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A strong phone in its own right

82

The One mini proves that mid-range phones don't have to embarrass, with a capable camera, high-quality screen and a design that mostly stays faithful to the original One.

Critic reviews

8.0
15 reviews
  • Reception and call quality
    7.8
  • Display
    9.1
  • Battery life
    7.5
  • Camera
    7.2
  • Ease of use
    8.0
  • Design and form factor
    8.6
  • Portability (size / weight)
    8.0
  • Media support
    6.9
  • Durability
    8.6
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
    8.0

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User reviews

7.0
3 reviews
8.0
Engadget Jul 30, 2013

For most people, the drawbacks (no optical image stabilization, IR blaster, NFC, lower screen resolution and storage) will outweigh the price saving compared to the original One, but the mini remains a strong phone in its own right. If only it were a little cheaper.

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7.0
PC Mag Aug 29, 2013

The AT&T HTC One Mini stuffs plenty of features into a compact design with a nice price, but its reception isn't up to snuff.

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9.0
Pocket-Lint Jul 26, 2013

The HTC One mini brings a lot to the party. It looks good, it sounds good and it performs well enough in everyday tasks. It's a great mid-range device, with an experience that's very much the same as the larger HTC One.

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8.0
PC Advisor Jul 29, 2013

Its performance is decent but not spectacular, and the addition of a layer of plastic has removed some of the original's chic. But this is a very strong handset at a decent price. Well worth a look.

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7.0
TechHive Sep 17, 2013

For $100 less than the original One, you can have much of HTC's design DNA. Just get ready to sacrifice amenities and performance.

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8.0
TrustedReviews Jul 26, 2013

The HTC One Mini has a brilliant screen and delivers a good performance despite the drop down in specs making it a 4.3-inch Android smartphone that deserves your attention.

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8.0
Android Central Jul 26, 2013

The HTC One Mini has stayed true to the spirit of the HTC One name, bringing combination of excellent build quality and a gorgeous screen, not to mention speedy, well-designed software that matches almost every feature of the larger One.

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8.0
phoneArena Jul 29, 2013

The HTC One mini sets a great example for how a more compact, cheaper version of an annual flagship should be done. HTC kept the same stellar and recognizable design the One has, and didn't leave out any of the unique features like the best phone speakers or the UltraPixel camera.

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8.0
T3 Jul 26, 2013

It’s about as good-looking and well-built as the iPhone 5, against which it’s very serious competition. It holds up well against other mainstream attention-getters like the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Sony Xperia Z. In fact, it’s really only beaten by HTC.

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8.0
Digital Versus Sep 12, 2013

With brushed aluminium, a sleek design, a fantastic screen, a fluid interface and better handling than its big brother, the HTC One Mini is no marketing stunt; it's a quality mobile.

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8.0
The Inquirer Jul 26, 2013

The HTC One Mini has its flaws, including the disappointing Ultrapixel camera and its limited internal storage. However, the phone shows how mid-range smartphones should be done, and is undoubtedly one of the best phones on the market at this price point.

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8.0
V3 Jul 30, 2013

The HTC One is a very nice mid-range smartphone. The phone cuts as few corners as humanly possible in its endeavour to offer users several of the full-sized One's strengths, including Ultrapixels and Zoe.

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First Looks

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Engadget Jul 18, 2013

While it's not going to be a smaller phone with flagship status, it's still a decent compromise for folks who don't want to sacrifice performance in favor of size -- that is, as decent as we've seen these days.

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PC Mag Jul 18, 2013

The best thing about the mini, of course, is its size. The smaller device fits perfectly into my hand, and makes an even better one-handed phone than the One does.

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Gizmodo Jul 18, 2013

It was very comfortable to use and it's just a little bit bigger than an iPhone 5. Would we change to it from an HTC One? No. But our small-handed friends could certainly do much worse.

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Laptop Magazine Jul 18, 2013

The One Mini also sees some of its specs reduced. That starts with its 4.3-inch display, which drops down from the 1080p resolution found on the full-sized One to 720p. During our brief hands-on, however, we didn’t notice any discernible difference in the One Mini’s overall image quality.

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TechCrunch Jul 18, 2013

I’m waiting to get my hands on some final hardware before passing judgment, but so far the One mini seems like a worthy little brother to one of the great Android devices of our time.

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CNET Jul 18, 2013

I'm glad to see the new HTC One Mini hit the scene, since it looks to pack many of the HTC One's premium features and its design into a smaller, more manageable size.

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SlashGear Jul 18, 2013

Of course, HTC has diluted the specs somewhat, though the One mini still feels swift, with only minimal slow-down when processing the Zoe highlight reels.

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Pocket-Lint Jul 18, 2013

It may sit further down the scale, but there hasn't been a compromise when it comes to the construction of this handset. It feels solid, it has a premium feel, it's a device that's almost as good looking as its brother.

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PC World Australia Jul 21, 2013

The new HTC One mini is a compact version of the flagship HTC One. It keeps a very similar look and feel and promises an almost identical user experience, but HTC has made some compromises to keep the size down.

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Android Central Jul 18, 2013

First, the screen, which looks as good as any 4.3-inch panel out there. And second, the device's build quality — the One Mini looks good and feels sturdy — though it's bested by the full-sized one in this area.

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phoneArena Jul 18, 2013

From what we can gather thus far in our short time checking it out, the HTC One mini seems like a wonderful addition to the family, which gives consumers just another option in what to pick up.

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Ubergizmo Jul 18, 2013

The goal of the HTC One mini is to bring the high-end user experience of the original HTC One to a much larger market. This is never easy to do this, but I’ve been impressed by how HTC managed to optimize the cost structure, without proportionally altering the original experience.

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Gizmodo Australia Jul 18, 2013

16GB of built-in memory (not expandable), LTE, NFC and all that jazz. Overall, we liked it. It was very comfortable to use and it’s just a little bit bigger than an iPhone 5. Would we change to it from an HTC One? No.

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TechRadar Jul 18, 2013

If you're not a fan of the HTC One for price alone, then the One Mini is definitely going to fill your needs. It seems a little expensive given the compromises on offer...

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The Inquirer Jul 18, 2013

It's hard not to like the HTC One Mini. Although we weren't too fond of the handset's plastic edging or Ultrapixel camera technology, the handset offers a smaller, more manageable version of the HTC One flagship smartphone at a discounted price.

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BGR Jul 18, 2013

In terms of performance, I found that despite its significantly less powerful processor, the One mini was nearly as spry as the flagship model when performing many common tasks.

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The Next Web Jul 18, 2013

Ultimately, and unsurprisingly, if you like the HTC One but thought it was a bit large then the Mini will likely be right up your street, but if you didn’t like the camera on the HTC One then you’ll be disappointed here.

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Techno Buffalo Jul 18, 2013

We’re definitely super, super excited for it to hit the market, though, especially because it feels so similar to the HTC One but in a smaller more pocketable form factor.

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PC Authority Jul 18, 2013

The HTC One Mini offers almost the same level of premium build quality found in the HTC One, despite the plastic banding. While it lacks a few features like NFC and the IR blaster, it keeps the core One experience thanks to Sense 5, the same Ultrapixel camera and front-facing speakers.

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8.0
peter peter

The simplest way to think of of the One mini is that it is essentially the One taken down a notch. It has a smaller, lower resolution display, a slower processor, less RAM, a smaller battery, and even a slightly less premium design (the white plastic band around the edges just isn't as nice)....

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4.0
romorrow romorrow

I really regret getting this phone, starting from the first day when it developed cracks on the sides. I've never seen a phone crack in these spots. Tried to get support from HTC and they wanted over $100 and two weeks to fix it. Not worth it to repair since the phone was incredibly laggy and...

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