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HTC One Mini Hands-On

by Brandon Russell | July 24, 2013July 24, 2013 4:30 pm PST

Devices with the mini moniker often get a lot of flack, perpetuated most severely—at least recently—by Samsung. But not all small devices are created equal, and that’s no more evident than in the recent HTC One Mini, which was introduced earlier this month. In short, HTC’s new handset is like the One, but smaller as the name suggests. It sacrifices a few specs here and there, but keeps that wonderful, lovely design. This is a mini device done right.

Equipped with a 4.3-inch 720p display, the HTC One Mini packs a Snapdragon 400 processor and 1GB of RAM, along with Android 4.2.2, BlinkFeed, BoomSound and 4-UltraPixel camera. In a way, many of the specs are cut in half, but it’s the overall package that makes the One Mini so solid on first impression. The design is still in tact; the specs are just watered down to keep costs low for a wider audience—not that the HTC One is particularly expensive.

There are still some question marks surrounding the device, like where you can buy it and for how much. But by all accounts, the device is a solid option for those that don’t require the power of the HTC One. It might be mini, but HTC definitely put attention into the smaller device. Check out the full unboxing of the HTC One Mini, and stay tuned for more content on the handset coming soon.

Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell likes to rollerblade while listening to ACDC.