HTC, one of the most popular Android manufactures just recently unveiled it’s One mini 2. A smaller version of the amazing looking and just purely fantastic HTC One M8. Some have even said that if you are a past iPhone user looking for a new Android phone, well then this is the phone for you. So can the mini 2 thrive off of its big brothers success? Well read along with our first look and find out.
When HTC builds a device they make it to compete with any device, they make it to give a fresh approach to Smartphone’s in general. So did HTC make this the best mini out there? Well let’s start with what’s under the hood. HTC has packed this phone with some great internals. A nice Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 to go along with a Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 CPU and an Adreno 305 GPU shows that this phone can compete with the best of them. The battery is a non-removable 2110 mAh pack, so it should get you through the day just fine
Also included is HTC’s new Sense 6.0 which brings a new flavour to Sense, with the stylish fonts and colors, plus all the extra goodies such as BlinkFeed and BoomSound. All that on top of Android 4.4.2 KitKat the newest version of Android. Together equals a very intriguing option for people that normally prefer vanilla Android. On the HTC One M8 software is one of the best parts and I sure hope it carries on to the One Mini 2.
Build quality is normal and I don‘t say that in a bad way. If it was made by any other manufacturer I would be saying it’s incredible. But HTC has done such a great job with their build over the years, amazing build is what we‘ve come to expect, it is honesty sex on a phone. Made with aluminum with its thin edges and wide-radius corners its fit for a king and at 137g (4.83 oz) feels great in the hand. Build quality is one of HTC`s best qualities and it`s no different on the Mini 2
The screen looks to be very good as well. At 4.5 inches it`s the perfect size for many and the 720p screen is perfect for a phone this size. Plus you get Gorilla Glass 3, meaning the screen won`t mind a drop here or there. On the back is a 13MP shooter which is decent pixel count and on the front is a 5MP camera for all your “selfies” ,plus both front and back takes 1080p video, which is very good news. Not to mention that HTC`s Zoe and other camera features are back as well.
In a Android world with big screens can a Mini variant really be successful? I would say yes, there definitely is a market out there for them and HTC is leading the way. I very much like the look of this phone and hope it does well. What do you think? As always leave a comment and tell us what you think. Stay tuned for our full review and stay subscribed to the Geekanoids channel. Thanks for reading!
Author: Ben Smith - Twitter