HTC One Mini Review: Downsizing the best Android phone

By Julio Franco
Oct 2, 2013
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  1. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 5,911   +1,703

    It's a nice phone. I may consider a high end phone like this or the One if it didn't become obsolete after 10 minutes, the again fancy cameras, exotic materials etc. really have no appeal to me so I'll just stick with mid range stuff. They do everything I want from a phone and the price is more palatable.
  2. Best one that doesn't seem to sell well. Poor HTC.
  3. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,631   +1,031

    Not that it really matters, but only the Verizon HTC One has 4.2.2. Other US carriers are running 4.1 and will upgrade to 4.3 in the next week or two.

    Completely true... the photos look great until you zoom in. You also can't really use the optical zoom when taking pictures or the pics look fuzzy. It's a bummer, but the upside is that you basically never have to use the flash in any amount of light that you could read in, so any pictures taken indoors have a natural light appearance without the washed out look a flash gives you.

    I question the performance difference. Side by side comparisons may show the mini to be a slower phone than the full size, but taken by itself is the performance of the mini ok? A lower resolution screen means fewer pixels to render during many tasks, and a slight hesitation in opening apps isn't something a user will notice if they only they're using the mini.
  4. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,473   +963

    Like the review said, I feel like the regular One is a better value.
  5. 4.7 maxi
    3.7 mini

    This is what I want!
  6. Nobina

    Nobina TS Guru Posts: 700   +213

    It's more like a weaker version of the phone, not smaller.

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