When the HTC One Mini was released, it became a favorite amongst many users, until the announcement of the release of the HTC One Mini 2.
The HTC One Mini kept the heart and functionality of the HTC One; only that it came in a smaller size. The HTC One Mini 2 is supposed to offer what is currently being offered on the HTC One Mini, but this time, with much better features.
Noticeably, the HTC One Mini 2 looks like a smaller version of the HTC One M8. It comes with an identical polished metal exterior and also the same appearance. Even so, this new phone from HTC lacks some features that would guarantee it a spot in the list of best phones.
Is the HTC One Mini 2 better than its predecessor?
Both the phones come with 720p displays; but the One Mini 2 comes with a slightly larger screen size measuring 4.5 inches. This is 0.2 inches larger than the 4.3 inch display, in the HTC One Mini. This is a very small difference, but is noticeable. Both phones come with small screens and hence the term mini. They also come with a high quality display.
The HTC One Mini measures 132×63.2×9.3mm and weighs 122g, while the HTC One Mini 2 comes in a 137.43×65.04×10.6mm frame and weighs 137g. The weight and dimensions of the HTC One Mini 2 are noticeably higher, but it comes as no surprise due to the increase in the screen size.
Both phones come with a somewhat identical design. They come with high quality, metal brushed, rear covers with plastic bands around the edges. However, the plastic is more noticeable in the One Mini than it is in the One Mini 2. Both handsets come with Boom sound speakers situated on the front. However, the implementation of the speakers is improved in the HTC One Mini 2, which offers better quality sound.
The HTC One Mini 2 comes with a quad-core 1.2GHz snapdragon 400 processor that runs on 2GB RAM. On the other hand, the HTC One Mini comes with a dual-core 1.4GHz Snapdragon 400 processor running on 1GB RAM. The HTC One Mini 2 has two times the number of processor cores in the One Mini, but the internal memory remains the same in both phones.
The Camera and Operating System
The HTC One Mini 2 comes with a rear camera with 13MP while the original phone only has a 4 ultra-pixel camera. Both phones offer different experiences in photography with varying approaches. The One Mini is more likely to take better images under low light than the newer version. However, the newer version is much more ideal for taking photos in well lit locations.
The HTC One Mini 2 comes with a front facing camera with 5MP, which is an upgrade from the 1.5MP in the One Mini. Both phones have the ability to shoot videos of up to 1080p.
Both phones run the 4.4.2 KitKat Android version overlaid in the HTC Sense interface. While the HTC One Mini 2 comes with a Sense 6, the HTC One comes with a Sense 5. Even so, this does not bring much difference between the two handsets.
The HTC One Mini 2 is an upgrade in some aspects from the HTC One Mini.
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