One Mini - £300
Why this smartphone is built for you
The HTC One Mini
The One Mini is a top-end smart phone running a version of Android KitKat that has been augmented with HTC's Sense UI. It is a more compact version of HTC's flagship One (M7) smartphone and has the same excellent built quality and styling as it bigger brother.
This phone has a 4.3 inch HD touchscreen that displays in 341PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The One Mini has a 4UP (UltraPixel) camera. UltraPixel cameras are designed to work better in low light than Megapixel cameras. To the naked eye, a 4 UltraPixel camera will produce images of roughly a similar quality to a 13 MP camera. The One Mini can also record video in up to 1080p and has a 1.6MP front facing camera for taking selfies and making video calls.
Performance is provided by a 1.4GHz dual core processor and 1GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 60 out of 100.
The One Mini has an estimated battery life of around 20 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 1800mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The One Mini comes with 16GB internal memory and has Google Drive installed which gives you an additional 15GB of free cloud storage. This phone does not have an expandable memory card slot.
The One Mini comes 4G ready so can take advantage of high speed mobile Internet in locations where it is available. It has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit). It has Wi-Fi which means that it can connect to your home network or public Wi-Fi hotspots such as those available in many coffee shops, cafes or hotels. The One Mini is also able to connect to DLNA and Miracast enabled devices (such as a laptop or smart TV) meaning that you can stream content both to and from your phone wirelessly.
The HTC One Mini has an FM radio and an MP3 player with BoomSound Speakers from Beats Audio. The One Mini is able to integrate with social media via designated Facebook and Twitter Apps and comes with HTC's BlinkFeed installed which aims to bring together all of your updates, news and messages into one place. The One Mini comes preloaded with Google Maps, Gmail, Chrome, Google+ and YouTube. Other apps, such as Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat and Spotify are available to download from the Google Play Store, along with the latest music, films, TV shows and games.
The One Mini is a high quality smartphone that combines a stylish, compact design with good performance. It is a more pocket friendly version of the HTC One, both in terms of size and price, but still boasts the same levels of quality and attention to detail as HTC's bigger flagship.