HTC One Mini 2 vs HTC One Mini

Battery and storage

The One Mini 2 has a 2100 mAh battery which HTC claims can last for up to 16.2 hours of calls or up to 556 hours on standby. That's an improvement on the 1800 mAh battery in the HTC One Mini, which was quoted for 13 hours and 20 minutes of talk time or 692 hours of standby.

A bigger battery is definitely a good thing, especially as we weren't overly impressed with the performance of the original's juice pack.

Both the HTC One Mini and the HTC One Mini 2 have 16GB of built in storage, but there's a big difference because on the original that's all you get, but on the Mini 2 there's also a microSD card slot with support for cards of up to 128GB, so it can potentially have far more storage.


Currently the HTC One Mini is available for around £320. There's no price yet for the HTC One Mini 2, but we're expecting it to launch for just under £400, as that was around what the original One Mini started at. So you're probably looking at £60 or £70 more than the One Mini currently costs.

Early verdict

We loved what HTC achieved with the original One Mini, combining a premium build with a smaller footprint and while the specs were lower than its flagship namesake it had a lower price tag in turn.

One Mini 2

Exactly the same approach has been taken for the HTC One Mini 2 and just as the HTC One M8 is better than the HTC One the Mini 2 looks like a significant upgrade over its predecessor, with a more premium build, a processor boost, a bigger battery, a larger screen and a microSD card slot, all of which should make it well worth the extra £60 or £70 that we're expecting it to cost.

The camera is a bit of a wild card, the CPU is older than we'd like and some will miss the duo camera that would have given this the 'M8 Mini' tag, but that aside the HTC One Mini 2 looks like a very promising handset indeed.

James Rogerson

James is a freelance phones, tablets and wearables writer and sub-editor at TechRadar. He has a love for everything ‘smart’, from watches to lights, and can often be found arguing with AI assistants or drowning in the latest apps. James also contributes to, and and has written for T3, Digital Camera World, Clarity Media and others, with work on the web, in print and on TV.