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HTC One Mini 2 vs Motorola Moto G

Vs Michael Grothaus sixteen:37, 28 Might 2014

Who has the perfect price range chops? Motorola's Moto G or the shiny shiny HTC One Mini 2?

It’s straightforward to get caught up in all the newest and biggest flagship telephones, however the reality of the matter is there’s a HUGE marketplace for so-referred to as “price range” smartphones that permit individuals do the fundamentals: surf the online, tweet, ship e mail, take photographs, and shoot video. Two of the preferred finances smartphones are the HTC One Mini 2 and the Moto G. How do they examine?

HTC One Mini 2

  • Display measurement: four.5 inch 720x1280 show at 326ppi

  • Weight: 137 grams

  • Dimensions: 137.four x sixty five x 10.6 mm

  • Processors: 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon four hundred

  • RAM: 1GB

  • OS: Android four.four KitKat

  • Storage: 16GB plus microSD card slot that helps as much as 128GB

  • Sensors: Accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, proximity sensor, ambient mild sensor

  • Battery: 2,one hundred mAh Li-Po

  • Cameras: thirteen-megapixel rear digital camera that data video at 1080p; 5-megapixel entrance digital camera

  • Connectivity: 3G, 4G, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth four.zero, NFC

  • Typical worth: £360

Moto G

  • Display measurement: four.5 inch 720x1280 show at 329ppi

  • Weight: 143 grams

  • Dimensions: 146.three x seventy four.7 x eight.9 mm

  • Processors: 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon four hundred

  • RAM: 1GB

  • OS: Android four.four KitKat

  • Storage: eight GB or sixteen GB

  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity and Ambient Mild

  • Battery: Lithium-Ion 2,070 mAh

  • Cameras: 5-megapixel rear digital camera that data video at 720p; 1.three-megapixel entrance digital camera

  • Connectivity: 3G, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth four.zero; optionally available 4G

  • Typical worth: £119 (3G), £149 (4G)

Design & Show

The HTC One Mini 2 is a mini model of the HTC One M8, so it’s received the identical brushed aluminum again however as an alternative of aluminum across the edges it’s obtained plastic holding every part collectively. Fortunately it’s nonetheless acquired the curved again although, which makes it snug to carry in your hand. The Moto G contains a much less refined look resulting from its absolutely polycarbonate physique, nevertheless it truly works nicely for this telephone. It’s rounded edges are a pleasant contact, however Motorola must be dinged for claiming it has an edge-to-edge show: by no means does it.

Talking of shows, each telephones function a four.5 inch 720x1280 show. Apparently, the Moto G has a barely higher show as a result of it has a pixel per inch decision of 329ppi. That’s in comparison with the HTC One Mini 2’s 326ppi. Will you discover this? By no means.

The HTC One Mini 2 is available in at six grams lighter than the Moto G, however the Moto G is over 1.5mm thinner.

Winner: Draw. From a show perspective the Moto G technically is best due to its slight ppi benefit. From a design perspective the HTC One Mini 2 seems to be higher due to its half-aluminum physique.

Processors & RAM

As each of those telephones are finances fashions, it’s no shock they don’t use the quickest processors or probably the most RAM. Matter of reality, every telephone has the identical 1GB of RAM and the very same 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon four hundred processor.

Winner: Draw.

Working System

Every telephone runs Android four.four “KitKat”. However the HTC One Mini 2 options the corporate’s HTC Sense 6 UI. It’s a extra polished UI than the Sense 5 and I’m an enormous fan of its flat UI parts and transitions, which truly run fairly properly despite the fact that the telephone is underpowered in comparison with flagship units.

Winner: HTC One Mini 2 with its Sense 6 UI. It simply appears higher than the Moto G’s principally inventory KitKat.

Storage & Battery

The Moto G is available in two storage choices: eight or 16GB. It’s no shock that a price range telephone presents a number of the lowest storage obtainable. What’s disappointing right here is that the 3G-solely mannequin lacks a microSD slot, so there’s no means so as to add further storage. This drawback is rectified on the 4G model of the Moto G. That one features a microSD card slot that allows you to add as much as 128GB of storage.

The HTC One Mini 2 solely is available in one measurement--16GB--and gives a microSD card as normal. Meaning you'll be able to add as much as one other 128GB of storage any time you need.

Winner: HTC One Mini 2. The 8GB model of the Moto G is just too little space for storing for many customers in immediately’s age. Plus it sucks that the 3G model doesn’t have a microSD card slot.

Sensors & Connectivity

As I alluded to above, the Moto G truly is available in two variations: the 3G-solely model and the 3G/4G model. Regardless of which model you select you’ll additionally get 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth four.zero.

The HTC One Mini 2 is extra straight ahead. It comes with 3G, 4G, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth four.zero, and NFC (one other factor the Moto G lacks).

Winner: HTC One Mini 2.

Cameras

The digital camera division is one other space the HTC One Mini 2 destroys the Moto G. The One Mini 2 features a thirteen-megapixel rear digital camera that data video at 1080p and a 5-megapixel entrance digital camera. That’s leagues higher than the Moto G’s paltry 5-megapixel rear digital camera that data video at 720p and its 1.three-megapixel entrance digital camera.

Winner: HTC One Mini 2.

Worth & Conclusion

When you’ve learn by means of this entire evaluate you could anticipate me to declare the HTC One Mini 2 the winner on this battle. That may be true if we have been evaluating spec-for-spec. In nearly each metric the HTC One Mini 2 blows the Moto G away, except for processor and efficiency, the place they're equal.

Nevertheless, each of those smartphones are purported to be price range telephones. The issue for HTC is the One Mini 2 has a typical worth of £360--over twice as a lot because the 4G model of the Moto G. So sure, whereas that worth hike is justified in a bunch of its options (cameras, construct, connectivity), there no method most individuals would contemplate a £360 telephone a price range telephone, notably not when each have the identical CPU.

The crown right here goes to the Moto G, which at £119 for the 3G model and £149 for the 4G model presents respectable specs and options for the cash. I'll give one final phrase of recommendation: in case you have the additional £30 to spare, it’s value spending it on the 4G Moto G. You’ll be future proof with 4G and in addition get that extremely helpful microSD card slot that may permit you to add extra storage to the telephone sooner or later if want be.

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