E2save is selling the HTC one V for as little as £9.33 per month on a two-year contract. That’s an effective total cost of ownership of £224 after a £40 automatic cashback. The deal, available on Telefonica-owned O2, includes 50 minutes, unlimited texts and 100MB data.
As for the phone itself, it is reminiscent of the HTC Legend with roughly the same design. It runs on a single-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor clocked at 1GHz with a 3.7in Super LCD displauy, 4GB internal storage, a microSD card slot, 512MB of RAM, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, up to 500 minutes talk time, a 5-megapixel camera, Beats Audio technology but no front facing camera.
There’s also 25GB online storage courtesy of Box for two years, access to Google Play and HTC’s own ImageSense technology.
It’s worth noting that this HTC One V model is a refurbished model and that this plan is destined primarily for someone looking to buy the One V and no other smartphones.
Like for the HTC Desire back then, it is puzzling that HTC decided to use a premium design on a smartphone with entry-level hardware. Check out our review of the HTC One V smartphone here.