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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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Engadget Review

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
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Scores

Engadget

82
 

User Reviews

90
sergefrolov
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
40
romorrow
I really regret getting this phone, starting from the first day when it developed...read more
60
planetxxx
A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well. - Engadget
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Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
4.322
Internal memory
161
Camera
Yes
Model
Unlocked

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])

Power

Battery type
Li-polymer (1800 mAh capacity)

Camera

Camera
Yes (4 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash, Contact pictures) (Yes)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc, Wifi loc, Compass)

Storage

Internal memory
16 GB

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2) (Yes)
Bluetooth
4.0 (Hsp, Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp)

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Mp3, Ogg, Wav, Wma) (Avi, Divx, H264, Mpeg2, Mpeg4, Wmv, Xvid) (Streaming / internet) (Bmp, Gif, Jpeg, Png)

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Javascript)
Email
Yes (Pop3, Imap, Push)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync) (Windows)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Im, Maps, Notes, Stocks, Stopwatch, Tasks, Voice recorder, Weather
Java
Other

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
Yes (Polyphonic, Mp3 audio, Contact)
Vibrate mode
Yes
Sound profiles
Yes

Radio type

Comm standard
Gsm, Lte (Gsm, Gprs, Edge) (HSDPA)

Display

Screen size
4.3 inches
Screen resolution
1280 x 720
Pixel density
341 PPI
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo (Yes) (No)
Voice dial
Yes

Hardware

CPU
1.4 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
1 GB
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (Usb charging, Usb on the go)

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor

Other features

Flight mode
Yes
FM transmitter
No
Kickstand
No
NFC or RFID payment
No
Ruggedized
No
TV-out
Yes (MHL / HDMI (micro-USB))
Model
AT&T

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])

Power

Battery type
Li-polymer (1800 mAh capacity)

Camera

Camera
Yes (4 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash, Contact pictures) (Yes)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc, Wifi loc, Compass)

Storage

Internal memory
16 GB

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2) (Yes)
Bluetooth
4.0 (Hsp, Hfp, A2dp, Avrcp)

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Mp3, Ogg, Wav, Wma) (Avi, Divx, H264, Mpeg2, Mpeg4, Wmv, Xvid) (Streaming / internet) (Bmp, Gif, Jpeg, Png)

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Javascript)
Email
Yes (Pop3, Imap, Push)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync) (Windows)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Im, Maps, Notes, Stocks, Stopwatch, Tasks, Voice recorder, Weather
Java
Other

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
Yes (Polyphonic, Mp3 audio, Contact)
Vibrate mode
Yes
Sound profiles
Yes

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (US)

Radio type

Comm standard
Gsm, Lte (Gsm, Gprs, Edge) (HSDPA)

Display

Screen size
4.3 inches
Screen resolution
1280 x 720
Pixel density
341 PPI
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo (Yes) (No)
Voice dial
Yes

Hardware

CPU
1.4 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
1 GB
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (Usb charging, Usb on the go)

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor

Other features

Flight mode
Yes
FM transmitter
No
Kickstand
No
NFC or RFID payment
No
Ruggedized
No
TV-out
Yes (MHL / HDMI (micro-USB))