Motorola DROID Ultra Vs. HTC One Mini – Specs Comparison

Jaycee De Guzman September 30, 2013 0


As far as smartphone goes, there are a lot of companies which are now taking further steps in developing new gadgets that will attract more customers. Since Motorola is trying to come back in the industry, the company released the DROID Ultra among others. On the other hand, the HTC One Mini is a similar device but with much more popularity after its company released a few high rating products in only a short period of time. Now, let’s review these two handsets to see if they can be worth the consumers’ time and money.

Build and Design

Motorola DROID Ultra Vs. HTC One Mini - Specs ComparisonThe Motorola DROID Ultra has 137.5 x 71.2 x 7.18 mm of measurements, 137 g of weight and 5.0 inches of physical size. It has a Kevlar as its body material while the handset is available in three colors of black, white and red. On the right side of the body is where the volume control and lock key can be found. It is also water-resistant.

On the other hand, the HTC One Mini has a dimension of 132 x 63.2 x 9.25 mm, weight of 122 g and 4.3 inches of physical body size. It has a slightly smaller physique than the other gadget. In stores, it is available in four colors of glacial silver, black and blue.

Display Features

Motorola DROID Ultra Vs. HTC One Mini - Specs ComparisonIn terms of the display features, the Motorola DROID Ultra exhibits a Super AMOLED screen with 16M colors. It is capacitive, multi-touch and bears light as well as proximity sensors. Physically, it is protected by a scratch proof glass courtesy of the Corning Gorilla Glass. It sports a 720 x 1280 pixels of quality and 294 ppi pixel density.

Alternatively, the HTC One Mini is sporting a Super LCD2 screen capable of displaying 16M colors. It is also capacitive, multi-touch and showcases light and proximity sensors. The screen is protected by a scratch proof glass by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 while displaying 720 x 1280 pixels of resolution and 342 ppi of pixel density.

Operating System and Hardware

Motorola DROID Ultra Vs. HTC One Mini - Specs ComparisonMotorola’s DROID Ultra features an Android Jelly Bean operating system with version 4.2.2. Hardware wise, it consists of a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4Pro chipset with a Dual core 1.7 GHz Krait central processing unit and Adreno 320 graphical interface. There is no memory card slot available but system memory comes at 2GB RAM while internal storage is at 16GB. The battery is a Li-Ion 2130 mAh which can last up to 13 days of standby time.


HTC’s One Mini is also sporting a similar Android operating system which is the Jelly Bean version 4.2.2. The hardware includes a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset, Dual-core 1.4 GHz Krait 200 CPU and Adreno 305 graphical interface. There is also no memory card slot available but with a 1GB RAM, 16GB of internal storage and 11GB of maximum user storage, that is hardly a bad thing. The battery is a Li-Po 1800 mAh which is not removable and can last up to 20 days of standby time.

Camera and General Multimedia

Motorola DROID Ultra Vs. HTC One Mini - Specs ComparisonMotorola, on its new DROID Ultra is sporting a 10MP camera with auto focus and LED flash. It also has touch focus, Geo-tagging as well as face detection while the secondary camera has 2MP of quality. It can capture video just like the camcorder which shoots at 1920 x 1080 of resolution and 60 frames per second. This means a 1080p HD quality of viewing. Multimedia options include a music player compatible with MP3 and other formats while video playback supports MPEG4 and other file types.

On an alternative note, the One Mini by HTC is made with a 4MP camera with its own auto focus and LED flash. It takes photos at a resolution of 2688 x 1520 pixels. Additional features include 1/3′ inches of sensor size, Geo-tagging, back-illuminated sensor, face as well as smile detection. Similarly, the camcorder which supports MPEG4 formats captures scenes at a resolution of 1920 x 1080 but only at 30 frames per second. The secondary camera at the front takes photos at 1.6MP and videos at 1280 x 720. Multimedia options include a music player with Beats audio that is compatible with MP3 and other formats. Video playback also supports the same file types as the other gadget.


The Motorola DROID Ultra has a lighter and smaller physique and we all know the positive things that come after that. It means that users are able to carry it around easier than the other product. Also, it has a larger system memory and definitely better camera features. Meanwhile, the HTC One Mini has bigger and heavier built but it comes with display specifications which are definitely better. Also, the battery life, maximum user storage as well as multimedia options give the gadget plus points.

At the current market of smartphones and devices of the like, which handset is more competitive?

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