. The phone is designed with a decent memory of 768MB which is sufficient for a non-HD resolution phone.
The phone is designed with admirable screen sensitivity, but the screen quality is not up to the mark. The pixel stands out only in some backgrounds sue to the low resolution. When the user swipes, there can be cases of screen tearing. When you switch to the second screen the icons have the potential to jerk and tear which is a common feature in entry-level Androids. The interesting feature to watch out for is the colour quality which is exemplary with a Super LCD 2 screen.
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