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HTC One Mini 2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the battery and build quality. The screen and portability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the features and value for money. Opinions about the size and responsiveness are mixed.

design, portability, screen, build quality, battery

value for money, features

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 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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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

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...

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HTC One Mini 2

 

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...

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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...

The < $400 smartphone market is expected to grow tremendously over the coming years. With the One mini 2, HTC targets the upper end of the midrange segment - betting on the style and materials that sell its high end smartphones working at lower...

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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.

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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 drawn up, the One will be at or near the top. But the...

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

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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....

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HTC One mini 2 review

 

The HTC One mini 2 sets off to an unsteady start, with name that's almost impossible to say sensibly, and a 4.5-inch screen that isn't really as small as the name suggests.

Design, Sense 6.0 is mature and refined, BoomSound speakers

Price is too high, can be a little slippery in dry hands

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HTC One Mini 2 review

 

HTC's premium design arrives in a smaller suit

Premium design ; Strong camera ; Boomsound

Chunky build ; Battery still not great ; Jarring performance

I like the idea of a smaller HTC One M8, one which is more manageable in the hand and easier to slide into a pocket.

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HTC One mini 2 video review: A smaller, cheaper M8

 

Importantly, it retains the premium feel thanks to the brushed metal casing – although there is a thin plastic strip so the metal doesn't quite reach round to the front.

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HTC One mini 2 review

 

If you can't afford the HTC One M8 then the One mini 2 is more likely to be within your budget. It's available for a middle of the road £359 which we think is a good price for what you get. It's still not as cheap as the Nexus 5 though which has some...

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...