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# 126764 18-Jul-2013 22:19
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So HTC have just announced the HTC One Mini which is basically a miniature version of the HTC One with less features. IMO it looks quite nice as a mid-range handset. 
There isn't any word on the pricing, although it is supposed to be cheaper than the HTC One (obviously)

How it differs:
-4.3" 720p screen instead of 4.7" 1080p
-Snapdragon 400 1.4GHz vs Snapdragon 600 1.6GHz
-1GB RAM vs 2GB RAM
-1800mAh battery vs 2300mAh
-16GB storage (non-expandable)
-No IR Blaster
-No NFC
-No Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) on the 4 Ultrapixel camera

What hasn't changed:

-Android 4.2.2 with the same Sense UI
-Boomsound - dual front facing speakers
-Same aluminium design
-still has LTE

You can see more about it on The Verge: http://www.theverge.com/2013/7/18/4530946/htc-one-mini-specs-release-date-price




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  # 862161 19-Jul-2013 14:53
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It's not very mini. It looks way bigger than S4 mini in comparative photos.




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  # 862410 19-Jul-2013 22:42
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kiwijunglist: It's not very mini. It looks way bigger than S4 mini in comparative photos.


It probably is bigger, it also has a much higher resolution screen - 1280x720 vs 960x540 




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  # 862556 20-Jul-2013 13:01
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I don't really see the point in these 'mini'phones its not like they are priced in line with the features, or lack of. If it was just physical size change I could understand why some would want that but they cut everything down and price only drops by sod all.




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  # 862585 20-Jul-2013 14:06
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I think Samsung did a better job with their mini.  I don't see why you would get the HTC One Mini over the HTC One, for only 0.5cm size reduction.

HTC One vs HTC Mini (Dropped features)


1080P -> 720P resolution
4.7 -> 4.3 screen
Quad 1.7 Krait -> Dual 1.4 Krait
2GB -> 1GB
2300 -> 1800 mAH
Optical stabilazation -> Gone
NFC -> Gone
IR -> Gone

Gain = 5mm size

Samsung S4 vs S4 Mini (Dropped features)

1080P -> 540P resolution
5 -> 4.3 screen
Quad 1.6 A15 -> Dual 1.7 Krait
2GB -> 1.5GB Ram
2600 -> 1900 mAH
13MP -> 8MP

Gain = 12mm size

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Samsung S4 Mini

Smaller Size (124.6 vs 132 mm)
50% More RAM (1.5 vs 1.0)
Faster CPU (1.7 vs 1.4 )
NFC
IR
Expandable memory 
Removable battery
Larger battery (1900 vs 1800)

HTC One Mini

Nicer body
Dual front speakers
Higher resolution (720P vs 540P)




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  # 862589 20-Jul-2013 14:19
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jeffnz: I don't really see the point in these 'mini'phones its not like they are priced in line with the features, or lack of. If it was just physical size change I could understand why some would want that but they cut everything down and price only drops by sod all.


I've just been in the store. The mini phones fit in your pocket better, and are more practical than the say the massive S3/S4 for general use. The Experia Z didn't fit completely in my jeans pocket, but the SP did. Same with Galaxy S3/S4 didn't, mini did.

Agree given the smaller size and lower specs they're still not cheap.

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  # 862642 20-Jul-2013 16:24
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timmmay:

 The Experia Z didn't fit completely in my jeans pocket, but the SP did. Same with Galaxy S3/S4 didn't, mini did.



Lol.. dunno what jeans you're wearing.... I'm a bogan that wears 501s and the S3 & 4 fit in my pockets no worries.

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blakamin:
timmmay:

 The Experia Z didn't fit completely in my jeans pocket, but the SP did. Same with Galaxy S3/S4 didn't, mini did.



Lol.. dunno what jeans you're wearing.... I'm a bogan that wears 501s and the S3 & 4 fit in my pockets no worries.


Most of my jeans fit the S3 I borrowed for a while, but the ones I got most recently are Calvin Klein or something. Another example though are Adidas track pants - the S3 fits, but it's not so comfortable.

 
 
 
 


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  # 862674 20-Jul-2013 17:44
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timmmay:
blakamin:
timmmay:

 The Experia Z didn't fit completely in my jeans pocket, but the SP did. Same with Galaxy S3/S4 didn't, mini did.



Lol.. dunno what jeans you're wearing.... I'm a bogan that wears 501s and the S3 & 4 fit in my pockets no worries.


Most of my jeans fit the S3 I borrowed for a while, but the ones I got most recently are Calvin Klein or something. Another example though are Adidas track pants - the S3 fits, but it's not so comfortable.

Fair call... 
You're too fashionable for me! ;-P

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  # 862675 20-Jul-2013 17:49
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I bought them because they were the most comfortable ones, same price as Levis give or take.



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  # 862691 20-Jul-2013 18:43
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I can fit a Nexus 7 in my jeans pocket 




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timmmay:
jeffnz: I don't really see the point in these 'mini'phones its not like they are priced in line with the features, or lack of. If it was just physical size change I could understand why some would want that but they cut everything down and price only drops by sod all.


I've just been in the store. The mini phones fit in your pocket better, and are more practical than the say the massive S3/S4 for general use. The Experia Z didn't fit completely in my jeans pocket, but the SP did. Same with Galaxy S3/S4 didn't, mini did.

Agree given the smaller size and lower specs they're still not cheap.


How do you know the HTC One Mini will not be cheap?   It's not even for sale in NZ yet.


And on that note, does anyone have any idea when it might be available in NZ?  I'm hoping it comes to telecom so I can score it to replace my Defy.

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bit:
timmmay:
jeffnz: I don't really see the point in these 'mini'phones its not like they are priced in line with the features, or lack of. If it was just physical size change I could understand why some would want that but they cut everything down and price only drops by sod all.


I've just been in the store. The mini phones fit in your pocket better, and are more practical than the say the massive S3/S4 for general use. The Experia Z didn't fit completely in my jeans pocket, but the SP did. Same with Galaxy S3/S4 didn't, mini did.

Agree given the smaller size and lower specs they're still not cheap.


How do you know the HTC One Mini will not be cheap?   It's not even for sale in NZ yet.


And on that note, does anyone have any idea when it might be available in NZ?  I'm hoping it comes to telecom so I can score it to replace my Defy.


I'm speaking generally, S4 mini, Xperia SP, not One Mini.

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(Bump) Just wondering if anyone has info or educated guesses on availability of this phone in NZ.

I'm likely to get a new phone within the next month or two, but reluctant to buy something until I've had a chance to see one of these. The lower specs than the HTC One don't bother me (as long as the comparative price is reasonable) and I think I'd probably prefer something closer to 6 than 7 cm in width, so there is a fair chance the HTC One mini is what I'd buy if/when available.



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heapsort: (Bump) Just wondering if anyone has info or educated guesses on availability of this phone in NZ.

I'm likely to get a new phone within the next month or two, but reluctant to buy something until I've had a chance to see one of these. The lower specs than the HTC One don't bother me (as long as the comparative price is reasonable) and I think I'd probably prefer something closer to 6 than 7 cm in width, so there is a fair chance the HTC One mini is what I'd buy if/when available.


Judging by the Galaxy S4 Mini price I am thinking it will be at least $800 




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  # 874695 9-Aug-2013 17:29
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for what you get they are usually too expensive but if you have the spare cash and want a smaller phone go for it.




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