One Mini http://www.stuff.tv/pure-digital/one-mini/news en-GB The HTC One Mini is back on sale http://www.stuff.tv/htc/htc-one-mini-back-sale/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Banned blower back in business... but for how long? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="HTC One Mini" alt="HTC One Mini" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/OneMini.jpg?1386878832" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The HTC One Mini, which was banned from being sold last week due to an ongoing patent dispute between Nokia and HTC, is back on sale.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/will-dunn" title="View user profile.">Will Dunn</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc/htc-one-mini-back-sale/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/htc/htc-one-mini-back-sale/news#comments HTC One Mini Smartphones Thu, 12 Dec 2013 17:34:00 +0000 Will Dunn 1430056 at http://www.stuff.tv HTC One Mini http://www.stuff.tv/htc-one-mini/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> “Mini” is pushing it, but the One name is well deserved </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/htc-one-mini-review-front.png?1383133834" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/smartphones/top-ten" target="_blank">The HTC One is the best phone in the world right now</a>, but it’s also a hefty handset and that means it’s not going to be right for absolutely everyone. So what if you’ve got smaller hands (or pockets) but demand everything else the One offers? Why, you get the One Mini of course.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £380.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price-notes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Free with £31 per-month EE contract </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> One styling on a smaller scale </div> <div class="field-item even"> Great screen </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Good camera for the money </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Short battery life </div> <div class="field-item even"> Only available at 16GB </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Not actually very mini </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Almost as special as the One </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Very rarely are sub-flagship phones designed with the same level of attention to detail and finish as the One Mini. At a glance, it doesn’t quite have the same wow factor as the HTC One, partly because of the gloss plastic that creeps around each side to the front of the phone. But it’s essentially the same smart aluminium build – from the smaller, symmetrical BoomSound speakers to the off-centre home button and (now grey and white) Beats logo. One benefit of that plastic is that while you may get the odd scratch on the back, the top and bottom edges will stand up better to wear and tear.&nbsp;</p> <p>The One Mini’s not much shorter than the HTC One but it is lighter and quite a bit narrower, making it much more comfortable in the hand for those who struggle with the likes of the One, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/samsung-galaxy-s4/review" target="_blank">Galaxy S4</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/sony-xperia-z/review" target="_blank">Xperia Z</a>. While we tend to lean the One in our left hand and prod the screen with our right or message with both thumbs, we can grip all the way around the One Mini, making it better for one-handed use. It’s also easier to reach the back and home buttons.</p> <p>The secret IR blaster in the power button has gone and in place of a volume rocker are two plastic buttons, but all in all the unthinkable has happened – the One’s gorgeous premium design <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc/three-months-heres-why-i-cant-sell-my-htc-one/feature" target="_blank">that we’re still so smitten with</a> has trickled down to a more affordable handset. That does also mean no removable back cover for microSD slots or swappable batteries, as with the One, but the pay-off is a brilliantly crafted phone for less money than you’d expect.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-mini-review-build-rear.png?1383133834" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-mini-review-stuff-tv-screen.png?1383133834" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-mini-review-htc-one-comparison.png?1383133834" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-mini-review-versus-iphone-5-size.png?1383133834" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HD screen for the win </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Remember those fuzzy-screened mid-range phones? The ones that crop up every year with names like Ace, Youngie and High Five, promising to ape their big brothers for a cheaper price? They don’t stand a chance next to the One Mini’s superb 720p sLCD display, which really delivers on the promise in the name: resolution aside, this is every bit as good as the HTC One’s screen in terms of colours, brightness and clarity. It’s not always the easiest screen to read in direct sunlight, but then again, neither is the One’s.&nbsp;</p> <p>Text, hi-res images and Full HD movies do look sharper on the One’s 1080p screen, but if you want a smaller screen on Android – in this case 4.3in - <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/clash-tiny-titans-htc-one-mini-vs-samsung-galaxy-s4-mini/feature" target="_blank">this 341ppi affair bests even the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini’s qHD attempts</a>. Streams from Netflix have great contrast and wide viewing angles, and while hues just step into oversaturated territory now and then, the overall presentation is very natural.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-mini-review-versus-htc-one-homescreens.png?1383133834" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Living with the cutbacks </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While we’re pleased HTC has stuck to an HD screen for the One Mini, it has made sacrifices elsewhere. So it is that we put on our brave face and get to grips with the 1.4 GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor and 1GB of RAM under the hood.&nbsp;</p> <p>If you’re a dedicated megahertz-hunter this might not be the phone for you, but in truth, while a step slower than the very best out there, the One Mini’s performance is actually very reliable and more than adequate for most people. It handles multi-tasking, movie downloads and this year’s crop of killer games with minimal stutter, although you should bear in mind that some games, including Need for Speed, are yet to be made compatible with the One Mini.</p> <p>We know this is in the mid-range, but it’s a shame that the Mini is only available with 16GB of storage, especially given that 5GB is accounted for before you even get it out of the box. We’re less bothered about the lack of NFC, though, especially as 4G compatibility and aptX Bluetooth make the cut.</p> <p>HTC were always going to trim the One’s specs a bit, and overall we think they’ve got it just about right, as long as you’re prepared for a life less storagey.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sense is still a winning skin </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There are those out there for whom nothing but vanilla Android will do, but if you've got to have a skin (and you usually do) you might as well have a good one, and Sense is certainly that. In terms of Sense 5 on the Mini, everything we loved on the HTC One remains: BlinkFeed for news and social updates, Zoe for video and photo highlights in your Gallery, and HTC Sync, which makes it a doddle to transfer contacts, apps and whatnot across to the new handset. Running Android 4.2.2, you’ll notice some slight tweaks from the HTC One (such as a welcome change to Zoe to avoid duplicates) but it’s largely the same smooth-running, grown-up looking skin.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-mini-review-main-1.png?1383133834" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Return of the UltraPixels </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Again, this is essentially the same 4MP UltraPixel sensor as on the original One – another bold move from HTC. The camera, which uses fewer but larger pixels, isn’t the very best of the current crop of flagships (and obviously can’t match the compact camera-killing <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nokia-lumia-1020/review" target="_blank">Nokia Lumia 1020</a>) but on a phone of the One Mini’s stature it’s a real treat.</p> <p>With the same modes and settings, macro and portrait shots look bright and sharp, with accurate, neutral &nbsp;colours. Zoomed shots and crops highlight detail limitations, though, as well as the lack of the original One’s image stabilisation.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-mini-review-camera-2.png?1383133834" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-mini-review-camera-3.png?1383133834" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> An issue of battery life </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>So far it’s little cuts here and there, but generally they’re ones we can live with. Here, though, is the Mini’s biggest flaw. We wrongly assumed that with a smaller, lower-res screen and a drop in horsepower the One Mini would outlast the One on battery. Unfortunately, the opposite is true – with admittedly heavy use during testing it would run down before the day was through, and in our standard video battery test (video loop, Wi-Fi and notifications on, half brightness) the Mini managed only six hours and ten minutes. If, like us, you have bedside and deskside microUSB cables ready to charge you’ll get away with it most of the time, but long days out and about are going to be problematic.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>To cut the size and cut the price of the One, HTC obviously also had to cut the specs, and by and large we think its snips are spot-on. The screen - while smaller - is lovely and crisp, and the power - while lower - is more than enough for all but the most demanding of users. We’re happy to live without the IR blaster and NFC, too, seeing as the Mini’s upfront cost is about £200 less than the One on an identical <a href="http://shop.ee.co.uk/htc-one-mini-group/pay-monthly/details/" target="_blank">£31 per-month EE contract</a>.</p> <p>There are just a couple of areas in which HTC’s been a smidge stingy, though, and ultimately the weak battery life and limited storage hold it back from the full five-star rating.</p> <p>That’s still good for a mid-range phone, and if you want an HTC One but can’t quite stretch your hands or wallet around it you’re unlikely to be disappointed with the Mini. Just make sure you also take a peek at the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/google-nexus-4/review" target="_blank">Nexus 4</a>, which remains the budget phone closest to the top of <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/smartphones/top-ten" target="_blank">our list of the best phones in the world right now</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-mini-review-verdict.png?1383133834" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> power </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> apps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> battery </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 6 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> stills </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The HTC One has been trimmed in every way, but battery life aside the cuts are all in the right places</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HTC One Mini review </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Near-perfection in miniature: our verdict on the HTC One&#039;s little bro </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc-one-mini/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Android HTC One Mini Smartphones Thu, 08 Aug 2013 16:39:35 +0000 Tom Parsons 1425394 at http://www.stuff.tv Clash of the tiny titans - HTC One Mini vs Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini http://www.stuff.tv/android/clash-tiny-titans-htc-one-mini-vs-samsung-galaxy-s4-mini/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s Mini vs Mini in this epic battle of the miniature smartphones. But which one comes out on top? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/htc-one-mini-vs-samsung-galaxy-s4-mini-main.jpg?1378982867" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc-one/review" target="_blank">HTC One</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/samsung-galaxy-s4/review" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy S4</a> sit atop the summit of Stuff's <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/smartphones/top-ten" target="_blank">Top 10 Smartphones</a> – and now both have smaller siblings aimed at dainty-handed gadgeteers.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Design and build - Metal vs Plastic </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It's HTC's metal vs Samsung's plastic all over again – and if you preferred the HTC One's slick all-metal unibody, then the One Mini will win this round too – despite the plastic outer band that gives it a slightly cheaper feel. The S4's plastic build does have one advantage, though – you can just peel off the back and whack in a new battery when you're running low.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="2379" height="1784" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-mini--s4-mini-back.jpg?1378982867" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Screen - Sharper is better </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Both phones have 4.3in displays, with Samsung opting for Super AMOLED and HTC using Super LCD-3. The HTC One Mini's 720p screen bests the Galaxy S4 Mini's non-HD display though, with 341 ppi compared to the S4 Mini's 256 ppi. HTC wins this round.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3139" height="2352" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/_SDI0208.JPG?1378982867" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Camera - Cream of the crop </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>We'll have to reserve judgement until we take detailed side-by-side comparison shots – but if low-light photography is your thing then the HTC One's light-guzzling Ultrapixel camera is likely the way to go, based on the performance of the same snapper in the HTC One. If you tend to take photos in good lighting conditions and want to crop into photos without losing as much detail then the Galaxy S4's 8MP camera will be better suited for your needs.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="943" height="707" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/galaxy-s4-mini-camera.jpg?1378982867" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="3395" height="2546" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-mini-hands-on-camera_1.jpg?1378982867" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Power - Neck and neck </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Both phones use Qualcomm's dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor, though the Galaxy S4 Mini's chip is clocked slightly higher at 1.7GHz compared to the One Mini's 1.4GHz. With 1GB of RAM on both handsets, their power – on paper, at least – is practically equal.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="751" height="563" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/qualcomm-snapdragon-400.jpg?1378982867" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sound - Boom boom boom </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Whether or not you're a fan of Beats Audio, the HTC One Mini's dual front-facing 'Boomsound' speakers will outclass the Galaxy S4's standard rear speakers, making it ideal for sharing videos and music while you're out and about.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="681" height="511" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-boomsound.jpg?1378982867" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Android - What&#039;s your flavour? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Samsung's TouchWiz or HTC's Sense? It's down to personal preference, though we imagine most people would prefer the more minimalist Sense with BlinkFeed to Samsung's brightly coloured, cartoonish icons. Still, the Galaxy S4 Mini has a few extra software tricks including the ability to keep the screen on when it detects that you're looking at it.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="702" height="527" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sense-5-vs-touchwiz.jpg?1378982867" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Connectivity - Swap shop </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini wins the NFC battle as HTC decided to omit it from the One Mini as a space-saving measure. While both devices have 4G connectivity, neither has the IR TV smarts found in their larger siblings. </p> <p>The Galaxy S4 Mini bests the HTC in the battery department, with a slightly larger 1,900mAh battery&nbsp; – which can be swapped out – unlike the HTC One Mini's 1,800mAh offering. </p> <p>Both phones have 16GB of storage, but only the S4 Mini will accept microSD cards. One Mini users will have to rely on the cloud once their 16GB is gobbled up.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="902" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/s4-mini-angle.jpg?1378982867" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="2245" height="1682" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-mini-hands-on-connectivity_0.jpg?1378982867" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Initial Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If the HTC One Mini launches at the same or even lower price point than the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, we reckon its premium build and superior screen will give it the edge for most people. However, the Galaxy S4 Mini's expandable storage and removable battery gives it some key advantages for those whose tastes incline more towards the practical than the stylish.</p> <p>Still, both HTC and Samsung have managed to produce two smaller devices worthy enough to leave out on a pub table without being embarrassed. And that's all we could ever ask for.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-mini-vs-samsung-galaxy-s4-mini-main.jpg?1378982867" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/clash-tiny-titans-htc-one-mini-vs-samsung-galaxy-s4-mini/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/android/clash-tiny-titans-htc-one-mini-vs-samsung-galaxy-s4-mini/feature#comments Android Galaxy S4 Mini HTC One Mini Samsung Smartphones Thu, 18 Jul 2013 12:46:21 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1424941 at http://www.stuff.tv HTC One Mini hands-on review http://www.stuff.tv/android/htc-one-mini-hands-review/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We wrap our mitts around HTC&#039;s shrunken-down One, and it feels good. Real good. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="3293" height="2470" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/htc-one-mini-hands-on-main.jpg?1374203119" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc/htc-one-mini-official/news" target="_blank">HTC One Mini</a> has revealed itself at last, and we've had the pleasure of poking around its dinkier display.</p> <p>Can it offer the same premium experience as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc-one/review" target="_blank">HTC One</a> in a more affordable package? Let's see…</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Design and build: almost as sexy as the One </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>At first glance you'd be hard pressed to tell the difference between the One Mini and its big brother, at least from a distance. It's not that much smaller, despite its 4.3in display – and it feels just as solid and premium in the hand, thanks to its lustrous unibody aluminium build. It even retains the One's dual front-facing 'Boomsound' speakers.</p> <p>The outside band of the One Mini is plastic however, a clue to its more affordable status. Still, a premium-feeling product at less cost? We're definitely not complaining.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3242" height="2428" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-mini-hands-on-back_0.jpg?1374203119" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Screen: a tick for HD kicks </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The 4.3in screen of the HTC One Mini is better suited to one-handed use than the 5in version found on the full-fat One, which should make bashing out texts a little easier.While it's not full HD, its 720p, 341 ppi display is more than sharp enough for our eyes, offering bright vivid colours and clear text. It beats the sub-HD screens of competitors like the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-s4-mini/samsung-galaxy-s4-mini-puts-power-your-pocket/news" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini</a>, earning it major brownie points in our book.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3139" height="2352" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-mini-hands-on-mini-screen_0.jpg?1374203119" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Camera: UltraPixel snaps again </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The HTC One Mini features the same 4MP Ultrapixel camera found in the HTC One, and while we didn't have time to take it for a proper spin and compare the photos on a big screen, we're confident it'll offer similar performance, excelling in low-light environments.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3395" height="2546" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-mini-hands-on-camera_0.jpg?1374203119" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Android OS: bang up to date </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The HTC One Mini actually ships with Android 4.2.2 which is a slightly more recent version of Android than the One's. Sense 5.0 also makes a return, with HTC's BlinkFeed widget which serves up social updates and news at your fingertips. Including from Stuff.tv, which is obviously extremely good news for anyone who buys it.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3262" height="2449" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-mini-hands-on-blinkfeed.jpg?1374203119" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Power: not too much, but enough </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The HTC One Mini's 1.4GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 processor ran the menu transitions and apps we tried smoothly. The real test will come during out in-depth review once we've taken plenty of apps and games for a spin, although we don't expect many issues: it may be a step or two down from Qualcomm's flagship <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/qualcomms-new-snapdragon-800-chip-brings-4k-video-smartphones/news" target="_blank">Snapdragon 800</a>, and the Snapdragon 600 that powers the HTC One, but then it only has a mid-tier screen to populate with pixels.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="2465" height="1851" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-mini-hands-on-android.jpg?1374203119" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Connectivity: yes to 4G, no to NFC </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The HTC One Mini has neither the One's NFC capability nor integrated IR blaster, and like the One lacks a removable battery or expandable memory to bolster its 16GB of built-in storage. The first two omissions are to keep the price of the handset down, while the latter two appear to be standard for all HTC devices.On the up side, the One Mini's Snapdragon 400 has built-in 4G LTE – and EE has already announced that it'll be carrying the HTC One Mini at launch.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="2245" height="1682" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-mini-hands-on-connectivity.jpg?1374203119" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Initial verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The HTC One Mini offers almost the same level of premium build quality found in the HTC One, despite the plastic banding. While it lacks a few features like NFC and the IR blaster, it keeps the core One experience thanks to Sense 5, the same Ultrapixel camera and front-facing speakers. Given that the One is the best smartphone money can buy right now, that's good news.</p> <p>HTC is pricing the One Mini "two price tiers below" the One on operator tariffs. If they hit the right price point come its release in August, the One will be flying off the shelves – and deservedly so, if our first impressions are anything to go by.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3134" height="2352" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/htc-one-mini-hands-on-one-comparison.jpg?1374203119" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Android HTC One Mini Smartphones Thu, 18 Jul 2013 10:45:26 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1424936 at http://www.stuff.tv HTC One Mini is official, and very beautiful http://www.stuff.tv/android/htc-one-mini-official-and-very-beautiful/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HTC finally unveils the miniature One. Does the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini have anything to fear? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="947" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/htc-one-mini-press-front-back-sides.jpg?1374311054" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>After <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc/htc-one-mini-shows-china/news" target="_blank">leaking countless times</a> over the past few months, the HTC One Mini has finally officially been revealed.</p> <p>Despite the complete lack of surprise, the One Mini still packs quite a punch despite its more budget status and it brings the fight directly to the door of Samung's<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-s4-mini/samsung-galaxy-s4-mini-puts-power-your-pocket/news" target="_blank"> Galaxy S4 Mini</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Resembling its older brother the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc-one/review" target="_blank">HTC One</a>, the One Mini is made from the same single block of anodized aluminium, albeit with more plastic around the edges.</p> <p>Still, it retains the One's dual front-facing speakers for the same 'Boomsound' experience, as well as the 4MP Ultrapixel camera for better shots in low-light conditions, though it lacks NFC and the integrated IR blaster.</p> <p>The HTC One Mini's smaller 4.3in 720p display bests the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini's 960x540 offering, and Android with the new HTC Sense is taken care of by a 1.4GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 1GB of RAM.</p> <p>A non-removeable 1,800mAh battery with 16GB of storage won't appeal to the microSD supporters, but at "two price tiers below the HTC One", the sting of a permanent battery and lack of hot-swappable storage might not be so bad.</p> <p>There's no specific pricing or release information (beyond the fact that it'll be out sometime in August), but we'll be sure to keep you updated when we get all the details. For now, read our hands-on review <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/htc-one-mini-hands-review/feature">here</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3000" height="2390" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/One%20One%20Mini%20Family%20silver%20HiRGB%20Render.jpg?1374311054" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mighty Mini </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HTC One Mini officially announced </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/android/htc-one-mini-official-and-very-beautiful/news#comments Android HTC One Mini Smartphones Thu, 18 Jul 2013 08:45:21 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1424920 at http://www.stuff.tv HTC One Mini shows up in China http://www.stuff.tv/htc/htc-one-mini-shows-china/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Probably the most leaked gadget of all time has been globetrotting – and posing for pictures </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="HTC One Mini" alt="HTC One Mini" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/htc-one-mini-m4.jpg?1374108525" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The HTC One Mini still hasn’t had an official unveil, but that hasn’t stopped it <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc/htc-one-mini/news">appearing all over the interwebs</a>. Now it’s China’s turn.</p> <p>The HTC One Mini, dubbed 601e in China, has been spotted going in for certification. While that doesn’t reveal any new specs, it does mean the international unveiling should be just around the corner.</p> <p>So if we do get a 4.3in 720p Mini One packing in the rumoured 1.4GHz dual core processor, are you going to be rushing out to reserve one?</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/luke-edwards" title="View user profile.">Luke Edwards</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc/htc-one-mini-shows-china/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/htc/htc-one-mini-shows-china/news#comments HTC One Mini Smartphones Wed, 17 Jul 2013 10:12:16 +0000 Luke Edwards 1424913 at http://www.stuff.tv Is this the HTC One Mini? http://www.stuff.tv/htc/htc-one-mini/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The clearest leaked shot yet of the rumoured phone emerges, alongside a list of specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/htc-one-mini.jpg?1371205961" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/phone/rumour-mill/htc-one-mini-rumours-surface">HTC One Mini</a>&nbsp;is apparently a real thing, and the above picture is apparently it.<br /><a href="http://www.engadget.com/2013/06/12/htc-one-mini-m4"></a></p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/phone/rumour-mill/is-this-the-htc-one-mini </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc/htc-one-mini/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/htc/htc-one-mini/news#comments HTC One Mini Smartphones Wed, 12 Jun 2013 21:27:07 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1423988 at http://www.stuff.tv HTC One Mini rumours surface http://www.stuff.tv/htc/htc-one-mini-rumours-surface/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Scaled-down HTC One set to take on Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini in bantamweight battle </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="HTC One" alt="HTC One" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/htc-one-review-hands-on-main_0_0.jpg?1370514436" /> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p><p>HTC could be stepping into the ring against the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini with a scaled-down phone of its own. Expected to be called the HTC One Mini, the handset has previously appeared in&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/stuff-office-cat/stuff/stuff-office-cats-diary-–-020513">rumours as the M4</a>, with a 4.3in display, dual-core processor and 2GB of RAM.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/phone/rumour-mill/htc-one-mini-rumours-surface </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc/htc-one-mini-rumours-surface/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/htc/htc-one-mini-rumours-surface/news#comments HTC One Mini Smartphones Wed, 05 Jun 2013 09:21:04 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1423862 at http://www.stuff.tv Pure Digital One Mini http://www.stuff.tv/pure-digital/pure-digital-one-mini/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pure Digital&#039;s new One Mini certainly lives up to its name, but can it still run with the DAB big boys? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="600" height="562" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ONE_mini_Mainlarge_0.jpg?1364299492" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Now this is what we call a portable radio. One of the newest additions to the <a href="http://stuff.tv/Search/pure+digital/" target="_blank">Pure range</a>, the One Mini is a real fisherman’s friend of a wireless.</p> <p>The radio's compact dimensions make it ideal for taking out and about, though you’ll need to fork out £25 for the Chargepak to get your 20 hours of battery life.</p> <p>A smart gloss finish, available in black, white or pink, completes a fairly easy-on-the-eye package.</p> <p><strong>Get connected</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £40.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A smart little radio with a sound that belies its price. Shame you have to pay extra for the battery pack, though </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/pure-digital-one-mini </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/pure-digital/pure-digital-one-mini/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/pure-digital/pure-digital-one-mini/review#comments One Mini Pure Radio Fri, 03 Apr 2009 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 12127 at http://www.stuff.tv