Samsung Galaxy S4 mini vs HTC One Mini: Similarity, Difference & Which one to buy


Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One are considered the best option in the high-end smartphone segment. War between these two smartphones is already going on and now, it will become more fierce with the launch of mini versions of both devices. Currently, only GS4 mini is announced by the company and the One mini is rumored smartphone. The companies have not released any information regarding the release date and availability of these smartphones. The GS4 mini and the One mini are expected to launch in late June or July. The specs and features will be nearly same so you might get confused to choose the best among these two flagship phones. Here we are providing you the similarities and differences of the GS4 mini and the One mini so that, you can decide which one to buy.

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini vs HTC One Mini: Similarity, Difference & Which one to buy

HTC One Mini

HTC One Mini will be a low-spec and low-price version of its bigger sibling. Recently, several photos of this phone were published by Estonian gadget blog named Delfi. According to the pics, the One Mini looks just like the HTC One which means rich looking & attractive aluminum design but with small size and less thickness. There are the same stereo speakers in front along with Beats Audio technology. It is said to have somewhat smaller screen and lesser resolution compared to the HTC One.

It will sport a 4.3-inch display with a resolution of 720p (342ppi pixel density). It will come with 4 MP rear camera + Ultrapixel technology and 2GB of RAM akin to the One. The processor and internal storage will be lowered to a dual-core and 16GB respectively. It will be based on Android 4.2, Jelly Bean along with HTC’s Sense 5 software. It will include 2GB of RAM and a 1,700 mAh non-removable battery. The processor speed, front camera details, connectivity features are still unknown. It is expected to launch in August with a price tag of around €400.


Galaxy S4 Mini

A powerful compact version of Samsung Galaxy S4, GS4 mini looks similar to the original one. It comes with a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display with qHD resolution, which is smaller and lesser resolution than GS4. The device is packed with a powerful 1.7GHz dual core processor and based on a scaled-down operating system Android 4.2.2, Jelly Bean with same UI (TouchWiz). There are two cameras: front and rear for capturing precious moments. The HD front facing camera is of 1.9 MP and the rear camera is of 8MP. The rear camera includes features such as Sound&Shot, HDR, Panorama Shot, Best Photo, Best Face, and the Story Album function.

The Group Play feature lets you listen to the same music and play the games with friends. Just like its predecessor, it sports Adapt Display (that adjusts the display’s brightness or saturation of the screen ), ChatON, WatchON’s IR remote (that convert the device into a remote for controlling TV, set-top box and DVD player) and S Translator (which offers text or voice translation immediately). Users can look after their health and well-being with the help of apps from Samsung Apps. Just, download S Health for monitoring calories intake & weight as well as S Healthaccessories for calculating daily steps, monitoring sleeping patterns & pulse.

It has a 1900mAh Lithium-Ion battery, 1.5 GB of RAM and 8 GB of in-built storage. Connectivity features of the device are 4G LTE, WiFi, GPS+GLONASS, Bluetooth v4.0 (LE), NFC and 3G HSPA. Galaxy S4 Mini will launch on 20th June, 2013 for £390.

Similarities Between the HTC One Mini and and the Galaxy S4 Mini

  • 4.3-inch display
  • Android 2.2 Jelly Bean OS

Differences Between the HTC One Mini and and the Galaxy S4 Mini

  • Screen resolution (Galaxy S4 Mini: qHD and HTC One Min: 720p)
  • Display PPI (Galaxy S4 Mini: 256 and HTC One Mini: 341)
  • Rear camera (Galaxy S4 Mini: 8MP and HTC One Min: 4MP Ultrapixel camera)
  • Front camera (Galaxy S4 Mini: 1.9 MP and HTC One Min: unknown)
  • Processor (Galaxy S4 Mini: 1.7GHz dual core and HTC One Mini: dual core with unknown speed)
  • RAM (Galaxy S4 Mini: 1.5 GB and HTC One Mini: 2 GB)
  • Inbuilt storage (Galaxy S4 Mini: 8 GB + expansion and HTC One Mini: 16 GB+ unknown expansion)
  • User interface (Galaxy S4 Mini: TouchWiZ UI and HTC One: Sense 5)
  • Battery (Galaxy S4 Mini: 1900mAh Lithium-Ion battery and HTC One: 1,700 mAh non-removable battery)