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.
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.
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.
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.