Summary: HTC has always had an edge when it comes to hardware design. Their phones , have consistently won awards, with last years HTC One (M7) taking home a slew of awards throughout the year. The HTC One (M8) followed in its footsteps improving on the design and again has been an industry leader when it comes to design.
Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs. HTC One mini 2: Metal mania
17 September 2014
Conclusion: The Galaxy Alpha marks a new beginning for Samsung, which HTC may view as trespassing on their premium territory. Samsung may have found a weakness - HTC have a proper full-size flagship but their compact offering feels like a midranger at times. The Samsung Galaxy Alpha has more devices to worry about, the high-profile targets being the Apple iPhone 6 and the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact.
Summary: My advice to someone who would like to purchase the most efficient device in terms of power management, performance, display and factors of the latest technology and at a fairer price is to go for the HTC One mini 2, it has the best the market has to offer.
Excerpt: Most of the excitement in the global smartphone market is found at the high end, where premium handsets packed to the gills with cutting-edge technology battle for consumers’ attention in developed markets. As we have now established, however, that’s not where smartphone sales growth is currently coming from. Apple sells more and more iPhones each year and yet its global smartphone market share continues to sink. Why is that?
Summary: With its slick metal body, the HTC One Mini 2 is among the most luxurious compact phones around. HTC, however, has given it a set of specs that put it more alongside the dirt-cheap Moto G than the One M8. This is definitely not the flagship One M8 in a more compact form. If style is of the utmost importance, it's worth checking out, but the Moto G is much better value.
Pros: The HTC One Mini 2 is one of the best looking compact phones around, thanks to its gorgeous metal body. Its screen is decent, its KitKat software is pleasant to use and its camera takes nicer shots than the flagship One M8.
Cons: Many of its key specs, including processing power and screen resolution match the Motorola Moto G, which costs less than half the price of the Mini 2.
Summary: HTC has crafted another beautiful handset in the One mini 2, but we can't help but wonder if it's speedy enough. It's armed with the same processor as Motorola's budget Moto G, but with a much heftier £360 price tag. You do get the solid M8 build though, as well as Boomsound speakers and a camera than sometimes outdoes the original M8's. There are compromises, but its solid chassis makes for an alluring handset that's hard to pass up.
Summary: Just like daddy?! HTC's One M8 is one of the most interesting premium smartphones on the market. Now, a model with a smaller screen has been launched, dubbed HTC One Mini 2. Read in our report why the mini does a better job than the more expensive bigger model in some test fields.
Pros: Very well-built chassis, Metal casing, Elegant design, Decent cameras, Great speakers, Good speech quality, The great casing and the superb speakers.
Cons: Difficult maintenance, Screen's bluish cast, Only adequate performance, Tool indispensable for removing micro-SD, A bit more power - please!
Excerpt: It looks like a top tier HTC, but things aren't quite as they seem. Is the new HTC One Mini 2 a downscaled flagship, or simply a mid-range smartphone in a fancy suit? As we mentioned in our hands-on , the One Mini 2 is the latest offering in the 'mini phones' landscape, a slice of the smartphone pie that's grown in popularity immensely over the last year or so, but the recipe has proven difficult to get right, with the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact serving as the most popular...
Pros: Great HD screen, Attractive, premium design, Fantastic user experience, Good connectivity
Cons: Too big to be classed as 'mini', Camera is average, HTC One (M7) is cheaper, better spec