The HTC One Remix applies the premium design of the company's flagship One M8 smartphone to a smaller, more portable device. Don't be confused by the name — the One Remix is actually just a renamed HTC One Mini 2, a phone announced earlier this year.
It looks like a smaller version of the HTC One M8 — it has a 4.5-inch display, compared to the 5-inch screen of the bigger phone — but you'll make some other concessions by opting for the more compact device. In particular, the One Remix packs a lower-resolution display and a slower processor. Still, it should provide solid performance for business users who want a device that fits more easily into their palm. It's cheaper than its bigger brother, too — just $50 with a two-year contract through Verizon, compared to $100 for the One M8. Read on for three features that make the HTC One Remix good for work.
Large smartphones like the HTC One M8 are good for business, as they provide tons of screen space for productivity tasks. But some users want a device with smaller dimensions. The HTC One Remix delivers, with a 4.5-inch display and a design that's significantly smaller and lighter than those on the M8.
The One Remix retains the all-metal design of the One M8, lending it a more premium look and feel than the average Android device. In addition, rounded corners and subtle accent lines add an extra touch of sophistication to the design. That makes the HTC One Remix a smartphone that business users will be proud to show off.
HTC's new compact phone shares many productivity-boosting software features with the company's flagship device. For starters, Motion Launch lets you turn on the display by tapping the screen twice, giving you a quicker and easier way to access and act on incoming messages. You can also use swipe-based gestures to launch applications quickly. For example, swiping down launches the dialer, while a swipe up opens your last-used app, even when the display is turned off.