Weighing in at 137g, its lighter than the M8 160g, but it’s slightly thicker at 10.Theres very little difference between the One Mini 2s panel compared to the 720p one on the Moto G and it even uses the same toughened Gorilla Glass 3 to add a layer of protection and deliver the impressive viewing angles.6mm.Its a massive drop off from the M8 in terms of quality, but you do manage to get the same level of maximum brightness. What has changed is the size, moving from a 4.
Its larger in all dimensions compared to the One Mini, too. It joins the M8 in moving to a Nano SIM where the card slot lies over on the right edge, with a volume rocker and microSD card slot notably absent from the One Mini over on the left.3-inch display up to a larger 4.When you consider the same specs are packed into the sub-150 Moto G on paper you are paying for the M8-inspired body.
Running a HD video, it struggles to replicate the punchy colours or the clarity on show on the bigger HTC phone.Up front, the One Mini 2 has the same proximity sensors and notification lights as the One Mini and houses the improved front-facing Boomsound speakers. As an upgrade from the One Mini, which has an excellent 720pHD display, theres improvements, but they are far from radical changes.0HTC One Mini 2: Screen HTC hasnt upgraded from the 720p HD display on the One Mini, which is mildly disappointing when you consider that the Moto G, now the benchmark for smartphones below the iPhone 5S, One M8, Galaxy S5 and Xperia Z2 boasts the same screen resolution.
Is it enoughHTC One Mini 2: Design & FeaturesJust like the HTC One Mini is to the One M7, the One Mini 2 is the metallic offspring of the M8. The not so small clone of HTCs 5-inch flagship strips back some of the specs, while keeping the same attractive design. Its not as prominent as it is on the One Mini and does break up the continuity of the all-in-one design, but its still one of the nicest-looking smartphones.
Indeed, the One Mini 2 has more or less the same ‘pixels per inch’ as the iPhone 5S, even if it doesn’t quite match the iPhone for overall quality. Despite spreading the pixels across a larger area the overall quality doesnt suffer as a result. The headphone jack is also up top like it is on the original Mini next to the on/off button with the micro USB port at the bottom. Thanks to the Boomsound speakers it’s as tall as a Nexus, which has a 5-inch screen, and only marginally narrower.
The One Mini 2 is still a gorgeous smartphone, though, and undoubtedly a better-looking effort than the original One Mini.5-inch Super LCD 3 screen. Prices are yet to be confirmed for the One Mini 2, but it’s already available for pre-order on some phone retail websites for 360 SIM-free and Vodafone is offering the One Mini 2 for 21 a month on 24-month contract, which is the same you can get the original One Mini for and 7 cheaper a month than the M8 on contract.6mm compared to 9.
Watching the same film on Netflix side-by-side on the One Mini and One Mini 2, the One Mini 2 produces a subtly sharper image with better black levels and more natural skin tones.You may also like:ROUND-UP: Best Mobile Phones 2014ROUND-UP: Best Cheap Phones 2014COMPLETE GUIDE: Android 5.All of which is, generally speaking, perfectly adequate at this size. On the back it doesnt take long to spot that the M8s duo camera is gone and the dual flash is now down to one.
The pixel count is pretty much on par with the One Mini 2, offering 326 ppi against the Moto Gs 329ppi. It has the same beautifully curved aluminium chassis available in Gunmetal Grey, Glacial Silver and Amber Gold shades, though its not entirely identical thanks to the black plastic trim that runs around the sides, top and bottom of the phone. Its not enough to radically change how it feels to hold, though the ‘mini’ label isn’t quite as appropriate now. The HTC One Mini 2 is the ‘mini’ version of the HTC One M8 and the follow-up to the HTC One Mini. Let me know what you are thinking.