HTC and Samsung are among the handset manufacturers that are committed to launch more compact versions of their most complete smartphones. Samsung has been doing for several years and the latest model of this line was the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. As its name suggests, this terminal is used to emulate the experience of his older brother in a slightly more compact chassis. Currently the brand has already unveiled the Galaxy S5 and is expected that the mini edition coming soon.
On the other hand HTC has unveiled its new mini flagship is the HTC One Mini 2. This model is the first derivative of the new HTC One M8 and play advantage over the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini because it is newer. Though their clear advantage, we will compare these two models to see the major differences.
If you are looking for a compact device, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is the most interesting option as it has a panel of 4.3 inches, perfect to be used with just one hand or carry in your pocket unobtrusively. It is also a screen Super AMOLED, so it will have very vivid and bright colors. It has resolution qHD (960 x 540 pixels) and a density of 256 ppi. The HTC One Mini 2 grows to 4.5 inches, which is still a fairly comfortable to handle size. The screen on this model is type 2 Super LCD has resolution HD (1,280 x 720 pixels) and therefore its density is higher, namely 326 ppi.
The HTC One Mini 2 is notable for its design made of metal, which is copied directly from his older brother. The metal gives it a touch more sophisticated and increases resistance, but its construction does not allow us to remove the battery. Because the speakers located on the front, the HTC One Mini 2 is longer than normal and also coarser than his opponent, so your weight is higher (137 grams). Samsung bets on the same design as the Samsung Galaxy S4, with a chassis made of polycarbonate (a type of durable plastic) and removable cover that allows access to the battery and other connections. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is more compact and thin, weighing only 107 grams.
The HTC One Mini 2 shows a chest in the photography section to have a higher resolution sensor than his opponent. Specifically talking about a camera with 13 megapixel BSI technology for the pictures come out well even in low light. It also has a very bright lens (f/2.2), LED flash, autofocus, face detection and video recording in FullHD 1080p. Its strength, however, is the front camera. The terminal features HTC Zoe, which includes a feature to create video montages from your photos. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini sensor has eight megapixels and also has the usual features like autofocus, LED flash and face detector. Samsung also adds its own set of functions, such as the beauty mode or action shooting. The Galaxy S4 Mini also records video FullHD. Their front camera has 1.9 megapixels.
The HTC One Mini 2 also makes up both the media with its powerful speakers front, offering stereo sound. It also has a system noise cancellation so that calls sound better even if background noise.
Although both carry the same processor family (Snapdragon 400), the HTC One Mini 2 model advocates a quad core 1.2 Ghz, while the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini carries a dual core 1.7 Ghz. Though wearing a less powerful processor, the Samsung toddler has 1.5 Gb memory RAM, compared to the RAM of 1 GB of his opponent. In the case of internal memory we find a bottom 16 Gb on the HTC One Mini 2, which also can be expanded with cards microSD up to 128 Gb. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini has 8 GB of capacity and slot MicroSD cards support 64Gb additional maximum.
The two terminals have Android 4.4 KitKat, although in the case of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini will come via a software update. This release is the latest Google mobile system and includes some interesting developments, especially in order to improve performance. Both feature package native Google applications, but the difference visually marks their respective layers. Samsung has interface TouchWiz, while HTC releases new HTC Sense 6 with new features such as gesture control or enhanced HTC widget BlinkFeed. Samsung offers a package of features including voice assistant S Voice, the application of travel S Travel or advanced translator S Translator.
The two models connect to the Internet through mobile networks both 3G and new 4G, which offer much higher speeds. They also have WiFi, WiFi Hotspot to share the connection and Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini adds WiFi Direct to transfer files. Other shared systems are DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0, antenna GPS Glonass, chip NFC, MicroUSB jack and headphones. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini also carries an infrared port built.
The HTC One Mini 2 equips a lithium battery of 2,110 milliamps and autonomy official data suggest duration of 16 hours in use and 550 hours at rest, equivalent to almost 23 days without having to plug. The battery of Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini takes 1,900 milliamps and duration would be in use in 12 hours, while standby time is 300 hours (twelve and a half days).