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HTC's One Mini brings the already iconic look and style of its big brother the HTC One in a slightly smaller package. While a few seasons ago nobody would have considered the 4.3-inch phone a "mini", in today's landscape anything under 4.5-inches certainly qualifies. 

While the internals are scaled down as well, the Mini looks to be a very capable performer. But of course, the inevitable comparisons between what's under the glass of the "normal" HTC One against the specs of the Mini are going to happen. And we're going to kick it off.

Hit the break, have a look.

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As you can see in our embedded chart, the specs match up favorably. Certainly the HTC One has a better processor, and more RAM, but it will need both to drive the bigger and more dense screen. The usability features, like connectivity, sensors and camera specifications and options are almost identical. One important distinction is the lack of optical image stabilization (OIS) on the Mini's rear camera, meaning it'll be more prone to hand movement when taking photos. But for someone who would want a slightly smaller, and more affordable phone, the HTC One Mini looks like a fine choice.

For the power-users, like many of you reading Android Central, the original HTC One will be the better choice. But we need to remember that more casual users -- and we all know a few of those -- deserve a well built and great performing phone. These "mini" variants from Samsung, and now HTC, certainly aim to fit that bill. We're glad to see the choices offered, and think this will be a great phone for plenty of folks.

What about you guys and gals? Know anyone who would do well to get an HTC One Mini? Feel free to discuss the pros and cons in the comments below, and head into the HTC One Mini forums to go deeper and share your thoughts with other like-minded users. We've got quite a diverse community here at AC, and it's great to see everyone have a phone that's just right for them.