The HTC One V is the third member of HTC’s One trilogy, filling in the budget slot below the One X and One S, which we reviewed in the last couple of weeks. It’s less of a mold-breaking design for the company than its big brothers though, with the distinct chin and unibody construction that has won it plaudits in the past encasing a fairly standard 3.7-inch display.

For some, though, phones with 4-inch or greater displays are just too much. It’s the reason why the iPhone still has a 3.5-inch screen, and that decision certainly hasn’t affected its popularity. However, with the One V, HTC is assuming that those who don’t want a large display also don’t care about the power of their handset. It’s a potentially dangerous decision, but does the compromise in specs affect the phone in daily use?