As said before this is my first smartphone. I made the choice after research and settled on the 1 mini. This feels and looks quality, like a functional design icon! I am still getting to grips with the phones full functions but I have managed quite well for a newbie. One thing to note is the non extendable storage which is fixed at 16gb but i tend to upload my photos to my laptop and cloud based storage so this is not an issue for me. I have had to put a rubber sleeve on my phone as it is very slippy and could be easily dropped! I have quite poor eyesight but the screen color and clarity is great and one of the things I was most pleased with. I now only use my old laptop for looking at photos and the HTC 1 mini has replaced my laptop, camera, old phone in one beautiful piece of kit- great looking and functionality in one (mini) package!