HTC has unveiled the new HTC One Mini 2, a model, just as we saw last year, brings together some key points of its flagship in a more compact chassis. Most phone manufacturers are creating this kind of scaled down versions of their more complete models. On the one hand are designed for users looking for advanced usage experience, but do not want too big a smartphone. With the reduction in size also fits the technical profile, so terminal as the HTC One Mini 2 are a little more expensive than their older siblings.
The little brother of the HTC One M8 has a screen of 4.5 inches, processor quad core networks and connects to 4G. One detail that strikes us is that the company has shelved the Ultrapixel camera system, opting instead for a conventional sensor of 13 megapixels. The HTC One Mini 2 features Android 4.4 KitKat and the latest version of the interface HTC Sense. See all news from this model.
The HTC One Mini 2 fits into a category that could baptize as “mini flagship”, although not as small as its name suggests. Its screen has a diagonal of 4.5 inches, an inch smaller than the original model. However, this size is much more manageable, without losing the advantages of a large panel. In addition to reducing its diagonal, the resolution also lowers the standard HD, which corresponds to a distribution of 1,280 x 720 pixels. With this configuration, the density is at 326 ppi, which is coincidentally the same number of the Retina display of the iPhone. The panel is covered by a sheet of glass resistant Corning Gorilla 3.
The design is one of the strengths of the HTC One M8 and logically copied the same appearance in the HTC One Mini 2. The terminal has a simple form of curved lines, which fits very well in the hand. The front is occupied almost entirely by the screen, but also highlights the two speakers that are above and below the panel. The entire chassis is made of metal, durable material and it gives a more sophisticated look. Just as the top model, was put up for sale in dark gray, light gray and gold. The dimensions have been adjusted enough to make it comfortable to handle with one hand.
The camera Ultrapixel already become commonplace in the One series, with its concept of “less megapixels and larger pixels”. However, the HTC One Mini 2 breaks with tradition to embed a 13 megapixel BSI sensor that will capture wider images. The system BSI (BackSide Illumination) ensures good results in low light, but also its lens helps to have an aperture f/2.2. The camera has common functions like the autofocus, geo-tagging, detector of faces and integrated LED flash. The front camera is exactly the same as the HTC One M8 sensor with five megapixel and to make selfies (self pics) with good quality. The two cameras recorded videos in quality Full HD 1080 p at 30 frames per second.
The sound is an important part of the whole One category that have made its front speakers a hallmark. What brand known as HTC Boomsound are only two front speakers with stereo sound and integrated amplifiers, designed to provide a more complete multimedia experience when you are watching a video. In addition to placing the speakers in the front, sound comes directly. The HTC One Mini 2 also has a system noise cancellation to improve sound quality during a call, eliminating background noise.
On the other hand, HTC software includes HTC Zoe which has a feature called Video Highlights creating assemblies with our photos and videos automatically. Finally we note that the terminal is ready to play the formats of audio, video, images, documents and more popular.
The HTC One Mini 2 has a very competent and suitable processor for a device in its class. This is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, one quad-core architecture with Krait operating at 1.2 GHz clock frequency. Comes with a graphics unit Adreno 305 and 2Gb memory RAM.
The device comes with a background of 16 GB capacity, enough to store many files, although it may be somewhat shorter if accustomed to carry a lot of information between applications, documents, music, videos and other data. In that case you can draw on a memory card MicroSD, also in this case be no less than 128 GB.
As it could not be otherwise, HTC One Mini 2 comes standard with the most current version of the mobile Google’s system, which corresponds to 4.4.2 Android KitKat. This release has some new minor as CID, slight changes in design or improvements on the lock screen. What stands out here is the introduction of HTC Sense 6, the next installment in the interface of the brand.
This visual layer has a very attractive design, with widgets themselves among which the reader HTC BlinkFeed news. This service allows you to choose the sources that interest us to have a kind of personalized magazine on the home screen. We can add our profiles of some social networks to display the stories that share our contacts. HTC has improved this feature and now the availability of content is much wider.