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The HTC One Mini has everything its more expensive counterpat the HTC One has to offer - a beautifully stylish design along with solid performance. Although many would assume that the 'mini' would mean you're simply getting a shurunken version of the HTC One, this phone is only slighly smaller and still what I would consider to be a rather large phone.
Since everyone arround me seemed to be buying the new iPhones I thought I'd give HTC a chance since the design of the HTC One Mini was far more appealing to me than the iPhone 5. For a while the HTC did not disappoint in the slightest with its reasonable storage capacity (enough for someone who only stores a moderate amount of pictures, games and music) and its features like the beats audio which always sounded brilliant against the tin-can like speak sound of the iPhone.
Although I was rather impressed with the phone's 4 UltraPixel camera for taking close up shots of things, when it came to taking pictures of landscapes or wider scenes that were far away, the picture just seemed as if it was lacking detail and the zoom tool just made it so blurry it was impossible to make ut what was in the picture.
Although it was probably my own fault, the screen on my HTC got smashed as i dropped it from great hight. After the accident the sceen slowly deteriorated and the phone just kept overheating. But just because my phone came to a bitter end doesn't mean will!
I spent ages with my mum trying to pick out the perfect phone. I wanted one with a good camera and a larger storage facility. This has both. The camera is excellent, far better than any iPhone and the countdown on the forward facing camera allows for family friendly use. The huge storage means that over 3000 photos can be stored on the photo at any one time in a variety of folders. The camera quality is great, perfect contrast in colours and far less trainer than any other smartphone I've had. Apps are easy to install and un install and the icons are the perfect size for use. Battery life is long lasting, except when left on charge all night as this wears the charging mechanism down. After 1 year of use, the on/off switch is beginning to go and takes a couple of times for the screen to wake up. The screen is also not so respondant to touch as it used to be and the connection to the charger has begun to go. The screens are very different from that of an iPhone/Apple product and Google play has far fewer apps than the App Store, but overall this phone is most definitely worth the investment. Prices are not as high as for an apple product, or for many other smartphones, however it's capabilities are just as good, if not better and the colour choices make for a hard decision. Contracts also vary with this phone, however they are perfect for business use or personal use
Without a doubt, this is the best mobile phone I have ever purchased. The display is clear a sharp and also has a function to change the brightness of the display screen to suit your needs. The sound is excellent as it is fitted with beats audio. The menu and phone itself is easy to navigate and use and I had no problem whatsoever figuring out how to use the phone. The phone is fitted with Bluetooth and other functions such as internet sharing. It is an android phone so there are many apps available on the play store which are easily downloadable if an internet connection is available. The HTC one mini remembers WiFi you have previously used do there is no need to keep logging in. The only criticism I would give of this phone is that the battery life doesn't always last. Despite this flaw however, the phone has two functions which make up for this flaw. These are power saving modes, which when turned on, prolongs the life of your battery for as long as possible. This function has saved me on many occasions. This is quite an expensive phone, but it is worth the cost. I myself went on a bill pay plan to get the phone but I have no regrets, I have had no problems with the phone and I believe it will last a good while.
Design - the feel of the HTC one mini as you first pick it up is amazing, the feel of the aluminium and the smoothness of the back feels great and feels more comfortable in your hand. So not only is it aesthetically pleasing the phone is also great for comfort.
Hardware - HTC one mini sits at 0.2 inches (approx 5 milimeters) smaller both length and width than the HTC one which make the one mini only SLIGHTLY smaller than the one, it also contains the Beats By Dre audio component for great sound from your music, and to make it even greater HTC have placed the speakers at the top and bottom of the front of the phone so the music plays towards you and not away from you.
Connectivity - it supports LTE (4G) which for those of you that don't know is basically faster internet speeds to you mobile ranging up to 100mbs (megabytes per second) which is as fast as home broadband. it also has the regular wi-fi, bluetooth 4.0 and GPS.
Processor - The one mini has a 1.4 GHz dual core snapdragon processor which compared to the HTC ones more powerful 1.7 GHz quad core and again snapdragon
Memory - the one mini comes with a 1GB of Ram type DDR2 and internal memory of 16GB ONLY and WITHOUT the option of external storage such as a micro SD. if you are a heavy user on your phone for music, videos, pictures personally i would not recommend this mini i would pay the extra for the one for the 32GB basic if this would be a big deal for you.
camera - the one mini has a measly 4 megapixel rear camera and a 1.6 megapixel front camera as this phone is designed around the music criteria hence the beats audio and front facing speakers.
battery - battery life on the one mini isn't well but for any smart phone these days this is the norm as it is usually glued the hand of the user but is also always connected to the internet as of the sense layout (next paragraph).
software - the software on this phone is android but not your usual due to the sense layout which basically gives you a live feed of your social networks and news reports.
First of all the htc one mini has an incredibly tough display because of that lovely gorilla glass 3 screen with a slightly mediocre 720p but it still looks amazing compared to them old phones I absolutely love htc sense 5 I know not many people like blink feed but once you personalize it it is really good and useful to find out all about the information you like htc sense give a nice vibrant feeling one you use it it may not be as fast as the htc one but it is pretty dam fast the speakers on the htc one mini are amazing you can actually here things from them unlike other phones they are facing you so you can pick up the sound easier the front camera on the htc one mini is actually pretty good for all those selfie taking people the htc one mini will do just fine but the camera on the back is the biggest disappointment on the phone the htc one had a terrible camera this phone just shoots the corpse for that if you like playing games on your phone the htc one mini wont disappoint with the power full CPU and amazing boom sound speakers it is very immersive sometimes having a small phone is good because you can use one hand to type which is generally so useful for if you are in a rush or if you have something else in your other hand in the overview it is personally a decent phone with a great price
The HTC one mini smartphone is a good phone, offering a fair few features but its kind of a disappointment compared to it's normal sized sibling. The screen is clear and responsive running with a decent, 720p resolution. The resolution is disappointing though as the standard resolution on almost all phones is 1080p and considering phones are already beginning to move onto 2k resolution it really is a let down but it doe's the job I guess. HTC have given this phone Snapdragons 400 chipset which is coupled with 1Gb of ram which gives this phone a good performance when executing simple tasks but when the phone is running multiple apps it can get hot and become uncomfortable to hold. The camera is a disappointed only offering 4MP which is top of the range for a phone from years ago but it's totally inadequate in today's market. The design and build quality is good carrying much of it over from the larger HTC one although the smaller phone size means a smaller screen weighing or well sizing in at 4.3inches which is expected from a mini version of any phone. The battery on the HTC one mini will last you up to 692 hours on standby or around 13 hours and 20 minutes of talk time which is better compared to larger phones like the Nokia lumia 1020 but this is on 3G so if you use 2G or 4G this will vary accordingly. This phone has no micro sd slot, which means no storage expansion and that is very disappointing as it only comes with a maximum of 16Gb which is totally insufficient. It's OS is the latest Android which in my opinion is very good but thats down to personal preference as some will like Apple and even some will like Windows. All in all an acceptable phone and I mean phone. I wouldn't be wanting this for heavy use with apps and other features.
Display with the full body design is modern and futuristic metal resulting from the use of the right materials. HTC One Mini Smartphone uses metal material that makes it look more elegant, luxurious and attractive.
Equipped with a Qualcomm ® Snapdragon ™ processor 600, a quad-core, 1.7 GHz. To support the performance of Android ™ with HTC Sense as the default operating system.
With a 5-inch wide screen using an LCD display with high enough resolution or better known as full HD, with a security screen with Gorilla Glass 3 features that makes the screen safe from scratches.
There are 2 versions of this HTC One Mini Smartphone, there is a capacity of 32 GB and 64 GB. Though only 32 GB capacity we are able to save a lot of files such as videos, photos, music, documents and so forth. But there just is not enough, if you want to add memory, capable HTC One Mini Smartphone-mounted micro SD up to 128 GB capacity.
I''ve gotta say I love the camera on my M8. I''m no professional photographer. What I want is quick, bright and clear snaps. The M8 provides these perfectly. Low light performance is excellent, and most pics come out bright and clear. If you take pics from distance, that you then need to zoom in to edit etc then this is NOT the phone for you. The camera is all about speed, brightness and clarity. Perfect for mere mortals like me who want to point and click with friends and maybe share via Facebook, Instagram etc. Yes, the specs don''t look good on paper, but it takes far better pics than the Nexus 5 that I also own. In summary, its a good camera for real world use, which I would suggest is no bad thing. In regards to the processor its the top of the line so you dont even have to worry about that. This processor is way better than the Iphone in my experience. If you like to multi task then this phone can definitely handle it. Plus, the battery life is just as good as any other smart phone out on the market. Its lasts me an entire day and I use my phone almost all of the time. Also, the graphics with this phone are very sharp. The color contrast looks like you watching an expensive plasma tv. Overall, if your someone that likes to have all of the specs then this phone defintitely meets that criteria.