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HTC One mini preview: First look

HTC One mini preview: First look - read the full textThe HTC One is certainly one of the smartphones of the year and has come a long way towards helping the Taiwanese company out of its financial woes. It was only logical then that HTC will try to capitalize on that success by bringing the same formula...


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> In reply to Fred @ 2013-07-25 09:36 from t1$F - click to readStereo front speakers are the way of the future... you don't know what you're talking about man. Get serious.

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  • 2013-08-08 12:35
  • na0$


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  • 2013-07-30 18:38
  • vbKd

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-07-24 00:23 from JaFs - click to readThis is an oversized phone. not just the speakers but the design also is the reason for bulky size as htc one s was almost this size with no speakers.dual speakers is a passing fad. u wont be seeing it in models in the coming years, just like the boring, red backlit capacitive keys to match beats logo on sensation xe and one x all htc have gone back to white cap keys. htc first which is compact if came with sense ui instead of **** facebook ui, wud have been better than one mini.

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  • 2013-07-25 09:36
  • t1$F

It is a nice handset but a little too long to be called a mini.

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  • 2013-07-25 02:10
  • S6$$

HTC rep came into our store and gave me one to use, it's actually pretty decent, all of these little spec kiddies expect amazing tech built into every phone, it doesn't work like that. They have to cater to everyone, not just people who want all the bells and whistles.

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  • 2013-07-24 00:23
  • JaFs

Löökin frwrd to get this öne....:)

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  • 2013-07-23 20:59
  • rJHu

> In reply to psysect @ 2013-07-21 11:24 from dQK% - click to readBetter pricing too....

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  • 2013-07-23 19:30
  • 7tUa

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-07-19 16:41 from qbvC - click to readbuy one x plus 64gb memory, 4.7 inch screen but almost same size as one mini and less price

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  • 2013-07-22 20:13
  • t1$J

> In reply to kiwijunglist @ 2013-07-22 04:54 from sR3M - click to readi have the same opinion about one minis size,one s dont have front speakers still was big with 130 mm.a 4.3 inch shud be between 124mm to 128mm. sensation was 128. so speakers and poor design made one mini bulky.

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  • 2013-07-22 20:03
  • t1$J

Samsung S4 Mini

Smaller Size (124.6 vs 132 mm)
50% More RAM (1.5 vs 1.0)
Faster CPU (1.7 vs 1.4 )
Expandable memory
Removable battery
Larger battery

HTC One Mini

Nicer body
Dual front speakers
Higher resolution (720P vs 540P)


Had they dropped the dual front speakers and kept the image stabilization the HTC One Mini would have been a good compact phone with an awesome camera, however they gimped the size and ruined the camera. A measly 5mm smaller than the HTC One and lacking in heaps of features, makes it a poor choice for a phone. qHD looks just as good on a 4.3" and the nicer amyloid screen with better sunlight legibility makes up for it. The Xperia ZR/SP or S4 mini are better buys.

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  • 2013-07-22 04:54
  • sR3M

> In reply to HKFoo @ 2013-07-21 08:53 from 61R1 - click to readI understand mini versions should never be equal to the flagship phones. But what they are giving for the price is below average. I know HTC's prices are always higher but this is too much.
HTC one mini should have the same spec as the Xperia SP. Its a shame, that such a good looking phone with a high price tag has 1 year old spec.

Besides, I never said the mini should have 1.7ghz quad core proc or a 2300mah battery or a 4.7 inch screen.

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  • 2013-07-22 04:46
  • X}0Q

htc mini in top..
..Best Android phone to buy in 2013 in T3..

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  • 2013-07-21 22:33
  • arbK

Would definitely have gotten this if it had comparable specs to the Nexus 4.

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  • 2013-07-21 18:35
  • 4}JB

> In reply to psysect @ 2013-07-21 11:24 from dQK% - click to readThe S4 mini also has 3 sub pixels. I.e. it does NOT have a pen tile matrix like the S4. The display on S4 mini is better than my RAZR I which DOES have a pentile matrix and is the same resolution. Hope this helps.

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  • 2013-07-21 15:59
  • Bw@Z

11 Reasons for the HTC One Mini over s4 mini :
-Every pixel has three subpixels
-Measurably faster downloads 100 MBits/s
-Notably more internal storage
-Has stereo speakers
-Noticeably faster uploads 50 MBits/s
-Has a video light
-Lots higher pixel density 341 ppi
-Substantially higher resolution 1280x720 px
-Has a CMOS sensor
-better design
-better build quality

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  • 2013-07-21 11:24
  • dQK%

> In reply to DgenX @ 2013-07-20 08:26 from X}0Q - click to readguys, go get a big one then..
the spec you want is on the bigger brother.

you have to know that this is the mini version. what's the point having the mini version when the spec is the same with it's brother.

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  • 2013-07-21 08:53
  • 61R1

Upon reading the given article it is perfectly clear that either go for HTC One mini or Xperia SP. Galaxy S4 mini fails to deliver the premium features and specs unlike these two.

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  • 2013-07-21 07:05
  • t1$A

HTC one lacks in many department like:

1. CPU (should have been 1.7Ghz)
2. GPU (should have had Adreno 320)
3. RAM (should have been 2gb or at least 1.5gb.

But it has the Killer looks.

Samsung S4 Mini is also no better than HTC one mini.

1. Boring looks along with same old plastics.
2. Battery a little low.
3. Low resolution.
4. GPU is average for a 540x960 resolution phone.

Alternate to Samsung S4 mini and HTC One are:
1. Sony Xperia SP
2. Sony Xperia ZR

Both xperia are of almost the same size of HTC one mini and has better price : performance ratio.

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  • 2013-07-20 08:26
  • X}0Q

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini vs HTC One mini vs Sony Xperia SP! Clash of the high-end mid-range 2013 phones (from each brand)! SP is priced less than S4 mini, even with it's better specs! Lets see how the One mini is priced!

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  • 2013-07-20 06:50
  • uttc

Considering HTC 8x after seeing the spec, especially that 8x price is very cheap in ebay.

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  • 2013-07-20 04:37
  • vfxH

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