HTC Launches "One Mini" Smartphone
July 18, 2013 5:20 AM
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HTC One Mini will launch in August
The One has been very successful for HTC and is currently available in 181 countries and on over 583 mobile networks around the world. One of the few complaints about the HTC One is that the device is too large to fit comfortably into a pocket and HTC has answered that complaint with the new One Mini.
1.4GHz Snapdragon 400 Processor
1GB system RAM
4.3" 720p display
802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0, and an LTE radio
1800 mAh battery
4MP rear camera and a 2MP front-facing camera
The HTC one measures 132 x 63.2 x 9.25 mm and weighs 4.3 ounces.
"We are proud to be behind the market's leading smartphone and now, with the addition of the HTC One mini, the best smartphone family in the world," said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. "The HTC One mini embodies everything that makes the HTC One a success on a smaller but equally eye-catching scale."
The HTC One Mini is available in glacial silver or stealth black colors. Like its slightly bigger brother, the body of the phone is made from aluminum and the device has a slim profile with tapered edges. HTC’s BoomSound feature gives the device dual front stereo speakers with a dedicated amplifier for improved sound quality. The phone also has integrated Beats Audio technology.
The device will launch in select markets in August, confirming previous
, and will begin a global rollout in September with pricing unannounced.
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RE: Bezel! My enemy!
7/18/2013 2:39:56 PM
That only matters if the performance isn't there. Based on Anandtech's benchmarks (I scanned the Nexus 4 review as well as the S4 review before I first posted), the iPhone 5 actually delivers competitive performance, regardless of its decidedly mid-end spec (by mid 2013 standards). In fact, the GPU is rarely out of the top 5 in any test.
Based on the CPU results in Anandtech's S4 review ( can't post because DT thinks it's spam... funny. ), the iPhone 5 is at best comparable to an S4, and at worst only slightly slower than the Nexus 4. The Nexus 4 isn't a top of the line phone, but it still has specs that are better than the One mini.
Based on the GPU results in the same S4 review, the iPhone 5 is able to outrun the Adreno 320 in 4 out of 5 offscreen (read: all 1080p) tests.
The battery life numbers in the same review show that the iPhone is usually right behind the RAZR MAXX in all but talk time.
I know the iPhone 5 isn't on most DT readers' radar, but the performance and battery life numbers are still (nearly 1 yr after it debuted) decidedly in the upper end range of the spectrum. It's simply shameful that no other manufacturer is able to create a phone in the same size class as the iPhone 5 while retaining its level of performance or battery life.
Btw, 'size class' is a loose definition, given that the One mini has 40% greater volume than the iPhone 5. This is based only on screen size.
RE: Bezel! My enemy!
7/19/2013 10:40:32 AM
I was probably not following the thread clearly... I was comparing the One mini the the One standard when I said it has 1/2 the cores and a far lesser GPU, so it should consume alot less power than the One standard.
The iPhone has its merits... If the ton of missing features aren't features you want, and you like small phones with less resolution and DPI than the competition, its a great phone. Fast as hell and super efficient.
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