HTC One mini 2

82
Engadget
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
82

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

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HTC One mini 2 review: A worthy new addition to the premium One clan

HTC's One mini 2 is a fantastic-looking phone with much of the One M8's appeal. Beneath the brushed-aluminum body is capable internal hardware, even if it's not a huge improvement over last year's One mini. The 13-megapixel camera leaves a lot to be desired, but if you want the M8's premium design at a cheaper price or in a smaller form factor, you won't be disappointed.

Pros
  • Gorgeous design
  • Premium, brushed-aluminum chassis
  • Great general performance
  • Cheaper than the M8
Cons
  • Not much of a specification upgrade from the One mini
  • Camera performance is disappointing
  • Not particularly cheap
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Scores

Engadget

82
 

User Reviews

90
justers123
Good all round phone. Premium design. Camera is pretty good, the sound quality...read more
90
sunseeker8
Great and very easy to use phone. Very good display, amazing design, great speakers...read more
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Model

Key Specs

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

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
yes

Power

Battery type
Li-ion (2100 capacity mAh)

Camera

Camera
yes (13 megapixels) (Records video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash, Contact pictures) (yes)

Location

Location support
yes (GPS, Cellular location)

Storage

Internal memory
16 GB
Memory card
microSD

Connectivity

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)

Media

Media playback
yes (AAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA) (AVI, h.264 / AVC, MPEG-4) (Streaming / internet) (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG)

Messaging

SMS
yes
MMS
yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML
Email
yes

Sync

Sync PIM data
yes (OTA sync) (Windows, Mac OS)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, IM, Maps, Notes, Stocks, Stopwatch, Tasks / to-dos, Voice recorder, Weather
Java
Other

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
yes (Polyphonic, MP3 / audio, Contact ringtones)
Vibrate mode
yes
Sound profiles
yes

Carriers

Regions offered
Europe

Display

Screen size
4.5 inches
Screen resolution
1280 x 720
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
no

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono (yes)

Hardware

CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
1 GB
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer (motion)

Other features

Flight mode
yes