Black HTC One Mini snapped in full glory: 4.3" HD screen, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB storage

Black HTC One Mini snapped in full glory: 4.3" HD screen, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB storage
The HTC One Mini has leaked already a few times, and has been confirmed for a Q3 launch, which means it is just around the corner and carrier testers are playing with it, while retail folks are getting the early samples.

One of these channels has now exclusively landed an HTC One Mini to toy with, and snapped a few photos of the device, confirming a bright 4.3" display, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory. Granted, it is smaller than the flagship HTC One, but that's precisely the point with this edition a top-notch phone for those who sniff at large displays.

The source mentions that their unit is fast, makes good photos, and runs Android 4.2.2. The 342ppi cited for of the 4.3" display mean it is coming with HD 720x1280 resolution, which is plenty for the screen diagonal.

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54 Comments

54. ayyvee

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 27, 2013

what carrier has the mini in black ??

42. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

please come to verizon. . . . .

38. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

16GB still not enough memory. should put 32GB or 64GB

40. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

In a midranger? 16 GB is pretty standard. No way they'd put in 64.

29. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

That looks basically the exact same size? What's so mini about it and why would you choose it over the actual HTC One?

30. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

ahem, the price

34. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Exactly, you could pose the same question of Apple. "Why sell both the iPhone 5 and 4S?"

35. ricco

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

On the first and last picture are the same phones and IMHO they are mini.

19. mi55u unregistered

are you sure that the mini, seems fake, the size is so similar to the one

26. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

one has a 4.7 inch screen while mini has 4.3 inch. so there is a difference is of .4 inches which is there by the looks of the first pic

15. MrTzr unregistered

HTC should stop with the ultrapixels.

18. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Not really. Atleast ultrapixels are not lame gimmicks. They need improvement.

28. MrTzr unregistered

With improvement you mean more 'ultra'pixels. I refer crisp images at daylight instead of blurrier pictures with 'better' low light performance. Today's 13MP shooters take better pictures than the One's UP camera.

31. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

13mp takes better pictures in daylight UP takes better photos in low-light So its a tie.

37. wrm2013

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

I noticed close up my one takes really good pictures super detailed. Far away pictures on the other hand rival my old s2. HTC one2 with 10mp with u.p. haha

43. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

LOL Delusional HTC fanboy thinking again. It is not a tie because daylight pictures are much more important considering most people sleep for 8 hours a day at night and are much more active during the day.

53. xtian1103

Posts: 364; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

you're right! i noticed those too when taking pictures in broad daylight. low level lighting is where ultrapixels shine though. at least make it 8 ultrapixel for the next htc (two?)

39. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I don't see anything ultra with it's camera.

13. phoenix985

Posts: 27; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

It's just my opinion and it may be wrong, but I dont see it as a true rival for S4 mini since its size is not mini at all...i mean, just look at the pics, S4 and HTC one mini are the same size!! Great phone but shouldn't be called mini coz its not it that category...

33. yudi.nemesis unregistered

you wrong dude overall Xperia V is better and cheaper than S4 mini. Xperia V is light and compact enough for single handed use you will have problem with it

41. phoenix985

Posts: 27; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

That is for sure an alternative, but not neccesary everyones cup of tea. S4 mini has better CPU and GPU, more RAM, more compact and lighter and better batter as well. It comes with jelly bean onborad, and will for sure get one or two updates while we all know how sony updates its phones. Since Xp V comes with ICS and will be upgraded to JB, i dont think it will get KLP. So i would say u cannot say XP V is better overall, more it would be a matter of choice and what is more important to you. (hd vs qhd screen, battery, comactness). Personally, i would take S4mini, but that's just me...

46. yudi.nemesis unregistered

Let me tell you why Xperia V is a lot better than S4 mini. i know S4 mini have better cpu, gpu, and ram. but if you compare the benchmark result there is no to much different and when it comes to real life performance it would be similar maybe Xperia v can be better because sony skin is more lighter. In past sony is sucks with update but now they getting better in just short period of time they already updated Xperia Z/ZL/Tablet Z to 4.2 jelly bean and Xperia V also has been updated to jelly bean so i’m sure this time sony will be much better with the updated. oh XDA will always ready for us. Better Camera, HD display with 342ppi, water and dust resistant, removeable battery, compact and cheaper (around $300 at online store) i’m 100% sure Xperia V waaayy better than S4 mini if you prefer average performer S4 mini with the price tag around $500 you must be crazy or maybe you just samsung die hard fans

47. phoenix985

Posts: 27; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

For the updates, i do not believe untill i see...Sure XP Z got an update. It would be a shame if didn't since its a flagship and its fighting against S4. XP V has a better screen but not that much, and since it has a smaller battery, higer res screen will drain juice quite faster. I mean, qhd res is enough for me on that screen size. I stil have S2 and find its screen great. Im not saying XP V is bad or smthng, just saying both phones have their pros and cons, and ppl will choose for what is more important to them...

48. phoenix985

Posts: 27; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

So mainly it is screen, camera (if, since 8mp camera could be better due to the software) waterproof, and maybe price vs battery, software updates, CPU, GPU, RAM, smaller, lighter, infrared port, front camera, better codec support...as u can see, u cant say there is a clear winner. For me is S4 mini, for u XP V...we will see what other will choose, but I can say, S4 mini will be sold a lot more, if nothing coz its sammy:)

49. yudi.nemesis unregistered

for camera software you can check herehttp://www.gsmarena.com/sony_xperia_z_gets_firmware_update_improves_camera_quality-news-6041.php xperia v also have great camera especialy with manual setting a lot better than my GS2 With about $ 300 + $89.50 for 3600 mAh mugen battery i can have great midranger smartphone and will have no problem with battery life and it also still much cheaper than overprice midranger S4 mini If you look at feature to price ratio Xperia V is way better option with $500 i can get Xperia ZL with better specs and also have infrared Just like i said only crazy people or samsung die hard fans that think S4 mini is better options just FYI right now i’m using Samsung GS2, Nokia E6-00, and Xperia Tablet Z my brother have Xperia V so i know how good that device

50. yudi.nemesis unregistered

I know all the things you say is your personal opinion, but your opinion does not make sense at all. if s4 mini price is around $ 300 I would agree with you. but this time at the online store s4 mini is around $500. wasting $500 for average performer when there is so many better options it was not a smart thing to do

51. phoenix985

Posts: 27; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

I agree on that. But i never buy my phones in store, yet over resellers, where the price is going to be appx 350$. If we r going to look at the price/gain ratio, then u r right, but i wasn't taliking about price. Just comparing 2 phones, regardless of price. There r ppl who will pay extra money for phone they consider better. If we r looking price/gain ration then i would go for S3, coz i can get it now for 350-400$, and it is still a monster of a phone. I now what r u trying to say, but comparing just the specs, i said, XP V could not be declared as a winner.

12. phoenix985

Posts: 27; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

S4 mini si a lot more compact, and people who are aiming on more compact, smaller phones will rather buy galaxy s4 mini altough it has a bit lower specs but by all means still a great phone. And buying the S3 is more bang for the bucks coz you will get the same specs, size for the lower price, but yes, no sexy unibody, stereo speakers...

11. phoenix985

Posts: 27; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

This phone by all means is a great phone, but if you look more closely this phone is not mini by all means, just the screen is mini and the rest if quite big. Altough with greats specs, i don't think it would be cheaper that galaxy s3, or s4 mini, and if priced more or same as a galaxy s3, why would anyone buy this because galaxy s3 is the same size as this mini.

14. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Maybe because some people don't like Samsung and prefer HTC? Just a thought

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