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HTC One SV is cheapest 4G LTE smartphone in the UK

Expansys is selling the HTC one SV smartphone for £215, that's the equivalent of £8.96 when spread over two years; that's a saving of 33 per cent off the phone's SRP. It is by far the cheapest 4G LTE capable smartphone in the UK and a perfect complement of EE's SIM-only 4G tariffs that have landed on the market.

The phone has a fairly reasonable specification, nothing spectacular though. There's a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8260 SoC clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, 8GB onboard storage, a microSD card slot, a 4.3in 800 x 480 Super LCD2 display, a 5-megapixel BSI camera with a 28mm wide angle lens with an f/2.0 aperture, full HD video recording capabilities, a 1.6-megapixel front facing camera, NFC, DLNA, a 1,800 mAh battery, Android 4.0 with HTC Sense, a microUSB port, Beats Audio technology and a number of HTC features like VideoPic and SyncManager.

Huawei still sells the Ascend P1 LTE on a two year contract for £10.50 per month (that's a more total cost of ownership of £252 but you get some free allowance with it) which some might prefer. But it is locked to T-Mobile (and Orange, and EE and Virgin Mobile). You can read our review of the HTC One SV smartphone here.

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