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Question Your opinion and experience with the One Mini

Hello everybody,

I'm thinking of buying the HTC One Mini so I would love to hear your opinion and experience with it. I've watched the reviews and have seen it in person, but I'm interested in it's performance after a few months, is the construction as good as they say in the reviews? I'm not a heavy user, I'd use it for browsing, email and perhaps some youtube, but that's about it. I chose it because of the design and the display. My second choice would be the S4 mini.

Whatever you share, I'm sure I'll find it useful so thanks in advance.
 
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Default its all about your preferences

as the S4 mini and the one mini have quite similar specs, it will be a choice of personal preferences.
Take both in your hand, an have a look how Touchwiz UI or Sense fit you, and how important the feel of the alloy back of the HTC is for you.

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as the S4 mini and the one mini have quite similar specs, it will be a choice of personal preferences.
Take both in your hand, an have a look how Touchwiz UI or Sense fit you, and how important the feel of the alloy back of the HTC is for you.

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I doubt I'll be running the stock launchers on either device, I'm more interested in the build quality and such, software can be easily changed.

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It looks and feels nicer than the S4 mini. But the nice metal uni-body means nothing if you end up using some kind of case. The screen is definitely an improvement over the S4 mini, as it's higher definition and sharper.

Personally I'm not to fussed about sense, I use an alternative launcher. But the rest of the software is all good in my opinion.

Performance wise phone runs great for what's inside, but I can't help feeling that having a little more ram like the S4 would make all the difference.

If you do get the HTC One mini stay away from the white version, as it seems to be plagued with cracks in the plastics after very little use.

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I have the silver HTC one Mini and I only have 1 crack on the side from it flying out of my pocket onto concrete. It hasn't gotten any mystery cracks people have been complaining about. They really should have given this thing more RAM too. 1GB doesn't really cut it with Sense, I recommend you flash CM11 on it, it runs a lot smoother.
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I do wonder, after a year or two of usage, what happens if my battery malfunctions, how can we replace it? I know it's not replaceable, but I never had a phone with a non-removable battery so I'm wondering could that be a problem in the long run? I'm not concerned about the day to day usage, I can easily buy some portable charger solution.
 
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Battery should last a couple of years. And if you did want a new one, you'd have to send it to a HTC service centre. I would never attempt to take a apart such a phone myself.

I got an Anker backup battery for Christmas which is a great addition to a sealed phone.

personally I miss the removable battery option. a spare battery takes up less room than a backup unit. And heavy user's will definitely want to replace the battery after a year or two. I have done so with previous phones.

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You should get the htc one mini or wait for the 2nd generation. What I know about the 2nd generation is that it's using the quad core version of qualcomm 400 and has expandable micro sd card. The speaker and everything is very nice about the htc one mini. The only problem I've had is the hairline crack. I had like 7 cracks on my first htc one mini and now my second one( had it for about 2 months) only have 1 crack on the volume control which is not a big problem. I'll wait until it has more cracks then I ask for a replacement or what they could do about it.

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