HTC One mini

Verge Review

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. Companies from Apple to Motorola to Samsung have tried their hand at distilling their already successful products into smaller, cheaper, and typically less powerful forms, attempting to deliver a compromise-free flagship experience in a more pocket-friendly size. H...

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Basic Specs

Thickness .36 inches
Weight .27 pounds
Form factor Slab
Screen size (diagonal) 4.3 inches
Operating system Android

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Tech Specs

Hardware

Height 5.2 inches
Width 2.49 inches
Thickness .36 inches
Weight .27 pounds
Form factor Slab
Color Black, Silver
Loudspeaker Stereo
Noise cancellation Hardware (multi-mic)

Display

Screen size (diagonal) 4.3 inches
Technology Super LCD
Pixel arrangement RGB
Resolution (Y) 1280 px
Resolution (X) 720 px
PPI 341
Touchscreen type Capacitive

Connectivity

GSM Yes
GSM frequencies supported 1900, 1800, 900, 850
UMTS / HSPA Yes
UMTS frequencies supported 900, 2100, 1900, 850
LTE Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version Bluetooth 4.0
Media streaming DLNA

Processor

Manufacturer Qualcomm
Brand / family Snapdragon 400
Clock speed 1.4 GHz
Number of cores 2

Memory

RAM size 1 GB
RAM type DDR2

Storage

Internal size 16 GB
External No

Front Camera

Resolution 1.6 megapixels
Video resolution 720p

Rear Camera

Resolution 4 megapixels
Flash LED
Focus type Autofocus
Video resolution 1080p

Software

Operating system Android
Skin Sense

Interface

Video out Yes
Headphone jack 3.5mm
Other ports Micro USB, MHL

Sensors

Sensors Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer

Battery

Capacity 1800 mAh
Removable No

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  • 8.0
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    Reviewed by nisankubur (Currently owns)

    HTC One mini follows many steps of HTC One (M7) but at entirely different pace. Build quality is still as solid as the bigger brother. The alumunium construction is handsome and well-crafted. At smaller footprint (HTC One mini is just slightly taller than iPhone 5), handling is a plus point. It slips into pocket of men's pants effortlessly.
    The display looks vivid and crisp. Some might find 4.3" is too small by today's standard but the quality is above average. The keyboard does the job fairly well in such diagonal stretch. Camera does a fairly good job. Daylight shots appear decent, if not great. Low light shots are of acceptable quality. Front camera isn't as good as those on HTC One (M7) or One max. BoomSound and BeatsAudio are responsible for audio department. Loud speakers, crisp output through headset or headphone.
    Sense 5.5 comes with BlinkFeed as default addition to the skin. News-reading activities so easy with BlinkFeed, forget about digging into menu and apps.
    Call quality and network reception is good. Connectivity is well-covered, although NFC isn't on board. If you love using your phone as TV's remote control, the absence of IR blaster is kind of a miss. Performance is commendable, but please keep in mind that it's not fair to compare it to HTC One (M7)'s. Dual-core processor is not lagging at all, but 1 GB RAM might not be satisfying to some power users. Battery is pretty average: not bad but not impressive either.

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    • Battery life 7
    • Ecosystem 9
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