HTC One mini

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Key Specs
  • Display 4.30-inch (720x1280)
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
  • Front Camera 1.6MP
  • Rear Camera 4-Ultrapixel
  • RAM 1GB
  • Storage 16GB
  • Battery Capacity 1800mAh
  • OS Android 4.2
  • Market StatusReleased
  • Release DateJuly 2013

HTC One mini Review

By Ketan Pratap (Oct 11, 2013)
Ketan Pratap
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Premium build and style
  • Good ergonomics
  • BoomSound feature
  • UltraPixel camera
  • Bad
  • Expensive
  • Lags often
  • Limited storage

Hot on the heels of the power-packed HTC One comes the relatively lower powered, but also more pocket-friendly, HTC One mini. It's a mini-variant, models that of late have become popular with handset makers.
HTC seems to following a consistent design strategy across the revamped One series - and the HTC One mini certainly seems to bear this theory out.
Could the combination of decent hardware, software and elegant design make the HTC One mini the turnaround vehicle for HTC in the country? Or will its high price kill off its chances? We find out our in our review:

HTC One mini Summary

HTC One mini smartphone was launched in July 2013. The phone comes with a 4.30-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720x1280 pixels at a pixel density of 341 pixels per inch (ppi).

HTC One mini is powered by a 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor. It comes with 1GB of RAM.

The HTC One mini runs Android 4.2 and is powered by a 1,800mAh non-removable battery.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the HTC One mini on the rear packs 4-Ultrapixel camera. It sports a 1.6-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.

HTC One mini based on Android 4.2 and packs 16GB of inbuilt storage. The HTC One mini is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Micro-SIM card.

Connectivity options on the HTC One mini include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth v4.00, FM radio, 3G, and 4G. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and compass/ magnetometer.

The HTC One mini measures 132.00 x 63.20 x 9.25mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 122.00 grams.

As of 19th June 2019, HTC One mini price in India starts at Rs. 32,299.

HTC One mini Full Specifications

General
Brand HTC
Model One mini
Release date July 2013
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 132.00 x 63.20 x 9.25
Weight (g) 122.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 1800
Removable battery No
Display
Screen size (inches) 4.30
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720x1280 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 341
Hardware
Processor 1.4GHz
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
RAM 1GB
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage No
Camera
Rear camera 4-Ultrapixel
Rear flash LED
Front camera 1.6-megapixel
Software
Operating system Android 4.2
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 1
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
Sensors
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No
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HTC One mini User Review and Ratings

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  • Nice unit for one-handed use.
    Paul Campbell (Nov 13, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    Just the right size and very balanced in the hand. Call quality is one of the best I've had. Has enough CPU to keep in powersave mode most of the time, except when playing hi-end games or watching HD movies. The screen is razor sharp and much clearer than my iPhone (I have both in front of me right now). The build quality is very premium, and when you set it on the table during a meeting, people will stare at it. I have about 60% battery left at the end of the work day, so it could be better, but it is a slim phone. The new extreme power save mode (HTC Sense 6 upgrade) is great as long as you don't mind using just the basics while in that mode. You only get access to phone functions, messages, email, calendar, and calculator in extreme power save mode, but you can go 4 or 5 days on one charge. If you are looking at using your phone hard all day for games or videos, then another choice like the the One M8, iPhone 6 Plus, Sony Experia, etc. would be a better option. The phone is more durable than expected and has no scratches anywhere, but with the metal back and Gorilla Glass 3 screen, that is how it should be with care. I treat my iPhone with even more care, and it has scuffs in the back and scratches in the screen that you can feel. Boom Sound makes every other phone in the world sound lame, and that's all I'm going to say ;) The downsides are: No memory expansion or NFC, and the WHITE version of this phone gets thermal cracks in the plastic. The blue version rarely cracks, and the black version never cracks. The phone gets warm because the all aluminum back pulls the heat right out of the components, which is good for cooling, but bad for the white plastic because it is not flexible enough to expand with the aluminum. This is why it cracks. So, if it were not for the cracks, I would keep this phone for a while. But since my carrier is not letting me change to the black one, I'll be going to the One mini 2, or preferrably the One M8.
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  • Expensive and below average.
    aayush agarwal (May 30, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    Not so good experience with this 'mini' model. Design maybe good but other than that this device lacks quality for a good phone. Display is average, performance below par with a lot of hangs. The battery life is very poor as well. Not a phone to choose in the price range it comes.
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