HTC One mini 2 vs Moto G vs LG G2 mini: specs comparison

HTC One mini 2 vs Moto G vs LG G2 mini: specs comparison
The HTC One mini 2 has just gotten official, and it’s an all-around nice upgrade from the original HTC One mini, but how does it compare against the competition?

First, let’s talk about the specs of the One mini 2 itself. Under its gorgeous aluminum hood lies a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 system chip with a quad-core Cortex-A7-based processor running at up to 1.2GHz along with 1GB of RAM. The Snapdragon 400 system chip lies right in the mid-range, it’s a farcry from the top performing 800 series, but it’s surprisingly decently snappy and will run even more intense games (but with less detail).

The competition? We looked for the two other important Snapdragon 400 devices out there - the Motorola Moto G and the LG G2 mini. The Moto G is one of Motorola’s biggest successes in recent years, since it packs such good hardware at an extremely affordable price. In pure specs, it’s completely on par with the one mini 2, but in price the difference should be huge. Then comes the LG G2 mini. The Snapdragon 400-powered LG has the same chip, but a disappointingly low-res display - its 4.5” screen is of qHD (540 x 960-pixel) resolution only.

The next hugely important factor in specs is the camera. Gone are the UltraPixels from the HTC One (M8), and gone is the Duo camera. Instead, HTC goes with a very sensible, high-res 13-meagpixel camera with a BSI sensor and an f/2.2 lens on top. You’ll see what the competition brings in the table right below, but before we leave you with it, it’s worth mentioning that the HTC One mini 2 also packs dual speakers on the front. This is a bonus no other mid-range phone delivers, and it’s also to remind you that not all can be seen in specs.

But a lot can, and that’s why you should see who wins in this cold-blooded spec battle right below.

Display

Size

4.5 inches
4.5 inches
4.7 inches

Technology

IPS LCD
S-LCD 2
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

64.51 %
62.48 %
71.18 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8226

Processor

Quad-core, 1200 MHz
Quad-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A7
Quad-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A7

GPU

Adreno 305
Yes
Adreno 305

RAM

1GB LPDDR2
1GB
1GB LPDDR2

Internal storage

8GB
16GB
8GB

OS

Android (5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.3, 4.4.2, 4.4, 4.3)
Android (4.4), HTC Sense UI
Android (5.1 Lollipop, 4.4.2)

Battery

Capacity

2070 mAh
2100 mAh
2440 mAh

Talk time (3G)

 
16.20 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
 

Stand-by time (3G)

 
23.2 days (556 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

5 MP (Autofocus)
13 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)
8 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.2; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.4

Video recording

1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
Yes

Front

1.3 MP
5 MP
1.3 MP

Video capture

1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
 

Design

Dimensions

5.11 x 2.59 x 0.46 inches (129.9 x 65.9 x 11.6 mm)
5.41 x 2.56 x 0.42 inches (137.43 x 65.04 x 10.6 mm)
5.10 x 2.60 x 0.39 inches (129.6 x 66 x 9.8 mm)

Weight

5.04 oz (143.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
4.83 oz (137.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
4.27 oz (121.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)

Materials

 
Back: Metal
 

Features

Interchangeable covers
 
 

Buyers information

Price

$ 179
 
 
See the full Motorola Moto G vs HTC One mini 2 vs LG G2 mini specs comparison or compare them to other phones using our Specs Comparison tool.


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One mini 2
  • Display 4.5 inches 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 1GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh
  • OS Android 4.4 HTC Sense UI
Moto G

PhoneArena Score:

9.0

User Score:

9.0
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Display 4.5 inches 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera) 1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 1GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB,
  • Battery 2070 mAh
G2 mini

PhoneArena Score:

6.0

User Score:

7.6
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • Display 4.7 inches 960 x 540 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera) 1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 1GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB, microSD
  • Battery 2440 mAh

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