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

0. phoneArena posted on 03 Jul 2013, 04:37

Someone has got an early chance to toy with an HTC One Mini, 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...

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posted on 03 Jul 2013, 04:40 12

1. FlushGordon (unregistered)

All they have to do is slap a price point similar to the S4 mini...Baaam, that should teach Samsung a lesson..Not a fan of HTC but I applaud them for conceiving this dream Mini phone, and yes..high ppi count IS a dealbreaker even with such a tiny screen

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 04:49

4. tiara6918 (Posts: 2111; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

If htc prices it too high, this device would most likely fail. But nevertheless, this looks like a nice mid range handset

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 04:51 4

5. FlushGordon (unregistered)

exactly, strategic pricing is the key...i wouldn't mind a $30-$50 difference though

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 04:53 3

6. MC1123 (Posts: 1256; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

It will have almost 330ppi which is similar to the Z10

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 06:10 2

16. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)

Xperia SP vs One Mini vs S4 Mini.

I prefer One Mini.

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 09:00 3

32. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

Experia Sp looks much better in design than the One!

But the One doesn't state the Cpu its using? Hope it is a S600 and not cheap S400

If the mini had the same feautres as the One loads a girls females would diverge from ip4, ip5. ...


posted on 04 Jul 2013, 14:09

44. james004 (Posts: 486; Member since: 15 May 2013)

They have 2GB ram on this, i dont think it will be any other processor than S600. Display HAS TO BE 720p. its impossible to be 1080p.

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 04:40 1

2. mercorp (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)

Make sure it has exoandable memory,or the xperia sp would be the better option.

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 04:44 6

3. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)

it would be stupid if they would feature a expandable memory on the mini and not on the original One...

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 07:49

27. daniel_bargs (Posts: 325; Member since: 27 Nov 2010)

No, it won't. But it will make the saying "There is no perfect device" really true.

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 06:12

17. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)

It won't have expandable memory.. For a premium look and unibody I will sacrifice expandable memory.
Well, 16gb is enough IMO.

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 07:31

25. lovefist (unregistered)

hope HTC put at least 2000mah battery. battery is such a killer feature nowadays, sigh.

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 05:02

7. Genersis (Posts: 219; Member since: 29 May 2013)

Looking good.
I hope it's battery and processor are up to scratch to match(or are similar to) the S4 Mini.
Otherwise it could be hard to decide which one is better.(By specs alone anyway)

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 05:03

8. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1122; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

Looks very good and has almost identical specs to the Blackberry Z10 which retails as a flagship device, that is what i call a true Mini..

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 05:40

9. wrm2013 (Posts: 209; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)

Finally a powerhouse phone around 4.5 . Reminds me of when the gs2 first came out.

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 06:40

20. vincelongman (Posts: 5081; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)

what do you "around 4.5"?
If you mean 4.5", then sorry but in the leaks this phone is pretty much the same size as the HTC One. They may be leaks but if HTC includes dual front speakers then it will have to be bigger. The S4 Mini is better in term of being smaller. But the One Mini has far better specs the S4 Mini , but I would call the One Mini a powerhouse.
My point is that unfortunately there still isn't a high end phone for people who prefer small phones.

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 06:49

22. phoenix985 (Posts: 27; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)

that's what i was saying, S4 mini is really compact and u can use it comfortably with just one hand. I wouldn't agree one mini has far better specs, just 0,5gb ram more and higher res screen. and if u take into consideration that ppl who r buying phones in this range would be more that satisified with S4 mini specs. I think, in this case, being smaller is better advatage that 512mb ram more, or higher res screen...

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 06:58

23. phoenix985 (Posts: 27; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)

i consider myself as an advanced user since i use electronics since i was 6. commodore, amiga, pentium 486, smarphones, customizing, rooting and everything else. i own s2 with official jellybean right now and i can say it suits me just fine, its responsive, fast and the phone is 2011. S4 mini would be a great improvement over this but i dont find it neccessary just yet. keeping this in mind, average user would be more that happy with the S4 mini specs, yet compact and easy to use

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 07:01

24. phoenix985 (Posts: 27; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)

Don't get me wrong, im not saying htc one mini is not a good phone, it is a great phone, just the size is not good for mini range, thats all. and samsung is the only OEM who has covered this segment with a decent specs...

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 16:09

36. wrm2013 (Posts: 209; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)

I come from a droid x, then s2, then s3, bought a q10 but took it back after two days and now have the HTC one. I'm trying not to go with another Samsung until they change the phone materials and the os lag. I'm a huge fan of my one but I do wish it was a tad smaller (i don't watch movies on my phone).

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 15:26

45. bigstrudel (Posts: 530; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)

Sure there is.

The iPhone.

posted on 20 Jul 2013, 11:53

52. xtian1103 (Posts: 363; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)

i think it's just as big as an htc one sv, 4.3, so much pocketable now

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 05:45 1

10. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

This will probably be my next phone no doubt

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 05:50

11. phoenix985 (Posts: 27; Member since: 03 Jul 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.

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 05:52 1

14. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

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

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 06:46 1

21. phoenix985 (Posts: 27; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)

That might be the case, but then i would go for htc one (not that much bigger but better specs) or some other model...i was saying just that this model is not in mini range since it is big as all flagships this year. And if ppl want to buy something smaller, samsung is the only choice coz it is the only model with samller size and decent specs...we shall see...

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 05:50 2

12. phoenix985 (Posts: 27; Member since: 03 Jul 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...

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 05:51

13. phoenix985 (Posts: 27; Member since: 03 Jul 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...

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 12:29

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

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

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 01:53

41. phoenix985 (Posts: 27; Member since: 03 Jul 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...

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