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HTC One mini 2 vs HTC One (M8)

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Interface and Functionality


Out of the box, they’re running the most up-to-date customized Android experience from HTC – Sense 6.0 on top of Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Therefore, we’re presented with the same fantastic and modern looking interface that proves to be a cut above most others. In addition, we’re given access to the same social networking aggregation service of HTC BlinkFeed from the homescreen. However, the HTC One M8 benefits by having the various Motion Launch gestures that provides us with the quick peek/access functionality that isn’t present with its pint-sized sibling.

Running the same Sense 6.0 interface, their various organizer apps look and function identically to one another. Of course, things are supplemented thanks to the usefulness we get from Google Now.

The HTC One mini 2 gets treated to the HTC Sense 6.0 UI - HTC One mini 2 vs HTC One (M8)
The HTC One mini 2 gets treated to the HTC Sense 6.0 UI - HTC One mini 2 vs HTC One (M8)
The HTC One mini 2 gets treated to the HTC Sense 6.0 UI - HTC One mini 2 vs HTC One (M8)
The HTC One mini 2 gets treated to the HTC Sense 6.0 UI - HTC One mini 2 vs HTC One (M8)

The HTC One mini 2 gets treated to the HTC Sense 6.0 UI


Even though there isn’t any issue typing stuff up with the on-screen keyboard of the HTC One M8, those who prefer one-handed operation will find the keyboard of the HTC One mini 2 to be more agreeable – partly because our thumb is able to encompass the layout more easily.

UI of the HTC One (M8) - HTC One mini 2 vs HTC One (M8)
UI of the HTC One (M8) - HTC One mini 2 vs HTC One (M8)
UI of the HTC One (M8) - HTC One mini 2 vs HTC One (M8)
UI of the HTC One (M8) - HTC One mini 2 vs HTC One (M8)

UI of the HTC One (M8)


Processor and Memory


Despite being out spec’d, the HTC One mini 2’s quad-core 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chip with 1GB of RAM is able to carry out basic tasks with the same responsiveness we see from the One M8’s more prized quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC with 2GB. For the more demanding users, or those who intend to play today’s 3D games, the HTC One M8 is more equipped to handle the rigorous operations without any hitch to its performance.

Blessing both smartphones with an ample 16GB of storage, it’s nice that HTC outfitted them also with microSD slots to give us more flexibility.

Performance benchmarks

Quadrant
Higher is better
HTC One (M8) 19139
HTC One mini 2 9844
AnTuTu
Higher is better
HTC One (M8) 31075
HTC One mini 2 17433
Vellamo Metal
Higher is better
HTC One (M8) 1171
HTC One mini 2 567
Vellamo HTML 5
Higher is better
HTC One (M8) 1673
HTC One mini 2 1174
Sunspider
Lower is better
HTC One (M8) 693.1
HTC One mini 2 1285.2
Basemark OS II
Higher is better
HTC One (M8) 1071
HTC One mini 2 5.3
GFXBench Manhattan on-screen
Higher is better
HTC One (M8) 11
HTC One mini 2 3.9
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Internet and Connectivity


In all fairness, the two are equipped to provide us with stellar web surfing experiences – thanks to their speedy LTE speeds and responsive navigational controls. What separates them, of course, is the sharper and larger display of the HTC One M8’s screen, which some people will find more suitable for the experience.

HTC One mini 2 - The two phones are equipped to provide us with stellar web surfing experiences - HTC One mini 2 vs HTC One (M8)
The two phones are equipped to provide us with stellar web surfing experiences - HTC One mini 2 vs HTC One (M8)
HTC One (M8) - The two phones are equipped to provide us with stellar web surfing experiences - HTC One mini 2 vs HTC One (M8)
The two phones are equipped to provide us with stellar web surfing experiences - HTC One mini 2 vs HTC One (M8)

HTC One mini 2

 

HTC One (M8)

 

The two phones are equipped to provide us with stellar web surfing experiences


Considering it’s the flagship smartphone between them, you can expect to find the HTC One M8 to be offered by more carriers around the world. Still, they feature nearly the same connectivity features – such as aGPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC, and DLNA. Then again, the HTC One M8 is outfitted with video-out functionality and an IR blaster to appease hardened multimedia buffs.

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posted on 26 May 2014, 02:16 1

1. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 400; Member since: 24 May 2011)


So...M8 has the better camera but lacks detail. That's it?

posted on 26 May 2014, 02:27 2

2. maherk (Posts: 1224; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


The mini's screen looks way too washed out compared to the original M8. It seems that only Sony have managed to build a true Mini of their flagship. Let's hope S5 mini and G3 mini will follow the Z1 Compact footsteps.

posted on 26 May 2014, 04:04

3. Planterz (Posts: 1102; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Comparing the One Mini 2 to the M7 would be more appropriate. The M7 is $100 on-contract, and it's likely the One Mini 2 will be as well, the're practically the same size, etc.

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