HTC Desire V is an Elegantly Designed and Powerful Dual-SIM Android Phone

HTC Desire V

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Bringing 2 phones sometimes sucks! Your pocket gets bulky and the tendency to worry about losing one is high. These are the reasons why dual-sim phones nowadays are big hits. Some pinoys got even more excited when phone manufacturers launched dual-sim smartphones, especially phones that run on Android OS.

HTC Desire V

With HTC’s introduction of HTC Desire V, switching SIMs in an elegantly designed phone is made more convenient.

Check out the full specs of HTC Desire V.

GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1
GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 2
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100 – SIM 1 only
Announced 2012, June
Status Available. Released 2012, June
BODY Dimensions 118.5 x 62.3 x 9.3 mm
Weight 114 g
– Touch-sensitive controls
DISPLAY Type Capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 480 x 800 pixels, 4.0 inches (~233 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
– HTC Sense UI v4.0
SOUND Alert types Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
– Beats Audio sound enhancement
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB
Internal 4 GB storage, 512 MB RAM
EDGE Yes (SIM 1 only)
Speed HSPA
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0 with A2DP
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
CAMERA Primary 5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging
Video Yes
Secondary No
FEATURES OS Android OS, v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon
CPU 1 GHz Cortex-A5
GPU Adreno 200
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser HTML, Adobe Flash Lite
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors Black, White
– Dual SIM (dual stand-by)
– SNS integration
– Dropbox (25 GB storage)
– MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
– MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk
– Organizer
– Document viewer
– Voice memo/dial
– Predictive text input
BATTERY Standard battery, Li-Ion 1650 mAh
Talk time

The phone already runs on Ice Cream Sandwich and may soon be updated to Jellybean. Unfortunately, HTC has not yet announced the release date of the official update to Jellybean.

Desire V’s retail price is PhP16,990 but our favorite online store, Widget City, is just selling it at Php14,250.

Press Release

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Manila, Philippines — September 7, 2012 — When you are climbing the corporate ladder, time is always of the essence. Everything needed to be done yesterday, and anything that will make life more convenient is definitely worth investing in.

There is a need then, to find a handy gadget that helps you keep your life in check. It is common to see young professionals lugging around two phones just to stay in touch with all the contacts in two different networks, both for professional and social reasons.  Some would take time to switch SIMs manually, whenever they have a need to call or text someone. But with the fast-paced life of a busy executive, who really has the time to do that?

The HTC Desire V has the handy time-management feature of having dual SIM slots, with both SIMs working at the same time! The Desire V guarantees that you are always connected. With the dual stand by and dual calling features, you will always be reachable whether it’s a call from your friends, or a conference call for work. You never have to miss an important call or text message, because the sleek mobile phone ensures that you are available even when on the go!

The HTC Sense feature, which is available on all HTC Smartphones, is geared towards making life a lot easier for upwardly mobile professionals. HTC gives you the most intuitive call and gesture features on a smartphone yet: When you are talking on the phone, flipping the unit over activates the conference speaker which allows you to invite more of your colleagues to join for consultation. The phone’s special Smart Dial feature finds contacts and recently dialed numbers in a flash.

For fast access, customization is key. With the Desire V, you can see all your home screen panels as thumbnails with the press of a button and then arrange them however you want. All of these are easily visible with the phone’s sizeable 4” WVGA screen that is easy on the eyes, along with a sure grip finish that comes in an eye-catching yet durable design.

The expansive screen also makes it easier to read email correspondences and documents that you can store and retrieve in your two-year free Dropbox space, along with recordings of the conversations, drawings, photos, or other content type from meetings to your Notes all in one place! Researching facts and figures online for an important presentation is also easier with Text Reflow, where the text automatically resizes to the width of the screen so you’ll never have to pan left and right to read text on a web page.   Plus, the new dual-time zone feature in Calendar helps you call friends, family, or colleagues around the world at their most convenient times.

Photos and videos of festive gatherings with family and friends during your downtime is more enjoyable, as HTC offers a true digital camera on your phone, as it adjusts to allow for clear, crisp, in-focus photos even in adverse lighting conditions. You can also relax or rock on to your fave tunes with the awesome Beats by Dr. Dre experience, where you hear the music at its most authentic.

Enjoy all these features and more with the HTC Desire V, now available at all accredited retailers and HTC concept stores. For more information about the amazing product features, log on to HTC Philippines’s Facebook account,, or follow it on Twitter at

About HTC

Founded in 1997, HTC Corporation (HTC) is the creator of many award-winning mobile devices and industry firsts. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC pushes the boundaries of design and technology to create innovative and personal experiences for consumers around the globe. HTC’s portfolio includes smartphones and tablets powered by HTC Sense™, a multilayered graphical user interface that vastly improves user experience. HTC is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2498). For more information, please visit


Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.

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