Excerpt: So you like the HTC One, but you want something a bit smaller? The HTC One mini may be the phone you’ve been waiting for. Our good friends at Negri Electronics were kind enough to send over a demo unit for me to play around with. A full review of the HTC One mini will ...
Excerpt: There may be only a handful of top-tier Android phones on the market at one time, but the mid-range market is constancy flooded with handsets. True, most of these devices feature forgettable designs and specs which would do more good at the bottom of a trash can than inside a phone. But the HTC One ...
Summary: The HTC One Mini is a beautifully constructed handset, and a stark reminder that not every smartphone in 2013 needs to pack a giant screen to stand out. Apple’s doing just fine, thank you, and we’re glad to see another company offering a more reasonably sized alternative with great build quality.
Summary: I was actually rather excited to be given the opportunity to review the HTC One Mini as I have very much liked what I have seen from the HTC One and was curious to see if HTC could deliver a similar experience with its smaller cousin. If you need a catch up on Ausdroid’s thoughts on the HTC One, check out our review from earlier this year . Being a Nexus fan, the one thing that I wasn’t too sure about was using a phone with Sense 5 .
Pros: Excellent, Camera performance, Dual front facing speakers
Summary: The HTC One mini has a software suite that’s identical to the HTC One. This means you’ll see Android 4.2.2 loaded out of the box, along with HTC Sense 5.0 and any carrier-specific applications. Some applications that were included on the HTC One, such as the TV app, haven’t been included as the hardware isn’t there to support it, but largely the experience is identical. The HTC One mini is an interesting proposition.
Conclusion: The HTC One Mini is one of the nicest-looking mid-range smartphones we’ve ever had laid eyes on. It’s also extremely comfortable to hold and easier to use with one hand than larger-screen devices that (iPhone aside) dominate the market these days. But at its current $100 price, we don’t think it makes sense for most buyers, when the much better HTC One can be had for $100 more (or $50 more if you’re willing to take a refurbished phone).
Pros: Nice-looking screen, Great build quality like the HTC One, More comfortable to hold than larger-screen phones, Great low-light camera
Cons: Poor battery life (can’t last a day), Gets warm when gaming and streaming video, Speakers aren’t nearly as impressive as HTC One’s, No expandable storage or removable battery
Summary: The HTC One Mini was an attempt in HTC offering a smaller version of its popular HTC One. The HTC One Mini may not have the high-end specs of the HTC One, but for a product its size, it’s an extremely impressive smartphone. The HTC One Mini has a rather large screen, a powerful dual-core processor and enough unique bells and whistles to make it a worthwhile device for those seriously considering it.
Summary: HTC One Mini is definitely a great medium to high-end smartphones, offering a beautiful and elegant design and construction materials, solid and robust. In addition, no compromises regarding the main hardware features and performance, perfectly in line with the segment. In addition to this, we can certainly recommend the purchase of the terminal to all those looking for a smartphone lightweight and easy to handle at a cost of selling affordable.
Pros: Construction materials, Audio quality, High autonomy.
Conclusion: The HTC One mini certainly looks the part, but does it deliver? Absolutely. It’s not perfect, but this more pocketable take on the HTC One is a joy to use and offers users a rich smartphone experience that its rivals may find hard to beat. The size of the device better suits one-handed use and the design retains a flagship appearance for the most part.