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HTC One mini User Reviews

8.7 Based on 6 Reviews

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Internet9.7/10
Call quality8.8/10
Battery7.3/10
Reception8.8/10
Display9.3/10
Build quality8.2/10
Text input8.8/10
Everyday usage9/10
UI speed9.2/10
Camera9/10
Multimedia9.3/10

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deepak89
posted on 10 Aug 2014, 00:53 (Posts: 0; Member since: 10 Aug 2014)

9

Brilliant handset from htc with some minor drawbacks

deepak89 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

Using this phone from since 2 months its a very good phone with all the great features of its elder brother M7.
Lets see the positive things about this device :-
-Boom sound stereo speakers are great.
-The build quality is excellent i love to hold it more often.
-The user interface is pretty descent and simple.
-The look of this phone is premium like its elder brother M7 even flagship models of other brands feels ashamed when it comes to the look & style department.
-The ear phones provided in the box are the high quality ones. The sound quality and bass is excellent when listening through the headset & being a tangle free cable using the headset straight from the pocket is hasslefree.
HTC ZOE is one of the great feature of this phone its a very usefull camera tool.
-Low light photography is great.
-Sound from the front facing stereo speakers are great enough for music,games & watching you tube videos actually the sound is not loud but the quality of the sound is what makes the htc one mini a great multimedia handset.
-Easily fits in the pocket due its compact size.
-The screen clarity & sharpness is excellent better than the iphones retina display. The viewing angles are also incredible one of the best features of the one mini is its screen quality.

Now lets see the negative things about this device:-
-The thing which irritating me is the plastic casing which surrounds the body of the phone its a delicate plastic. It can develop cracks easily when the phone is not maintained...  

Build quality 9/10
Reception 9/10
Call quality 9/10
Internet 10/10
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 8/10
UI speed 9/10
Everyday usage 9/10
Text input 9/10
Display 10/10
Battery 7/10

Pros

  • Great display, premium looks
  • great quality headphones & excellent stereo speakers
  • Simple UI
  • No laggines or major slowdowns
  • Htc Zoe
  • sense 5 platform is very light & great
  • Call quality is great.

Cons

  • Plastic casing around the phone is prone to cracks if not taken care
  • Dissapointing ultra pixel camera
  • No OIS
  • Average batter life

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c.y.a.n.i.d.e
posted on 08 Aug 2014, 17:28 (Posts: 0; Member since: 08 Aug 2014)

9

greatest phone of its price range :D

c.y.a.n.i.d.e has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

this is the 2nd android phone that I have and in comparison with the previous one (htc one S)it rules.although the memory is not enough and the camera is not very great but better than a regular 5MP camera this phone answers to every thing ;) .you know what is the best thing about this hTC one mini or any other new htc phone?htc blinkfeed and htc Zoe these two items will cover all other problems.

Build quality 10/10
Reception 9/10
Call quality 9/10
Internet 10/10
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 9/10
UI speed 9/10
Everyday usage 9/10
Text input 9/10
Display 10/10
Battery 5/10

Pros

  • htc zoe
  • htc blinkfeed
  • 342ppi great display
  • any new update will be available A.S.A.P
  • premium metal body
  • delicacy and smart design
  • good feeling weight

Cons

  • the battery might be a bit of a problem
  • the memory is a bit low
  • in comparison with other htc one series the speakers are not loud enough

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kdgonk
posted on 04 Aug 2014, 03:45 (Posts: 0; Member since: 04 Aug 2014)

9

Having it for more than a year

kdgonk has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review

Recommend for everyday use and good price for this phone.
Need to root and remove stock app in order to achieve more speed

After update roll out from HTC to Sense 6 Android 4.4.2 that is when
speed and usage smoothness takes place. It put smiles every time I
use my phone.

Build quality 8/10 Stock was ok enough
Reception 8/10 Good enough
Call quality 8/10 Good enough
Internet 8/10 Faster enough
Multimedia 8/10 Good enough
Camera 9/10 Good camera and become better when using hdr mode
UI speed 10/10 Before HTC roll out update. Was ok enough and after update. Its very fast
Everyday usage 10/10 Good enough for everyday usage
Text input 8/10 Plain and simple. Good enough
Display 9/10 Screen size ok. resolution ok. nothing to complain
Battery 8/10 battery life extended after HTC roll out the update.

Pros

  • Phone size good fit into palm
  • Usage speed nothing lag or slow
  • Phone weight ok even for ladies

Cons

  • Can't browning full flash website

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delphmeer
posted on 23 Jun 2014, 07:22 (Posts: 0; Member since: 23 Jun 2014)

6

not recommended

delphmeer has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

do not recommend the phone if you are an active person and like going out, running, or any other activity like that. after running with the phone in armband it stopped working. they told me it was in contact with liquid, and released from warranty.

Build quality 4/10 vibrates extremely noisy, do not use it in armband when running, it is enough one drop of sweat to make it unusable.
Reception 8/10 good looking
Call quality 8/10 no major issues, random freezes
Internet 10/10 no issues
Multimedia 8/10 random freezes
Camera 10/10 excelent
UI speed 8/10 good
Everyday usage 7/10 proximity sensor not working all the time. i ended ending calls with my cheek
Text input 8/10 ok
Display 8/10 ok
Battery 7/10 ok

Pros

  • good looking, decent usage

Cons

  • not compact enough, very sensitive to every bit of liquid.

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diary.kashyap
posted on 16 Apr 2014, 15:04 (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Apr 2014)

10

Best in my experience!!

diary.kashyap has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

Its my 4th phone!! And the expperience is best of all!! I have seen many handsets of this range and class but this is the best if u cant have hTC One!! The looks are really fabulous and camera along with the zoe feature is the best of all mobiles!! Plus the sense has all that a person need in daily use.. rest u have the play store!!

Build quality 8/10 the plastic surround is a bit weak and cracks develops when u drop it or sit on it :P Rest the aluminium body and its looks are fabulous!!
Reception 10/10 Its best .. i faced no problem till now considering networks!!
Call quality 10/10 it knows when u need what volume... its very easy to adjust.. and the quality is really gud! (Y)
Internet 10/10 using Internet is very convinent in this phone..
Multimedia 10/10 the sense feature adds a lot to the music app.. live lyrics and the visualizer plus the interface is really awesome!! The volume is same as compared to other devices but the quality is really better when compared to others
Camera 10/10 The camera cant be better!! though increasing the MPs can improve the usability when used to take distant pictures!! Other than that its the best camera ever seen on any phone!! Plus the zoe is the best feature ever used by me!!
UI speed 10/10 Never lags when using the mobile in general!!
Everyday usage 10/10 Perfect for everyday use.. the blinkfeed and other super features adds a lot to everyday!!
Text input 10/10 Never found any problem in entering text!! plus it has all the keyboard features including from predective, next predictive word to the swipe options!!
Display 10/10 Display is best i the class!! The density is just awesome!! Really enhanced colours!! Thanks HTC for such a beautiful display!!
Battery 9/10 Battery is good... can be even better.. But surely the power saver mode saves the day for me!!

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bikash0112
posted on 09 Jan 2014, 08:34 (Posts: 0; Member since: 09 Jan 2014)

9

Awesome phone!!..worth every penny...

bikash0112 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review

I have been using this phone for about a month..the phone looks really good and gives you the repmium feeling..performances are also pretty good..display is stunning...no lags at all till now..those who are comparing the specs on paper with other phones, it is the performance on real world matters and this phone does not disappoint at all !!

Build quality 10/10 Excellent design
Reception 9/10
Call quality 9/10
Internet 10/10
Multimedia 10/10
Camera 8/10
UI speed 9/10
Everyday usage 9/10
Text input 9/10
Display 9/10
Battery 8/10

Pros

  • excellent display
  • nice build and design...premium mobile feeling
  • boomsound is very good
  • blinkfeed and Zoe prvides lots of fun features
  • though only 1 GB RAM, it is still very very fast..you wont feel any lag

Cons

  • camera captures very good pics in lowlight but does nt capture all detiails in bright condition...but it offers HTC Zoe which compensate a lot of issues
  • Battery can be improved

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