Android smartphone manufacturers today are coming up with mini versions of their flagship devices hoping to increase their market share. While the flagship devices target the high-end market, these mini models are aimed at the mid-range market. With HTC officially announcing their HTC One Mini we can now compare it to the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini and see what their main differences are.
The HTC One Mini mirrors the same premium quality of the flagship model it is following. It uses an aluminum back with BoomSound speakers located at the front. The Galaxy S4 Mini on the other hand makes use of plastic but is still a solid device. The One Mini is heavier and slightly bigger than the S4 Mini.
One Mini: 132 x 63.2 x 9.25mm, 122g
Galaxy S4 Mini: 124.6 x 61.3 x 8.94mm, 107g
HTC One Mini
- dual-core 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset
- 1 GB of RAM
- 16 GB internal storage
- 1800mAh battery
Galaxy S4 Mini
- dual-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset
- 1.5 GB of RAM
- 8 GB internal storage
- microSD support up to 64 GB
- 1900mAh battery
The Galaxy S4 Mini clearly has the advantage here with its much powerful processor, more RAM, and bigger battery capacity. While its internal storage is only limited to 8 GB this can still be expanded by using a microSD. The HTC One Mini on the other hand is limited to 16 GB.
While both devices use 4.3 inch displays they differ in quality. The HTC One Mini has a 1280 x 720 resolution display with 341 ppi. The Galaxy S4 mini on the other hand has a resolution of 960 x 540 with 256 ppi.
The Galaxy S4 Mini uses an 8 megapixel rear camera while the HTC One Mini 4.1 UltraPixel sensor. You might think that the One Mini loses out in this department but then HTC has cleverly designed their camera. As for the front cameras Samsung uses 1.9 megapixels while that of HTC uses only 1.6 megapixels.
Overall both devices are very impressive. Samsung may have an advantage in the internal hardware but then HTC’s device has a nice premium feel to it.