HTC One Mini 2

The new HTC One Mini 2 is official, and we've got hands-on coverage for you to enjoy. But if it's specs you're after, we've also got you covered. Check 'em out after the break.

Category Features
SIZE 137.43 x 65.04 x 10.6mm
WEIGHT 137 grams
DISPLAY 4.5 inches diagonally, 720p
PROCESSOR Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 at 1.2 GHz
OPERATING SYSTEM Android 4.4 with Sense 6, BlinkFeed
STORAGE 16GB on board, plus microSD up to 128GB
RAM 1GB
NETWORK 2G/2.5G - GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G - WCDMA: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz with HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps
4G - LTE: EMEA: Bands 3, 7, 8, 20; Asia: Bands 1, 3, 7, 8, 28.
SIM Nano SIM
SENSORS Accelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor
CONNECTIVITY 3.5mm stereo audio
NFC
Wifi 802.11 a/b/g/n
DLNA
HTC Connect
microUSB 2.0
SOUND HTC Boomsound
Dual front stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers
Sense Voice
CAMERA Rear: 13 megapixel, BSI sensor with f/2.2 lens, 1080p video recording
Front: 5MP, BSI sensor, 1080p video recording
MULTIMEDIA Audio playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .flac, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 10)
Audio recording: .aac
Video playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .mkv, .wmv (Windows Media Video 10), .avi (MP4 ASP and MP3)
Video recording: .mp4
LOCATION Internal GPS antenna + GLONASS
Digital compass
BATTERY 2,100 mAh
Embedded rechargeable Li-polymer
Talk time up to 16.2 hours for 3G
Standby time up to 556 hours for 3G
AC ADAPTER Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
DC output: 5V and 1A
 

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HTC One Mini 2 specs

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Dual core wouldn't necessarily mean slow. I'm pretty sure this chipset is the quad core Cortex A7 Snapdragon 400. If they had gone with the dual core Krait 200 or 300 variant of the Snapdragon 400, I'm pretty sure either one of those would have faster CPU's. But having quad core does allow single threads to go to more cores so there is maybe a slight plus for multitasking. Interestingly, in the two different variants of last year's One Mini, they got a dual core Krait 200 and Krait 300 version of the S400 chip.

I don't understand why they're still hobbling it with 1GB RAM...even the Galaxy S4 Mini had 1.5...1 is really not enough anymore if buying a mid-range smartphone.

Facebook Messenger, Facebook, BBC News, Chrome, Gmail, LinkedIn, Pulse, Skype, Twitter = hundreds of megs of RAM occupied, and that's before you factor in all the other Google services (Play Store, Play Games, etc.) that are tied into the OS and are also constantly running...and this is not a setup for an uber-geek, I think it's quite typical for someone who has multiple social accounts and news feeds running in the background. Android for anything more than a light user is only smooth on 2GB these days...and if you buy a brand new mid-range phone in June 2014, don't you think it really should have at least as much RAM as the Nexus 4 released nearly 2 years ago?

I don't know. I could run all of these on my One S (and I never went above 800MB of RAM usage), and my younger brother can run Facebook, Internet, his games on an Xperia J (512MB of RAM)...

Really, I don"t know. Having 2 gigs of RAM would be better for sure, to handle heavy use.

No. HTC just wants to keep the costs light on this model. Many manufacturers still don't see a need to put high end features in what they consider mid range phones. It's still weird as hell that HTC decided to go with UltraPixel 4MP camera in the M8, but in the Desire 816 and One Mini 2 they both have 13MP cameras.

Does this new HTC One M8 Mini have 'mechanical' Optical Image Stabilization like the M7?

OIS is important to me. I want the megapixels along with OIS.

I know a price point has to be achieved but I think most people who are looking at an HTC One but wishing it was smaller, still want the same spec just in a smaller device. I think HTC are missing the point here. Sony nailed it with the Z1 compact. I bet this sells in numbers far lower than is needed to make it a profitable line.

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Yep, both my wife and I would love a smaller HTC One with 'One' level specs. I'd take an older (but still relevant) processor, but would want Ram & on board storage to be similar to the One.

First time I see an HTC phone with a decent battery. The phone is beautiful but aluminum will scratch easily. I wish the would sell back cover replacements.

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Mini is a 4.5" screen now? This isn't a mini smartphone, this is a low spec version of their flagship, so why can't they call it something else like HTC One Lite, and produce a proper mini version with decent specs. Or at the very least, just don't use "mini" in the name when it isn't actually a small phone.

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13mp camera?! What the the hell! That should have been on the One M8. I would have gotten it then.

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Stop perpetuating the myth that megapixels matter! There are plenty of awesome cameras with lower pixel counts. Sensitivity, for example, matters way more.

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I would say they need an 8 to get it completely right, but I would be interested in seeing what a 6 can do

Lol let's act like mp don't matter, no one's saying the m8 should of 50mp camera, if you read all the reviews they all say just 8mp would have been nice.

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Barely smaller than a Nexus 4 - I suppose mini is all relative, but very disappointing specs given the size otherwise. @Oliver Collins has it right, same specs in a smaller package = win for those who don't like huge phones.

Oneplus one will probably cost less than this. Let's see it will be $450 off contract. $100 more than oneplus one. $50 more than moto x+1. I wonder what lg g3 will be priced at probably same as htc m8 and s5.

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13 mp camera! Well specs are horrible so I will not get one anyway. If htc would of made the m8 with at least 8mp camera I would of bought it. Have galaxy s4 I got for $200 off contract last month. Looking at the moto x+1, lg g3, and oneplus one.

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OK so let me get this straight, a mini device is now basically a phone that's the size of a s4

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Well I hope not but that's what htc seems to be saying sadly.

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I'm talking about your comparison. A 4.5 inch phone is not the same as a 5.0 inch phone. So once again, No! That 0.5 inch difference is quite a big difference.

Given the choice, I'd quite happily stick with my M7 over the One Mini 2. I'd assume that the on-screen buttons take the latter down to a 4.3"-ish screen, and it's a large spec drop (minus the camera - damn you, HTC!) for a device that will probably retail, on contract, for a similar price.

Given that I see this device selling at roughly £5/month less than the M8, it's a shame that others aren't following in Sony's footsteps, a la the Z1 Compact.

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I just don't see why HTC among others do not make a high end component smaller size smartphone to compete with the iPhone and Windows smartphones. They just do the same philosophy - smaller equals inferior components and a lesser price point! They just repackage it with one to two year old components and then call it "new"!