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HTC One mini 2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 888 reviews of HTC One mini 2. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the portability and design are on the whole positive. The performance and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the reception, while the GPS navigation and battery get mixed reviews.

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reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC One mini 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HTC One mini 2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 user reviews of HTC One mini 2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the price and size are overall positive. The portability and usability also get good reviews, but many are critical about the reliability.

performance, usability, portability, size, price

reliability

78% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC One Mini 2 UK SIM-Free Smartphone - SilverHTC One Mini 2 UK SIM-Free Smartphone - Silver

Jul, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HTC One mini 2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of HTC One mini 2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Views about the size and battery are overall positive. The usability and portability are also appreciated.

performance, portability, usability, battery, size

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC One Mini 2 16GB 4G LTE Unlocked GSM Quad-Core Android 4.4 KitKat Smartphone - GreyHTC One Mini 2 16GB 4G LTE Unlocked GSM Quad-Core Android 4.4 KitKat Smartphone - Grey

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs. HTC One mini 2: Metal mania

 

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha comes forward as the next super mini but its armor will surely be tested in battle against the HTC One mini 2. The two have their distinct strengths but enough common ground to meet on - compact and metal.

The Galaxy Alpha marks a new beginning for Samsung, which HTC may view as trespassing on their premium territory. Samsung may have found a weakness - HTC have a proper full-size flagship but their compact offering feels like a midranger at times.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Jamie Rigg (engadget.com)

HTC One mini 2 review: A worthy new addition to the premium One clan

 

HTC created what was undoubtedly one of the best smartphones of last year with the original One. That was later followed up by the One mini, which was su

Gorgeous design ; Premium, brushed-aluminum chassis ; Great general performance ; Cheaper than the M8

Not much of a specification upgrade from the One mini ; Camera performance is disappointing ; Not particularly cheap

HTC's One mini 2 is a fantastic-looking phone with much of the One M8's appeal. Beneath the brushed-aluminum body is capable internal hardware, even if it's not a huge improvement over last year's One mini. The 13-megapixel camera leaves a lot to be...

May, 2014

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

HTC One mini 2 hands-on: First look

 

HTC has expanded the One family with a new petite member - the HTC One mini 2. Note that it's not One (M8) mini, this is more of a sequel to the One mini from last year. Perhaps most telling of this is the camera, a 13MP shooter rather than the...

May, 2014

Expert review by : Vlad Savov (theverge.com)

HTC One mini 2 review: average by design

 

The HTC One is a smartphone you can fall in love with. It presents an irresistible mix of sculpted contours, gorgeous display, and fast performance. When the list of best Android phones for 2014 is...

Has the look and feel of a high-end device ; BoomSound speakers make a real difference ; Better fit in the hand than the One

Not as refined as the One ; Motion Launch controls are gone ; Camera disappoints

A smaller and cheaper HTC One is still my dream phone, but this isn't it

May, 2014

Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (cnet.com)

HTC One Mini 2 review

 

The HTC One M8 stormed its way to an "outstanding" verdict in our review thanks to its gorgeous metal body, truck loads of power, brilliant screen, cutting-edge Android software and powerful speakers. If 5 inches is just too much of a stretch for your...

The HTC One Mini 2 is one of the best looking compact phones around, thanks to its gorgeous metal body. Its screen is decent, its KitKat software is pleasant to use and its camera takes nicer shots than the flagship One M8.

Many of its key specs, including processing power and screen resolution match the Motorola Moto G, which costs less than half the price of the Mini 2.

With its slick metal body, the HTC One Mini 2 is among the most luxurious compact phones around. HTC, however, has given it a set of specs that put it more alongside the dirt-cheap Moto G than the One M8. This is definitely not the flagship One M8 in a...

May, 2014

Expert review by : Joshua Ho, Anand Lal Shimpi (anandtech.com)

HTC One mini 2 Review

 

Last year around this time, HTC had yet to release a mini version of its flagship phones. As OEMs continued to push bigger and bigger displays into bigger phones, there was a distinct push for a phone that had flagship specifications, but without the...

It may just be that I am too demanding. After all, this is ultimately a decent phone. The sound experience is still just as good as it is on the One (M8), battery life is solid, the display’s panel quality is still good despite the poor calibration,...

May, 2014

Expert review by : Anand Lal Shimpi (anandtech.com)

HTC One mini 2 Announcement

 

Today, HTC is launching the HTC One mini 2, a phone that is supposed to be a smaller version of the HTC One (M8), both in price and size. As a direct successor to the HTC One mini, a surprising amount has changed. The camera is no longer the Ultrapixel...

The One mini 2 will be available in Europe and Asia beginning in June. There's no US launch planned at this point.

May, 2014

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

HTC One mini 2 Review

 

HTC makes a great flagship smartphone but overlooked its midrange, and it has the dreary sales figures over the past couple of quarters to prove how shortsighted that was. Swinging in to save 2014, then, is the HTC One mini 2 , a 4.5-inch version of...

Compromise is difficult. The feature that one person is perfectly content to see omitted is invariably the same feature another user considers a must-have. Paring down capabilities alongside scale, but drawing the dots with a familiar phone by both...

May, 2014

Expert review by : John V. (phonearena.com)

HTC One mini 2 Review

 

Not wasting any time, veteran smartphone maker HTC is quickly launching the very first off-side variant of its beloved flagship in the HTC One M8. Coming in with a more form-fitting package, the HTC One mini 2 is making its splash into the market in a...

Same premium design as One M8, but in a more compact package ; More details captured by its 13-megapixel camera

Underwhelming low lighting results with the camera ; Omitted features (IR blaster, Motion Launch gestures, etc) ; Blueish screen

Let’s be serious folks, the HTC One mini 2 isn’t for everyone. Without question, the smaller and more form-fitting nature of the phone is what’ll attract people to it – that’s of course, if they happen to love the HTC One M8, but not its beefy size....

May, 2014

Expert review by : matthew miller (zdnet.com)

HTC One Mini 2 review: A premium compact smartphone for those who hate big phones

 

Like last year, HTC released a smaller cousin of their flagship device. The new HTC One Mini 2 should be called the M8 Mini and it is great to see this device perform well in a small form factor.

The new HTC One Mini 2 is a solid compact Android smartphone. While it doesn't have the high end specifications of the M8, it is not designed to be the flagship device. It holds its own and I honestly had lots of trouble developing a cons list for a...

May, 2014

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1800 / 2100 / 2110
Battery performance:1800 / 2100 / 2110
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Standby time (3G):556 / 566 / 692
Talk time (3G):13.27 / 16.1 / 16.2

Call Management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing:No / Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera Resolution:4128 x 3096
Flash Type:LED
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.6 / 5
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Maximum frame rate:30
Optical sensor size:1 / 3
Rear Camera Resolution:4128 x 3096
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:1.6 / 5
Sensor Type:BSI
Smile detection: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:No / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 720p

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes
SAR value:1.46
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):1.46

Design

Color of product:Gold / Grey / Grey, Metallic / Pink / Silver
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:4.3 / 4.5
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 720 x 1280
Orientation sensor: Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:1

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, eAAC+, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / eAAC+, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA / FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Speakers:Stereo
Video compression format:3G2, 3GP, AVI, H.264, H.265, MP4, WMV / 3G2, 3GP, AVI, MKV, MP4 / 3G2, 3GP, AVI, MKV, MP4, WMV / 3G2, 3GP, AVI, MP4, WMV / H.263, H.264, MP4 / H.263, H.264, MP4, WMV / H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / H.264, H.265, MP4
Video compression formats:MP4
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,AVI,H.264,H.265,MP4,WMV / 3G2,3GP,AVI,MKV,MP4 / 3G2,3GP,AVI,MKV,MP4,WMV / 3G2,3GP,AVI,MP4,WMV / H.263,H.264,MP4 / H.263,H.264,MP4,WMV / H.263,H.264,MPEG4 / H.264,H.265,MP4
Voice codecs:AMR

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
GPS antenna: Yes
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):800,900,1800,1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100 / 900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA,HSUPA / HSPA+,WCDMA / HSPA,UMTS / UMTS / WCDMA
4G:Y
4G bands supported:700,900,1800,2100,2600 / 800,1800,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:4.0
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

Java technology: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Voice recording: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Cables included:Micro-USB / USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor:400
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A7
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1.4
Processor model:400

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.4 / v4.4.2 (KitKat)

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:1024
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:128
RAM capacity:1
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play / Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.364 / 0.406 / 0.417 / 2.56
Height:0.417 / 5.2 / 5.39 / 5.41
Weight:4.3 / 4.83
Width:2.49 / 2.56 / 2.59 / 5.39
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