I had two One mini's, and to me it was the perfect phone in the hand. Sometimes I would carry it instead of putting it in my pocket, just because if felt so good to hold. Screen was great with the image seeming to float on the glass surface, and was a nice balance point between Samsung's soft looking Amoled panels and Apple's harsh LCD's. Battery was, um, adequate for a day, but look for an early charge if you do a heavy gaming session. Standby times were stellar though, and if you avoided the extra curricular activities like gaming and YouTube binges, you could make it four days on a charge. Let's be realistic though; nobody wants to use their phone that way.
Speakers were very good for their size and made movie watching a joy. Headphone output is superb; better than iPhones and almost as good as it's big brother, the M8, in terms of noise and separation, but not in volume.
The build quality was excellent and I never had a problem with the camera in either of them. However, the body polycarbonate on the arctic silver/white model will develop hairline cracks over time, and the only way to avoid this is to never play heavy games and have a fan blowing on the back of the phone when charging. Yeah, not very convenient. Seems to only affect the silver/white version, rarely affects the blue version, and almost never affects the black version. It was a good phone for me, aside from this problem of hairline cracks.
I have had this phone for almost two years and have taken pretty good care of it. This was my first phone and after my experience with android, I am definitely not going back to one.The main camera lasted for about 7 months but took great pictures. The problem that it had was that it wouldn't focus and was making a rattling noise. I searched this up and it is a hardware problem that is common for the mini. About a week after that happened the phone started to lag, so I installed an AVG virus detector and phone cleaner. It didn't change much, then about a week after that the battery life shortened. Then the phone started having troubles detecting the SIM card. Everytime it did this I would have to wait about 2 minutes for it to read the card again. Continuing with all these problems occurring I relied on my phone less and less. Then today about 3 months later my phone will not read the SIM card at all. I have blown the port out and still nothing works. With this problem the phone is trash. I can't call or text, or receive texts and calls. The only thing I can use my phone for is playing music. Even though these phones are almost three years old, if you are thinking about getting one I hope this changed your mind. Also the screen is way too small to text with.
I have been using htc mini for nearly 2 years, great phone. Have dropped many times still going strong.Charge daily over night and last full day.
Where is the update to5.0
Dave, 17 May 2015One word... WORTH. I had to buy one phone for work, and i was happy cos company would pay abo... morei am also using htc m8 eye since last 6 months but this phone some problem know what i do
i have been using Htc mini since 6 months
power button gone hard(main)
Sensor got damage(main)
Battery time got worst
charging Jack issue
pink shade camera
i have been using HTC ONE M7 MINI since 2014 but for now it doesnt the problem is about the software now it does not even switched on i need help am the big fun of htc since day one...i will apreciate thanks
was fine the first few weeks, but then started experiencing problems. it is a slow, laggy phone that doesn't even have the newest android update -_-
I've had the phone for just a few months. The phone interface is great and in general its a good phone...BUT..... I have some pretty big issues. Firstly, this particular model has an issue with the camera in which all the pictures appear slightly pink. On some devices this can be fixed by adjusting ISO settings. Not all, though. Secondly, since i bought it, the screen jutted out from the casing and i believe this has eventually caused my touch screen to malfunction. the touch screen has spots which dont respond. So, if you consider buying this, look out for these defects.
I've had this phone since feb 2014 and it still works fine. The phone has become a bit slow sometimes when browsing websites but I believe it's because the phone lacks memory for todays standards. Otherwise it's somewhat compact and the battery is somewhat decent. Camera is quite bad in low light. Speakers are great in this one because of Beats Audio.
worst phone I've ever had , it lags , it turns off , it doesn't turn on , it doesn't wake up when i click my lock button , it sometimes makes all the apps disappear then i have to wait 5 minutes until they come back, it doesn't get any good apps really, all seem to need updating every 4 days which slows it down even more , and I've only had my phone 7 months!
I have to say, I really don't like this phone. Nowadays, it seems far too slow to run the latest games/apps. The battery is awful and turns off at about 10/15%, and also the plastic casing is easily cracked. If you are thinking about buying this phone, I implore you not to.
AnonD-391189, 30 Apr 2015can you please tell me if the 4 Ultrapixel camera this has is better than the 13 megapixel reg... moreMuch better! I had the One mini 2 and the pictures were verybad comparing the One mini's !
Been using it for a year now. Sound and display is awesome. Hanged 2/3 times after installing a keyboard software. (Uninstalled it). Aging Better Samsung. Not bad at all.
Got this phone almost two years ago and it was the first smartphone i ever owned. I also got a good case with it which has two part; one inner rubber mask and one put hard platic mask, and this has kept my HTC One mini in perfect condition. I really do not have any complaints with the phone, the screen is great, after a couple of months i installed a cleaner on it because it was starting to lag but after that it was fine. The speakers and design are good, i like that it fits in my pocket. The only negative i have is the battery. This is probably because i am still used to a phone lasting 5 days one one charge. But after about 9 months of use the capacity went down by about 20%...another negative was after about a month of use it did not charge when plugged in all the time, but after a while that problem went away and has been working fine ever since...finally, maybe it does heat up quite fast but thats also probably because i live in Croatia where it can get pretty hot...all in all i recommend this phone to anyone interested, just try and keep your battery healthy for as long as possible. Oh also, im reading here that some peoples minis bodies are cracking on the side...it doesnt seem to be too sturdy of a phone, as in its standard quality and not over engineered, so i recomend buyng a good case (but one which also lets the battery vent so it can cool) and you shouldnt have any problems with that..
So i have this phone for over a month now and here's my experience.
Before this i had Galaxy S4.
So, about this phone for me:
Pros: Battery life, Design, Speakers, Snappy
Cons: No micro SD (only 12.5gb of free storage), easily cracked
Cameras are preety nice, rear one have 4 ULTRAPIXEl and it can take some great photos even in the night, fron camera is also good 1.6mpx but it does not have some wide angle but that's not big deal.
Phone doesen't lag and it's pretty fast even though it have only 1GB RAM and 1.4GHZ Dual Core processor it can run even newest games without problems due to optimized chip and software for this device.
So on scale 1/10 i'd rate this device a solid 8.5
Verry poor experience, you have to pretty much don't use the phone to make it until the evening, very little battery!!! This phone is absolutely annoying, a lot of freezes, especially after you update the software, wich you have to do it because is constantly asking you every 4 hours... it's like you want to use the phone quickly, not so fast, first will you want to update the software, and you need to click like 2-3 times to shut it up... at least for 4 more hours.... And personally i don't like the layout of the menu and stuff like that of all the HTC Androids. If you don't really use the phone much for browsing or facebook and stuff like that, so you don't need a good battery and a good CPU, is a cheap choice for a phone.
Amila, 16 Jul 2015Im going to buy this phone. Any bad opinions? :) pretty old
Im going to buy this phone. Any bad opinions? :)