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HTC One mini
HTC One mini
HTC One mini
HTC One mini
HTC One mini
HTC One mini

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The HTC One mini currently has an Informr score of 8.2 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 28 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

HTC has released a mini version of their flagship phone, appropriately named the HTC One Mini. The One Mini has the same aluminum and plastic frame, 4MP camera and Sense 5 user interface as the HTC One. The screen size of the phone measures in at 4.3 inches and the total weight is 122 grams (4.3 ounces). Most reviewers appreciate the smaller size of the Mini over the full sized sibling. Mat Smith of Engadget notes that “it's arguably a better size…” as he was able to “grasp the device, slip it into pockets, bag side pouches and use it one-handed without any issue.”

Due to its small size, the One Mini does have lower specs than the HTC One. It has a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage. Despite the downgrade in hardware, reviewers agree that it still offers decent performance. Engadget notes that “...the phone's responsiveness was mostly on par with the original One. It didn't take any more time to process video highlight clips or capture photos, despite the differences in hardware...the One mini gave...swift page loads and responsive scrolling even on media-heavy sites.”

Aside from the internal hardware, the screen itself is also a downgrade from the HTC One, running at 720p rather than 1080p. Despite this, most reviewers are happy with the quality. Gareth Beavis of TechRadar mentions that the “Super LCD2 screen is a great option that works very well in direct sunlight…”

All reviewers agree that despite some minor drawbacks, the HTC One Mini is an excellent smartphone option. Engadget states that “The HTC One mini is the most appealing non-flagship smartphone we've seen in a while.” TechRadar, while a little more reserved with their assessment due to poor storage and mediocre battery life, states that “the mid-range market an area that HTC is intent on winning - and we think it's managed that with the One Mini.”

The Good: LCD2 screen works well in direct sunlight, easy to handle, fast processing and loading speeds.

The Bad: No expandable storage, mediocre battery life.

Operating system
Operating system
1.4 GHz
1.4 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
1800 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...

Expert Reviews
Expert Reviews

A great-looking phone with a fantastic screen and smooth operating system. An Android handset with few compromises

- Chris Finnamore, Expert Reviews
The Mobile Indian
The Mobile Indian

HTC One mini is the alluring combination of good design, pleasing display and fairly decent hardware. However, it does miss out on a removable and low capacity battery - one of the crucial components for a smartphone. If the phone's price is adjusted to about Rs 25,000 then it would give fair compet...

- Samir Makwana, The Mobile Indian

The One Max isn't much of an upgrade over the One and its features don't warrant the excessive volume or weight.

- Sharif Sakr, Engadget

The HTC One mini scores heavily in terms of style and substance, with our biggest quibbles being the lack of processing power and the limited storage, at its price. The device definitely feels like a premium one and includes much of the full HTC Sense 5 experience, such as BlinkFeed, the updated Gal...

- Ketan Pratap, NDTV

Well, what can we say about the HTC One Mini? It's a pint-sized version of HTC's best phone available at a more affordable price, but is that enough to make you want to choose it over its 4.7 inch brother?The HTC One Mini provides most of the same features that we loved about the HTC One in a much m...

- Blake Stimac, IntoMobile

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

If your One mini has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact HTC support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find HTC's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

The HTC One mini's screen size is 4.3 inches with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution.

1.4 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Dual core 1.4 GHz processor (CPU).


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


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

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.

16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1800 mAh battery. HTC's performance ratings are 1243 minutes, 492 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

One mini Specs

Release Date August 31, 2013
Regions Available USA, United Kingdom
Operating System Android 4.4.2 KitKat

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Dual core 1.4 GHz
Internal Storage 16 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.51 W/kg
Body: 0.79 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
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 a/b/g/n
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging, Multi-shot, HDR
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, MPEG-4, WMV, AVI
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
1+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel Density 341 pixels
Size 4.3 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1800 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Up to 443 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 492 minutes
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Up to 1243 minutes
Standby Time Up to 28.8 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Aluminium
Colors Glacial Silver, Stealth Black, Vivid Blue
Dimensions [H x W x D] 13.2 x 6.3 x 0.9 cm (5.2 x 2.5 x 0.4 in)
Weight 122 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 Messaging: SMS, MMS, Google Talk
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA: Yes
Graphics: Yes
Backlit Illumination: Yes
Zoom / Magnification: Yes
Screen Orientation Lock: Yes
Predictive Text Entry: Yes
Voicemail Key: Yes
Voice Commands: Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock: Yes
Multiple Numbers Per Contact: Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups: Yes
Voice Activated Dialing: Yes
Photo Caller ID: Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Email Client: Yes
Email Protocols: POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
PC Synchronization: Yes
DLNA Support: Yes
Audio Formats: AAC, AMR, MIDI, MP3, M4A, OGG, WMA, WAV
Video Playback Formats: 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, AVI, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video: Yes
Custom Ringtones: Yes
Vibration Alert: Yes
Downloadable Ringtones: Yes
Ringer ID: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Haptic Feedback: Yes
Data Tethering: Yes
Mobile Hotspot: Yes
Radio: Yes (FM)
Games: Downloadable
Apps: Downloadable
Included Software / Apps: -
To-Do / Task List, Calendar, World Clock, Alarm, Stop Watch, Timer, Calculator, Weather, Maps, NotePad, Voice Memos / Recorder

Other Names (AKA): HTC M4
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