HTC One mini 2 vs One mini vs Galaxy S4 mini specs comparison

HTC One mini 2 vs One mini vs Galaxy S4 mini specs comparison
Lo and behold, that "mini" craze has caught up with manufacturers indeed, and it's almost a given now that once a flagship is launched, a miniaturized version of it, riding on the coattails of the larger sibling's name recognition, will appear in a month or two. HTC is no exception now, and we are pitting the just-announced One mini 2 against last year's One mini, and throwing in the current Samsung S4 "mini" warrior for a good measure, despite that the S5 mini is probably just around the corner, too.

What you can clearly see from the first glimpse at the comparison table below, is that we are dealing with the Snapdragon 400 crowd here. This midrange processor has proven capable to run Android without major hiccups, but might be a bit long in the tooth for, say, the latest 3D games. That's all right, as if you are eyeing a 4.3" or 4.5" handset you probably aren't into the blazing graphics of Asphalt 8 too much anyway. Out of the three, only the S4 mini sports a gig and a half of RAM, whereas the HTC handsets make do with 1 GB, but since we have Android 4.4 KitKat on the phones, the RAM point is somewhat moot. 

The biggest upgrades from the One mini to the mini 2 for us are the camera, and the presence of a microSD slot. The 4 MP UltraPixel shooter in the One mini isn't anything spectacular, as it doesn't sport the OIS tech of the larger HTC One, but the 13 MP unit in the One mini 2 is likely the same Sony sensor that has proven itself in most aspiring mid- to high-enders these days already. Add to these niceties the BoomSound stereo speakers, 5 MP wide-angle front camera, plus the largest battery of the bunch, and the One mini 2 suddenly becomes a very, very appealing handset. It has the biggest screen in the trio, and a premium aluminum unibody design, too, so the only way HTC can't fight any "mini" thrown its way, is if the price of the mini 2 is uncompetitive.

HTC One mini 2 vs HTC One mini vs Samsung Galaxy S4 mini

Display

Display size

4.5 inches
4.3 inches
4.3 inches

Resolution

720 x 1280 pixels
720 x 1280 pixels
540 x 960 pixels

Pixel density

326 ppi
341 ppi
256 ppi

Technology

S-LCD 2
S-LCD 3
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

62.48 %
61.30 %
66.77 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216
16 777 216

Camera

Rear

Yes
Yes
Yes

Main camera

13 megapixels
4 megapixels
8 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Autofocus, CMOS image sensor

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 2 μm
 

Flash

LED
LED
LED

Software Features

Geo tagging
Face detection, Shutter speed control, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Burst mode, HDR, Panorama, Macro mode, Night mode, Scenes, Effects
Touch to focus, Face detection, Geo tagging, Voice activation, HDR, Panorama, Night mode

Video recording

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

Recording format

MPEG4
MPEG4
 

Front

5 megapixels
1.6 megapixels
1.9 megapixels

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1280x720 (HD)
 

Design

Dimensions

5.41 x 2.56 x 0.42 inches (137.43 x 65.04 x 10.6 mm)
5.20 x 2.49 x 0.36 inches (132 x 63.2 x 9.25 mm)
4.91 x 2.41 x 0.35 inches (124.6 x 61.3 x 8.94 mm)

Weight

4.83 oz (137 g)
the average is 6 oz (171 g)
4.30 oz (122 g)
the average is 6 oz (171 g)
3.77 oz (107 g)
the average is 6 oz (171 g)

Materials

Back: Metal
Back: Aluminum
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8230

Processor

Quad-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A7
Dual-core, 1400 MHz, Krait
Dual-core, 1700 MHz, Krait 300

GPU

Yes
Adreno 305
Adreno 305

RAM

1 GB
1 GB DDR2
1.5 GB LPDDR2

Internal storage

16 GB
16 GB
8 GB

Storage expansion

 
 
 

Slot Type

microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
 
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC

OS

Android (4.4), HTC Sense UI
Android (4.4, 4.2.2), HTC Sense UI
Android (4.2.2), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Battery

Capacity

2100 mAh
1800 mAh
1900 mAh

Talk time

 
20.72 hours
the average is 22 h (1291 min)
 

Stand-by time

 
20.8 days (500 hours)
the average is 21 days (503 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

16.20 hours
the average is 23 h (1386 min)
13.27 hours
the average is 23 h (1386 min)
12.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1386 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

23.2 days (556 hours)
the average is 28 days (669 h)
28.8 days (692 hours)
the average is 28 days (669 h)
12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 28 days (669 h)

Stand-by time (4G)

 
 
12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 27 days (653 h)

Music playback

 
 
49.00 hours

Video playback

 
 
10.00 hours

Cellular

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

LTE (FDD)

Bands 3, 7, 8, 20
Bands 3, 7, 18
 

Data

LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s
LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

DLNA
DLNA
DLNA, MirrorLink

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4 Comments

1. amiroo3

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

best mini with almost high range spc.. great job htc.. like it.

2. vipervoid123

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

I guess ur eyes is BLIND ~

3. mojtaba_mn

Posts: 268; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

htc make first class uni body phone,s really great really beauty

4. newbey123

Posts: 696; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

God job HTC. Best mini version available.

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