'Thanks to the arched nature of the phone, it ergonically contours in our hand to provide a natural grip. '
'The build quality is close to top notch and it really does feel like a smaller One M8, although I did find the nanoSIM tray on the left of the device didn't sit completely flush with the case.'
'The HTC One Mini 2 is a nice phone, but at launch it's a little expensive. '
'There's plenty of power for daily tasks, a large screen to consume content and cameras that can offer some great shots, even if the high megapixel count doesn't immediately translate into the best results. '
'Bad. Bad battery life.'
'Plastic is glossy and easily gets smudged and scratched.'
'The performance is average, battery life is very good, camera quality is good only daylight and mediocre under low lights.'
'The protective glass is rather reflective, as a result of which the visibility under direct sunlight takes a beating.'
'Quick and easy transition from phone to tablet.'
'First, the phone in and of itself is solid and reliable. '
'The 1080p video recording is more than usable to share with friends and family.'
'Photos captured using the camera were sharp and full of detail, though colors were too bright.'
'HTC has taken a minimalist approach when designing the Desire 816.'
'My review handset was white, which did a pretty good job of hiding the fingerprints and smudges that will no doubt find plaguing the colour versions.'
'The 720x1280 resolution might be stretched thin over the 5.5in screen, but the resulting 267 pixels-per-inch is dense enough to deliver a solid viewing experience.'
'Footage is smooth, but again, you lose some detail in low light.'