There’s no doubt that the HTC One is well-regarded by many, but some just think the Taiwanese company’s flagship device is too big. Now, at least, these naysayers have a smaller variant to satisfy their need.
Now officially known as the HTC One Mini, this one-handed smartphone comes with slightly inferior specs, but nonetheless carry enough power and signature look that we can expect from the One series.
One good thing about HTC’s miniaturizing its high-end phone is how convincing the device is as a smaller form of the HTC One. Admittedly, the Mini’s processor is merely a dual-core clocked at 1.4GHz, instead of the 1.7GHz quad-core chip found in its big brother. The smaller 4.3-inch display also only comes with a 720p resolution and not 1080p but it’s still much better than the qHD present on its competitor.
But, it’s very hard to tell the difference in resolution anyway at 330 ppi pixel density. On the other hand, the HTC One Mini comes equipped with the same Ultrapixel camera used in HTC One, which means the former can attain the same level of picture quality in low-light environments. The same HTC Sense user interface is also present in the device.
HTC One Mini Specs
- Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
- 4.3-inch Super LCD2 touchscreen (720×1280), ~342ppi
- 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 dual-core processor
- Adreno 305 GPU
- 1GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage
- 4-megapixel Ultrapixel main camera
- 1.6-megapixel front camera
- LTE, 3G, HSDPA
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
- Bluetooth 4.0
- GPS, A-GPS
- Dimensions: 132 x 63.2 x 9.3 mm
- Weight: 122g
- Li-Po 1800mAh battery
If you compare the device through benchmark results, it’s quite clear that the HTC One Mini is no match to the likes of its big brother or the Samsung Galaxy S4. Instead, the smaller phone is a formidable contender against other mid-range smartphones such as the Apple iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini.