Jun 29 AT 10:24 AM Nick Gray 7 Comments

HTC One V now available from Virgin Mobile USA for $199.99


The HTC One V is now available from Virgin Mobile USA for $199.99. Virgin Mobile’s introduction of the HTC One V caught us completely off guard. When HTC first unveiled the handset at Mobile World Congress, rumors started going around that we would see a Virgin Mobile variant in the U.S. – but the news pretty much stopped there.

Though Virgin Mobile’s HTC EVO V 4G may feature a more impressive spec sheet with a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor, 4.3-inch display, two 5 megapixel cameras for capturing 3D images and video, we’d probably opt for the smaller HTC One V. This latest handset may only feature a 1Ghz single-core processor and a 3.7-inch display, but it comes with HTC Sense 4.0, a longer lasting battery and a 5 megapixel camera with HTC’s new ImageSense technology coupled with a dedicated ImageChip to which allows the phone to produce some pretty spectacular images.

The HTC EVO V 4G will cost $299.99 and both the EVO V 4G and One V can be used with Virgin’s Beyond Talk plans which start at just $35 a month for 300 minutes, unlimited messaging and unlimited data.

Virgin Mobile’s lineup may not include any true flagship Android devices, but the HTC One V is certainly a great option considering that they are practically giving it away for $199.99, and the EVO V 4G is another solid offering for only $100 more.

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Features HTC’s Amazing Camera, Authentic Sound with Beats Audioâ„¢ and Beyond Talkâ„¢ Plans as Low as $35 per Month Without a Contract

WARREN, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun. 29, 2012– In the latest demonstration of its “Higher Calling” commitment to customers, Virgin Mobile USA is offering the HTC Oneâ„¢ V, a powerful all-around media monster to help customers stay connected, take and share great photos, keep up on email, and enjoy high-quality sound. The new HTC One V on Virgin Mobile is a great smartphone for multitaskers and music buffs and is now available for $199.99 on virginmobileusa.com and at local retailers, rolling out to national retailers Best Buy, RadioShack and Walmart through July and August.

HTC One V Comes to Virgin Mobile USA Features HTC’s Amazing Camera, Authentic Sound with Beats Audio(TM) and Beyond Talk(TM) Plans as Low as $35 Per Month Without a Contract (Photo: Virgin Mobile USA)

The HTC One V is the first Virgin Mobile USA phone to come with these awesome HTC One series features:

  • Amazing Camera with HTC ImageSense brings improvements to every part of the camera, including the lens, the sensor and the software, even integrating a new custom HTC ImageChip. The enhancements combine to deliver fast image capture, beautiful photos under adverse conditions, including low light, no light and bright backlight, and with Video Pic, the ability to concurrently capture 720p HD video and still images.
  • Authentic Sound with Beats by Dr. Dre Audioâ„¢ offers rich and authentic sounds for music and videos to games and YouTube. With built-in software on the HTC One V, customers can connect to a computer, and HTC’s Sync Manager software automatically installs to simplify moving music and playlists to your phone from your music library.
  • HTC Senseâ„¢ 41 also lets customers elect to automatically2 save photos and videos to Dropbox, then share that content directly from the Gallery. Dropbox also makes it easy to edit and share files. When signing up with a Dropbox subscription on your HTC One series phone, you’ll receive 25GB of Dropbox space free for two years3.

“This terrific handset for under $200, combined with our no-contract Beyond Talk unlimited data and messaging plans starting at $35 per month4, is an ideal alternative to postpaid offers and to other smartphones on the market,” said Jeff Auman, vice president, Virgin Mobile USA. “’A Higher Calling’ demands that we continue to expand our already stellar smartphone lineup, and we’re delighted to add this device from the HTC One series.”

Using the latest version of HTC Sense 4 integrated with Android operating system (4.0/Ice Cream Sandwich), the HTC One V comes with a 3.7-inch screen, a 1GHz processor, a 5-megapixel camera and 1500mAh embedded battery.

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • http://www.jaxidian.org/update/ jaxidian

    I was actually looking to try and buy this thing off contract if it was cheap enough for some family members.

    Good little phone! Not for me but perfect for many!

    • fletchtb

      Agree! This is a good option for Virgin Mobile customers.

      Overall, I am a fan of HTC and want to see them get through their current struggles.

  • AntonioFox

    …And to think… I was about to purchase the ZTE Warp through boost mobile. Now that I see this little gem I have changed my mind utterly! Android and Me saves the day again!

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      At $199, this One V is a steal. It may run on a single-core processor, but the camera other hardware make it the best Android phone on Virgin Mobile.

  • AChackes

    I’ve been with Virgin Mobile for almost 2 years with their Samsung Intercept (terrible phone) and LG Optimus V (great little entry level phone). I just upgraded to the EVO V, I love it!!

    Another point not mentioned is the EVO V uses Sprint’s 4G WIMAX if you are in a WIMAX area, while I am pretty sure the One V is only 3G.

    I am in a WIMAX city and have been getting around 6-8 Mbps, I used to top at 1Mbps with my 3G Virgin Mobile phones.

  • A.Woodbury

    This is a great deal! Although its not a powerhouse, it’s got Sense 4.0 which is top of the line in UI’s if you ask me. That plus the monthly plan is a great offer

  • StePheN

    Is it only crappy sprint 3g? sucks…Tmo should lower price of SG2 and make it their flagship prepaid phone..maybe 279