Expert Review of HTC One Mini Black
HTC for a while had to fall back behind Samsung in terms of sales and receiving critical acclaim. They started off well but the Galaxy Series from Samsung just ripped through any competition. However, with HTC One, the company is back on track with stunning design that has finally outshone Samsung Galaxy S4, and has maintained its premier price as compared to the drop that Samsung Galaxy S4 took. So to cash in on the appeal of HTC One, the company has produced a smaller version or rather a toned down variation of the device named HTC One Mini. This is also on the same lines as Samsung Galaxy S series as they are also known for releasing mini series of their flagship devices. The HTC One Mini comes with a 4.3-inch display with TFT capacitive technology that works at a resounding resolution of 342pixels. The HTC Sense UI interface again accompanies the device like always. There is no microSD card slot with the device although the internal memory is pretty heavy with 16GB, but would it be heavy enough so that there would not be any need for memory extension, only time will tell. The RAM is phenomenal with 2GB which would help in multitasking at a fast pace but the dual core processor might slow down things a bit. Although HTC one has a quad core processor and HTC One Mini is a stripped down version but there should not have been any compromises on the processor. The operating system is Android Jelly Bean 4.2 that would provide plenty of applications for the user to enjoy with a worthy Internet facility.
The user gets a decent downloading and uploading speed with GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi, and the built-in HTML browser. Wi-Fi hot spot along with USB port and Bluetooth are also provided. The camera is of 4megapixels but the things get a little complicated here for it also has a 2ultra pixel technology for further boost. We do not know what to make out of it but images are good in low light conditions, just as the case was in HTC One. Outdoors, the camera struggles a bit but overall, we are happy with its performance. Video recordings too are in high definition, which is a good sign whereas a decent secondary camera is also provided. The device is available in the colors of Black and Silver but there is no White version like its predecessors. Music player, Video player, FM radio, and access to games are some of the many features that would keep the user entertained and engaged for a long time. The battery strength is good with HTC One Mini but unfortunately, this is one department where they seem to have fallen short of similar products from Nokia and Samsung.
User Interface and UI functionality
HTC One Mini has a 4.3-inch TFT capacitive touch screen display that gives 16million colors and an impressive pixel density of 342ppi. The display works at a resolution of 720 by 1280 pixels and is backed by the HTC Sense user Interface.
HTC One Mini comes with a music player that like all the other HTC smartphones, works with the Beats audio sound enhancement technology. According to us, this fancy name does not make that much of a difference to the quality of sound but HTC was never bad in this department in the first place. Video player plays videos in the formats of DivX, XviD, MP4, H.263, H.264, and WMV player while the music player is compatible with formats including MP3, eAAC+, WMA, WAV, and FLAC player.
Pictures and Video quality
HTC One Mini has a 4megapixel camera that is bolstered by the 2ultra megapixels technology. The user as a result can snap images at a resolution of 2688 by 1520pixels and has features like auto focus and LED flash. Other features offered by the camera include 1/3inches sensor size, 2µm pixel size, simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, face and smile detection, and optical image stabilization. Videos as mentioned above can be shot at 1080pixels and has a backup with stereo sound and video stabilization technology. Secondary camera is present too for video calling and web chats.
HTC One Mini comes with GPRS and EDGE along with HTML5 browser that works in collaboration to provide a fast and speedy Internet access. The user can access Facebook, and even get updates from the same on his or her homepage while YouTube is also easily accessible. Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi hot spot are available too with the latter allowing the user to create an Internet hub for other devices to use.
Internal and External Memory
HTC One Mini has a 16GB internal memory that should be adequate for keeping a large data collection including songs, games, images, and videos. There is no microSD card slot, hence, any hopes the user might have of enhancing the memory should the one provided gets used up, would be shattered. The RAM is beefy with 2GB and is probably better than most of the devices of its class.
Applications and Gaming
HTC One Mini is a great device to play games on with Android Jelly Bean 4.2 being a gateway to tons of similar applications that can be downloaded as and when required. Some of the games are free of cost while others would be charged for.
HTC One Mini has a decent battery backup for lengthy usage but in case, the applications used are heavy in size then the battery would be used a little faster as compared to a Samsung or Nokia Smartphone.
HTC One Mini provides Wi-Fi hotspot, GPRS for Internet access while the connectivity features for data transmission include Bluetooth and USB port.
HTC One Mini when compared to Samsung Galaxy S4 mini has a similar screen size of 4.3inches where the pixel density of the former is much higher with 342ppi as compared to the 256ppi offered by Samsung Galaxy S4 mini. HTC One Mini has a 16GB internal memory as compared to the 8GB offered by Samsung Galaxy S4 mini but the latter provides a microSD card slot, which the former does not. HTC One Mini has a 4megapixels camera while the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini has an 8megapixels camera. The rear camera is of 1.9megapixel for Galaxy S4 Mini whereas it is of 1.6megapixel for HTC One Mini.
HTC One Mini Black Description
The yet to be launched HTC One Mini is rumoured to be rolled out next month in UK as per the information gleaned from a trusted source. Well the sad part here is that HTC One Mini smartphone is anything but a secret now, for the screenshots on trusted website revealed its entire specifications. These websites revealed that HTC One works on a dedicated Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor that is dual core, and has a huge 1.4GHz processor paired alongside 1GB of RAM, which will account for the entire performance of HTC One Mini including the 16GB internal storage. The display on the device is set to work on a 720 x 1280pixel resolution panel, and the screen is expected to be a good 4.3-inch big (so much for Mini). There will a 4megapixel camera at the rear, wait that does not seem right, right? The speciality of this camera is that it will work on HTC’s Ultrapixel technology that delivers pictures sharper than the best of cameras, there also will be the secondary 1.6megapixel camera that will rule the front for Skype and other video calling facilities. As you have with HTC One, the tremendous beats audio will very well be included at the front of the device so as to power the dual front faces stereo speakers.
Perhaps the most interesting thing in the device are its dimensions, well the name of it is HTC Mini and still it is just 1cm shorter in height and almost equal in the other two aspects as HTC One. Some interesting features of the device are SNS integration, a Dropbox (25 GB storage), Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic , DivX/XviD/MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player, MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/FLAC player, internet options like Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Organizer, Document viewer, Photo viewer/editor, Voice memo/dial/commands and Predictive text input. The device was bound to work on Android OS v4.2 Jelly Bean but may soon be upgraded to 4.3, the CPU is a Dual-Core Krait 300. HTC Mini is made available to you in the elegant color options of Black and White that seem to be the only hardware color options left in the device now-a-days. It obviously supports GPS and JAVA applications, and when you talk of the video capturing properties, embedded in it are the 1080p full HD video recording facilities at 30fps, a feature that you see in high-end digital cameras. The device is simply going to set the markets afire, at least we hope it does.