HTC One Mini - Review

Read here a complete review of HTC One Mini smartphone.

There are no exaggeration in telling that the current trend in the smartphone market is the bigger screen smartphones. The evolution cycle of the smartphone has reached the bigger screen level. Just that human hand need to be evolved in such a way that the palm is wider and the thumb is loner. Only then we will be able to hold these smartphones with one hand and operate it.

All the flagship smartphones belong to bigger screen category. Look at Samsung Galaxy S4, Apple iPhone5, Sony Xperia Z, HTC One etc. All have some things in common. Bigger screens, high end features and sky high price rate. The leading smartphone manufacturers have found a new method. The “Mini” versions. As the name suggests, they will be the miniatures of the flagship smartphones.

HTC One Mini

The latest smartphone giant to release a mini version was HTC. The HTC One Mini, as the name indicates, is the scaled down version of the flagship smartphone of the company, the HTC One. It has smaller screen size, scaled down features and a cut down price tag.
Read here the complete review of the HTC One Mini smartphone.


Though you will not be able to pin point the size difference between the HTC One and the HTC One Mini, the One Mini is smaller than the flagship. Technically speaking, the One Mini is 5mm slimmer and shorter. Which means, it will be easier to hold the smartphone in your had and use it with only one hand. It is lighter in weight too. But that light weight that its premium feel is lost.

The aluminium made body bears strong resemblance to that of the HTC One smartphone. The premium look and luxurious feel is there in the Mini too. The main difference that the Mini has from the One is the white coloured plastic band wrapping around the edge of the Mini.

HTC One Mini

Like the HTC One smartphone, all the slots and the speakers are kept same in the Mini too. There is no microSD card slot in the Mini either. In all other physical properties, the Mini is just like the One.


Cutting down the bigger 4.7 inches screen from the One, the Mini comes with a 4.3 inch display screen with a 342 ppi pixel density. The smaller screen requires only lesser resolution. That is why the company has cut short the resolution of the Mini smartphone to 720p.

The screen is sharp, bright and colour saturated up to the satisfactory level. The detailing is also good in the Mini. Comparing with Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, HTC One Mini has got a superb display screen.


The HTC One Mini smartphone will be running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Operating System. We hope that the company will soon update the OS t the latest 4.3. Jelly Bean. Like the One, the Mini also has the Sense 5 software from the company. Features including Multiple home screens are the same as in the HTC One big brother.

HTC One Mini

The software system of the Mini lets you customise the apps by allowing you to arrange them in alphabetic order, or recently downloaded order or in the custom mode. HTC Blink Feed is there in the One Mini too.


HTC One has a powerful Quad core processor, whereas the HTC One Mini has only a dual core processor. So, we can imagine the difference in the performance speed of both the devices. Considering it is the “Mini” version, we don't think there are any room for complaints.

It is so sad a thing to say that most of the leading games took more time to launch and the gaming experience is below average. Unless the company is going for an optimisation for the Mini smartphone, ardent game fans should keep there foot away from the Mini.

When we ridicule the gaming, we are not saying that the dual core processor is good for nothng. It is good n all the other areas but Gaming.

HTC One Mini


There is a 4MP camera on the rear side of the HTC One Mini smartphone. The digit might sound lesser as the current smartphone market has 13, 15 and 21 MP cameras. But, as per the claims of the company, the Ultra pixel sensor will make the image crispier and better than any other smartphones. There is a 1.6 MP front camera too.

The camera features are s the same as the HTC One smartphone. But, being a scaled down smartphone, the capturing experience might not be as stunning as that of the HTC One.


As the Mini is smaller than the HTC One, the power consuming will be lesser than the big brother. So, it has only an 1800 mAh battery, unlike the 2,300 mAh battery of the One. The smaller battery is enough for the Mini. The dual core processor in the Mini is not that much power thirsty as the Quad core processor of the One.

HTC One Mini

With an average usage, you can easily survive a day with the full charged battery of the HTC One Mini smartphone. The company claims a 13 hour battery talk time on 3G. If you ask me, I would say that it is a decent figure for a Mini version.


If you are looking for a miniature flagship, which is handy, but with scaled down features and of course a cut down price, HTC One Mini will be your cup of coffee. But, on the other hand, if you are a game lover and wanna play games with good gaming experience, you better go for the bigger screened devices. HTC One Mini is a good phone, taking in to consideration that it is never meant to be a flagship phone. It is a 'Mini'. You can not have all the features of the flagship smartphone in a mini version. As far as Mini versions are concerned, HTC One Mini has showed enough justice, we should say.


• Handy than the flagship HTC One.

• Premium Design.

• Bright and Crisp display screen with good ppi.

• Good battery life.

• Cut down price than the HTC One.


• Below average performance.

• Dual core processor.

• No expandable storage.

• No removable battery.
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Last updated on 29-07-2013. Published on 29-07-2013.
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