Samsung Galaxy S4 mini vs HTC One Mini :Battle of Mini Smartphones

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Samsung and HTC are the two main competitors in the Android phones market at the moment. Both of the companies are trying to rule in this segment with their latest flagship devices. Samsung’s latest flagship is the Galaxy S4 that comes with Life Tasks like Smart Scroll, Pause and Air View gestures. HTC is trying to impress smart phone buyers with HTC One that comes with a brilliant looking metal design. Now there are reports that this battle will also emerge when both of the companies will announce mini versions of these flagships will be named as Samsung Galaxy Mini and HTC One Mini. We have compared both of the devices with the speculations going around the web.

Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 Mini (Right)

Galaxy S4 (Left) and Galaxy S4 Mini (Right)

 

Design: Plastic Vs. Metal –

From the current rumors it looks like both of the companies are going to mirror their latest flagships into the mini ones. Galaxy S4 Mini is going to have the same plastic body that comes in its bigger brother. Whereas, HTC One Mini, code named as HTC M4, will share the metal body design of its predecessor. The main thing here is the battle of plastic and metal design.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini future buyers are going to get a cheaper feeling with the phone because of its plastic body. While HTC One Mini will share the same design that is being appreciated in the current HTC One. It will be up to the buyers if they are willing to feel cheaper with Samsung’s Galaxy S4 Mini plastic body or richer with full metal design of the HTC One Mini.

 

htc one mini size

htc one mini size

Software Side –

Samsung & HTC are launching the mini version of their flagships to target affordable buyers in the Android market. So, it will be really interesting thing to notice if the tech giants will put the same software features in the miniature versions. Both of the companies might not really want to ruin their top end flagship devices by providing the same software features in lesser prices.

This also kills the point of running Android 4.3 or 5.0 Key Lime Pie in these mini devices. But, we are sure both of the companies will enhance the software interface with their custom UI ( HTC’s Sense UI & Samsung’s TouchWiz Interface).

Performance –

HTC is going to step down in the performance area with HTC One Mini that is rumored to come with a Dual Core processor and only 16 GB inbuilt memory. On the other hand Samsung is expected to launch Galaxy S4 Mini with a dual core 1600 MHz processor which is better than HTC One Mini. Overall, there will not be much difference in the performance of these devices. However, HTC One Mini is going to take advantage of its Ultra pixels camera technology to shoot better photos than Galaxy S4 Mini .

Verdict

Well, there you have the comparison based on the current speculations between Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini and HTC One Mini. Both of the companies have separate niche of buyers in the market. But seems HTC One Mini might be able to steal some sales from Samsung because of its Ultrapixel camera and rich looking body design. According to the reports both of the companies are going to launch these devices without any special huge press event.

Galaxy S4 Mini Back

Galaxy S4 Mini Back

This article is contributed by Sanjay Kumar Negi working at 91mobiles.

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