HTC One Mini

82
Engadget
Score
82

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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HTC One mini review

Summary

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.

Pros
  • Stylish, solid design
  • Sharp, well-performing 4.3-inch display
  • Great camera
  • Impressive loudspeaker audio quality
Cons
  • Disappointing battery life
  • A few features dropped from the original One
HTC One mini review

Just weeks after we put the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini through its paces, we're looking at the HTC One mini, another attempt to shrink a flagship down into a smaller (and cheaper) package. As you'd expect, the 4.3-inch mini looks much like the full-sized version, and that goes for both the hardware and software. In addition to its similar-looking aluminum-and-plastic frame you'll find both a 4-megapixel Ultrapixel camera sensor and HTC's Sense 5 UI, meaning automatic video highlights, Zoe and BlinkFeed all make an appearance here as well. There are, however, a few hardware drawbacks compared to the original, with the IR blaster, optical image stabilization on the camera and NFC stripped out for space- and cost-saving reasons. Can HTC launch a mid-range phone that won't get lost between similarly priced offerings and last year's discounted flagships? We'll try to reason that out after the break.

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Scores

Engadget

82
 

Breakdown

Reception and call quality
8.0
Display
9.2
Battery life
7.5
Camera
7.2
Ease of use
8.0
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Specs

One

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
4.3 inches
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Specs

One

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
4.3 inches
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