The HTC Desire V is the first dual-SIM offering from the Taiwanese manufacturer.\u00a0 In terms of design, it essentially mixes the design philosophy employed by HTC in its Sensation line and the current One line.\u00a0 I have with me for review an HTC Desire V unit and I just thought about sharing my initial impressions of the handset before posting my full review. The HTC Desire V sports a 4-inch display and is powered by a 1 GHz Qualcomm MSM 7227A\u00a0processor.\u00a0 It runs Android\u00a04.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and features a 5-megapixel rear\u00a0camera, 4 GB internal memory (expandable) and 512 MB RAM. \u00a0The HTC Desire V is priced at P16,990, and to some, this may be too much considering the cheaper dual-SIM alternatives in the market.\u00a0 From my initial impressions, I must say the price is not without basis.\u00a0 The HTC Desire V is a mid-range phone in terms of specs but it sure looks and feels like a more expensive handset.\u00a0 I was genuinely surprised to see the Desire V as a well-designed and fantastically built phone. The first thought that came to mind upon holding the Desire V is that it is very slim.\u00a0 It is in fact slimmer than the Sensation XE and just a tad thicker than the HTC One V.\u00a0 The next thing that I noticed is the phone\u2019s weight -- it\u2019s too light.\u00a0 This is good news to users who want something light and easy to carry. \u00a0The screen on the HTC Desire V is also very good.\u00a0 It\u2019s bright, vibrant, and also crisp.\u00a0 It\u2019s not retina-level in terms of sharpness but it\u2019s still good.\u00a0 For the price, the screen is pretty excellent in my opinion. So far, I like what I see with the HTC Desire V.\u00a0 It feels solid, it\u2019s fast enough, and the screen is simply lovely.\u00a0 This is not a low-end phone that\u2019s priced unreasonably.\u00a0 It\u2019s definitely a good handset worthy of the price tag. \u00a0Of course this is just based on my initial impressions.\u00a0 As for the performance, camera and battery life, please watch out for my full hands-on review.