HTC One Mini 2: The Little Big Cam

The mini 2 scores with elegant housing, LTE and BOOM sound. There’s now a 13-megapixel camera with BSI sensor instead of ultra pixels.

The first HTC one mini a real eye-catcher – was already one has with the design on the most beautiful Smartphone of the year 2013, the HTC One is oriented. The 137 grams light and 10.6 mm thin successor, the HTC one mini 2 (rumored so far as mini M8) was officially presented and can also come up with an elegant exterior. So an aluminium unibody is case like in the big brother HTC One M8 where colors, gold, grey and silver are available. To call the device at almost 14 cm height (13.7 to be exact) and 6.5 cm ‘mini’ is justified only when compared to 14.6 x 7 cm one M8. The first one was by the way also 13.7 mm long…

Up to 144 GB memory

In comparison to the first mini 0.2 “4.5 inch to display resolves continue with 1280 x 720 pixels, resulting in a pixel density of 326,4 ppi. Powered Smartphone from a Qualcomm Snapdragon S400 QuadCore processor, which pulses with 1.2 GHz per core and a 1 GB large memory is supported.

The speed should be sufficient for most applications, complex 3D games and too much multitasking, this combination could however come in stuttering. The internal memory is 16 GB and can be extended externally to 128 GB.

Adé ultra pixels

The cameras, HTC denies again new and old ways. The ultra pixel technology has served at least at the one mini 2, instead a high-resolution 13 megapixel rear camera with backlit sensor is used. For Selfies being as well prepared thanks to a 5-megapixel. Android 4.4 runs with the HTC sense 6-user interface.

The battery comes this time on 2,100 mAh and fails so to 300 mAh greater than that of the predecessor.This should lead to proud 16.2 hours talk and 556 hours of standby time. As with all current HTC Smartphones has also the one mini 2 there are two front-“boom sound” speakers for rich stereo sound on board, high-speed Internet access via LTE. The HTC one mini 2 to come end of may / beginning of June to the shops, the EIA is 449 euros.

Z1 compact the better option

At the price I would attack Z1 compact but rather to the Sony Xperia, because this is a far quicker processor (2.2 GHz S800), an even higher resolution 20.7 offers MP camera and water – and dust-tightness internally. It is also more compact than the one with 127 x 64,9 x 9.5 mm mini 2. Who places however emphasis on design and rich sound over the speakers, which is better with the one mini 2.