It looks like an HTC HD2 that’s been shrunk in the wash, but does the HTC HD Mini come up smelling of roses?
The HTC HD2 is one of the most impressive Windows Mobile phones to enter the market in recent times. The screen is huge and fantastically high resolution, casing is sleek and Windows Phone 6.5 works perfectly with the HTC Sense UI.
Now its younger brother has hit the scene and the HTC HD Mini isn’t quite as impressive.
Firstly, the HD2’s best feature – its screen – has been miniaturised to 3.2-inches (compared to the HD2’s massive 4.3-inches), and taken down a notch in the resolution department to 320x480 pixels.
This is mostly down to the HD Mini’s decreased size. It’s also a lot lighter than the HD2, weighing in at 110g.
This does mean it slides into a pocket, unlike the HD2, but the screen size does cause real issues when typing and makes you crave a stylus when using the QWERTY keyboard. It’s too small for any fingers, let alone fully-grown adult digits.
The processor has been downsized too. Gone is the 1GHz Snapdragon number and in comes a Qualcomm 7227 600 MHz processor. It doesn’t make a huge amount of difference when running one or two applications, but when zipping through the application panels we did notice a slight lag.