For readers who are considering buying the HTC One Mini or the iPhone 5, here is a specs and price comparison between the two devices in Australia. The comparison could help readers make an informed decision.
Display and Design
The HTC One Mini comes with a 4.3 inch Super LCD2 capacitive touch screen, rendering 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. The iPhone 5 comes with a 4 inch LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, rendering 640 x 1136 pixels resolution.
The HTC One Mini comes with 132 x 63.2 x 9.3 mm dimensions and weighs 122 grams. The iPhone 5 comes with 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm dimensions and weighs 112 grams.
Hardware and Operating System
The HTC One Mini is equipped with a 1.4 GHz dual core krait 200 processor and Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset. It comes with 16 GB of internal memory and no Micro SD slot for additional memory.
The iPhone 5 is equipped with a 1.3 GHz dual core swift processor and Apple A6 chipset. It comes in 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB internal memory variants and no Micro SD slot for additional memory.
The HTC One Mini runs on the Android Jelly Bean operating system whereas the iPhone 5 runs on the iOS 6 operating system, which can be upgraded to the iOS 7 version. Both the devices have 1 GB of RAM.
The HTC One Mini sports a 4 MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash. The secondary camera on the device is 1.6 MP. The iPhone 5 sports an 8 MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash. The secondary camera on the device is 1.2 MP.
The HTC One Mini comes with a non-removable Li-Po 1800 mAh battery, which allows for a talk time of about 13 hours and 20 minutes on 3G. The iPhone 5 comes with a non-removable Li-Po 1440 mAh battery, which allows for a talk time of about 8 hours on 3G.
Price in Australia
The HTC One Mini 601E is priced at around AU $459.95 and the 601S 4G LTE variant is priced at around AU $499.95. The iPhone 5 16 GB variant is priced at around AU $829.95, the 32 GB variant is priced at around AU $859.95 and the 64 GB variant is priced at around AU $929.95 in Australia.
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