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

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Display

Size

4.5 inches
4.3 inches
4.3 inches

Technology

S-LCD 2
S-LCD 3
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

62.48 %
61.30 %
66.77 %

Features

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

Hardware

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

1GB
1GB DDR2
1.5GB LPDDR2

Internal storage

16GB
16GB
8GB

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 17 h (1009 min)
 

Stand-by time

 
20.8 days (500 hours)
the average is 22 days (540 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

16.20 hours
the average is 22 h (1300 min)
13.27 hours
the average is 22 h (1300 min)
12.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1300 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

23.2 days (556 hours)
the average is 26 days (617 h)
28.8 days (692 hours)
the average is 26 days (617 h)
12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 26 days (617 h)

Stand-by time (4G)

 
 
12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 22 days (523 h)

Music playback

 
 
49.00 hours

Video playback

 
 
10.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

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

Video recording

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

Recording format

 
MPEG4
 

Front

5 MP
1.6 MP
1.9 MP

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
4.30 oz
3.77 oz

137.0 g
122.0 g
107.0 g

Materials

Back: Metal
Back: Aluminum
 

Related phones

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
One mini
  • Display 4.3 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP (Single camera)
    1.6 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
    1GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB,
  • Battery 1800 mAh
  • OS Android 4.4
    HTC Sense UI
Galaxy S4 mini
  • Display 4.3 inches
    960 x 540 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.9 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
    1.5GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 1900 mAh
  • OS Android 4.2.2
    Samsung TouchWiz UI

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