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HTC HD mini

The smartphone for small pockets?

I had no issues with call quality during the test period, and the HD mini shares the Android toting HTC Desire and Legend’s ability lower ringer volume automatically when you pick the handset up and mute the ringer when you flip the phone over face down.

HTC Mini HD

Nicely responsive due in no small part to HTC's Sense UI

With just a 1200mAh battery you obviously can’t expect days on end without a recharge. On one test day I went from four bars to three in three hours of fairly light use with Wi-Fi connected, yet throughout the test period I had to boost the battery daily.

Verdict

The HTC HD mini is a nice little handset. The touchscreen is responsive, the camera impressive and thankfully, Windows Mobile is, for the most part, hidden behind the Sense UI. However, with Windows Phone 7 just around the corner, the HD mini might find itself a victim of those wanting to wait for the new OS. That and a lack of ability to customise the home screens, as you can with Android, could be its downfall. ®

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HTC HD mini

A small format smartphone with a decent array of features.
Price: £325 RRP