HTC One Mini 2: First Look

HTC One Mini M8 Side Look

Today we have the HTC One Mini 2. Yes HTC has added another member in the One family and yet again they did not fail to impress us. The HTC One Mini 2 is not the Mini (M8) but the successor of the One Mini. Although the phone still has the same aluminum touch and the strong build which resembles more to the HTC One M8. The improvements in the phone are at first glance very appealing. As the screen size has now grown to 4.5 inches from 4.3. Also the camera has tripled to 13 MP and the front facing camera has also advanced to 5 MP. Here are the complete specifications of the phone:

HTC One Mini M8

HTC One Mini 2 specifications:

  • 137.4 x 65 x 10.6 mm dimensions
  • 137 gram in weight
  • Super LCD2 capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • 1280 x 720 resolution, 4.5 inches display (326 ppi)
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • microSD card up to 128 GB supported
  • 16 GB internal memory and 1 GB RAM
  • 13 MP camera, autofocus, LED flash
  • Video at 1080p@30fps
  • 5MP secondary camera, video at 1080p@30fps
  • Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
  • Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
  • Adreno 305
  • Three color options: Gunmetal Gray, Glacial Silver and Amber Gold
  • Non-removable 2110 mAh battery

Hardware and body:

HTC One Mini 2 Design Look

The metal body design has now been updated but the plastic has been reduced. Due to which the premium feel of the phone has been restructured. Although the screen of the phone grew to 4.5” but the phone is only as wide as the HTC One Mini. The phone features on-screen buttons this time. This was done to reduce the height problems that the One series had. Unfortunately the problem persisted. Apart from that, the phone features the volume rocker on the right side along with the microSD card slot. The sim jacket on the left, 3.5mm jack and power button and the top and the microUSB 2.0 port at the bottom.  

HTC One Mini M8 Front Look

HTC One Mini 2 Back Look

Extreme battery saver mode:

HTC One Mini M8 Design

The phone also features an extreme body saver mode that can be set on any of the battery percentage. The battery saver mode allows you to use only the main applications or should I say the necessity applications of the phone such as the message, phone and contacts app. The phone replaces the original app drawer by a secondary app drawer for this.

Final words:

 The phone feels great, works great and captures great as well. The HTC One Mini 2 is perhaps one of the best “mini” phones around in the market. The cutting edge premium feel of the phone is not matched by any other mini phone around. All in all, the phone is a state-of-the-art device by the company. Let us know about what you feel about the phone.