When they made the One X, One S, and One V, one thing HTC promised not to do was dilute the brand. Fast forward to today, and you could argue that HTC has moved away from that strategy with the One XV, One SV, and other variants of the original line.
The HTC One XV is available at AT&T for $49.99 and offers a 1.2 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 CPU, 4.5-inch qHD display, 5-megapixel camera with 1080p HD recording, 1,810 mAh battery, 4G LTE, and Android 4.0 with HTC Sense 4.1. The HTC One S can be had at T-Mobile for $50 and has a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 CPU, 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display, 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD recording, 1,650 mAh battery, and Android 4.0 with HTC Sense 4.1.
Which smartphone offers the best combination of features and price? Part 1 of 2.