Premium design in a small package: HTC One Mini 2
Andrei Calina | On 15, May 2014
A premium Android phone which is worth every penny. Interested?
After all the rumors and leaked images, it’s finally here! HTC One Mini 2, the little brother of what seems to be one of the best phones released in 2014 so far, the One M8.
At a fist look, compared to last one’s Mini, this one looks even more similar to its bigger and better version. Still, it has the same plastic band around it, but this time it’s less noticeable. And because HTC used us with metal, it’s present here too. Just on the rear, but it’s there, and gives the phone a premium feeling and a nice grip.
Above and below the 4.5″ display we can find the dual Boomsound speakers, while on the right side there’s a volume rocker and the microSD card slot, which can be used for expanding the 16GB internal storage capacity. Let’s face it, you’ll need to do that, as only 11 GB are available.
Speaking about the display, it doesn’t come with the full HD resolution of its bigger brother, but it’s still 720p, able to deliver very crisp and bright images. C’moon, it’s a Mini, you can’t have them all…
Moving on with the specs, the little HTC One Mini 2 is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 400 chip, clocked at 1.2 GHz and 1 GB of RAM. It’s a bit more powerful than last year’s model and it can run Android 4.4 KitKat, customized with Sense 6, with ease.
Next, the camera. You might be disappointed after hearing this, but there’s no sign of Duo Cameras here, nor Ultrapixel technology, but a 13 MP snapper is present and it seems that it can do the job very well! If it makes you feel any better, Zoe will son be available, as an universal camera app will come in a few months. Last but not least, we also have a 5 MP front facing camera, apparently with a lot of selfie-related functions.
Last year’s model was pretty disappointing for power-users, as the battery wasn’t what they were expecting. Fortunately, now we’re dealing with an improved 2100 mAh power pack, able to make it through a whole day of hardcore using.
To sum up, the HTC One Mini 2 could be the perfect phone if you’re looking for some more than decent specs and a premium design. We don’t know anything about the price, but we’re pretty sure that this phone is going to worth every penny.