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HTC One mini to launch in U.K. on August 9th

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HTC One mini to launch in U.K. on August 9th
So you live in the U.K. and you want an HTC One mini. That's reasonable. After all, you love everything about the HTC One, but just wish it were a tad smaller to fit better in your hands. The one thing you want to know is the date when the phone will be launched in the region. You've come to the right place as we have the answer for you.

Around August 9th, those in the U.K. should expect the HTC One mini to be available from O2, EE and Vodafone. And buying the phone from the carriers means that it will probably be free with a two-year monthly contract. In the U.K., such plans are usually available starting at 25 GBP ($38 USD) a month.

U.K. retailers like Carphone Warehouse and Phones 4U offer service from the carriers and also offer the phone SIM free for those who are allergic to handcuffs. Carphone Warehouse has the phone up for pre-order at a price of  £379.95 ($580 USD) with an August 9th delivery date. The retailer is bundling the phone with an HTC One mini flip case.

Carphone Warehouse expects pre-orders of the HTC One mini to arrive on August 9th

Carphone Warehouse expects pre-orders of the HTC One mini to arrive on August 9th





source: CarphoneWarehouse, Phones4U via Engadget

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posted on 21 Jul 2013, 02:40 4

1. amiroo (Posts: 269; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


one mini is great phone but this price is high too.

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 08:53

20. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 703; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


yup.... i my country unlocked original HTC One is available for ~£400 ......

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 15:32

26. amiroo (Posts: 269; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


htc mini in top..
..Best Android phone to buy in 2013 in T3..

http://www.t3.com/features/bes...droid-phones

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 03:10 4

2. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


Damn $580 for a midrange phone

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 03:39 3

5. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4022; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


The Galaxy S4 mini is about $530, but it has a lower resolution display and a lower quality build. The extra $50 is well worth it in my opinion.

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 04:04 5

10. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


Yeah i know both S4 Mini and HTC One Mini is overpriced.

the real problem is with that price point there is a lot other options with good performance, and build quality.

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 04:06 1

11. amiroo (Posts: 269; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


correct dude one mini is sooo better than s4 mini but maybe this price isnt good for mid-range..
i think some spc in one mini as the same as high range like sense5-boom sound-ultrapixel camera-great screen and great design.

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 05:31 4

16. rd_nest (Posts: 769; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


GS4 mini also has many advantages -

1] Bigger RAM. 1.5 GB vs 1GB in One mini
2] Much better processor. One mini uses Krait 200 whereas GS4 Mini uses Krait 300.
3] Bigger battery
4] No NFC in One Mini
5] No IR in One mini.

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 08:56

21. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4022; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Sense 5 is much lighter than Touchwiz, and naturally needs less RAM to run smoothly.

Krait 200 and Krait 300 have VERY slight differences. The only real advantage Krait 300 has is the ability to be clocked higher, otherwise performance is negligible.

Bigger batteries don't always equal better battery life. Software optimization plays a big part in it.

I actually haven't seen any word about NFC in the One mini. I looked at GSMArena's full spec list, and it didn't say anything. If the One mini didn't have NFC, it would have said so, but the NFC category just isn't there.

I guess an IR blaster is useful when you lose your remote and are too lazy to find it, but other than that I see no use.

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 09:50 3

22. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Come on dude don't be a b*tech all of those points are very good and you are counting them out just like that and sense 5 being lighter.....haha it is but hardly any difference so the 1.5GB will be more useful....

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 14:42

25. tech2 (Posts: 2061; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


LOL.....u r trying a bit too hard XD

The size of TouchWiz on GS4 mini is about 3GB so not its not 'heavier' than Sense (HTC One has 7-8GB for Sense on HTC One). Also, if you turn your S-features off it will run just as smoothly (I own GS4 so i can tell). So, extra 500MB RAM will make quite a difference.

Although, they don't have much difference but GS4 mini is overclocked with Krait 300 so it will DEFINITELY be better. Plus HTC mini would need to support 720p display which would have extra load on processor

TouchWiz is the best software for battery optimization. Even better than Google's stock android. GS4 GE came out on 2nd for battery optimization vs GS4 i9505 (TouchWiz). Also, Checkout HTC One vs GS4 battery life tests. Not to mention HTC has bad reputation when it comes to battery.

I don't know what site you checked but it clearly showed me 'No' in NFC section for HTC One mini. Link:http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=5505&idPhone2=5375

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 03:25

3. tiara6918 (Posts: 1416; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


$580 dollars for the one mini? No thanks, I can already buy a much better handset like the one x for $400 so why settle for less?

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 03:36 2

4. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4022; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


How is the One X much better?

They have the same resolution display, but the One mini has a higher pixel density due to the smaller display; also, the One mini has S-LCD3 compared to the S-LCD2 on the One X.

The Tegra 3 in the One X is terrible, the dual core Snapdragon S4 Plus beat it regularly in benchmarks, I would imagine the Snapdragon 400 would out perform it as well.

The One mini has essentially the same camera found in the One, which is a BIG improvement over the One X.

The One mini is on the latest version of Sense and Android, the One X will be updated soon, but still.

The One mini has an aluminum build and front facing speakers, the One X still looks good with its matte plastic design, but front facing speakers are preferable.

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 03:46

6. tiara6918 (Posts: 1416; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


gsmarena says it uses super lcd 2. And the difference of slcd2 and slcd3 is negligible. I have a one x and my dad has the butterfly I barely notice any difference,for the performance, tegra 3 is already very fast but I would still want to wait for the benchmarks. Camera?once again I would wait for the review. Design and build quality? I do agree with you that the one mini looks better.

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 04:00 2

8. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4022; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Phone Arena said it uses S-LCD3, I guess we'll have to wait for that to clarify. I thought the main advantage of S-LCD3 was that it was more efficient, not that it displayed better colors.

Based on the benchmarks for the HTC First ( which uses the same 1.4 GHz Snapdragon 400), the Snapdragon 400 has a faster GPU and equal CPU power to the Tegra 3.

There really isn't any need to wait for a review to judge the camera. It's the same Ultrapixel technology, same resolution, and essentially the same as the One, which undoubtedly takes better pictures than the One X.

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 03:48 2

7. tiara6918 (Posts: 1416; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


By the way for $580, I could a samsung galaxy mega 6.3/note2 or htc one x+. For $400+ a nexus 4/one x/s3 and so many more. My point of commenting on this article is that this phone is overpriced, I would expect this handset to fail unless htc changes the price

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 04:03 1

9. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4022; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Those are all larger devices though. One of the main selling points of the mini version of the One, is that it's mini.

Also, the Galaxy S4 mini is about $530. So, for $50 more, you get a higher resolution display and better build quality than the Galaxy S4 mini.

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 04:16 1

12. amiroo (Posts: 269; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


13 Reasons for the HTC One Mini over one x :

-Definitely faster downloads 100 MBits/s
-Has manual iso
-Has manual white balance
-Can create panoramas in-camera(multiple photos)
-Has stereo speakers
-Has touch autofocus
-Appreciably faster uploads 50 MBits/s
-Has a video light
-Definitely more megapixel (photo, front camera)
-A tad higher pixel density
-A bit thinner
-A trifle less body volume 77.17 cm³
-Has a CMOS sensor

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 17:04

27. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 831; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


You are wrong about the camera, the 8 megapixel shooter on the One X packs quite a punch and has better overall quality on daylight shots, the only problem with it is that it is very noisy. It has a hidden low light ability which allows the phone to take a photo with a very long exposure and get many light, if you have steady hands you can get shots comparable to the One's.

This is a photo i took with the One X, despite being grainy it captured a lot of light, more light than i could see.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ogv1ope2by9l5co/2013-05-20%2023.50.50.jpg

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 04:21 1

13. amiroo (Posts: 269; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


11 Reasons for the HTC One Mini over s4 mini :
-Every pixel has three subpixels
-Measurably faster downloads 100 MBits/s
-Notably more internal storage
-Has stereo speakers
-Noticeably faster uploads 50 MBits/s
-Has a video light
-Lots higher pixel density 341 ppi
-Substantially higher resolution 1280x720 px
-Has a CMOS sensor
-better design
-better build quality

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 05:29

14. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


Almost all phones now have a BSI CMOS sensor, the same type of sensor with HTC's "ultrapixels".

Anyway in good light HTC's "ultrapixels" do not offer any advantage over the more-dense pixel sensors of the competition.
In low light ultrapixels can take brighter and relatively clean image but low 4MP pixel count means it can’t capture additional detail over the competition.

So the best things about HTC One Mini is dual front stereo speakers and great looking aluminium unibody

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 05:31

15. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


Almost all phones now have a BSI CMOS sensor, the same type of sensor with HTC's "ultrapixels".

Anyway in good light HTC's "ultrapixels" do not offer any advantage over the more-dense pixel sensors of the competition.
In low light ultrapixels can take brighter and relatively clean image but low 4MP pixel count means it can’t capture additional detail over the competition.

So the best things about HTC One Mini is dual front stereo speakers and great looking aluminium unibody

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 05:33

17. rd_nest (Posts: 769; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Reported for trolling. Admins act now.

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 05:36 2

18. wendygarett (unregistered)


Can I say overpriced?

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 08:02

19. rizevnarastek (Posts: 330; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


it's gonna be cheaper in the states ;)

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 10:28

23. ngo2dd (Posts: 781; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


You guys know that UK prices for phone is always higher. It would be 400 or 350 in the state contract free.

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 10:44

24. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


Even with that price in state you can get other better phone than HTC One Mini.

Like it or not One Mini is overpriced midrange phone

posted on 21 Jul 2013, 18:26

28. ngo2dd (Posts: 781; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


So is the G4 mini. Because it is only 50 dollar less. The one mini is not over prices name some midrange that better then the one mini? The nexus 4 outside the US is not 300 dollars.

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 06:48

30. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


S4 Mini and HTC One Mini is overpriced

Xperia V/T/TX and Xperia SP is around $300
LG Optimus F7 is also good options

for $500 we can get high end phone like Xperia ZR/ZL os S3

if you think $500 is good a midrange phone you must be not smart enough

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 02:11

29. phoenix985 (Posts: 26; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


All the One mini has over S4 mini is looks, "premium feel, blah" and better screen, but that screen is also a disadvantage coz it drains battery much faster which in this case is a smaller that S4 mini one. In this segment main criteria is size and here S4 mini wins by far and the list goes further:

Better CPU
More Ram
Better camera
Better battery (amazing battery life for midrange)
Removable battery
IR blaster
SD card slot
qhd screen (more battery life)
Better software support vs HTC s**tty support, non existent
Size - more comact
Price
Wi-Fi hot spot
Wi-FI direct
Better front camera

As you can see, a list is quite long. I can bet with anyone in 1000$ S4 mini will outsell HTC one, coz HTC in not mini-range phone at all, according to its size, neither it is a flagship. IT is just an overpriced midrange phone that will be forgotten in a few months. And the selling numbers will show who's right and who's wrong:)))

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