HTC One Mini

Specifications

HTC One MiniNotebook: HTC One Mini (One Series)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8930AB
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 4.3 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.122kg
Price: 449 euro
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 16 scores (from 27 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 58%, features: 62%, display: 87% mobility: 89%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 69%, emissions: 89%

Reviews for the HTC One Mini

87% Review HTC One Mini Smartphone | Notebookcheck
The agony of choice. The small version of the HTC One is the manufacturer's deliberate attack on the success story of the Galaxy S Mini series. The HTC One Mini takes up the fight equipped with a 4.3-inch screen, a Snapdragon dual-core SoC and HD resolution. Its opponent is the recently introduced Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini.
65% HTC One mini Review
Source: Tech2.in.com English
HTC’s official retail price is Rs 36,790 but you can find it online for as low as Rs 33,000. Considering you can get much more powerful handsets for cheaper, the One mini is highly overpriced. In fact, the entire One series is overpriced and we can’t figure out why. If you love this sort of form factor, then we recommend you take a look at the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini. It’s almost Rs 10,000 cheaper, is lighter, has more RAM and support for microSD card up to 64GB, a faster CPU (1.7GHz), a bigger battery and has IR. The S4 mini is no competition to the One mini in terms of build quality and design, but then again, I find paying so much more for an aluminium shell a bit absurd.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/19/2013
Rating: Total score: 65%
70% HTC One Mini Review
Source: Techspot English
Pros: Aluminum design is solid and premium, complemented by fantastic Super LCD 2 display. Decent (but not high-end) performance from the Snapdragon 400. Cons: As neither a premium nor cheap 4.3-inch device, the HTC One presents better value for money. The "Ultrapixel" camera is still disappointing, more so without OIS.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
HTC One Mini Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
The HTC One Mini was an attempt in HTC offering a smaller version of its popular HTC One. The HTC One Mini may not have the high-end specs of the HTC One, but for a product its size, it’s an extremely impressive smartphone. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a larger screen, more internal storage space and high-end specs, we wouldn’t blame you if you picked up the HTC One instead. Regardless of which device you pick up, we’re confident you’re going to be enjoying your experience for a long time.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/25/2013
70% HTC One Mini
Source: Laptop Mag English
The HTC One Mini is a sexy smartphone that combines a gorgeous 4.3-inch display and powerful front-mounted speakers in a one-hand-friendly package. At $99, the aluminum-clad Mini is $100 cheaper than its bigger brother, but that cost savings comes at the expense of some performance and TV remote control capability (which we can live without).
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/30/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% HTC One Mini review
Source: Stuff TV English
That’s still good for a mid-range phone, and if you want an HTC One but can’t quite stretch your hands or wallet around it you’re unlikely to be disappointed with the Mini. Just make sure you also take a peek at the Nexus 4, which remains the budget phone closest to the top of our list of the best phones in the world right now.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/08/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% HTC One Mini review
Source: Techradar English
Would we recommend the HTC One Mini? Absolutely - the mid-range market renaissance is something we didn't expect, but is an area that HTC is intent on winning - and we think it's managed that with the One Mini. So if you're looking for a cutting edge smartphone that takes all the great elements from the world's best handset and crams them into a smaller frame, you should really check out the HTC One Mini. We promise you won't be disappointed.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% HTC One mini review
Source: It Pro English
The HTC One Mini is a beautifully designed, highly functional handset that is only beset by sub-par battery performance. If you’re looking for a smaller version of the HTC One or a replacement to your iPhone, then the HTC One Mini could be just what you’re looking for.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/31/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy S4 mini vs HTC One mini comparison review
Source: PC Advisor English
Samsung's Galaxy S4 mini has arrived and now HTC has brought along its HTC One mini. Find out how these rivals stack up against each other in our Samsung Galaxy S4 mini vs HTC One mini comparison review.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 07/30/2013
80% HTC One Mini review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The HTC One is a very nice mid-range smartphone. The phone cuts as few corners as humanly possible in its endeavour to offer users several of the full-sized One's strengths, including Ultrapixels and Zoe. For this reason, while we'd have liked to see a slightly speedier processor and longer battery life, the phone is still a good choice for business folk on a budget.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/30/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HTC One mini review - smaller, lighter, much cheaper HTC One
Source: PC Advisor English
The HTC One mini isn't as good as the HTC One. Its performance is decent but not spectacular, and the addition of a layer of plastic has removed some of the original's chic. But this is a very strong handset at a decent price. Well worth a look.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/29/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
HTC One mini Review
Source: Slashgear English
In the end you’ll have to base your decision to purchase this device on whether or not you’re willing to make a trade-off in size and for a few odd features for a lower price point. If you’re not seeing this decision between the HTC One and the HTC One mini as a trade-of, and instead simply want a smaller device that fits your hand better than the original, then you’ll be good to go! In the end, this machine takes everything that was great about the HTC One and jams it into a smaller package.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/26/2013
80% HTC One Mini review
Source: T3 English
Is this the best HTC phone? Not quite. The HTC One is a strong contender for best phone ever (from any manufacturer) and the lower specs here stop this phone from beating it. But if you have hands that find the HTC One just too hefty, or if a big phone isn’t your style, this is a sensational phone with a decent processor and excellent camera.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/26/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
HTC One Mini review
Source: Techradar English
Would we recommend the HTC One Mini to a friend? Of course not - it's not out yet. But we would urge anyone looking to spend around £25-£30 ($40) a month on a phone contract (that's a rough estimate, as we don't have final pricing for the HTC One Mini) to wait and check out this phone, when it's launched in August.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/25/2013
HTC One Mini review: Hands-on
Source: T3 English
The HTC One Mini looks set to be a popular phone - as it takes most of what made the HTC One great, but packages it in a cheaper, easier-to-hold Android phone. Although pricing has yet to be confirmed, we expect the Mini to sport a similar price to its main rival - the Samsung Galaxy S4. Stay tuned for a full review...
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/18/2013
Hands on: HTC One Mini review
Source: Techradar English
Would we recommend the HTC One Mini to a friend? Of course not - it's not out yet. But we would urge anyone looking to spend around £25-£30 ($40) a month on a phone contract (that's a rough estimate, as we don't have final pricing for the HTC One Mini) to wait and check out this phone, when it's launched in August. In fact, it makes us wonder whether Samsung will think about refreshing the Galaxy S4 Mini in the meantime, as it's now very likely to be second best to this little nugget - and even Apple's cheaper iPhone, which is likely coming later this year, will have more of a fight on its hands than it would have previously been expected to encounter.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/18/2013
Hands-On: HTC One mini Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
The goal of the HTC One mini is to bring the high-end user experience of the original HTC One to a much larger market. This is never easy to do this, but I’ve been impressed by how HTC managed to optimize the cost structure, without proportionally altering the original experience. This is the result of a carefully planned extension of the HTC One line of product and overall, it works. In the meantime, I really recommend reading our HTC One review, since it will give you a very close idea of how it feels to use the HTC One mini.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/18/2013
70% Review: HTC One Mini
Source: Techtree.com English
The HTC One Mini hands-down the best looking Android phone under 30k. The phone’s clean user interface does full justice to its elegant design. As far as the look and feel goes, HTC has nailed it. We also liked its screen sharpness and sound quality. On the other hand, its camera and performance are not up to the mark. If HTC gets the price down by around five grand, we wouldn’t recommending this phone. However, at the moment the LG Nexus 5 and Nokia Lumia 925 are much better options in this price bracket.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/24/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 50% performance: 60% features: 70% workmanship: 90%

Foreign Reviews

HTC One Mini
Source: e-media - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
88% HTC One Mini
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 88%
88% HTC One Mini
Source: PC News - Heft 01/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 88%
HTC One Mini
Source: Connect Freestyle - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
88% HTC One Mini
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 88% mobility: 81%
82% HTC One Mini
Source: Connect - Heft 10/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 82%
82% HTC One Mini
Source: Connect - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 82%
Abgespeckte Hardware in immer noch großem Gehäuse
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Positive: chic design; rugged chassis; viable display; adequate processor
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/18/2013
HTC One mini Smartphone
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Positive: convincing performance
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/09/2013
Das kleine Smartphone für große Hände
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: practical format Negative: storage not expandable
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/08/2013

Comment

Model:

As smartphones become primary devices taking on more and more everyday tasks they get larger. For those with small hands who struggle with the behemoth devices that dominate the market – the HTC Once Mini has arrived. Unlike the HTC One, which can stretch a hand beyond the point of comfort, this device is comfortable to hold and use for extended periods and it fits easily in pockets. It looks attractive and features a luxurious design in streamlined, fashionable aluminum and a cute plastic band that wraps around the edge. The high-end design gives it a distinct advantage over similar models from other brands.

Several features of the full sized HTC One are preserved here, like the high resolution camera and 4G connectivity, but a few features have been downgraded – most noticeably the processing speed. This affects user experiences as it got slower and more cumbersome. However, the screen looks great with bright and bold colors despite not being full HD like the HTC One. The HTC One Mini features one of the best audios to be found on a smart phone out there with surprisingly loud volume. The placement of the speakers is front facing, which means that there’s no need to palm the back of the phone to improve audio when watching videos. At the end of the day, there are only three reasons to go for this device over others. The price is reasonable, the build quality of the body is good, and the size is comfortable. Other than that, there are plenty of better devices out there.

Qualcomm Adreno 305:

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 8930AB: Dual-Core Krait 300 SoC for smartphones produced in 28nm LP at TSMC.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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


0.122 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.


80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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

Notebooks from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

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» HTC One SV
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Notebooks with the same GPU

» BlackBerry Z3
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» Archos 50 Helium 4G
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 5.0", 0.16 kg
» Sony Xperia M2
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 4.8", 0.149 kg
» Huawei Ascend G6 4G
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 4.5", 0.115 kg
» HTC Desire 816
Snapdragon 400 MSM8928, 5.5", 0.165 kg
» HTC Desire 610
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 4.7", 0.143 kg
» LG Lucid 3 VS8760
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 4.7", 0.124 kg
» HTC One Mini 2
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 4.5", 0.137 kg
» Sony Xperia T2 Ultra Dual
unknown, 6", 0.172 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab4 8.0
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930, 8.0", 0.32 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab4 10.1
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 10.1", 0.487 kg
» Huawei Ascend G740
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930, 5.0", 0.155 kg
» Nokia Lumia 635
unknown, 4.5", 0.14 kg
» Nokia Lumia 630
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 4.5", 0.134 kg
» LG L90
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 4.7", 0.124 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Grand 2
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 5.3", 0.163 kg
» Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+
Snapdragon 400 APQ8028, 10.1", 0.62 kg
» LG G2 Mini
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 4.7", 0.125 kg
» Nokia Lumia 1320
Snapdragon 400 8930AB, 6.0", 0.22 kg
» Nokia Lumia 525
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227, 4.0", 0.15 kg
» ZTE Grand S Flex
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930, 5.0", 0.2 kg
» LG D605 Optimus L9 II
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230, 4.7", 0.12 kg
» Motorola Moto G
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 4.5", 0.143 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 S7270
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930, 4.0", 0.2 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-07-25)