Rated 4 out of 5Â by segarka Much awaited dual sim smartphone !!
I need to use a dual sim phone to keep my business and personal calls separated. For the past 2 years I have been struggling with a standard dual sim phone and was always looking for a major smartphone player to introduce a decent smartphone with dual sim. And finally the wait is over for me. Thanks to HTC for introducing the Desire V. This phone has almost everything that I was looking for.
July 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by DubaiAlex Had this for two months and very pleased
I've had this phone (the HTC t328w - ie the China Unicom version) for a couple of months now and have been extremely impressed. It is thin, light, reasonably powerful and the battery lasts substantially longer than my iPhone based on a similar usage profile.
This phone is genuinely good and a step in the right direction: finally a supplier has realised that just because you want dual-sim does not mean that you want a bottom of the range phone. I have previously bought three other dual-sim androids (Samsung Y Duos, LG Optus Net Dual and ZTE u960) and tried each for only a few days because all of them were terrible in terms of size, power and software.
My only to criticism is: (1) given that it's a dual-sim phone you are likely to remove the back cover quite regularly, the cover is quite flimsy so I can imagine it wearing out or breaking quite quickly; and (2) it is a shame that it does not either have dual 3G transceivers or at least the ability to soft-switch which is your data sim (as opposed to having to physically swap the two sim cards).
I stress that I have the China version so I had to root the phone in order to remove all the China Unicom bloatware, put Google Play, Maps, Gmail etc etc on but the actual handset and most of the software is the same as the Desire V - this is fantastic and I would strongly recommend it.
If someone from HTC is reading this: this is a step in the right direction but many users want to see a high-spec dual sim android - if someone launches a top of the range android dual sim (i.e. an HTC One X dual sim, Galaxy S2 / S3 dual sim etc) I am certain people will buy it is large numbers - particularly where I live in the Middle East.
July 4, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Popoy One of the best in its class
Form factor is very good, it doesn't feel so big and not so small.
It is light and easy to hold.
Display quality is very good considering its price point and I like the fact that it can produce natural colors (not overly saturated).
As expected, the performance is not very smooth but very acceptable when compared to the same class from other brands.
The dual sim is a killer feature and easy to use.
This would be the best phone in its class only if they included a front-facing camera for video calls (seriously, even a VGA camera in front will do).
I have used the following phones in the past (HTC Desire, Galaxy S, LG Optimus One, HTC Sensation, iPhone 4s) and I say HTC Desire V is performing below the top, but performance is acceptable. You can save your money and get an ok performance.
July 4, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Sury Great Looking Hardware with below average performance
I have been living with my Desire V (DV) for over a week. Previous phone was a Desire which served me well for over 2 years. What attracted me to the DV was its looks and dual sim capability. Unfortunately, the performance is below par by the normal standard I am accustomed to by HTC. First of all, there is too much lag, dare I say, it is even slower than my old Desire. Pressing even the phone app will cause the phone to think 2 seconds before i can make a phone call. My next gripe is the lack of leap view. I like this feature. Its simple but effective in rearranging your homescreen and the apps on them. Only HTC knows why they have omitted this feature which I doubt is due to lack of processing. Lastly, the internet browser is a bit frustrating to use. Pages appear slower than on my old desire and the constant appearance of menu options on the border whenever i touch the screen to scroll down is rather annoying. The rest of the phone is pretty good. I like the camera and quality picture and the look and feel of the phone. Also I find the screen size of 4 inch to be the best compromise in terms of viewing real estate. Unfortunately, I find the abovementioned short comings rather annoying. It takes away the pleasure you get when you see and touch the phone for the first time and for that reason, I will not recommend this phone to other users.
July 9, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5Â by sammy69 butt ugly looks
I hate the concave bottom edge of this phone. why couldn't HTC just stick with a more conservative look like Desire VC's????? It's just butt ugly.
July 27, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by lukasz Great phone!
Ever since i bought this, it was fast even though it was only a single core 1ghz, the specs are better than the other dual sim android phones I saw at some store, there is a minor lag when you are using multiple apps (e.g. games, message), but what the heck, I dont mind about it. The Sense UI is much better than Touchwiz UI and its also user frendly. HTC please provide JellyBean update for HTC Desire V.
August 12, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Timkek is a nice phone
i really happy with the phone , only 1 thing it can be better is the internal storage ,the phone info show us got 4GB , but when i get the phone only got 0.98GB for install app , i think this is less abit
after update the Facebook ,Google+,Map,youtube and some others built in Apps ,the memory already gone 20-30%
August 21, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by raspati Desire V
Just got this phone last month and really please with the performance, especially the web browsing and the speed. Camera went well but the flash is always giving reddish result and very annoying since it does not produce pictures as what said in the information. But for productivity, application, speed is a wow..
September 4, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by atteya Best dual-sim phone
This phone is one of the best smartphone i ever have. it performance is better than others. and the most important thing is i don't have to carry both of my hp now. but what makes me disappointed is about it battery life. If the battery can last longer, i would like to rate as 5 stars.
September 19, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Kerwin Average rating
Before I bought the phone, I read the reviews about it which were generally good. I was also expecting a lot since this was an HTC phone (my previous dual-SIM phone experiences were lousy). I have to say I'm a bit disappointed with the product. After a week of use, the phone hung up and shut itself down about 3 times already. Response time when you click something was a little better than slow. Keypad typing was also slow compared to some lower end phone. On the upside, I like the size, weight and feel of the phone. Battery life lasted me more than a day if mobile internet was turned off (wifi-only). Charging time is fast. As for value for money spent, I'd say I spent about 10-15% more than what I got considering this phone is only slightly better than the best product from competition. Overall, this is the best dual SIM smartphone so far, just don't expect too much from it.
September 24, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by macky awesome phone :)
i was thinking of buying sony xperia u last wk. because my budget is only 13kphp but my friend recommend this phone. the first time i saw it,it was really good,i like the design and of course the size of the screen :) it doesn't lag and the sounds are good expecially when you're using its headset...try to buy it,you'll never regret it :)
October 14, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by st3v4nt Dual SIM Desire V
I wish HTC adding front camera, it will be the icing on already good cake. There are few limitation that I wish HTC care to consider in next iteration. I don't mind the one slot only for 3G/HSPA but it should be changeable by user so that we can assign the 3G/HSPA to different slot whenever necessary. There should be also the dedicated button for camera oh and The maximum number of home screen also bother some user.
From my experience the phone perform nicely. Overall it's a nice Android dual SIM phone with some limitation.
December 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Gerardus Nicely balanced product and needs a GSM-CDMA hybrid with the same design.
Very nice and balanced product; the design, built quality and performance. HTC should only have SINGLE design for each series but with different bezel: titanium for the single SIM, brushed steel (black and stainless) for dual GSM and polished steel (black and stainless) for the hybrid GSM-CDMA . It enhances the exclusivity and the image of mature design. That's why I urge HTC to produce Desire XC with GSM-CDMA capability and the same beautiful form factor as Desire X and V I already own.
December 24, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Queen good but no so good
I love everything about it except the wifi connection..Extremely hard to connect!!! I'm having a nightmare..It says not in range even if I'm standing next to it!!
December 29, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Laurenz This phone is okay, but not really
i mean its not the best smartphone out there in this kind of price, but yeah its okay. its pretty much lacking the DUAL CORE processor so its pretty laggy with almost all the stuff. and yeah i recommend desire x if you want the incredibly speedy phone. but if you want dual sim phones, this one is the BEST yet out there. and yeah the camera is okay too.
January 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by IluvID Nice, but...
Sometimes lag, only 512MB Ram, and still single core. Camera is very bad (noisey) on its 5MP class, but not a huge problem for me. Design is pretty good (much better than the One V), and the (relatively) big screen and the affordable price makes me choose this phone. The bad news is that is can't currently be upgraded to JB (4.1.x/4.2.x). Anyway, I like it.
April 26, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Gilbis Almost Awesome!
The Design and the Home arranging Feature is pretty facinating, but don't have any idea why the Ram is eating much memory even thou the task manager is already empty, its processing almost 350mb, siriously!?
Hmm I think thats the problem here, but overall, I love this phone..=D
April 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Baz5000 Brilliant
I am a UK user and found it difficult to find information or accurate reviews as these phones aren't available in the UK. Ive tried, nokia and samsung dual sims and neither compare to this. Battery lasts me 2 days happily, I dont really play games but I am always on the sky sports app and listening to music. The phone is functional, well designed, very smart, easy to use. As far as high spec goes it doesnt compare to the iphone or any top end smart phone but im 100% happy with it and would recommend to anyone. The camera is good quality as is the video it takes, not had a problem with it 4 months down the line. Thankyou HTC.
May 14, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5Â by momotaro not really like it
I hate it because-
-it cannot play/record hd videos
-it tend to do its on thing in my pocket (e.g. calling someone from People, capture image/record video, change my settings, and the worst is resetting my phone to factory's settings) eventhough it is locked.
-image captured by the camera got too much noise and not sharp (really make me upset because I like to take pictures)
- I still don't get the idea of HTC Sense ( hate the UI, change the launcher with NOVA launcher)
- can only use WI-FI for a short period of time, then it likely to freeze and ' connection lost'
- the WORST music player I've ever seen ( hard to use and not user friendly
but I like its..
- clarity of the sound
- screen is large and sharp enough
- good stability (compared to my previous phone)
- lightweight and thin
- back design especially at its camera
November 13, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Mydesire2012 Just got black htc desire v
Design and performance pretty good. Best feature is can use dual simcard at the same time and not need 2nd phone anymore. But this phone can't make video call. It could be 5 stars phone if have video call. Keyboard a bit difficult to use.
June 16, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Toughguy81 Best Dual Sim Smartphone in the market!
I switch from HTC One V to HTC Desire V recently. I have been waiting for this phone for 2 month. Didn't expect it will launch international beside of China. Compare with HTC One V, it had a bigger and wider screen (HTC One V is a bit too narrow). Dual sim feature and removable battery. There are only few minor down size compare to HTC One V, is the camera and price, but it worth to upgrade. The performance wise, I hope it can be better and faster, because HTC sense 4 is kind of a processor and memory hunger UI.
June 18, 2012