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First Look: HTC One Mini 2 is a smaller, stripped-down One M8
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First Look: HTC One Mini 2 is a smaller, stripped-down One M8

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The HTC One Mini 2 has the same gorgeous metal design of the flagship One M8, but shrinks down the body -- and the specs.

[MUSIC] If you want the Sony flagship HTC one MA but can't quite fit your palm around it's five inch screen, then check out the HTC one mini two. The scaled down version of it's luxurious big brother. It keeps the all metal body, the attractive brushed finish, making it look gorgeous and feel great to hold. And of course has the dual boom sound speakers on the front as well. 4.5 inches, its a fair bit smaller than the regular one M8. The size reduction does make it a bit more comfortable to hold, and you can just about stretch your thumb across to type with one hand. The display has a 1280 by 720 pixel resolution, which is a step down from the full HD panel on the M8 or indeed the old 4.7 inch HTC One. But it still seems pretty crisp and bright. Inside is a 1.4 gigahertz quad core processor, which again, isn't as impressive as a 2.3 megahertz chip in the M8 but it should still be able to handle everyday tasks well, and it seems satisfying [UNKNOWN] in my own use. Comes with the latest Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat, with HTC Sense Skin over the top, which provides a simple to use attractive interface as well as a Blink Feed news aggregator. A 13 megapixel camera sits on the back. [UNKNOWN] 4 ultra-pixel camera for the m8. And it doesn't have the depth sensor for those unusual 3D pictures. Has a five megapixel camera on the front, and it's all powered by a 2100 milliamp battery, which should keep it ticking over a full day, with careful use. It's a shame that HTC hasn't packed the [INAUDIBLE] with the same blistering processor as its flagship sibling, but its gorgeous sleek body probably goes some way to making up for it. Hopefully, HTC also pairs the phone with a cut down price. I'm Andrew Holmes for CNet and this is the HTC One Mini two. [MUSIC]

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