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 size

4.5 inches
4.3 inches
4.3 inches


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

Pixel density

326 ppi
341 ppi
256 ppi




62.48 %
61.30 %
66.77 %

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8230


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


Adreno 305
Adreno 305


1 GB

Internal storage

16 GB
16 GB
8 GB


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



2100 mAh
1800 mAh
1900 mAh

Talk time

20.72 hours
the average is 18 h (1096 min)

Stand-by time

20.8 days (500 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)

Talk time (3G)

16.20 hours
the average is 24 h (1418 min)
13.27 hours
the average is 24 h (1418 min)
12.00 hours
the average is 24 h (1418 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

23.2 days (556 hours)
the average is 27 days (637 h)
28.8 days (692 hours)
the average is 27 days (637 h)
12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 27 days (637 h)

Stand-by time (4G)

12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 24 days (583 h)

Music playback

49.00 hours

Video playback

10.00 hours



Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 megapixels
4 megapixels
8 megapixels


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


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



5 megapixels
1.6 megapixels
1.9 megapixels

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1280x720 (HD)



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)


4.83 oz (137 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
4.30 oz (122 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
3.77 oz (107 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)


Back: Metal
Back: Aluminum



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: 702; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

God job HTC. Best mini version available.

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