Originally Posted by altjim
Hello to the xda world!!
I was going to buy and One mini..but i found out that people here are not quite happy with it and the forum is not so alive..So if you could help me and tell whether it is a good idea to actually buy it or not?
Thank you very much!
If you want it, I would recommend getting it. It's not that I'm unhappy with the phone itself. It's a lovely phone. My personal opinion is that there's not enough XDA support for it at the moment, availability is a little low and having come from an HTC One S it's not too much of an "upgrade". All of these things should be picking up as the phone becomes more widely distributed. In Canada, the Rogers network is getting this phone soon, and they're going to be releasing the blue versions soon too. I have a feeling as HTC gets everything sorted out, things will pick up.
The phone itself is a good phone, but if you're looking for something that's going to blow you away, it doesn't really.
Battery life of this phone I have found so far to be phenomenal. At 18 hours the phone was at 36% and that's with me talking on the phone for 4 hours on bluetooth, surfing the internet on WIFI and just general tinkering with it.
I would have been preferred to have the Sony Z1f (and maybe I might just do that when it comes out), but at this point and time, this was the best option for me. My cousin picked up the Moto X ... felt kinda cheap.
Anyways, I don't know if that helped you out much, but if you're looking for a phone in THIS size and want it RIGHT NOW, then I'd say go for it. If not, maybe wait for the Sony Z1f.