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HTC One Mini 2

Specifications

HTC One Mini 2Notebook: HTC One Mini 2 (One Series)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 4.5 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.137kg
Price: 499 euro
Average Score: 85.56% - good
Average of 18 scores (from 33 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 71%, features: 78%, display: 82% mobility: 89%, workmanship: 91%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the HTC One Mini 2

85% HTC One Mini 2 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Just like daddy?! HTC's One M8 is one of the most interesting premium smartphones on the market. Now, a model with a smaller screen has been launched, dubbed HTC One Mini 2. Read in our report why the mini does a better job than the more expensive bigger model in some test fields.
Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs. HTC One mini 2: Metal mania
Source: GSM Arena English
The Galaxy Alpha marks a new beginning for Samsung, which HTC may view as trespassing on their premium territory. Samsung may have found a weakness - HTC have a proper full-size flagship but their compact offering feels like a midranger at times. The Samsung Galaxy Alpha has more devices to worry about, the high-profile targets being the Apple iPhone 6 and the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. The HTC One mini 2 is cheaper than all three and the iPhone is the only one matching its metal unibody.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/17/2014
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini vs HTC One mini 2 comparison review: Design and price beats additional features
Source: PC Advisor English
t's a close call here with two very similarly kitted out smartphones. However, the HTC One mini 2 pips it for us with its superior design, cheaper price tag and better software. We'd understand if you wanted to spend the extra for the Galaxy S5 mini's fingerprint scanner, heart rate monitor and IR blaster, though.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/16/2014
80% Review: HTC One Mini 2
Source: Gadgetguy English
While the name isn’t quite accurate, the HTC’s One Mini 2 gets close to offering a miniature version of HTC’s One. If you love the look and feel of HTC’s 5 inch One but the size doesn’t quite match up, we’d look at the One Mini 2. If that extra half an inch doesn’t matter much, the features and build differences make the HTC One M8 a better deal altogether, but if 5 inches is a deal breaker, this is one phone you’ll want to check out.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/09/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
HTC One mini 2 vs iPhone 5s smartphone comparison: baby Androids keep on coming, but the flagship iPhone still has it where it counts
Source: Macworld.co.uk English
Considering it almost at the end of its year as Apple's number one, the iPhone 5s still stacks up extremely well against a mid-ranged Android handset. Performance is a win for the iPhone, as is the camera. The displays are a choice between big for viewing pleasure, and small for handling ease. The HTC is more robust, the iPhone more beautiful. And storage options favour the HTC, without it being an entirely clear cut choice. If Apple does as some suggest keep the iPhone 5s as a slightly cheaper option, it will not be a bad deal for new smartphone buyers.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 08/20/2014
HTC One mini 2 video review: A smaller, cheaper M8
Source: PC Advisor English
It follows on from the original HTC One mini and is a smaller, cheaper and cutdown version of the M8. As such, you can pick it up for a mid-range price of around £350 on a SIM-free basis. The HTC One mini 2 looks and feels like the flagship HTC One M8. It's smaller in size and lighter but slightly thicker.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/17/2014
80% HTC One mini 2 review: An attractively smaller and cheaper version of the flagship M8
Source: PC Advisor English
The HTC One mini 2 is one of the better examples of a mid-ranged version of a flagship smartphone. It has the same premium feel as the M8 with only a few downgrades - namely a lower res screen and no Duo Camera or IR blaster. The camera is a little disappointing but good performance and software balance things out.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 70% workmanship: 90%
HTC One mini 2 review: a lovable mid-range paradox
Source: Androidbeat English
The One mini 2 is as confusing a device as its name. With some components dumbed down significantly from the One M8 (processor, RAM, screen, battery) and others arguably raised significantly (camera), this is a device that needs to be assessed on its own terms rather than in relation to its ancestors. The paradox is that in many ways, as a day to day phone, I enjoyed using the HTC One mini 2 more than its larger sisters – the hand-friendly size and shape, the overall package, and yes, the camera, impressed me. It remains to be seen how many of the target market will look past the confusing name, pick the device up, fall in love and end up agreeing with me.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/21/2014
80% HTC One mini 2
Source: Gadget Show English
HTC has crafted another beautiful handset in the One mini 2, but we can't help but wonder if it's speedy enough. It's armed with the same processor as Motorola's budget Moto G, but with a much heftier £360 price tag. You do get the solid M8 build though, as well as Boomsound speakers and a camera than sometimes outdoes the original M8's. There are compromises, but its solid chassis makes for an alluring handset that's hard to pass up.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/05/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
What's the best HTC smartphone: HTC One mini 2 vs HTC One M8
Source: PC Advisor English
The HTC One M8 either bests or matches the HTC One mini 2 in every category we cover here. And the difference in price isn't enough to make it a good deal in comparison. For those really looking to save some cash on an Android smartphone the best deal will most likely come from the £149 2014 Motorola Moto G.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/29/2014
HTC One mini 2 Review
Source: Slashgear English
The HTC One mini 2 doesn’t knock it out the park, then, but neither does it disappoint in the same way that the One mini of last year did. It’s easy to see how a new smartphone buyer, lured into a store by the One M8 but turned off by the price, might look at the smaller device and consider it a saving worth making. Similarly, those who want a more hand-friendly form factor have fewer than the usual compromises to stomach. It’s certainly a much-needed phone in HTC’s range, though only time will tell whether it’s sufficiently affordable to fill in the gaping midrange gap.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/26/2014
100% HTC One Mini 2 review
Source: Stuff TV English
We’re still confirming the One Mini 2’s retail price, but we expect it'll be considerably cheaper than other Android flagships. Despite this, it offers one of the most premium examples of smartphone build quality around - a fantastic achievement on HTC's part. Its BoomSound speakers are seriously impressive, Sense 6.0 is as pretty as ever, and its camera - while not the best we've seen overall - is more than capable, and even outshines the flagship One (M8) in specific scenarios.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 100% performance: 70% display: 80% workmanship: 90%
80% HTC One Mini 2 review
Source: T3 English
The HTC One Mini 2 is a solid improvement on what was already one of the best smaller-sized handsets out there. The build quality is fantastic and it actually feels and looks better than the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact while the addition of a microSD card slot is extremely welcome. It’s not a revolution in how you can cram power into a smaller package, instead it’s a leaner creation, focusing on doing the small things well while making it through to the end of the day.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% HTC One Mini 2 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
This is a difficult one. Just like its larger, more expensive compatriot the One M8, the One Mini 2 is a great-looking phone. It has a great screen, too, a better camera and improved battery life compared to the One Mini, and better than average speakers. But it's hard to escape the feeling it's a little pricey considering the alternatives available.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
60% HTC One Mini 2 review
Source: Expert Reviews English
The HTC One Mini 2 is certainly a good looking phone, and is far more desirable than any other mid-range handset, but when its underlying hardware is essentially the same as a Motorola Moto G, it feels overpriced. The One Mini 2’s camera is a definite step up from most lower-end phones, but ultimately the One Mini 2 is a pale imitation of the original One M8. If you're looking for a great value phone, the award-winning Motorola Moto X and Google Nexus 5 are much better buys.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
85% HTC One Mini 2 review: A premium compact smartphone for those who hate big phones
Source: Zdnet.com English
The new HTC One Mini 2 is a solid compact Android smartphone. While it doesn't have the high end specifications of the M8, it is not designed to be the flagship device. It holds its own and I honestly had lots of trouble developing a cons list for a device of this class and target audience. While the price may be a bit on the higher end for a compact version of the M8, it is still quite a bit less expensive than the One M8 and other flagship products. The One Mini 2 is for the buyer who wants a smaller phone and in that regard I think it meets its goal.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 85%
82% A worthy new addition to the premium One clan
Source: Engadget English
HTC's One mini 2 is a fantastic-looking phone with much of the One M8's appeal. Beneath the brushed-aluminum body is capable internal hardware, even if it's not a huge improvement over last year's One mini. The 13-megapixel camera leaves a lot to be desired, but if you want the M8's premium design at a cheaper price or in a smaller form factor, you won't be disappointed.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 82%
80% HTC One Mini 2 review HTC's premium design arrives in a smaller suit
Source: Techradar English
I like the idea of a smaller HTC One M8, one which is more manageable in the hand and easier to slide into a pocket. With the HTC One Mini 2 the Taiwanese firm has manage to keep the beautiful stylings, but on the inside it feels like attention to detail waned a little, with a sub-par processor and a battery which doesn't do the phone justice. That said, compare it to its size rivals - the iPhone 5S and 5C, Xperia Z1 Compact and Ascend P7 - and the One Mini 2 is still a very capable handset at a reasonable price point.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 90% workmanship: 90%
85% HTC One Mini 2 review: A premium compact smartphone for those who hate big phones
Source: Zdnet.com English
Like last year, HTC released a smaller cousin of their flagship device. The new HTC One Mini 2 should be called the M8 Mini and it is great to see this device perform well in a small form factor. The new HTC One Mini 2 is a solid compact Android smartphone. While it doesn't have the high end specifications of the M8, it is not designed to be the flagship device. It holds its own and I honestly had lots of trouble developing a cons list for a device of this class and target audience.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 85%
What's the best HTC smartphone: HTC One mini 2 vs HTC One M8
Source: PC Advisor English
The HTC One M8 either bests or matches the HTC One mini 2 in every category we cover here. However, it also costs twice the price. The HTC One mini 2 will be a good deal at around £300, and it may be better-tuned to those with smaller hands. But there's little in the One mini 2's spec that makes it stand out against 2013 flagships, and for those really looking to save some cash on an Android smartphone the best deal will most likely come from the £149 2014 Motorola Moto G.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 05/15/2014
HTC One Mini 2 hands-on preview
Source: Stuff TV English
The HTC One (M8) dethroned the LG G2 as Stuff’s favourite phone in the world, and it’s successfully fended off attacks from the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z2. And now it’s got a smaller sibling – the HTC One Mini 2.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/15/2014
HTC One Mini 2 review: Hands-on
Source: T3 English
The HTC One Mini 2 isn't a straight switch to a smaller format - there's a slight drop in specs but from what we've seen the changes are impressivly balanced with the Mini 2 feeling every bit as fast as the M8. Of course the big question will be whether the Mini 2 can still offer everyday performance, a flagship-quality camera experience and a battery life that can compete with its rivals - stay tuned for our full review...
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/15/2014
Hands on: HTC One Mini 2 review HTC's premium design arrives in a smaller suit
Source: Techradar English
The HTC One Mini 2 is a beautifully designed smartphone with a reasonable feature set providing a pleasing advance on its predecessor. Altogether it creates a package which rivals the equally pocketable iPhone 5S in terms of premium appeal and raw power. If you're looking for the best of HTC the One Mini 2 comes close, but you'll want to plump for its fully fledged bigger brother the One M8 for the true experience.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/15/2014

Foreign Reviews

Flagschiff im Miniformat?
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/22/2014
98% HTC One Mini 2
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft Nr. 6/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 98% emissions: 100%
98% HTC One Mini 2
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft Nr. 5/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 98%
95% HTC One Mini 2 im Test: Riesiges Mini-Smartphone für Betuchte
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/06/2014
Rating: Total score: 95% features: 90% workmanship: 100% emissions: 93%
Kleiner Bruder, gleicher Trickser?
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/13/2014
96% Edler Alu-Prinz
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 96% price: 68% mobility: 95%
97% Das kann die Schrumpf-Version des HTC One M8
Source: Focus Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 97% features: 91%
89% Der kleine Bruder ist gut aber nicht günstig
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 80% display: 85% mobility: 90% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 90%
Für kurze Zeit verführerisch
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: very good design; handy chassis; very good first impression Negative: average equipment
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/12/2014
Für kurze Zeit verführerisch
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: chic design; handy device; average configuration/ equipment
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/05/2014
Viel mini, wenig top
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Negative: medium-class configuration; high price
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/26/2014

Comment

Model:

HTC has opted to shrink their latest flagship phone again. Despite the minor confusion in the naming, it is actually a shrunken version of the HTC One M8 and not the HTC One. It maintains a similar look and elegance as the bigger version. The brush metal rear panel feels premium with the device just weighing at 137 grams.

There is a Super LCD2 (720 X 1280 pixels) 4.5 inches display and it is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The HTC One Mini 2 comes fitted with a Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, Adreno 305 GPU, 1 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage. If that is not enough, there is an option to insert a MicroSD up to 128 GB.

The device also comes fitted with a 13 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front facing camera. Besides the above, one can expect all other features found on similar class devices such as A-GPS, FM radio, WiFi and much more. The battery is a non-removable Li-Po 2110 mAh cell which gives the user around 16 hours talk time. The HTC One Mini 2 comes with Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat and would surely satisfy the demands of most users.

Qualcomm Adreno 305: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 400 and S4 Plus SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


400 MSM8226: ARM Cortex-A7 Quad-Core with up to 1.2 GHz and manufactured in 28nm» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


4.5": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.137 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


HTC: A Taiwanese manufacturer known for smartphones, which sells tablet computers as well in a global market.


85.56%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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» Sony Xperia C3
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» Nokia Lumia 830
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» LG G Pad 7.0
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 7.0", 0.293 kg
» LG G Pad 10.1
Snapdragon 400 APQ8026, 10.1", 0.512 kg
» BlackBerry Z3
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230, 5.0", 0.164 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2014-05-19)