OIS can only improve "handshake" problem. It will never compensate any lack of detail & megapixel. HTC One can't even come close to the fine detail of an 8MP camera. This "cheaper" HTC One Mini is like a sheep in a cage with a lion when compare to the S4 Mini ;)
Samsung S4 mini vs HTC One mini
>Better battery life
Win win win! S4 mini totally destroys One mini. End of.
GSM Arena should compare these two with Xperia V... same screen size, dual core and physical size is similar...
HTC, Blackberry & Nokia should merge together so they can compete with Samsung, Sony & Apple.
Again, HTC One Mini is not a "mini" phone. It's a huge phone. And please stop mentioning Sony SP & ZR because those are practically bigger & heavier phones too.
Qad, 15 Aug 2013 I think Xperia ZR is better than both. ZR is a flagship phone in a compact shell not these two.ZR has only 8GB storage, half of it available for apps and games. Is that what you call flagship?
Its too big and thick anyway, not much of a mini, thanx to its thickness it feels as big as Z.
I get the S4 Mini display part in the Final Words, very low ppi, but lets not forget the 1GB RAM of HTC one, thats a serious performance disadvantage. 16GB (minus space taken by OS and Sense bloat) rules out multimedia, battery life is pathetic (im too nice, i know). Now add the terrible camera, even for social media its a failure, and did i mention the horrible 2 button system? Not that Samsung has good buttons, the longpress on Home for running tasks is antiquated at best and seriously slows things down, highly inefficient, but beats the two HTC buttons still.
I dont know if i ever saw a phone lose so badly to its competitor as the One Mini did here, yet the Final Words try to pull it up and very conveniently steers clear of its disadvantages at the end.
Mikael, 15 Aug 2013With (high-grade)plastic body comes ergonomics,lightweight, durability and less heat dissipati... moreAnd I am pretty sure that had Samsung cover does look as sleek design and materials wise as HTC and while HTC does look like soap and made out of plastic, that you would going on and on about how cool Samsung design would be.
I think Xperia ZR is better than both. ZR is a flagship phone in a compact shell not these two.
Chebulla, 15 Aug 2013How do you suppose an 8MP camera on the S4 Mini is better than the superior UltraPixel on the ... moreBut it's woefully inadequate! The detail levels are really bad and the colors can be off in some photos. And without OIS, this camera is all-but-useless.
Anonymous, 15 Aug 2013You guys should have waited to include Droid Mini coming out soon!!!!!It will be available in few countries only.
With (high-grade)plastic body comes ergonomics,lightweight, durability and less heat dissipation.
Hope GSMarena keeps this in mind the next time they call plastic body a "disadvantage"
issak, 15 Aug 2013Great article, since camera is very important to me in a smartphone, I'd pick the S4 mini amon... moreHow do you suppose an 8MP camera on the S4 Mini is better than the superior UltraPixel on the One Mini when it's the same camera (-OIS) as the regular One has and that one is superior even to 13MP camera the regular S4 has...
right now s4 mini has problem with drain battery because cpu don't enter in full deep sleep,
this is confirmate by the patch create in CM10.1 alfa for s4 mini
i hope in future to fix this problem
Vino31, 15 Aug 2013It's surprising that S4 mini beats HTC One mini.Why? The S4 is comparable/marginally better than the HTC One mini in most areas, and it's smaller, has a better battery and a much better camera, and it's cheaper. So it's, objectively speaking, better overall.
Great article, since camera is very important to me in a smartphone, I'd pick the S4 mini among those two. And 4.3" screen size is just right for me.