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HTC announces One mini with 4.3-inch screen, dual-core processor

By Jos
Jul 18, 2013
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  1. Although recent leaks had all but confirmed it’s existence, today HTC has officially announced a smaller and less expensive version of its flagship HTC One handset. Known as the One mini, the device makes a few downgrades to achieve the...

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  2. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,537   +330

    Wow, First Android phone I'm interested in! Good work HTC, It's a shame about the 16GB non-expandable memory and image stabilization but apart from that the rest was all just unnecessary, The Speakers, construction and size is what matter to me and this is the perfect size, I deem anything bigger than 4.5inches as leaving the "phone" segment and not really pocket friendly, sure, my pocket can hold a bigger phone, but then keys, wallet, girlfriends keys, money and phone need to fit in there too!
     
  3. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,195   +749

    This is probably the first real iPhone competition for those who don't want a big phone. It is a bummer about the 16GB, but you'll just have to off load your pictures a bit more often. I have an HTC One and I use the IR blaster occasionally, but it's not a daily thing. The super-high pixel density also really isn't necessary, but it's sort of how it turns out if you want 1920x1080 resolution.

    The slower processor also probably isn't a worry because the resolution is lower.
     
  4. MilwaukeeMike, which phone are you referring to? The One Mini screen resolution is 720p, not 1080p. It's there in the article.
     
  5. Panda218

    Panda218 TS Enthusiast Posts: 102   +16

    He was talking about the HTC ONE.

    I'm upgrading tomorrow and I still can't decide between the GS4 and the HTC One.
     
  6. misor

    misor TS Maniac Posts: 1,026   +154

    buy both? :) (if you're married, give the other one to your partner:) )
     
  7. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 3,423   +822

    C'mon man. 4.5" is still too big as far as I'm concerned. 4" is a good size in my book. Apart from that it looks ok.
     
  8. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,195   +749


    They're both great phones, but if you take a lot of pictures and/or have kids I would look at a couple youtube videos of the HTC One's highlight videos before deciding. It's a very cool feature and not talked about very much. You also have to see it to really appreciate it.
     
  9. Panda218

    Panda218 TS Enthusiast Posts: 102   +16

    Thanks for the input Mike! I think I'll be going with the HTC One after all. Now I just need to get familiar with ADB again since I won't have ODIN to use for rooting and flashing ROMs like I did with my Galaxy 2.
     


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