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HTC One Mini 2: Top 3 Business Features

HTC One Mini 2: Top 3 Business Features
The One Mini 2 looks a lot like HTC's flagship One M8. / Credit: HTC

HTC's new smartphone couples a premium design with a smaller frame and modest hardware. The 4.5-inch HTC One Mini 2, the follow-up to last year's HTC One Mini, looks a lot like the company's new flagship phone, the HTC One M8, just smaller. But under the hood it makes some compromises, with a slightly slower processor and a few missing features. That includes the loss of Knock Code, which lets you unlock the One M8 by registering a unique sequence of taps on its display. Regardless, the HTC One Mini 2 is a fast and capable smartphone that fits more easily into your pocket. It's set to hit store shelves in June; here are three features that make it good for work.

Smaller size

The big 5-inch display on the HTC One M8 could be a boon for some business users, but not everyone is willing to sacrifice portability.  The HTC One Mini 2 sports a smaller frame and a 4.5-inch display that slides more easily into your pocket. And the phone's compact display is still bigger than the 4.3-inch screen on the original HTC One Mini.

Better specs

Sure, HTC's One Mini 2 is slower than the HTC One M8, but it offers a significant performance boost over the original HTC One Mini. The One Mini 2 packs a relatively speedy quad-core processor, offering middle-of-the-road performance that's somewhere between the One Mini and the One M8. The One Mini 2 also adds a microSD card slot for expandable storage, and a beefier 2,100mAh battery for longer battery life.

Design

Despite any missing features, the One Mini 2 retains the best feature of the flagship One M8: its sleek metal design, which gives it a more premium look and feel than most other Android devices. And the One M8's rounded corners and understated accent lines add an extra touch of sophistication.In other words, it's a business phone that can make an impression. It comes in three colors: gunmetal, silver and gold.

Brett Nuckles

Brett Nuckles has been a working journalist since 2009. He got his start in local newspapers covering community news, local government, education and more before he joined the Business News Daily staff in 2013. He graduated from Ohio University, where he studied Journalism and English. Follow him on Twitter @BrettNuckles.