Launching smaller, lighter and sleeker version of popular smartphones has proven profitable for manufacturers in the past. Following suite with the trend, Samsung and HTC released the smaller smartphone of their respective models Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One. The consequent models are Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini and HTC One Mini.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini


S4 Mini is the flagship smartphone from the Samsung mobile series. Inspired by its brother the S4, it sports the same look and design, though with a smaller screen. It also supports dual sim but has the same back cover as the S4. It is not powered by a humongous CPU but has a 1.6GHz dual-core CPU. The 4.3 inches screen is of Super AMOLED nature which has a promising performance much like HD screen in S4. It runs on the Android v.4.2.2 Jelly Bean Operating System. The camera features geo-tagging, touch focus and image stabilization etc. The secondary camera has 2.1 MP that clicks cool selfies for you.

HTC One Mini


The new HTC One Mini is loaded with attractive features and exclusive traits. Acquiring its basic inspiration from its namesake brother HTC One, it has similar features but at an affordable price, so as to be accessible to the masses. It runs on Android v.4.2.2 Jelly Bean Operating System and features a 4.3 inch display screen. With a 1280×720 pixels and density of 342 ppi, it has a 17oo mAh battery and 4G LTE connectivity as well. This is an advanced mid budget phone which is crafted to compete with other smartphones in the same bracket.

A Comparative Study

For all those who yearn for smartphones but dread the bulky wide-screen phones, HTC and Samsung have come up with a middle alternative for you. The flagship models Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One are now available in smaller sizes respectively. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini and HTC One Mini are the convenient and affordable alternatives to expensive high-end models from the manufacturers end.


Both the mid budget phones are competitors in the market today, owing to a few common factors, such as a similar size and OS employed. HTC One Mini takes its design and performance from its brother One. With an impressive design and smooth functioning, it is a sure stunner. The only glitch it seems to have is the absence of the lock/power key on the side, which makes it hard to reach with one hand alone. The S4 Mini, as mentioned earlier seeks inspiration from the S4. It also sports a plastic finish and is light to hold. The Samsung series have been often criticized for their plastic made phone bodies.

Screen and Display

Most smartphones nowadays are launched with full HD screens or Super AMOLED ones, however, these smaller models have neither. Both the phones come with qHD resolution screens. One Mini fairs better in this regard as it has an impressive image density, as compared to that of the S4 Mini.

Processor and Hardware

The One Mini and S4 Mini both shall incorporate the Snapdragon 400, but it comes with a dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait CPU and Adreno 305. The One Mini has 2 GB RAM and 16 GB ROM, but its internal memory is not expandable. The S4 Mini has two variants, both of which have 8 GB ROM but the LTE version has 2 GB RAM, thought the non-LTE variant has only 1.5 GB of RAM. The LTE version also has NFC, unlike the non-LTE version. The remaining features are common between both variants.


One Mini sports the HTC UltraPixel technology which is exclusive to HTC. The large sensor enhances picture quality in dim light situations. S4 Mini has a standard 8 MP camera with small UI changes such as face and smile detection, HDR auto focus and image filters. The smart imaging tools in the phone make it a smart device.

How to make the final decision

The final decision depends largely upon your needs and expectations from a phone. But you can always make an informed choice by keeping in mind the specific features. It is safe to assume that if you considering buying the Mini variants of the high end models, you are surely looking for something in your budget and which is economical. Both these mid budget phones sport similar traits, it is up to you to decide which features of a phone suit your purpose and needs better than those of the other.

E-commerce Websites

The e-commerce websites have made these smartphones available to you with unbelievable offers and a reasonable price. For the skeptical buyers, they have provided cash on delivery options which let you pay your money only when you receive the product at your doorstep. So, once you are sure about your budget, sit back and enjoy the divine online shopping experience which saves you the trouble of visiting stores in person.