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HTC HD mini smartphone

alaTest has collected and analyzed 260 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and screen. The design and usability are also appreciated, but there are some mixed reviews about the camera. Some have doubts about the apps and features.

responsiveness, usability, design, screen, portability

value for money, features, apps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC HD mini smartphone is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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HTC HD Mini review


We had to exercise our neglected patience muscle with this one, but at long last we've gotten ahold of a real live HD Mini and put it through its paces. Equipped with the same processor, screen size and resolution as HTC's Legend, but running the HD2's...

Excellent camera and album for casual pics ; Sense makes up for a lot of WinMo's foibles ; Effortless email and social networking setup

Fiddly back cover and no hard camera button ; Browsers have rendering issues ; Better alternatives exist costing not much more

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HTC HD mini review: Smart pup


There was a time when Windows Mobile used to rule the smartphone seas. Then along came Symbian but that's a whole other story. It was touchscreen that showed to all the willing challengers that Windows Mobile is just too big to turn around quickly...

3.2" 65K-color HVGA capacitive touchscreen with multi-touch input ; Compact body and bold industrial design ; Windows Mobile 6.5.3 Professional OS with Sense UI ; Qualcomm MSM7227 600 MHz CPU and 384MB RAM ; Quad-band GSM support with dual-band HSDPA...

Poor display sunlight legibility ; No dedicated camera key and no lens cover ; Card slot under the battery cover ; No DivX/XviD video support out-of-the-box ; Preloaded CoPilot Live navigation software is a trial version only ; No secondary video-call...

So, mini is perhaps the right approach to users who would otherwise feel timid about giving Windows Mobile a try – especially with so many touchscreen temptations around. On the other hand, it does matter whose mini version it is. The almighty HD2 was...

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HTC HD mini Review


It sounds like a recipe for success: take the surprisingly popular HTC HD2, shrink it down some, and offer it as a more pocketable alternative. Yet out of the three devices HTC announced at Mobile World Congress in February, the HTC HD mini has...

If you’re wedded to a particular app that demands the current Microsoft smartphone platform – and it’s worth noting that Windows Phone 7 breaks backward compatibility with Windows Mobile 6.5 titles – or you want their solid Exchange support, the HD...

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HTC HD mini Review


At this year's MWC, HTC, the premier Windows Mobile phone manufacturer, officially announced what's maybe one of the last smartphones to run the condemned Windows Mobile 6.x.x OS - the HTC HD mini. As the HD mini arrives at this world during what's...

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HTC HD Mini Review


At its price point, HTC's scaled down Windows Mobile device doesn't have much going for it.

Weighing in at 110g, the HD Mini feels tight in the hands and gives off strength and sturdiness. The four visible screws also play a subconscious part in making it feel stronger than it could be. Clever little trick there, HTC!

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Mini Size, Maxi Features: The HTC HD Mini Reviewed


Not too long ago, HTC introduced the HD2, which featured just about everything a Windows Mobile smartphone buyer could ask for. But it also had a couple of characteristics, namely comparatively large size and heavy weight, that didn't thrill some...

Good performance ; Small and light - fits nicely in your hand and your pocket ; Capacitive touchscreen is responsive with fluid scrolling ; Most thoroughly "touch enabled" WM phone yet

Capacitive buttons on front panel too easy to hit by accident ; Back cover difficult to remove ; Doesn't support 3G for AT&T

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HTC HD Mini Review


High end smartphones are all the rage these days, and high premium devices are at the center point of it. And what other company would know better about premium mobile experiences than the one which claims that We make expensive phones.

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HTC HD mini - You, Complete Me


Following through with its "You don't need to get a phone, you need a phone that gets you" marketing, the HTC HD mini is aimed at consumers looking for a compact and feature-packed device. Here's our evaluation of this simple, yet feature-packed...

Simple and attractive designLightweight and compactIntuitive interface via HTC Sense UI

Small screen size for capacitive inputOccasional slowdowns within interface

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HTC HD mini -


The compact version of the HTC Touch HD and HD2 is loaded with Microsoft's Windows Mobile 6.5 and HTC's Sense UI.

Simple and attractive design; Lightweight and compact; Intuitive interface via HTC Sense UI

Small screen size for capacitive input; Occasional slowdowns within interface

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Review: HTC HD mini smartphone review


There's a lot to love about HTC's HD2 Windows Mobile smartphone. Maybe too much, considering its massive size. That's where the slick new HD mini comes in, offering most all of the HD2's features, but in a much more pocket-friendly package. Russell...

slightly uninspiring design ... - can't see a point in there, I am thinking of buying this phone just cause of it's design!

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Swivel Camera: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:640 x 480 (VGA)


Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver:Built-in
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
MP3 Playback: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: Yes
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client:Windows Media Player
XHTML Browser: No


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Infrared Interface: No
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:65.536
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Multi Band:Quad Band
Operating System:Windows Mobile
Operator:Not Applicable / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Vodafone
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes
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