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Motorola DROID Mini vs Samsung Galaxy S4 mini vs HTC One mini

Motorola DROID Mini Remove phone

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PA Rating - 8.5
User Rating - 9.5

Posted: 23 Jul 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini Remove phone

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PA Rating - 8.5
User Rating - 9

Posted: 30 May 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, Sprint, U.S. Cellular; Upcoming - AT&T

HTC One mini Remove phone

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PA Rating - 8.5
User Rating - 9.5

Posted: 18 Jul 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - AT&T
Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phoneSmart phone
OSAndroid (4.4, 4.2.2)Android (4.2.2) TouchWiz Nature UX 2.0 UIAndroid (4.4, 4.2.2) Sense UI
Dimensions4.77 x 2.41 x 0.35 inches (121.25 x 61.3 x 8.9 mm)4.91 x 2.41 x 0.35 inches (124.6 x 61.3 x 8.94 mm)5.20 x 2.49 x 0.36 inches (132 x 63.2 x 9.25 mm)
Weight4.59 oz (130 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
3.77 oz (107 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
4.30 oz (122 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
Body materialKevlar Aluminium
Display
Physical size4.3 inches4.3 inches4.3 inches
Resolution720 x 1280 pixels540 x 960 pixels720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

342 ppi256 ppi341 ppi
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

LCDSuper AMOLEDS-LCD 3
Colors 16 777 21616 777 216
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touchMulti-touch
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor
Camera
Camera10 megapixels8 megapixels4 megapixels
FlashLEDLEDLED
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

  F2.0
Focal length (35mm equivalent)  28 mm
Camera sensor size  1/3"
FeaturesAutofocusCMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Touch to focus, Face detection, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Night mode, Voice activationBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD)
Front-facing camera2 megapixels1.9 megapixels1.6 megapixels
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Motorola X8Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8930Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Dual core, 1700 MHzDual core, 1700 MHz, Krait 300Dual core, 1400 MHz, Krait
Graphics processor400 MHz, quad-coreAdreno 305Adreno 305
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

2048 MB RAM1536 MB RAM1024 MB RAM
Built-in storage16 GB8 GB16 GB
Maximum User Storage 5 GB11 GB
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB 
Battery
Talk time  20.72 hours
the average is 12 h (746 min)
Stand-by time13.0 days (312 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
 20.8 days (500 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
Talk time (3G) 12.00 hours
the average is 13 h (769 min)
13.27 hours
the average is 13 h (769 min)
Stand-by time (3G) 12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
28.8 days (692 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
Stand-by time (4G) 12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 h)
 
Capacity2000 mAh1900 mAh1800 mAh
Not user replaceable  Yes
Wireless chargingBuilt-in  
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback, Beats Audio
Radio FM, Stereo, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Stereo speakers
YouTube playerYesYesYes
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+
Technology
CDMA

CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

800, 1900 MHz  
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz900, 1900, 2100 MHz
FDD LTE700 (band 13), 1700/2100 (band 4) MHz 800 (band 18), 1800 (band 3), 2600 (band 7) MHz
DataLTE, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.ALTE Cat3 Downlink 100 Mbit/s, LTE Cat3/4 Uplink 50 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
Micro SIM YesYes
nano-SIMYes  
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

GPS, A-GPS, S-GPS, Glonass, E911GPS, A-GPS, GlonassGPS, A-GPS, Glonass
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigationTurn-by-turn navigationTurn-by-turn navigation
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.0, EDR4.0, EDR4.0
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 a, b, g, n
Mobile hotspotYes  
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0USB 2.0
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSBmicroUSB
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging
OtherNFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncDLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, InfraredDLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Additional microphone/sfor Noise cancellation, Video recording  
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, BarometerAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Hearing aid compatibilityM4, T4  
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Availability
Officially announced23 Jul 201330 May 2013Yes

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