One Mini 2 - £350
Why this smartphone is built for you
The HTC One Mini 2
The One Mini 2 is a top-end smartphone that runs on Android KitKat. It is a more compact version of HTC's flagship One M8 smartphone and has the same excellent built quality and styling as it bigger brother. It also offers many updates over 2013's One Mini.
This phone has a 4.5 inch HD touchscreen that displays in 326PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The One Mini 2 has a 13MP camera (although not the duo version available on its bigger brother), can record video in up to 1080p and has a 5MP front facing camera for taking selfies and making video calls.
Performance is provided by a 1.2GHz quad core processor and 1GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 73 out of 100.
The One Mini 2 has an estimated battery life of around 16 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 2110mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The One Mini 2 comes with 16GB internal storage and an expandable memory card slot which makes it possible for you to add a further 128GB external storage. It also comes with Google Drive installed which gives you an additional 16GB of free cloud storage.
The One Mini 2 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 2 is able to connect to HDMI enabled TV's or projectors (this requires a separate microUSB to HDMI adapter). HTC have added NFC compatibility to the Mini 2 which enables you to make contactless payments and share files with your friends. It is also able to connect to DLNA enabled devices (such as a laptop or smart TV) meaning that you can stream content both to and from this phone wirelessly.
The HTC One Mini 2 has an FM radio and an MP3 player with dual front facing BoomSound speakers. It 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 2 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 2 is a high quality smartphone from a desirable brand that combines stylish design and good performance. It is a more pocket friendly version of the HTC One M8, both in terms of size and price, but still boasts the levels of attention to detail as HTC's flagship and offers many significant improvements over 2013's model.