Feast on some new photos of the HTC One mini, some specs reconfirmed
Up to now, it was assumed that the HTC One mini would have 2GB of RAM, that appears to not be the case if the images we have to look at are correct. Instead, on board is 1GB of RAM running with what we know will be Android 4.2.2.
The CPU is confirmed as a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon tuned to 1.4GHz. Partnered with the silicon is an Adreno 305 GPU. On board is Sense 5, which raises the question as to whether the HTC One mini is meant to replace the HTC One S since it has been said it would not be updating that hardware with the latest UI treatment. The display is 4.3-inches, 720x1280 which means it is going to be just fine on the eyes given the size of the screen.
As for the pictures of the device, there is nothing really new to behold, but the design language is true to HTC One as we expect. The HTC One mini will be launching this quarter in several markets.
HTC One mini
1. Birds (Posts: 971; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
I would happily trade my L9 in for this considering this phone is perfect for my needs. My only gripe is the battery but I got a feeling the 1750 mah battery is on par with the 1900 mah battery. Then again the 2150 mah battery on the L9 is surprisingly inefficient but that is a chipset and software optimization issue. The snapdragon 400 is all about battery life from what I've seen. Lol
4. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3934; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
The Snapdragon 400 is very efficient. 1750 mAh should be more than enough, especially with HTC's usually amazing standby time.
I actually picked up an Optimus L9 off contract because my GS3's screen shattered, and I wanted to try LG's custom skin, after the 4.1 update I got today it's just as smooth as my GS3 was, it was a nice surprise.
5. Birds (Posts: 971; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
IDK if it is my device but I've been having connectivity issues. I hope you don't get them. Do you have the int. version or the T-mobile version?
6. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3934; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
I haven't had any so far. The signal strength is a bit lower than my other devices, but it holds the signal longer. I have the T-Mobile version
9. Birds (Posts: 971; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
It got lower because of the update...prior to it, I had three full bars under this alluminum roof of mine...lol But now I can't get sh!t...Plus there is a strange wifi bug.
10. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3934; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
I had the lower signal on ICS too, it didn't really change with the update. I did have this really weird thing where sometimes parts of the screen would just stop responding, since I updated it hasn't shown up, but it might come back again.
Are you sure you're on the latest update? People were having the same problems with WiFi, but on the old build that was released a few months ago. Under your software information, the software version should say P76920f. If it doesn't say that, you're on the older build that was buggy and was paused for maintenance.
20. Birds (Posts: 971; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
Damn, I have P76920d... I got mine OTA on the first day the updates were released.
22. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3934; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Well there's your problem. You should get the OTA update in the next couple days. You can try to force the update by going to Settings - Apps (All) - Google Services Framework - Clear Data - Force Stop - Clear Data again. Then just check for updates in the About Phone menu, if the Google Services Framework was stopped correctly it should give you a date like 12/31/1969 for when you last checked for updates. You might have to do this 2 or 3 times for it to work, or it just won't work at all. I tried it for the first 3 days they released the new update without it working, but today I finally got it to work.
11. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3934; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Question, have you found a way to remove the QSlide menu from the notification shade? I've dug through the settings and found nothing. You can remove all the apps from it, but then you're just left with a blank grey spot in your notification shade with an edit button on it.
18. Birds (Posts: 971; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
Oh I don't personally care about Q-slide. It doesn't bother me and I somewhat find it aesthetically pleasing. lol
23. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3934; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
I just don't like it taking up so much of the space in my notification shade. Nearly half of my space for notifications is taken up by quick toggles, QSlide, and the brightness slider.
30. Birds (Posts: 971; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
Lol, why'd you say that...now it looks obtrusive.
14. Alex123 (Posts: 204; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)
1750mAh is very crazy for Smartphone at the time being. Sony fail with its older Xperia like Xperia S, U, Acro S, Ion ... because of battery. I bought a brand new Acro S with 1900mAh battery but the phone eats up the battery, it run very fast and if i use internet then i needed to charge 2 to 3 time per day so bad. I think Samsung is very very good in term of battery (over 2000mAh and removable battery). If HTC wants to sell this phone well but put at least 2000mAh battery, 2GB of Ram (as S4 mini comes with 1.5GB/2GB)
16. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3934; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
I don't think so. The Snapdragon 400 is much more efficient than the Snapdragon S3 used in the Xperia Ion, S, and Acro S, and the S-LCD3 display is efficient, so 1750 mAh should be good enough for a days worth of use. And 1 GB RAM is still sufficient for regular multitasking.
25. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)
That's true, Samsung is very friendly phone in any aspect, but for some haters, it's ugly.
I have hTc One and I'm not confident with it in terms of battery compared to my gnote 2 or my gnexus 'coz I know I can swap my spare batt easily than to charge my hTc with portable batt juice.
The reason I chose hTc One than sgs4 is I had gnote 2. And dual front stereo speakers are awesome.
29. b1acktiger (Posts: 204; Member since: 19 May 2012)
LG's battery optimisation is poor among all the major manufacturers even with their huge mAh. Worth mentioning that among the last year flagship 4X HD was the worst performer in battery department with the 2150mAh.
2. Genersis (Posts: 178; Member since: 29 May 2013)
Only 1GB of RAM after all? That's such a shame, it's 2GB of RAM made it stand out above other phones.
28. maseholic (Posts: 11; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)
Yes, its a deal breaker... The RAM less than 1GB due to it is used for GPU... Good body, lower specs.
3. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
Wow I'm kinda disappointed by the 1 GB of ram as,well.......not that its a deal breaker for me, but they could have done what Samsung did with the S4 mini at least and put 1.5 Gbs......either way i think this will still be my next phone if i do decide to get a new one
8. FlushGordon (unregistered)
1 GB ram is really not that big of a deal.
12. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3934; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
1 GB of RAM is still plenty for regular multi tasking. And, if you're worried about future proofing, it should not really be a problem because of 5.0 KLP allegedly being able to run smoothly on 512 MB of RAM, and that's only 2 steps away (if Google decides to release 4.3, they might just keep 4.2 and push to 5.0).
13. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
thanks bro, and yea i know 1GB of ram is good enough I'm currently using the photon q and it has 1gb also. For the most part it seems to be enough, except when you download a lot of stuff and wind up having to put apps on your SD card. that's why I said 1.5 Gb would of been a bit better.
But The only thing that would stop me from getting this phone would be the price......i just hope htc dont price it too high like sammy did with the s4 mini
15. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3934; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Apps don't get installed on your RAM, RAM stores background processes until you close out of them. I think you're confusing internal storage for RAM.
Yeah, I really hope HTC keeps the price of the One mini down. $400-500 off contract and $50-100 on contract would be good for a device like the One mini I think. The GS4 mini is priced at about $500 unlocked, but has a lower resolution display and less storage than the One mini.
17. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
Yea you're right bro I wasn't thinking on the ram part lmaoooo and I knew that hahaha......ram is for better multitasking *slaps forehead*
21. Dro (Posts: 27; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)
I think the Moto X would do well competing against this and the S4 mini, along with the reported low end iPhones that are supposedly on the way. Exciting times ahead, interesting to see which OEM is gonna win this segment, my money is on Motorola.
27. boosook (Posts: 927; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
So HTC is committing suicide. Dual core and 1GB of RAM, no HDR microphones (since HTC cannot use them anymore), it's just a normal mid-range phone, save for the dual speakers. I hope that at least it will retain the camera with optical stabilizer, but its direct competitor is the GS4 mini which comes with a higher frequency snapdragon 400 and 1,5GB of RAM, and since Samsung is the market leader it's unbelievable that HTC does not offer at least the same specs of its direct (and stronger) competitor. We were waiting for a small high-end phone, but neither Samsung nor HCT seem to deliver it. Better buy an Xperia SP instead, and btw the price of the SP can be found already for 350 eur with better specs, so good luck to the S4 mini and One mini.
Anyway, I think the real game changer will be the Motorola X. As soon as the Moto X will be officially announced, there will be no more interest at all in the S4 Mini and One Mini.