HTC One Mini 2

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The Mini 2 is the second of HTC's smartphones in their One line for 2014.  It is styled in nearly the same way as the HTC One M8, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC with a 1.2 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU and Adreno 305 GPU. Othe specs include a 4.5-inch 1280 x 720 LCD panel, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 2,100 (7.98 Wh) battery.

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The HTC One Mini2 is the second of the HTC devices that we got in tandem with the HTC Desire 816 . Thanks to HTC MEA for sending us two phones instead of one!THe HTC One Mini2 is a smaller version of the popular and well known HTC One M8. This smaller...

By on 93

As soon as you get your hands on the HTC One mini 2 you will realise that it is well suited to the size of your hand, which is a characteristic that has been lost in phones that have screens of 5 inches or more.HTC has pitched the phone as the ‘most...

By What Mobile on 85

The HTC One Mini 2 is one for the design purists. Due to its compact cutbacks, it’s doesn’t achieve the all-round success rate of the One M8 . It may be first to arrive at this year’s mini flagship party, but with rumours of inbound compact versions of...

By PCAdvisor on 80

The HTC One mini 2 is one of the better examples of a mid-ranged version of a flagship smartphone. It has the same premium feel as the M8 with only a few downgrades - namely a lower res screen and no Duo Camera or IR blaster. The camera is a little disappointing but good performance and software balance things out.

By on 80

With its new flagship One (M8), HTC has further refined the award-winning design that started with the original HTC One, the M7. Expansive aluminium still features heavily of course, but this time round the plastic edge insert has gone and the metal...

By on 40

HTC has crafted another beautiful handset in the One mini 2, but we can't help but wonder if it's speedy enough. It's armed with the same processor as Motorola's budget Moto G, but with a much heftier £360 price tag. You do get the solid M8 build though,...

By on 80

As has been the trend, flagship devices are often given the shrink ray treatment resulting in a more accessible version. This is true for HTC's current popular flagship, the HTC One M8, as well, and what we have in our hands is something that looks quite...

By PC Pro on 67

Nice enough, but the price is too high for a phone with such middling...

By Wired UK on 70

The HTC One mini 2 offers a few welcome upgrades to the original and does a fairly good job of offering a cut-price alternative to the full-grown version, delivering a good range of specs without too much compromise, in an equally classy, if only...

By AnandTech on

The One mini 2 is torn between high end materials and lower cost internals, what it's lacking is balance. Give the mini 2 a better calibrated display, a slightly better camera and a higher performing SoC, and I think we'd be closer to a balanced device at this price point. Alternatively, at a lower price point the One mini 2 would be an obvious upsell over a Moto G LTE. As it stands, the One mini 2 is stuck between those two worlds.

By The Verge on 77

Those whose budgets are constrained to the One mini 2’s price bracket would probably be better served seeking greater functionality and performance - as offered by Sony’s Xperia Z1 Compact - than classy good looks. They’re likely to derive greater satisfaction from that device than this compromised recreation of an uncompromising design.

By TheGuardian on 100

If you’re looking for a well made, smaller Android phone then the HTC One mini 2 is arguably one of the best. It would make a solid upgrade from smartphones bought around two years ago, while not being truly hand stretching like most of the other premium smartphones with 5in or larger screens.

By TrustedReviews on 70

The HTC One Mini 2 is a nice phone, but at launch it's a little expensive. If you love the design you won't be disappointed with the One Mini 2, but we'd recommend most people seek out cheaper alternatives or wait for the price to drop a little.

By Gizmodo on 80

With its 1080p display, speedy processor, Sense 6 UI upgrade and UltraPixel camera, it may be worth considering alongside the One Mini 2 - providing last year's industrial design doesn't put you off.

By SlashGear on 75

Similarly, those who want a more hand-friendly form factor have fewer than the usual compromises to stomach. It’s certainly a much-needed phone in HTC’s range, though only time will tell whether it’s sufficiently affordable to fill in the gaping midrange gap.

By PhoneArena on 80

It’s a gorgeous phone and whatnot, but when other phones like the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact have raised the bar in what we expect from these so-called “mini” phones, we expected better from this.

By AndroidCentral on 70

Instead what you'll get is around two-thirds of the M8 experience for two-thirds of the price. And you know what? That's still a pretty good deal. But buyers might want to consider Sony's more powerful Xperia Z1 Compact and HTC's still-great One M7 before coming to a final decision.

By GSMArena on 80

The One mini 2 is something special and you'll know it right away. Still, getting one at this point in time can't be further away from an act of reason. HTC must believe it's hard enough to resist. Do you?

By ZDNet on 85

While the price may be a bit on the higher end for a compact version of the M8, it is still quite a bit less expensive than the One M8 and other flagship products. The One Mini 2 is for the buyer who wants a smaller phone and in that regard I think it meets its goal.

By TechnoBuffalo on 75

It offers the most premium build in its class, and I think there are going to be a lot of happy consumers once this hits the market. It’s unfortunate that there aren’t any plans to bring it to the U.S. now, and I hope that changes. For the mid-range market, the HTC One Mini 2 is the best in its class. Yes, good things really do come in small packages.