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HTC One mini 2
HTC One mini 2
HTC One mini 2
HTC One mini 2

Informr score
The HTC One mini 2 currently has an Informr score of 7.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 32 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

What's good

  • Easy to use one-handed
  • Screen offers sharp details
  • Good performance during every day use

What's bad

  • Sluggish camera performance leads to blurry photos
  • Screen difficult to read under bright light conditions

The HTC One Mini 2 is HTC's second offering in the "mini phone" landscape. While sharing the same Mini moniker as the HTC One Mini that is where the similarities end. The Mini 2 takes its design cues from the HTC One M8 from its brushed aluminum case to its gently curved back. Critics praise the luxurious look and feel of the phone and describe it as "gorgeous" and "slick." The device measures 13.7 x 6.6 x 1.0 cm (5.4 x 2.6 x 0.4 inches), making it narrower than the M8 though slightly thicker. TechRadar notes, "…the reduced width made it easier to reach all areas of the display during one handed operation."

With a display that measures 4.5 inches and has a resolution of 1280 x 720, the Mini 2 is a slight downgrade from the 1080p resolution of the M8. However, it still musters an impressive a pixel density of 326ppi, which is identical to the iPhone 5S. Despite its crisp details, reviewers did notice that the screen lacked the brightness of the M8, making it more difficult to use in sunlight, and provided less vivid colors. CNET states, "It's not a bad screen by and means," but goes on to add, "If you're hoping for the same quality of the flagship in a smaller size though, you will be disappointed."

While the exterior might look the same as the M8, the interior is a pretty big downgrade from the original. The Mini 2 features a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of ram and 16GB of internal storage. Standard benchmark tests put its performance well below the M8, as to be expected. When critics tested it hands-on, they didn't have any issues with lag when used for normal purposes like taking pictures, checking emails or even playing graphic intensive games. It did slow down slightly, however, when they tried to use it to create long, full HD videos.

Camera-wise, HTC opted out of their signature UltraPixel sensor and Duo camera technology and instead went with a more mainstream 13MP camera and sensor. Reviewers find the camera usable in everyday use though they mention that it tends to struggle in both high contrast situations and low light environments. Others also noticed some sluggishness when actually capturing a shot, which led to numerous blurry frames.

For the most part, critics praise the HTC One Mini 2. Slashgear states, "…while the camera falls short, the performance, software and tidbits are most welcome." Android Central adds, "Overall, the HTC One Mini 2 is a compelling mid-level smartphones…There's very little to complain about." On the other hand The Verge notes, "Those whose budgets are constrained to the One Mini 2's bracket would be better served seeking greater functionality and performance."

Operating system
Operating system
1.2 GHz
1.2 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
13+ MP
13+ MP
2100 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...

Laptop Mag
Laptop Mag

The HTC One Remix is truly the little brother of HTC's M8--it's smaller and less powerful, but still pretty awesome. It gets the job done in a stylish package, and for a free phone, that's a big achievement. I also like the quality dual speakers, BlinkFeed app and 13-MP camera.Although it's not the...

- Vallentina Palladino, Laptop Mag
Digital Trends
Digital Trends

Verizon’s HTC One Remix may not have all the high-end specs of its bigger cousin, the HTC One M8, but it works like a solid mid-range smartphone. The Remix’s cameras are top notch and its processor is speedy, but some aspects of the device’s design and the 720p screen bring it down...

- Jeffrey Van Camp, Digital Trends
Geek Squad
Geek Squad

Despite the visual similarities to the One M8, it’s important to focus on the HTC One Mini 2 as an evolution of the previous Mini. In that respect it’s clear that HTC has put a lot of work into ensuring the One Mini 2 is an upgrade in every respect. It looks great as we’ve come to...

- Mark Lee, Geek Squad

Talking on the phone is something I still do, so being able to do so comfortably is incredibly important to me. If that’s a concern of yours, too, the One Remix is a good catch. It also supports 4G LTE data, which many other mid-range phones don’t.What’s also nice about the One Rem...

- Florence Ion, PCWorld

“Remixing” usually means to create something completely different from an original source. Most “mini” phones on the market have been “remixed.” They may share a name with the original flagship, but so many features have been scarified it’s hardly the same d...

- Joe Fedewa, Phandroid

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HTC backs up the One mini 2 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

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Screen Size

The HTC One mini 2's screen size is 4.5 inches with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution.

1.2 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Quad core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system (OS).

13+ MP

You can take photos with the phone's onboard 13+ MP camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 5+ megapixels resolution.

16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 2100 mAh battery. HTC's performance ratings are 972 minutes, 393 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

One mini 2 Specs

Release Date May 28, 2014
Regions Available USA, United Kingdom
Operating System Android 4.4.2 KitKat

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Quad core 1.2 GHz
Internal Storage 16 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
13+ Megapixels
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, White balance, Exposure value, HDR
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, AVI
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
5+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology S-LCD
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel Density 326 pixels
Size 4.5 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 2100 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Up to 365 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 393 minutes
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Up to 972 minutes
Standby Time Up to 23.2 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Plastic
Colors Gunmetal Gray, Glacial Silver, Amber Gold, Pink
Dimensions [H x W x D] 13.7 x 6.5 x 1.1 cm (5.4 x 2.6 x 0.4 in)
Weight 137 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Stereo
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Additional Information Other Names (AKA): HTC One Remix
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