HTC One Mini Hands-On

HTC announced the mini version of their flagship, HTC One, back in July as the HTC One Mini and the phone was on display at IFA 2013 in Berlin. The HTC One Mini looks quite similar to the original HTC One, but comes in a smaller package and a less powerful package.


Here is our hands on video from the event –


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HTC One Red Hands On


In order to provide variety, over the summer HTC announced two new colours for its HTC One flagship – the HTC One Vivid Blue and the HTC One Red. The Red HTC One is likely to be very popular as it features a stylish design with a metallic finish and deep red colour that reminds us of the red Nokia Lumia smartphones. Continue reading “HTC One Red Hands On”

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs HTC One Hands On

The big day at IFA has come and gone but sadly there has been no official announcement of the rumoured HTC One Max phablet. Nonetheless today Samsung announced their new Galaxy Note 3 phablet and we went hands on alongside a quick comparison with the HTC One.


Here’s our quick comparison video between these two flagships:

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HTC One Dual SIM + launched in India on Tata Docomo for Rs. 53590

HTC One Dual SIM Plus

Last month we reported that HTC would launch the Dual SIM variant of the HTC One soon. The phone went on sale online last month, Now HTC and Tata Docomo has partnered to launch the phone in India officially, calling it HTC One Dual SIM +. The company says that this is the first Android phone launched in India which offers CDMA and UMTS dual SIM capability. It has similar features as the HTC One single-SIM variant including a 4.7 inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD display,  1.7 GHz quad-core processor,  Android Jelly Bean with Sense 5, UltraPixel camera with LED Flash and a 2.1MP HD front-facing camera. Continue reading “HTC One Dual SIM + launched in India on Tata Docomo for Rs. 53590”

Nokia Lumia 925 Blind Test – Flagship Shoot Out

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The Nokia Lumia 925 launched just six days back in India with a price tag of Rs. 33,499. It was announced back in May, as a refreshed alternative to people who didn’t like the bulk and design of the good old Nokia Lumia 920. The camera was supposedly improved, along with the build and design, with a six element lens and all new algorithms, while retaining all the PureView OIS goodness that the 920 was known for. While the Lumia 920 was good, it had problems with defocused softer photos and overall unreliable performance, making it a tougher buy when compared to other flagships. But, does the Lumia 925 fix that? Can it produce better pictures than competing flagship devices? Exactly what we are going to see today.

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HTC One Mini White Retail Unboxing


Big screens aren’t for all customers and manufacturers are keen to address the need for different screen sizes. The latest trend is ‘Mini’ which brings the features of the HTC One to a smaller size. Announced last month the HTC One Mini brings the Ultrapixel camera, BoomSound speakers and Beats Audio to a smaller screen and thinner build.

The HTC One Mini has just gone on sale in the UK and we’re bringing you a retail unboxing of the small-but-powerful One Mini.

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HTC One Mini goes official with a 4.3 inch 720p display and Snapdragon 400 in tow


The long rumoured and heavily leaked HTC One Mini has finally gone official. Filling the space left by the HTC One S, the One mini will be sporting a smaller display and more modest specs, when compared to its bigger brother and flagship, the HTC One. While the design and the looks are almost exactly the same as the One, the internals are different with predictable cost cutting done in the favour of a lower price. So, in any case, this isn’t a smaller flagship like most people expect it to be. While the camera is the same 4MP UltraPixel camera as the One, it loses the OIS functionality, and if you are keen enough to notice the lack of a vertical band above the camera, which is now occupied by the flash, there is no NFC on this either.

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HTC infographic teases the One Mini, to launch soon

HTC One mini leak

In a recent tradition to release an infographic before a launch, HTC has done it again, and it’s for the One Mini this time. Being rumoured for a long time, and eventually leaking in every possible way, the One Mini is a secret kept even worse than that of its bigger brother, the HTC One. Following this infographic tease of a “smaller is better” tagline, we predict that HTC will be launching the One Mini anytime soon.

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HTC One Android 4.2.2 OTA update starts rolling out in UK and France

HTC One Android 4.2.2 France

HTC has started rolling out Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) update for the customers in UK. HTC UK and HTC France has shared this great new on their Facebook pages earlier today. HTC One users in UK have also reported that they have received the update in the standalone version and the carrier variants including Vodafone and 02. Continue reading “HTC One Android 4.2.2 OTA update starts rolling out in UK and France”

HTC One Android 4.2.2 update to roll out in Asia this week

HTC started rolling out the Android 4.2.2 over-the-air (OTA) update for the International users starting from Taiwan last week. Now CNET reports that a spokesperson has told them that the update will roll out sometime this week to owners in Asia. We are not sure which part of Asia would get the update first. Continue reading “HTC One Android 4.2.2 update to roll out in Asia this week”

New Android 4.3 camera and gallery app emerges [Download]

It was rumoured that Android 4.3 will be launched with the stock HTC One version, but there was no trace of the new version of Android when the device was launched recently. Recently the camera interface for the Android 4.3 was leaked by someone having 4.3 running on a Nexus 4 at a Thai expo. The new UI was supposed to come with Android 4.3, instead Google has decided to put some new features of Android 4.3 on these phones instead of the complete new update. Now, we have the apk and you can install it in any device just like you install any application.

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HTC prepping One Mini to challenge Samsung says Bloomberg

If rumors are to be believed then HTC is all set to introduce a smaller and cheaper variant of its popular flagship, the HTC One. The Taiwanese company posted its highest sales in almost an year owing to strong demand for the HTC One. To compete with the likes of Samsung, HTC plans to introduce a more affordable mid range variant of its handset. While the design is believed to be very similar to the One, the One Mini will pack a smaller 4.3″ screen and is expected to include a less powerful processor. That said, it is believed that the handset will have the same Ultrapixel camera that has been highly praised in most reviews for its low light capabilities. HTC’s front facing BoomSound speakers too are expected to make a comeback. We’ve previously reviewed the HTC One and found it to be an excellent high end device. The Android running smartphone should prove to be quite popular in its mid range avatar.

[Via – Bloomberg]

HTC One mini pictures and specifications leak, reportedly packs 4.3 inch 720p display and Ultrapixel camera


The HTC One mini, or whatever HTC wants to call it, has been eagerly awaited as the smaller One device which will serve the mid-high range market, for people seeking decently sized devices. Today, it has leaked out in full glory thanks to the folks at Forte, an Estonian portal. The pictures and specifications of the supposed successor to the One S were outed, which fit in with similar mid-high range specs and lower pricing. The One mini is purportedly sized at 4.3 inches with a 720p display and sports the same 4MP UltraPixel camera like on the HTC One.

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HTC gunning for 15% smartphone marketshare in India

HTC has been trying to stem its declining sales and has seemingly hit a home run with its latest handset, the One. Banking on its popularity and its portfolio for the rest of the year, the company has major expansion plans in India. In a report issues by PTI, HTC’s country head Faisal Siddiqui revealed that the company aims to double their market share in India.

The Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer currently has a 6% share of the smartphone market in India. By adding two additional national distributors, HTC India has expanded its distribution channel greatly . The company also plans to introduce an EMI scheme for its high priced flagship device that was launched in India at the Rs. 42,990 mark.

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HTC One with stock Android launching on June 26th in USA, priced at $599


HTC has finally confirmed the rumors about the HTC One running stock Android. The company just announced on its official blog that a HTC One with Nexus User Experience will be going on sale soon in the US market first. They would continue to sell the developer version and unlocked version directly to users. The HTC One with stock Android will be going on sale on Google’s Play store starting from June 26th but sadly only in the US. The handset has been priced at $599 which is lower than the price of the Galaxy S4 running stock Android which will also be going on sale on the same day for $649. Continue reading “HTC One with stock Android launching on June 26th in USA, priced at $599”