Thursday, July 18, 2013

The HTC One Mini is not (quite) a mini version of the HTC One

The HTC One is definitely one of the best smartphones currently on the market, but it is a little on the large side for some. So, following in the footsteps of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, HTC have announced the HTC One mini.

The HTC One mini really does look like its bigger sibling and retains the One's distinctive good looks, unlike the rival GS4 Mini which just looks like any other Samsung phone.

Of course, the display is smaller being a 4.3" unit rather than a 4.7" one and unsurprisingly it has a lower resolution (but still manages to be 720p). But inside, the CPU is much slower and their is less RAM and onboard storage and there's no NFC support. However the ultrapixel camera is still on the back plus the One mini supports LTE.

Compared to the Galaxy S4 Mini, the HTC One mini is bulkier and less powerful inside. On the other hand, it has a much better display and camera and more onboard storage. Overall, we'd probably go for the HTC over the Samsung.

We'll have a closer look at the HTC One mini later. In the meantime, HTC say that it will start to be available from August with a global rollout planned for September. We don't know the price, but the rival Samsung retails for about €400 and we wouldn't expect the HTC to be much more than that.




HTC One
HTC One Mini
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
Screen size
4.7"
4.3"
4.3"
Screen resolution
1080 x 1920
720 x 1280
540 x 960
CPU
1.7GHz quad-core
1.4GHz dual-core
1.7GHz dual-core
RAM
2GB
1GB
1.5GB
Internal storage
32GB / 64GB
16GB
8GB
Primary camera
4 megapixels
(ultrapixel sensor)
4 megapixels
(ultrapixel sensor)
8 megapixels
Secondary camera
2.1 megapixels
1.6 megapixels
1.9 megapixels
NFC
Yes
No
Yes
LTE
Yes
Yes
Yes
Battery
2300 mAh
1800 mAh
1900 mAh
Size
137 x 68 x 9.3mm
132 x 64 x 9.3mm
125 x 61 x 8.9mm
Weight
143 grams
122 grams
107 grams





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