HTC ONE mini 2 Review – Miniature of HTC One M8

Like tradition, followed by the big name line, HTC One M8, to launch a mini version called HTC One mini 2. Inheriting the outstanding advantages in design and features as well as a some readjustment, however, One mini 2 still has a few notable points. Let’s see HTC One Mini 2 Review below.

HTC One mini 2 is miniature replicas of the design, its elder HTC One M8 design.

HTC ONE mini 2

Design of HTC One mini 2:

With a more compact size, One mini 2 feels very comfortable with both hands and place easily into a pocket. For women or those who prefer a compact smartphone, One mini 2 is the perfect choice. The 4.5 inch screen is actually sufficient for experience of smartphones.

Like the original, this miniature version also has 3 colors gray, silver and gold metal. But if you look closely, One mini 2 is not completely identical to the One M8. Although the back panels has been designed with monolithic materials and same paint, a few small details have been adjusted. Metal frame around all edges on both the front look like M8, instead, around One mini 2 is the plastic frame. HTC One M8 Mini with a compact design, but thanks to the beautiful, multi-color choice.

The top has been replaced with plastic edge on One mini 2. Considering the meticulous finish, also same as original M8. Some details such as the SIM tray, memory cards are refined.

Besides, the headphone jack from the lower edge is moved to the top of the phone. On the right, the microSD card slot is equipped with the necessary entertainment. Range of metal volume keys is located in the border, quite sink design makes users difficult to locate when needed and somewhat difficult manipulation.

Back cover with metal tone that HTC offers, looks more like S4 Mini, Z1 or G2. Sound speakers located on the front just to bring good sound effects. One mini 2 help express your personality and bring HTC’s own identity.

(Also see HTC One Bloom 3)

Display of HTC One mini 2:

To compact than the original, One mini 2, decrease screen size from 5 inches to 4.5 inches. In addition, the resolution of Full HD low 1080p to 720p. This makes One mini 2 display not sharper than M8. However, many people will easily accept this in the compact version.

In fact, the pixel density of the screen is at 326ppi with the Retina display on the iPhone 5 or 5S and will be difficult to see the display in normal distance.

One mini 2 has a beautiful screen, but still somewhat limited and small. One mini 2 S-LCD display for a real feel of images. However, unlike the S-LCD screen on the M8 should differ when compared directly with each other. Advantages of HTC mini smartphone is displayed with protective Gorilla Glass and good visual effect should provide experiences when watching movies and pictures.

One drawback to the mini 2 is a perspective of the average display. The screen can change colors when users tilt the phone. Besides, the visibility under strong light such as outdoor, at the highest brightness and under bright sunlight, the screen stays shiny and somewhat difficult to see. The use of three virtual keys also makes use of the space on the screen on One mini 2.

However, if only compared with the same price-range smartphones, One mini 2 is marginally better for opponents.

(Also see HTC Nexus 9)

Features of HTC One mini 2:

HTC One mini 2 has many things attracted from M8. The phone runs on the new Android operating system KitKat 4.4 with intelligent Sense UI. Application updates are eye-catching HTC BlinkFeed still remain with arranging applications icons in its typical style.

Sense UI interface with dual speaker system inherited from the M8 BoomSound. Audio system with front dual speakers  with large volume will satisfy those who like watching movies, listening to music via speaker. One mini 2 still uses Nano SIM and supports expandable memory card slot, in addition to 16 GB of internal memory.

However, this htc smartphone also features a smart touch screen without opening Motion Launch. On top of the camera’s infrared no longer allow the gesture control.

(Also see HTC Desire 820)

Camera of HTC One mini 2:

Dual camera system fame comes with M8 no longer appear on the mini 2 and became a single camera. In return, One mini 2 use 13 megapixel camera, more than the M8.

With the change of the sensor and feature interesting effects like UFocus – any focus, Foregrounder – prominent foreground or Dimension has been removed. The mini 2 is still the custom mode, HDR mode and Panorama etc.

Camera on a mini version of the picture quality is quite good, especially when viewing on the computer screen, the image is beautiful, and bright colors. However, the quality of playback on a computer is diminished.

One mini 2 front camera of 5 megapixel suitable for portrait Selfie photography. Adjust the camera design, however, the front camera with a 5 megapixels and a wide-angle lens shows that it is smartphone is designed for women, with a compact design and the ability to take good selfie pictures.

(Also see HTC Desire 320)

Performance of HTC One mini 2:

HTC One Mini 2 Price of 29,950 at online store is still expensive smartphone with this configuration. Basically, the phone comfortably meets the entertainment needs and work, newer 3D gaming possible. But given the parameters, the results are not as expected.

The mini has Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, 1.2GHz processor and 1GB RAM comes instead of 2 GB and uses Adreno 305 graphics.

In return, the battery life is relatively stable One mini 2. Use with 3G mode is quite nice and the battery still runs a 1.5 day. A small screen with lower resolution and not too strong configuration enables more than 2,000 mAh battery is good enough. On One mini 2, power saving mode has been integrated.

HTC One mini 2 is amazing and neat designed smartphone. Mini 2 looks inherited from M8 is the big advantage of it. However, with the change and reduced functionality and configuration, One mini 2 is not the best option at this price point. If compared to the same price range Android smartphones, there are many available in the market.

HTC One mini 2 Specifications:

  • Dimensions 137.4x65x10.6 mm
  • Weight: 137g
  • Super LCD touchscreen Display
  • Screen size of 4.5 inches with 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • HTC Sense UI
  • Internal memory of 16 GB
  • 1 GB RAM
  • Memory Card slot up to 128 GB
  • Rear Camera of 13 MP with autofocus and LED flash.
  • Front Camera of 5 MP
  • Android v4.4.2 KitKat OS
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Chip
  • 1.2 GHz Quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU
  • Adreno 305 GPU
  • 2110 mAh battery
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