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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

OSAndroid (4.4), HTC Sense 6 UIAndroid (4.4, 4.2.2), Sense UIAndroid (4.2.2), TouchWiz Nature UX 2.0 UI
Dimensions5.41 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)
Weight4.83 oz (137 g)
the average is 5.4 oz (156 g)
4.30 oz (122 g)
the average is 5.4 oz (156 g)
3.77 oz (107 g)
the average is 5.4 oz (156 g)
MaterialsMain body: MetalMain body: Aluminum 
Physical size4.5 inches4.3 inches4.3 inches
Resolution720 x 1280 pixels720 x 1280 pixels540 x 960 pixels
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

326 ppi341 ppi256 ppi

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

Screen-to-body ratio

Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

62.48 %61.30 %66.77 %
Colors16 777 21616 777 21616 777 216
Camera13 megapixels4 megapixels8 megapixels
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

Focal length (35mm equivalent)

Focal length (35mm equivalent) - The lower (shorter) the focal length number, the wider the shot will be. Conversely, longer focal length cameras produce narrower frames, which can be used for telephoto (zoomed-in) purposes.

 28 mm 
Camera sensor size

Camera sensor size - A bigger camera sensor is able to capture more light, and thus produce better photos.

Pixel size

Pixel size - The size of an individual pixel on a camera's sensor. The bigger, the better.

1.12 μm2 μm 
Hardware FeaturesAutofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)Autofocus, CMOS image sensor
Software FeaturesGeo taggingFace detection, Digital zoom, Geo taggingTouch to focus, Face detection, Geo tagging, Voice activation
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
Recording formatMPEG4MPEG4 
Front-facing camera5 megapixels1.6 megapixels1.9 megapixels
Video capture1920x1080 (1080p HD)1280x720 (720p HD) 
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 400Qualcomm Snapdragon 400Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8230

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Quad-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A7Dual-core, 1400 MHz, KraitDual-core, 1700 MHz, Krait 300
Graphics processor

Graphics processor - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

YesAdreno 305Adreno 305
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

Built-in storage

Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

16 GB16 GB8 GB
Storage expansion

Storage expansion - Some handsets allow you to expand their storage capacity by using a memory expansion card – most often microSD. Expansion memory is mostly suitable for media storage, such as photo, video or music content.

microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC

Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

2100 mAh1800 mAh1900 mAh
Fast ChargeYes  
Talk time 20.72 hours
the average is 20 h (1202 min)
Stand-by time 20.8 days (500 hours)
the average is 19 days (459 h)
Talk time (3G)16.20 hours
the average is 18 h (1087 min)
13.27 hours
the average is 18 h (1087 min)
12.00 hours
the average is 18 h (1087 min)
Stand-by time (3G)23.2 days (556 hours)
the average is 24 days (583 h)
28.8 days (692 hours)
the average is 24 days (583 h)
12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 24 days (583 h)
Stand-by time (4G)  12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 21 days (511 h)
Music playback  49.00 hours
Video playback  10.00 hours
Screen mirroringDLNADLNADLNA, MirrorLink
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
LTE (FDD)Bands 3, 7, 8, 20Bands 18, 3, 7 
DataLTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/sLTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTSLTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

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posted on 15 May 2014, 02:18 2

1. amiroo3 (Posts: 10; Member since: 12 Mar 2014)

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

posted on 15 May 2014, 03:01 3

2. vipervoid123 (Posts: 163; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)

I guess ur eyes is BLIND ~

posted on 15 May 2014, 04:15 1

3. mojtaba_mn (Posts: 268; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)

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

posted on 15 May 2014, 08:05

4. newbey123 (Posts: 639; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)

God job HTC. Best mini version available.

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