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.
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: 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.
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.
Summary: Some may want to wait for the Galaxy S4 Mini to hit shelves before they buy a sub-$100 Android phone. That Samsung handset will offer TV remote functionality and a replaceable battery. However, Samsung's Mini has a plastic body and lacks HTC's audio oomph.
Summary: The agony of choice. The small version of the HTC One is the manufacturer's deliberate attack on the success story of the Galaxy S Mini series. The HTC One Mini takes up the fight equipped with a 4.3-inch screen, a Snapdragon dual-core SoC and HD resolution.
Pros: Bright display, Good processing, High-grade material, Stereo loudspeakers, The device seems very high-grade and sturdy due to the usage of aluminum. The slightly higher weight is no burden.
Cons: Non-interchangeable battery, Memory expansion via SD card not possible, Only 1GB RAM, High buying price, Faint display of self-taken photographs, The RRP of 449 Euros (~$599) is clearly too high since the Galaxy S4 and the HTC One are available for a surcharge of nearly 50 and 100 Euros (~$66 and...
Conclusion: The HTC One mini sets a great example for how a more compact, cheaper version of an annual flagship should be done. HTC kept the same stellar and recognizable design the One has, and didn't leave out any of the unique features like the best phone speakers or the UltraPixel camera.
Pros: Premium compact design, Great stereo speakers, Very good display panel
Cons: Uncomfortable side buttons with shallow tactile feedback
Excerpt: Miniaturization is rarely a bad thing in the world of technology, but there’s a fine balance to be struck when trying to make something as small as possible without discarding the traits that made it appealing in the first place.
Pros: Best display at this size, Performs as well as the higher-spec One, High build quality
Cons: Poor camera results, Limited battery life, Sense is still a burden rather than a boon
Summary: The basics The HTC One Mini is here, promising cutting edge Android in a beautiful chassis that’s not so large you need two hands and a stylus to operate - a rarity these days. Like its bigger brother the HTC One, it boasts HTC’s own take on Android, Sense, plus a clever new UltraPixel camera, not...
Pros: While the HTC One Mini is far from the first shrink-rayed Android super phone, it is the first to look respectable. Compared to Samsung’s plasticky Galaxy S3 Mini and S4 Mini blowers, this is a league above, with a beautiful design and curved metal back. The only difference is the plastic frame, ...
Cons: The HTC One’s smaller frame does have some drawbacks: HTC’s only found space for a rather measly 1,800mAh battery, which left us struggling to get through a day of use. There’s also no space for the infrared TV remote control sensor or a microSD card, which is a bit disappointing as you only get ...