The HTC One Mini is an exact replica of its bigger brother, the HTC One but smaller. Even though its specs are not same as One, it manages to inherit the same Sense experience. Compared to the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, the HTC One Mini is a more impressive phone and it also has higher resolution than the former.
Also, the HTC One Mini has a unibody design which is much more solid than the Galaxy S4 Mini. It has aluminum back and front speakers – not to mention it feels very premium in hand. It weighs only 122 grams and you do not feel any bulk in your pockets. The only thing not to like about it is the fact there is no NFC chip on board. Also, the processor is mediocre Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor that is clocked at 1.4 GHz clock speed. The screen has also been shrunk from 4.7 inch to 4.3 inch and packs HD resolution. Its bigger brother packs full HD resolution.
The phone does not come with a case, but you can buy HTC One mini case for just 4.99 Euros which makes it is a good investment. The One Mini does comes with a BoomSound and same ultrapixel camera that takes wonderful pictures. Blinkfeed is here as well and since the phone is running the latest version of Android, v4.2.2, the experience is excellent.
We really suggest you to spend some time in setting up the HTC Blinkfeed to your needs and interests. Since the size of One Mini is smaller, the battery is down to 1800mAh, but do not worry as the runtimes are still excellent. You will easily be able to get more than a whole working day with it and probably more.
The camera is amazing. It has burst mode and can take 3 second Zoe clips. It takes amazing pictures in the low light, just like Nokia Lumia 920 windows phone which has earned accolades in this area. The phone has great audio too, thanks to same internal amplifier and excellent Beats audio integration. While the 1GB RAM might concern some people, it certainly does not makes the phone slow in any way. However, the omission of micro SD card slot and 16GB of flash storage might be a concern for some. The phone will cost you around 400 pounds if you wish to get contract free. Other wise, be prepared to shell out 25 pounds per month for 2 years in a row.