In this article we will not talk about the different functionalities of the user interfaces or the different tools that they include. Even, we will not make much mention of manufacturing … although it is clear that here the HTC One Mini wins the game since its design with aluminum housing it is much more striking. What we will really do is the great differences in regard to the essential components that both terminals have, which are designed to respond to all types of users who are not particularly demanding.
screen: both models include a 4.3-inch panel but with different resolutions. The HTC One Mini offers a 1,280 x 720 S-LCD3 and its pixel density is 341 dpi. For its part, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini uses SuperAMOLED, reaching 960 x 540 with 256 dpi. The difference is 85 dpi favorable to the HTC model and therefore its image quality is to be expected to be superior.
ProcessorThe most obvious difference, at least numerically, is that the frequency of the SoC (which is the same: a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 dual-core) is 300 MHz faster in the case of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. This on paper makes it faster, but also uses more energy. Here, therefore, the Korean model wins.
RAM– The HTC One Mini has 1 GB of RAM, while its rival reaches 1.5. The difference is not very big and it may not be especially significant in performance depending on the optimization of the user interfaces. The point is, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is better, but not dramatically.
Storage: here the phone presented yesterday wins, without palliative. It has 16 GB of memory, so it offers 8 more than the Galaxy S4 Mini. It is true that the latter allows the use of microSD cards, but doubling the storage makes the HTC One Mini superior here.
Drums: Here’s a technical draw, as the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini offers 1,900 mAh, down from 1,800 of its competitor. It is not a notable difference and it is not a detail that seems decisive when choosing one of the models. Of course, it is important to note that what the HTC One Mini gains for its manufacturing quality, it loses a little for not offering an interchangeable battery.
Camera: The 8 megapixels of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini may be numerically higher, but the UtraPixel sensor of the HTC One (the same one that its older brother uses), should be enough reason to offer a higher quality. Therefore, although his thing is to be skeptical until reviewing tests, it seems that here the HTC One Mini seems better.
Once the differences have been listed, if you are thinking of buying a phone of this type (from the Mini range) you can make a proper comparison to choose the model that best suits each of your needs. The numbers are what they are, that’s true, but what is true is that until each terminal is tested, the user experience is not really known. And, here, each person is a world.