If the HTC M8 is the jumbo jet Boeing 747 of phones, the HTC One Mini 2 is the sleek small Boeing 737. While the comparison is not entirely on scale in terms of the size comparisons, we hope you get the point. The HTC One Mini 2 is the younger, smaller and compact version of the widely popular and loved HTC One M8. After a relative failure of the HTC One Mini, HTC has most definitely learnt from the mistakes and made amends this year, will that result in a better volume share, we will have to wait and find out.
On the specs side, the HTC One Mini 2 is not as powerful as the M8, yet it is unlike the shadow that HTC One Mini was to the M7. The One Mini 2 comes with a 40% lesser metal in the chassis as compared to the M8. It also features a rubber like plastic trim around the outside of the front chassis, similar to the HTC One Mini. The device also lacks the depth measuring capable secondary lens on the M8, and the camera is a 13 MP f/2.2 unit, instead of the ultra pixel one that we have seen on the M8. As a result of this, the device lacks few features such as Zoe and Background Defocus from the HTC M8. The front facing camera is the 5 MP Selfie cam that we have seen on the M8.
The processor on the One Mini 2 is a Quadcore Snapdragon 400 with Adreno 305 GPU plus 1 GB of RAM and the display has been shrinked to a 4.5 inch IPS LCD display with a 720 P resolution. The battery on the One Mini 2 is a 2100 mAh non removable one, a sizeable downgrade from the M8, but a lower res screen and display size could warrant this move. The device weighs 137 grams and brings the same BoomSound speakers and colour preferences including gunmetal grey, glacial silver and amber gold as the M8.
As you must have guessed, the differences have outweighed the similarities at least in terms of the specifications, but in terms of design and the build quality, the HTC One Mini 2 is very much reminiscent of the M8 and put them side by side, they very much look like twins despite the One Mini 2 being almost a millimetre thicker. The device comes with 16GB internal storage and a memory card slot for expansion. The HTC One Mini 2 will run Android KitKat 4.4.2 with Sense 6 on top of it. The device will be available in EMA region starting June though the price of the device has not been revealed officially.
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