HTC HD Mini review

The HTC HD Mini was the less exciting launch of Mobile World Congress, but that doesn’t mean it can be forgotten. We review it to find out if it's worth remembering.

A menu at the bottom of the browser gives you limited options but with Safari and even Opera in the mix, HTC need s to improve its browser on the Windows Mobile front.

Sure, it's not a top of the range Android device, but if HTC's Windows legacy is going to continue, it needs to implement the stunning interface from its Android devices to be more user-friendly.

The HTC HD Mini is a highly usable Windows 6.5 device. It may not have the stunning screen and have some connectivity issues, but battery life is perfect for those who don't want to be charging their phone twice a day.

If only HTC could implement its new-and-improved HTC Sense UI on Windows devices. Then, we certainly wouldn't pause before making the purchase. As it stands, the interface looks dated in comparison to the Legend and Desire.

Verdict

The HTC HD Mini is a light and attractive Windows 6.5 device. It speeds along, even with multiple apps open and the Sense UI makes it easy to use. Battery life is tip top and the screen is still bright and colourful. However, what does disappoint is that certain UI touches feel a little dated and the emotional among us would perhaps be led to think that the development of the device has been neglected in favour of HTC’s Android offerings.

Connectivity: GSM 850/900/1800/1900, HSPA 900/2100 Display: 320 x 480 pixels, 3.2 inches OS: Windows Mobile 6.5 Camera: 5 megapixels GPS: A-GPS Processor: Qualcomm 7227 600 MHz processor Dimensions: 103 x 57.7 x 11.7 mm Weight: 110g Battery: Li-Ion 1200 mAh

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