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The HTC One M8 is the successor of the M7 and it should be one of the options when considering buying a new phone. If you think it’s too big for your hand, then you can choose the smaller variant which looks the same, but has inferior hardware specs.
The phones are identical on the outside, and only the size differentiates them, so if you’ll prefer a larger device, then you should get the HTC One M8, but the Mini 2 version is more grippable. However, these models have a premium construction – brushed aluminum body, with two strips on the back, and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on the front panel. The dimensions of the HTC One Mini 2 are 137.4x65x10.6mm and the device weights 137grams, while the HTC One M8 measures 146.4×70.6×9.4mm and it’s 23grams heavier.
It seems that the mini 2 version lacks the IR blaster and a different type of camera, but likewise its bigger brother, has dual front speakers with HTC BoomSound, nanoSIM slots and microSD slots.
It may be “mini”, but it’s not that tiny. We’re referring to the HTC One Mini 2 model which features a 4.5inches Super LCD2 display with a good resolution of 720x1280pixels and 326ppi, while its bigger brother has the same type of display but which is 0.5inches larger and supports a resolution of 1080x1920pixels with 441ppi. You’ll be able to view the content of the screen even under direct sunlight, but the One M8 offers better viewing angles.
Hardware and OS
Being bigger, the HTC One M8 needs a more powerful processor to carry out multiple tasks, so it was equipped with a quad core 2.3GHz/2.5GHz Krait 400 processor which is backed by a Qualcomm MSM8974AB Snapdragon 801 chipset and the graphics are from Adreno 330 GPU. The Mini 2 variant comes with a modest quad core 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and uses Adreno 305 graphics. Youll notice the difference between the hardware performances on both devices, as the bigger one comes with 2GB of RAM – double the capacity of Mini 2’s RAM. As for the internal memory, while the Mini 2 offers 16GB of storage, the HTC One M8 comes with 16 and 32GB of storage, and both phones supports microSD card slots to expand the memories up to 128GB.
Both the HTC models came loaded with Android v4.4.2 (KitKat), but they are planned to get the v5.0 (Lollipop) soon.
While the front cameras are both 5MP on both devices, we’ll explain the differences between the back cameras. While the big model features a dual 4MP Ultrapixel camera with dual-LED flash, autofocus which takes great photos under lower lighting situations, the HTC One Mini 2 features a 13MP camera with similar features, but it has single LED flash.
The batteries are both non-removable and their capacities are 2110 mAh – One Mini 2 and 2600 mAh – HTC One M8. On the bigger model you can talk 20 hours on 3G and the smaller variant allows you to talk up to 16 hours on 3G.
On Amazon, the HTC One Mini 2 is available at the price of 400 dollars, and the HTC One M8 32GB variant is over 700 dollars.