As expected, HTC stuck very close to the stylish design of the One with the One Mini, but there are a few changes. Above all, the frame consists of shiny, polycarbonate plastic rather than aluminum. This impacts the design language in the sense that the HTC One Mini is more rounded, but also a little less refined compared to the original One. If you appreciate the design and features of the HTC One but find the size or price a barrier, the HTC One Mini offers a really good alternative. Along with the decreased price you lose some performance and hardware and get a hint of plastic.