HTC One V vs Nokia Lumia 610

Vs Paul Briden 16:51, 13 Apr 2012

We referee a no-holds-barred scrap between Nokia's Lumia 610 Windows Phone and HTC's One V on Android

We compare two low cost rivals this time with Nokia's Lumia 610 taking on the HTC One V.

Form
HTC One V - 120.3x59.7x9.2mm, 115g
Nokia Lumia 610 - 119x62x12mm, 131.5g

To us, the bulk of the One range of HTC smartphones is a landmark move for the company away from its dull and repetitive design habits.

However, the same can't be said of the One V as it's most certainly the runt of the litter in the looks department.

Unlike its brethren it exhibits no graceful and sweeping lines, instead opting for the tried and tested blandness of a slightly rounded-off rectangle.

Not only does it look mundane on the whole, but the addition of a projecting ‘chin' to the bottom of the device does it no favours whatsoever.

In all, as you may have gathered, we're not particularly impressed with the One V's visual design.

The Lumia 610, on the other hand, is a decent enough offering in terms of aesthetics. It may not have the refined styling of the Lumia 800 and Lumia 900 models, but it still puts forward a good attempt at looking pleasing to the eye.

It has a rounded and colourful back panel and on the front the screen takes up a good deal of the available space. You can get it in plain old black or opt for white, cyan or magenta if you're feeling a bit adventurous.

This is a fairly easy win for Nokia.

Winner - Nokia Lumia 610

Storage
The One V only has 4GB of internal storage but makes up for this somewhat with micro SD support for cards up to 32GB in capacity. It also has 512MB of RAM to supplement the processor.

Nokia's Lumia 610 has more internal storage, a whole 8GB in fact, but no card support. It has less RAM than its opponent at 256MB, but then it is running Windows Phone Tango which has been optimised to still run well on this lower spec, so we're not predicting a performance hit here.

Ultimately, you can store more on the One V's combined internal and external storage and it's worth noting it's the only member of the One range with the flexibility of micro SD.

Winner - HTC One V

Display
Both devices have pretty much identical screen setups with 3.7-inch capacitive multi-touch TFT LCD displays. They each have an 800x480 pixel WVGA resolution and boast a relatively high pixel density for what are actually budget handsets, both clocking 252 pixels-per-inch.

Winner - Draw

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