HTC One mini: slightly smaller, slightly less, slightly cheaper

Aug

28

2013

Tweakers zegt: goed! Conclusion
Introduction: a family with brothers

In the telecom sector, the word “family” is increasingly. And no, that’s not because more is chatting about the private lives of those involved, but because smartphones are increasingly part of a line of products with different sizes and price ranges, but which have the same look. Manufacturers like to call it a ‘family’, where a cheaper model so soon a ‘little brother’ is called.

A well-known family in smartphone area is obviously the Galaxy S4 line of Samsung, containing, according to the manufacturer, in order of screen sizes from small to large: the S4 Mini, S4 Zoom, S4 Active, regular S4 and Mega 6.3. They all share the same design and many of the same features, though there are major differences between the ‘family’.

HTC also has lines of phones, but that are not real families. There is the Desire series, which has been running since 2010 in the Desire first came out and now is with numbers. The One series with the One X, One S, SV One and One X + are not really family, but with the One and the One mini seems HTC finally a name and design to attract the same.

The One mini is a little bit smaller than the One, but mostly cheaper and stripped of some elements, such as optical image stabilization and the infrared transmitter. It is nevertheless a small One and the unit is worth? Appearance and design: a wide-brimmed

The One mini reminiscent of the One, but not quite. It’s more like a set of the Chinese One has to clone in a smaller package, but the production could not replicate and therefore has put. Broad, white border around it

In practice, therefore much of the charm and appeal of the Mini One way, he feels comfortable, but less luxury and less well finished. You actually hardly that almost the entire phone is made of aluminum and is sin. Moreover, the first impression of many a less positive than in the One and that is all leading to that edge that the sight of the phone changes back. This is partly because the white border a little above the rest of the case, as a case. You also see a result in the front an extra hue, which makes this unit less tight. That makes the Mini One not ugly, on the contrary, the phone is still better designed than many of its competitors, feels very sturdy and is also well finished. Although he is not as nice as the One, but still a beautiful thing.

How ‘mini’ is the One mini now? To measure, we reach for a less scientific method. We do like the ones nor the Galaxy S4’s rounded corners and measure the area of ​​the front. It is not very exact, but it gives an idea.
One mini One S4 Mini Galaxy S4 iPhone 5
Height (cm) 13.2 13.8 12.5 13.7 12.4
Width (cm) 6.3 6.8 6.1 7.0 5.9
Thickness (mm) 9.3 9.3 8.9 7.9 7.6
Screen (inch) 4.3 4.7 4.3 5.0 4.0
Weight (g) 122 143 107 130 112
Size (cm ²) 83.42 93,70 76.37 95.34 72,54
% Smaller than large model -10.0% – -19.8% – –

The Mini One has a surface that is less than 11 percent smaller than that of the original One, which in itself is not overly large phone. The S4 Mini contrast, nearly 20 percent smaller in size compared to the Galaxy S4. That explains why the mini One feels not small, the difference with the great One is minimal.

Another point why the name is wrong chosen: the Mini One shares many features with the great One, but a smaller version of the One is certainly not, for that is in some respects insufficient. A name that indicates that it is One with less features would have been better: One Lite example. That does not mean that for a midrange phone One mini still a luxury model, both in terms of design and features.
HTC One mini

Screen is also less enough?

How good is the screen of the HTC One mini? Let the door at home include: HTC has not skimped on the screen of the Mini One. It is all in all a fine screen, which in many respects is not inferior to that of much more expensive competitors. Especially in the field of brightness, sharpness, viewing angles and readability in direct sunlight is fine.

HTC One mini

It is an IPS LCD with a diagonal of 4.3 “and a resolution of 720p., Leading to 341 pixels per inch, much less than the unprecedented 469 pixels per inch One of the larger, but still more than the Retina screen of the iPhone 5. LCD is laminated and that means that as little air as possible between the pixels and the surface is. This reduces reflections, important if you want to view in more sunlight, the screen looks nicer.
Brightness
Phone / Tablet Screen Type in nits, higher is better
HTC One – 4.1 IPS LCD
*******
489
HTC One mini IPS LCD
*******
470
Xiaomi Mi 2S IPS LCD
******
432
Huawei Ascend Mate IPS LCD
******
430
Samsung Galaxy Mini S4 Super Amoled
****
312
HTC One S Super Amoled
****
311
Contrast
Phone / Tablet Screen Type in ratio, higher is better
Samsung Galaxy Mini S4 Super Amoled
*******
10000:1
HTC One S Super Amoled
*******
10000:1
Huawei Ascend Mate IPS LCD
*
1162:1
HTC One – 4.1 IPS LCD
*
1159:1
HTC One mini IPS LCD
*
921:1
Xiaomi Mi 2S IPS LCD
*
888:1
Color Temperature
Phone / Tablet Screen Type in Kelvin, 6500 is ideal
Huawei Ascend Mate IPS LCD
*****
6680
HTC One S Super Amoled
******
7108
HTC One mini IPS LCD
******
7355
Samsung Galaxy Mini S4 Super Amoled
******
7875
HTC One – 4.1 IPS LCD
******
8166
Xiaomi Mi 2S IPS LCD
*******
8877
Average color error
Phone / Tablet Screen Type Delta E 1994, lower is better
Huawei Ascend Mate IPS LCD
***
2.8900
HTC One mini IPS LCD
***
2.9000
HTC One – 4.1 IPS LCD
***
3.6900
Samsung Galaxy Mini S4 Super Amoled
*******
7.4400

The results of the tests are a few things on screen. First, the screen brightness very high, with 470 nits approximates the One Mini One and he leaves many other competitors behind. Previously, when the pixel density of screens was lower, we saw brightnesses that were higher, but with the high resolution of today have so much backlight needed, you then draws heavily on the battery and the phone so it would be empty quickly .

The only point at which the screen fails, the contrast. That is simply not high with 849:1 and you see the rather dull way eg icons stand out against the background. The difference with the One in this area is visible at a glance. The Mini One advantage is that the color temperature is better, making the overall tint of the screen is better and brighter look.

The display of colors, as we actually HTC have become accustomed, almost perfect. 2.9 Delta E 1994 he is under the limit of 3, including only purists will notice. Still color errors For each untrained eye, the colors on the screen so as good as perfect, a thick plus for anyone who seriously wants to see. Photos and videos

Also with the viewing angle is good. In this price range are many phones with good viewing angles, so it’s not something that the phone is very different from the competition, but from every angle remains the contrast in order and keep the colors as they are. That’s fine for those who puts the phone on the table to see movies and listen through the speakers, and thus looks at an angle.

The screen is also outside in the sun good to read. It’s not as good as the absolute leader on the field, the Sony Xperia P not further mentioned here are insane high brightness by aawezigheid of white dots, but its direct competitors doing only the Nokia Lumia 920 is better. The latter fits in bright sunlight the color tone to keep the screen. Easier to read
Hardware and features: sound boom
Features

Like the great One also has the One mini speakers on the front, something that indicates HTC with the droll name Tree Sound. The more you pronounce that name, the funnier it sounds. HTC claims that the One mini speakers are the same as in the great One and it shows, we could detect no difference in volume and tone. It seemed like the larger One just had a little more depth in the sound, but the difference is negligible in any case.

This also means that the speakers of the One and One mini, which sound can be heard in stereo, can be quite hard and a relatively large dynamic range, superior to that of all other phones actually. That the iPhones are a bit close, but who play the same sound with S4 Galaxy Mini or Nexus 4, hear a big difference. It’s like comparing the sound of a decent speaker to that of an ancient radio that you buy at a flea market for a few euros.

Also present is the gallery with moving images and Highlight movies. This feature takes all the photos and videos of a particular ‘event’ such as a party, and make a compilation, complete with transitions and music underneath. To make this compilation you have nothing to do, it will automatically appear at the top of the gallery in a folder or event. The compilation can then be shared. The size is about 10MB and it is a standard MP4 file. This kind of features are extremely convincing. It is not only fun to play with – you can choose tunes itself and adapt to what the items – but it’s also fun to show and exactly the kind of feature that HTC stands.

There also missing features on the Mini One and the most we miss the infrared transmitter. Once you get used to zap with his phone late are more remote. The Great One has this feature and also have direct competitor S4 Galaxy Mini is equipped with it. It is a small mishap that he is not here.

HTC One mini
Hardware

The One mini runs on a Qualcomm soc, like virtually any phone you buy for more than 300 euros in the store. The dominance of Qualcomm is logical and understandable. They have a large production capacity and create their own micro architecture, which is superior to that of ARM itself. ARM Cortex A15 does have a powerful core, but this is not suitable for phones, because he quickly slurps empty batteries. Also to graphics Qualcomm has overtaken the competition. In addition, Qualcomm was the first 4G integrated on the soc itself without separate chip, which greatly saves the battery consumption of 4g. Virtually every phone 4g on this planet, and there are many since the breakthrough of 4g last year, so runs on a Qualcomm.

The One has a mini MSM8930, which is equipped with two 200-Krait cores at 1.4 GHz. The attentive reader knows that these Qualcomm processor at up to 1.2 GHz overclocked, but the HTC engineers have overclocked it to 1.4GHz to display. 1.7 GHz of the S4 Mini which counterbalance The S4 has a Mini MSM8930AB which two Krait cores 300 and therefore would be. Faster at the same clock speed
CFBench – Native score
Phone / tablet Soc Number of cores and microarchitecture In points, higher is better
HTC One Qualcomm 600 4x Krait
*****
29044
Huawei Ascend Mate Huawei K3V2 4x Cortex A9
****
23969
Oppo Find 5 Qualcomm S4 Pro 4x Krait
****
23633
Xiaomi Mi-Two Qualcomm S4 Pro 4x Krait
****
23484
Nexus 4 Qualcomm S4 Pro 4x Krait
****
22876
Samsung Galaxy Mini S4 Qualcomm 400 2x Krait
***
14552
HTC One S Qualcomm S4 Plus 2x Krait
**
11887
HTC One mini Qualcomm 400 2x Krait
**
11260

Let’s face it: it is a mathematician who Snapragon 400. This is also evident from the Native result of CFBench that simply the same set of calculations by the native processor cores running late and then keeps track of how fast it goes. The One mini book no progression compared to the clocked at 1.5GHz One S and that makes sense. The S4 Mini is slightly higher to find, while the quad cores in this test can make all of their cores and thus score better. Use
GFXBench T-Rex HD – Onscreen
Phone / tablet Soc Gpu Framerate in fps, higher is better
Samsung Galaxy Mini S4 Qualcomm 400 Adreno 305
*****
13.0
HTC One Qualcomm 600 Adreno 320
*****
13.0
Oppo Find 5 Qualcomm S4 Pro Adreno 320
*****
12.0
HTC One S Qualcomm S4 Plus Adreno 225
****
11.0
HTC One mini Qualcomm 400 Adreno 305
****
9.4
Huawei Ascend Mate Huawei K3V2 Vivante GC4000
***
7.0

The Qualcomm Adreno 305 is a capable GPU at lower screen resolutions, but with 720p asks HTC still what many. The toughest test of GFXBench, T-Rex HD, he comes to just over 9fps and that is far from fluent. The One and direct competitor S4 Mini come to 13fps, and the large S4 is even slightly higher. One of last year’s S benefits from its lower screen resolution and is also higher than the new Mini One.
Extreme Ice Storm
Phone / tablet Soc Gpu In points, higher is better
HTC One Qualcomm 600 Adreno 320
*****
6746
Oppo Find 5 Qualcomm S4 Pro Adreno 320
****
5506
HTC One S Qualcomm S4 Plus Adreno 225
**
3351
Samsung Galaxy Mini S4 Qualcomm 400 Adreno 305
**
2814
HTC One mini Qualcomm 400 Adreno 305
**
2629
Huawei Ascend Mate Huawei K3V2 Vivante GC4000
*
1676

On another graphics benchmark, Extreme Ice Storm of 3DMark, the Mini One also struggling to keep up with the competition. This benchmark does not qualify resolution and it appears that the phone graphic still is a lot less powerful than many other devices. Only the Huawei Ascend Degree of doing a lot less, with its Vivante GPU.
RL Benchmark
Phone / tablet In seconds, lower is better
Huawei Ascend Mate
***
15.10
Samsung Galaxy Mini S4
****
20.72
HTC One
****
21,16
Xiaomi Mi-Two
*****
23.32
Oppo Find 5
*****
24,89
HTC One mini
*****
25.17
HTC One S
*****
25.90
Nexus 4
*******
34.41

The performance of the memory of the One mini are similar to those of the One S from last year. However, The One S was a high-end model when it came out, so that’s nothing negative. When performing SQL operations you do not get blown out of your socks, but 26 seconds is not a drama, he does it simply fine.

The storage memory of 16GB is not expandable and it is incomprehensible that there are no phones come with 16GB expandable memory. In this time of making full-HD video and games that are easy direction 500MB or more go, it can not expand the memory more than ever a problem. The settings menu reports that 10.04 GB is available, but you’ll have trouble getting the indicator above the 6.5 GB to see. After a fresh set-up there is simply no longer available due to the extra apps in the firmware. Well.

It has a memory size of 1GB. We have the phone not see much stuttering during the review period, so it seems appropriate. With a larger memory apps would probably be completed. Less quickly in the background

Next page (Software: same Sense – 5/10)
Software: same Sense

HTC explains as usual heavy skin on Android back: Sense. Sense is not just a shell, but it replaces almost all elements in Android, from the menus to the default apps. Because stock Android nowadays in many, but not all, respects has a good interface, this is not always the right choice. However, HTC’s skin is more beautiful and more convenient than many other add on some points and really add to the normal interface of Android.

It starts with another lockscreen. Then there are four shortcuts to apps that may be dragging. Icons open Unlocking the phone is done by the timestamp from bottom to top dragging. Opening apps is a feature that is not standard in Android, but widgets are to be found on the default lock screen of Android, which HTC has therefore been removed.

For the homescreen HTC has two alternatives. One is a classic home screen with widgets and shortcuts, but the other is controversial: Blink Feed. The idea is that many people often look at their phone to check what’s new quickly. This function is normally controlled by the notification bar, but only for notifications, for example, breaking news and alerts on Facebook, no normal Facebook status updates of your contacts. The idea is reminiscent of Sony Ericsson Timescape from 2010 and also a bit like the live tiles of Windows Phone. It works by setting own accounts and feeds.

Blink Feed is a nice concept and beautifully executed. Text with relevant pictures to post as your wallpaper and animations to make beautiful it looks slick and combining data from all apps makes it relevant. Moreover, you can add the feed of Tweakers, alongside those of various other national and international tech sites. Yet Blink Feed remained largely unused. During the review period It’s a little guessing that it is located, but presumably it is the absolute arbitrariness which the tiles appear. Without any control appear updates from Facebook and Twitter contacts, but not the entire timeline and it is also made no logical choice. Thus, you do not see anything new, but only a part.

A relief is the menu of HTC to change. App That is a screen with nine thumbnails that can be clicked to activate or wiped to close. The apps they It works fine and it is also very easy to exchange. Quickly between the nine latest apps

The One mini performs all tasks quickly. He is a hair slower than the One, but you only notice the difference when you hold them side by side. All in all, the Mini One at least for many people fast enough and never annoyingly slow.
HTC One mini screenshot HTC One mini screenshot HTC One mini screenshot HTC One mini screenshot HTC One mini screenshot
Keyboard

At the keyboard is not much tinkering. It supports text correction in two languages ​​simultaneously and has a volgtoetsenbord’ function, which is reminiscent of Swype, but just not as good. The keyboard has a dark color with white lettering and blue accents. There is an option to show or hide the cursor, but by default they are not visible.

The text prediction of the keyboard is good and the type mainly fine. There is no delay, even if you type in quick succession. Who but the keyboard is fine or not is good enough, you can always download an alternative keyboard like Swiftkey. The size of the mini One is that the keyboard works fine slightly less than the One, but the difference is not great.
HTC One mini screenshot HTC One mini screenshot
Software Performance

The One mini connects to a Sense Snapdragon and 400 in all tests is clear that the net result is that a pitcher under the Snapdragon 600 of the One.
CFBench – Java score
Phone / tablet Soc OS In points, higher is better
HTC One Qualcomm 600 Android 4.1
*******
24777
Oppo Find 5 Qualcomm S4 Pro Android 4.1
****
14047
Xiaomi Mi-Two Qualcomm S4 Pro Android 4.1
****
13753
Samsung Galaxy Mini S4 Qualcomm 400 Android 4.2.2
****
13229
HTC One S Qualcomm S4 Plus Android 4.1
**
7257
Nexus 4 Qualcomm S4 Pro Android 4.2.2
**
6872
HTC One mini Qualcomm 400 Android 4.2.2
**
6856
Huawei Ascend Mate Huawei K3V2 Android 4.1
**
6668

The big difference in CFBench with the Galaxy S4 Mini is not the software, but the hardware. The Snapdragon S4 400 from the Mini is of a different type, with newer Krait processor cores and that seems to make when performing tasks in Java processor. Difference on this test
Frontpage loading (automatically)
Phone / tablet Soc OS In seconds, lower is better
HTC One Qualcomm 600 Android 4.1
****
0.38
Nexus 4 Qualcomm S4 Pro Android 4.2.2
*****
0.47
Samsung Galaxy Mini S4 Qualcomm 400 Android 4.2.2
*****
0.47
Xiaomi Mi-Two Qualcomm S4 Pro Android 4.1
******
0.48
HTC One S Qualcomm S4 Plus Android 4.1
******
0.54
HTC One mini Qualcomm 400 Android 4.2.2
******
0.55
Huawei Ascend Mate Huawei K3V2 Android 4.1
*******
0.59
Oppo Find 5 Qualcomm S4 Pro Android 4.1
*******
0.61

The browser of the One mini is not a speed monster, but certainly fast enough. Pages are easily loaded and after loading the scrolling remarkably smooth, smoother than many other Androids. This makes the browser to a pleasant application and it seems that HTC also there useful things to add.

The scores on our Frontpage One mini-load test similar to the One S and that’s fine, though many competitors a lot faster.
Peacekeeper
Phone / tablet Soc OS In points, higher is better
HTC One Qualcomm 600 Android 4.1
*******
660.00
HTC One mini Qualcomm 400 Android 4.2.2
******
590.00
Xiaomi Mi-Two Qualcomm S4 Pro Android 4.1
******
568.00
HTC One S Qualcomm S4 Plus Android 4.1
******
543.00
Samsung Galaxy Mini S4 Qualcomm 400 Android 4.2.2
******
524.00
Huawei Ascend Mate Huawei K3V2 Android 4.1
*****
501.00
Nexus 4 Qualcomm S4 Pro Android 4.2.2
****
402.00
Oppo Find 5 Qualcomm S4 Pro Android 4.1
****
364.00

On Peacekeeper excel both One and One mini. They score much better than for example the Oppo Find 5, Nexus 4 and other phones. This is due to optimizations that HTC has done in the browser. It is theoretically possible that the HTC browser has been optimized for this test, but do not use a lot of media this test and also the result is reasonably similar to how the browser feels in daily practice.
Kraken 1.1
Phone / tablet Soc OS In ms, lower is better
HTC One Qualcomm 600 Android 4.1
****
13278
Samsung Galaxy Mini S4 Qualcomm 400 Android 4.2.2
****
14095
HTC One mini Qualcomm 400 Android 4.2.2
****
16234
Nexus 4 Qualcomm S4 Pro Android 4.2.2
******
22053
Oppo Find 5 Qualcomm S4 Pro Android 4.1
******
23444
Xiaomi Mi-Two Qualcomm S4 Pro Android 4.1
*******
24026
Huawei Ascend Mate Huawei K3V2 Android 4.1
*******
24809
HTC One S Qualcomm S4 Plus Android 4.1
*******
25270

On Mozilla’s Kraken benchmark the One mini also scored excellent and he ends up far to many competitors. Only the larger S4 Mini One and do better in this area, but the differences are not large shocking.
Camera: nice features

HTC claims that it has used in the Mini One and the One. Same camera module It is a 4-megapixel camera ST Microelectronics or OmniVision, whose main characteristic is that the pixels are physically larger than many other smartphone cameras. The length of a pixel is, for example in current high-end devices are often about 1.1 micrometer, with the mini One is that 2 micrometer. This leads, according to the manufacturer that three times as much light enters.

It is a compromise that you have to make. The One mini can absorb more light and therefore does better in the dark, but lacks detail in pictures. Thus, you can create a group of people no avatar or later zoom in on a photo for a perfect composition. For this purpose, the resolution is simply too low. In addition, HTC has optical image stabilization omitted. That seems like a small thing, but it is not, optical image stabilization ensures that if less light the shutter stays open longer, not the image is too blurry. After all, it is physically impossible to keep the camera to do its job. The phone long enough exactly stable Therefore, it is in the One mini not good compromise. You miss more light on detail and less light you see more, but the pictures are in some cases less sharp than in the larger One, by the lack of optical image stabilization. In many cases, however, there is little or no difference to be taken in pictures. Where

The colors of the pictures are good. Sometimes the camera and often something besides what is the saturation increased, but the colors are nice in any case. In video, you also miss the optical image stabilization. Images are choppy and look therefore less than the One or Nokia’s Lumia 920.

The camera software, however, is brilliant. HTC software can do more with photos than competitors, because fewer pixels to process. Since HTC has made full use of a feature that is called Zoe. Zoe is an abbreviation of ‘zoetrope’, in Dutch ‘zoetrope. That is a cylindrical ‘diorama’ of the nineteenth century, that a series of static images viewed through small holes the illusion of moving images was created. What HTC does is something else. In Zoe Mode continuously record a movie while twenty high-res photos will also be made. The video in mp4 format takes 3.6 seconds, the 0.6 seconds before you press the shutter button is included, as well as 3 seconds after.

Zoe who are thus a combination of a lasting 3.6 seconds 1080p video and twenty 4-megapixel photos that are shot at 6fps. The Zoe’s visible in the Gallery, where they begin as picture and then show the movie. The movies are similar to Vine, the Twitter app that can be used. Films made of 6 seconds Which can then be used for various applications Zoe.
HTC One mini screenshot HTC One mini screenshot HTC One mini screenshot HTC One mini screenshot
Taking pictures
Phone / Tablet MP in seconds, more preferably less
HTC One S 8
***
1.66
HTC One – 4.1 4.1
****
1.97
HTC One mini 4
****
2.12
Xiaomi Mi 2S 8
******
3.09
Huawei Ascend Mate 8
*******
3.43
Samsung Galaxy Mini S4 8
*******
3.55

Partly because of its own Image Chip 2 from HTC is the camera of the One mini pretty fast. Starting the software and a picture shoot in just over two seconds squeaked. Moreover, the autofocus is fairly quick and the shutter was almost nil.

Picture taken with HTC One mini Picture taken with HTC One mini Picture taken with HTC One mini Picture taken with HTC One mini Picture taken with HTC One mini Picture taken with HTC One Picture taken with HTC One Picture taken with HTC One Picture taken with HTC One Picture taken with HTC One
Battery life: a true middle position

HTC One mini

The auto-brightness of the One mini is not as aggressive as those of many other phones. The result is that often the screen is brighter than necessary and especially the battery faster than necessary is empty. Keep this in mind and ask yourself if necessary the brightness to a level that you like. Samsung and BlackBerry are actively seeking to reduce to increase the battery. Duration brightness example

The behavior of the automatic brightness does not affect our battery tests, because we measure at a fixed brightness. HTC also suffer from the ‘uneven brightness slider’ syndrome. 250 nits in percentages would be sitting on about half of the slider 250 nits but, according to the brightness slider nearly three quarters. It is something that all manufacturers do, on the one hand to encourage users to turn the brightness down and other media to better reach out battery tests that operate on a fixed percentage of the brightness. The brightness at 70 percent means at this HTC thus slightly below the 250 nits, but the Samsung Galaxy Mini S4 is you almost under 100 nits.

We measure the battery life on the basis of four tests: browsing, watching video, call and leave the phone in standby. It is wifi on, and telephony and standby is also 3G enabled. The phones have been tested under the same conditions as much as possible. A further explanation of our testing method and what we mean by heavy, medium and light use, can be found in the background story of our battery tests . In practice, the battery life also depends on things like the network used and installed apps. Moreover, the use of copy to copy differences.

We put below the test results of the One mini course against those of the larger One, the One S similar to last year and the competitors S4 Samsung Galaxy Mini, Nexus 4 of Google and LG, Nokia Lumia 920, Xiaomi Mi-Two, Huawei Ascend Mate and the Oppo Find 5.
Battery test-heavy use
Phone / Tablet Battery Capacity Endurance in hours, higher is better
Huawei Ascend Mate 4050 mAh
*******
20
HTC One – 4.1 2300 mAh
******
16
Samsung Galaxy Mini S4 1900 mAh
*****
15
HTC One S 1650 mAh
*****
15
Nokia Lumia 920 2000 mAh
*****
15
Xiaomi Mi 2S 2000 mAh
*****
14
Nexus 4 mAh
*****
14
HTC One mini 1800 mAh
*****
14
Battery Test-average use
Phone / Tablet Battery Capacity Endurance in hours, higher is better
Huawei Ascend Mate 4050 mAh
*******
55
HTC One – 4.1 2300 mAh
*****
43
Nexus 4 mAh
*****
41
HTC One S 1650 mAh
*****
41
Nokia Lumia 920 2000 mAh
*****
38
Xiaomi Mi 2S 2000 mAh
*****
37
HTC One mini 1800 mAh
*****
37
Samsung Galaxy Mini S4 1900 mAh
*****
37
Battery test-light use
Phone / Tablet Battery Capacity in days, higher is better
Huawei Ascend Mate 4050 mAh
*******
7.88
Nexus 4 mAh
*****
6.00
HTC One S 1650 mAh
*****
5.50
Xiaomi Mi 2S 2000 mAh
****
4.63
Nokia Lumia 920 2000 mAh
****
4.50
HTC One mini 1800 mAh
****
4.38
Samsung Galaxy Mini S4 1900 mAh
****
4.04

The Mini One nice scores with its 1800mAh battery but not more than that, the scores are called average. With heavy usage you get the day just does not and you’re about 14 hours. That is what the great One would be better, but also almost equal One S is slightly higher, as competitor S4 Mini.

With average use, you do not. Pull the end of the second day With 37 hours you are against the evening of the second day looking for a charger. The Great One has that problem: who gets the end of the second day.

For light use the smaller One does well, but it does also. With nearly 4.5 day you get a long weekend just by, but for a longer battery life with light use, you are better off with a larger One, One S, Nexus 4 or of course the mega phone Huawei Ascend Mate. Alternatives: enough choice

The Mini One is an Android phone in the middle and that means there is a lot of competition. We have some alternatives put in a row, though this list is obviously not complete, therefore there are simply too many competitors.
Rating: 4.5 € 539, – Mobile Phones HTC One 32GB Silver
HTC One 32GB Silver

If you have more money for a phone than the One mini cost, then you should consider the One. Indeed, it is a device of the same family, but in almost every way a better phone than the Mini One: battery life, memory, processor, features and design. But yes, he is also a lot more expensive.
Rating: 4.5 € 299, – Mobile Phones HTC One S Black
HTC One S Black

Who are eye drop on an HTC, may also find this One S. He is a little older and stabbing remains on Android 4.1, but on the other hand he is well designed and a bit cheaper. The camera has a higher resolution, but with smaller pixels. The processors tend to coincide. The screen of the One mini is really a stroke better.
Score: 0 € 359, – Mobile Phones Samsung Galaxy Mini Black S4
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Black

If one mini calls to mention the other mini in one breath. The S4 Mini is the smaller version of the Galaxy S4. Like HTC, Samsung has approximately the same design caught and put in a smaller package. The S4 Mini is a bit smaller than the Mini One, does have an infrared transmitter, but has a little less beautiful screen than the Mini One. Furthermore, the materials used feel something cheaper. The S4 Mini’s afgleopen time like a stone dropped in price, so he is now cheaper than the Mini One.
Rating: 4.5 € 361, – Mobile Phones LG Nexus 4 16GB Black
LG Nexus 4 16GB Black

The Nexus 4 is slightly larger than the Mini One, but it is about the same price range. He has a bigger screen and equally beautiful, a beautiful but more fragile glass enclosure and runs on a powerful processor. In addition, the stock Android Nexus 4, an important point for many buyers of this phone. He must do without 4G support.
Score: 5 € 320.11 Mobile Phones Sony Xperia V Black
Sony Xperia V Black

The Xperia V is Sony’s first 4G phone for the Dutch market has been and can still get along. The V, like the One mini a 4.3 “screen with a 720p resolution, but the screen looks a lot less beautiful. Processor is a little older, but equally powerful, and he is also waterproof. Specs
Brand and model
Category Mobile Phones
Brand HTC
Series One
Product HTC One mini
Implementation Mini
Pictures

Appliance
Phone Model Bar
Mobile Operating System Android
Operating system version Google Android 4.2
Display
Diagonal 4.3 ”
Screen 1280×720 (HD ready 720p)
Input Method Touchscreen
Multitouch Yes
Touchscreen Technology Capacitive
Camera
Camera Resolution 4MP
Camera autofocus Yes
Mobile flash type Some LED
Resolution video recording 1920×1080 (Full HD 1080p)
Functionality
Posts Email, MMS, SMS
Mp3 ringtone Yes
Audio formats Aac, aac +, aax, aax +, ac3, aif, aiff, amr-nb, amr-wb, eAAC, eAAC +, FLAC, MIDI, MKA, MP3, MPEG 4, ogg, QCELP, wav, wma
Video Formats 3gp, DivX 3, DivX 4, DivX 5, DivX 6, DivX HD, H.263, H.264, iso, mkv, MPEG 1, MPEG 2, MPEG 4, Real Video, smv, wmv, xvid
Gps Yes
Mobile phone functions A2DP (Bluetooth stereo), motion sensor, DLNA, FM radio (headset), handsfree, compass, vibration, voice recorder, wifi direct
Connections
Mobile networks EDGE, GPRS, HSDPA, HSUPA, LTE
Frequency (mobile) 800MHz, 850MHz, 900MHz, 1800MHz, 1900MHz, 2100MHz, 2600MHz
Wifi Yes
Connection (wlan) 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Bluetooth available Yes
Bluetooth version Bluetooth 4.0
Other wireless connections Irda, Near Field Communication (NFC)
Mobile phone connector 3.5mm headset, micro-USB
Technical features
Mobile chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (onbek. variant)
Processor Speed 1.4GHz
CPU core Dualcore
Memory 1GB
Storage memory 16GB
Battery
Talk time 20.72 you
Standby time 692u
Battery Capacity (mAh) 1.800mAh
Battery Type Li-ion
Physical Characteristics
Color Silver
Weight (grams) 122g
Length 132mm
Width 63.2 mm
Height / depth 9,25 mm
Conclusion

The HTC One mini is a phone that deserves a much better name. It is not a much smaller version of the One, as you would expect, based on the name but also a cheaper and smaller version. The size makes him something, but not much better with one-handed operation is larger than the One.

HTC has not spared its major selling points for One: camera and sound. It is good to see that the main features ‘just’ are present, all you have to miss the optical image stabilization. Those features are nice and convenient, and give a mini One advantage over the competition. The screen is not skimped, that is for his prijklasse perfectly fine in almost all areas. The soc used is not a speed monster, but in daily practice is the phone fast enough in almost all areas.

In the field of design liver you much. The thick plastic edge makes him a lot less nice than ordinary One, all the materials used are better than those of competitors in the same price range. The battery life is not really good and who wants to serve his TV with his phone, the infrared transmitter of the larger One miss, while rival Galaxy S4 Mini does have that.

In addition, the mini also inherits the disadvantages of the larger One. It is difficult to repair because of its solid construction and you have to do with the internal memory. That is not exactly 16GB large, especially when making those cute Zoe’s about 30MB at a time. The One mini needs. Hard a micro SDHC slot

Midrange phones are better with each generation and the current models will be enough for many people to pass up.’s High-end phones The Mini One is in each case with large, very large distance the best mid-range phone that HTC has ever delivered.

Scorecard
Pros

Beautiful design, especially for its price range
Screen is fine
Nice features like Zoe camera and speakers

Negatives

Memory is 16GB and not expandable
Price is relatively high
Camera is not top

Tweakers zegt: goed!

Reviews
Ease of use Score: 4
Design Score: 4.5
Building Quality Score: 4.5
Reliability Score: 4
Quality recording Score: 3
Featureset Score: 4
Price Score: 2
Reach Score: 3
Screen Score: 3.5
Battery life Score: 3

Lowest prices for HTC One Mini Silver :
+ / – Shop lev.tijd Price Total Place
Score: 4 Algebeld.nl Levertijd onbekend € 430, – € 437.50 Doetinchem
Score: 3 Dutchcoms.nl Levering verwacht binnen 3 dagen € 440, – € 445, – Den Bosch
Score: 3.5 Misco Netherlands BV Levering verwacht binnen 3 dagen € 442.86 € 448.85 Amstelveen
Score: 4 Studentmobiel.nl Levering verwacht binnen 5 dagen € 443, – € 449, – Leidschendam
Score: 3.5 Bol.com Levertijd onbekend € 449, – € 449, – Utrecht

Lowest prices for HTC One Mini Black :
+ / – Shop lev.tijd Price Total Place
Score: 4 Algebeld.nl Levertijd onbekend € 432, – € 439.50 Doetinchem
Score: 3 Dutchcoms.nl Levering verwacht binnen 3 dagen € 440, – € 445, – Den Bosch
Score: 3.5 Misco Netherlands BV Levering verwacht binnen 3 dagen € 442.86 € 448.85 Amstelveen
Score: 3.5 Belsimpel.nl Levertijd langer dan 12 dagen € 442, – € 448.95 Groningen
Score: 4 Studentmobiel.nl Levering verwacht binnen 5 dagen € 443, – € 449, – Leidschendam

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