HTC One Mini Review



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One of the best and if not the best Android smartphone that launched this year has got an exciting degraded model worthy of the tag- Mini. It is the HTC One Mini, the smaller sibling of HTC One. The HTC One Mini has all the inspiration that makes it worthy of having “HTC One” in it’s name and then of course everything less than HTC One to give it the title –Mini. HTC One mini is simply stunning and we shall tell you why.
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Design

The built quality is the same- aluminium. When you hold a HTC One Mini you will love it and you will love it every day. It will give you an iPhone feeling or well HTC One feeling for a lesser price. The mini HTC One does not look the same as the older brother. It has less of panache and wow that HTC One has. For starters it is not the cutting edge bezel to bezel design and the sides look a little clumsy. The back is the same curvy one that will make it perfect fit for your hands. The built quality should be enough to sell you this phone, no kidding. Yes it has the Beats Audio integration and the Boom Sound HTC One is famously known for.

Display

Hate it to break it to you but HTC One Mini does not feature a full HD display. The size is a reduced 4.3 inches with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels, yeah a 720p HD display. That gives it a whopping 323 ppi in pixel density. That is highly dense and makes it a beautiful well detailed display. We would’nt have accepted anything less anyway. Gaming and watching videos both will give you the wow. The graphics project in a flawless smooth rate. It is one of the best displays in it’s class. Easily smashes the Samsung Galaxy S4’s mini version, actually bullies it out of the ring.

Camera

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HTC One Mini has the same ultrapixel camera on the HTC One. It takes sharp images and has an outstanding performance in low lighting conditions. My miserly comes in colour and the saturation. It is kind of dull and the resolution is just too less. But if you take lots of shots in parties indoors and stuff it is ideal. It can smash even the Lumia 920 in low light performance- no kidding. It is because of the sensor size it is able to perform so well. Otherwise it is just a 4 MP camera. front facing camera is pretty awesome too.

Software

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HTC’s Sense UI, the same one on the HTC One makes it way on the HTC One Mini as well. It gives you all the software integration HTC One has, from HTC Blink Feed to HTC Camera app- Zoe. It is for various reasons the best UI on Android phone period. Smasung is just a showoff with bunch of features of which only 3 would be useful.

Performance

The One was a huge performers but the Mini is a mid range phone, the question is- is it a big performer in it’s class- HELL YEAH. It has a Snapdragon 400 processor on board which is clocked at 1.4GHz and is dual core. It gives you one of the best smartphone experiences in it’s class alongside a 1GB RAM. There is no external memory storage option, it is not expandable over the internal 16GB memory. It does not have NFC but features the latest Bluetooth version.

Final Thoughts

If you don’t have the money to go for the big ones, put it here- on the HTC One Mini. It would not disappoint you. The built itself will make you feel that you had your money worth it. But yes it does have an amazing display, camera, battery life and endless features. Buy it, there are no buts here.
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GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100 – EMEA version
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 – Asia version
HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 – AT&T version
4G Network LTE 800 / 1800 / 2600 – EMEA version
LTE 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 – Asia version
LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 – AT&T version
SIM Micro-SIM
Announced 2013, July
Status Available. Released 2013, August
BODY Dimensions 132 x 63.2 x 9.3 mm (5.20 x 2.49 x 0.37 in)
Weight 122 g (4.30 oz)
DISPLAY Type Super LCD2 capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.3 inches (~342 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
– HTC Sense UI
SOUND Alert types Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, stereo speakers, built-in amplifiers
3.5mm jack Yes
– Beats Audio sound enhancement
MEMORY Card slot No
Internal 16 GB, 1 GB RAM
DATA GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
Speed HSPA+, LTE
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual band, DLNA
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
CAMERA Primary 4 MP, 2688 x 1520 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality
Features 1/3” sensor size, 2µm pixel size, geo-tagging, face and smile detection
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps, HDR, check quality
Secondary Yes, 1.6 MP, 720p
FEATURES OS Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
CPU Dual-core 1.4 GHz Krait 200
GPU Adreno 305
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser HTML5
Radio Yes
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors Glacial Silver, Stealth Black, Blue
– SNS integration
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
– MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk
– Organizer
– Document viewer
– Photo viewer/editor
– Voice memo/dial
– Predictive text input
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po 1800 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 500 h (2G) / Up to 692 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 20 h 40 min (2G) / Up to 13 h 20 min (3G)

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