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HTC One mini 2 vs HTC One (M8)


HTC One mini 2 vs HTC One (M8)
Call Quality

Thanks to their powerful earpieces and speakerphones, we have no problems whatsoever trying to make out voices in noisy environments. However, we find the call quality of the HTC One M8 to be better, since voices have a clearer tone to them.


After exposing the two to our battery benchmark test, we have a clear winner in which of them has the stronger endurance. Stuffed with the larger 2600 mAh battery, the HTC One M8 eclipses its sibling by producing an astounding 7 hours of juice on our test. In contrast, the HTC One mini 2’s 2100 mAh battery churns out close to 6.5 hours.

Battery life

We measure battery life by running a custom web-script, designed to replicate the power consumption of typical real-life usage. All devices that go through the test have their displays set at 200-nit brightness.

Higher is better
HTC One mini 2
6h 23 min (Average)
HTC One (M8)
7h 12 min (Good)
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Charging time

Lower is better
HTC One mini 2
HTC One (M8)
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We’ve dissected these two extensively, but at the end of the day, it boils down to size preference. By sticking with the HTC One mini 2, you merely get a phone that matches its siblings premium construction, but in a compact package that’s more manageable to operate with one hand. It’s that and the fact that you’ll save some money on picking up too!

Even with the added savings, there are some obvious compromises by choosing to go with the HTC One mini 2 – like its watered down specs and missing software features. Honestly folks, that’s not all that surprising to us, seeing that the HTC One M8 is meant to provide us with the best experience. Indeed, you’ll be forking over more cash to pick it up, but at the end of the day, we gain something that’s synonymous of a flagship smartphone.


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posted on 26 May 2014, 02:16 1

1. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 408; Member since: 24 May 2011)

So...M8 has the better camera but lacks detail. That's it?

posted on 26 May 2014, 02:27 2

2. maherk (Posts: 4846; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

The mini's screen looks way too washed out compared to the original M8. It seems that only Sony have managed to build a true Mini of their flagship. Let's hope S5 mini and G3 mini will follow the Z1 Compact footsteps.

posted on 26 May 2014, 04:04

3. Planterz (Posts: 2110; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

Comparing the One Mini 2 to the M7 would be more appropriate. The M7 is $100 on-contract, and it's likely the One Mini 2 will be as well, the're practically the same size, etc.

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