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.

HTC One mini 2 vs Motorola Moto G vs LG G2 mini

Display

Size

4.5 inches
4.5 inches
4.7 inches

Technology

S-LCD 2
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

62.48 %
64.51 %
71.18 %

Features

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8226

Processor

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

GPU

Yes
Adreno 305
Adreno 305

RAM

1GB
1GB LPDDR2
1GB LPDDR2

Internal storage

16GB
8GB
8GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

2100 mAh
2070 mAh
2440 mAh

Talk time (3G)

16.20 hours
the average is 23 h (1388 min)
 
 

Stand-by time (3G)

23.2 days (556 hours)
the average is 27 days (645 h)
 
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 MP
5 MP
8 MP

Features

Autofocus, BSI sensor
Autofocus
Autofocus, BSI sensor

Specifications

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

Video recording

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

Front

5 MP
1.3 MP
1.3 MP

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

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

Weight

4.83 oz (137 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
4.27 oz (121 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

Back: Metal
 
 

Features

 
Interchangeable covers
 

Shopping information

MSRP

 
$ 179
 


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7 Comments

7. 0kax0el0

Posts: 238; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

Seems like a good option to try in the coming future.

6. antmiu2

Posts: 553; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

pricing will make the difference

5. tokuzumi

Posts: 2031; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

I'd love to see a camera comparison between the HTC Mini and the M8. I bet HTC purposely makes the pictures crappy on the mini, so it can justify their crappy "ultra-pixel" nonsense camera.

4. newbey123

Posts: 707; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Good job HTC. Best all around mini version available.

2. maherk

Posts: 7104; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The only worthy of the name mini is the Z1 compact, a mini sized flagship when it comes to it's specs.

3. jdella681

Posts: 17; Member since: Oct 11, 2009

Aside from pixel density how is it a fail?

1. regkilla

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 13, 2012

LG G2 Mini a fail.

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