When comparing mintty vs Terminus, the Slant community recommends Terminus for most people. In the question“What are the best terminal emulators for Windows?” Terminus is ranked 4th while mintty is ranked 6th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Support for Cygwin and MSYS
Mintty is a native Windows wrapper around Cygwin but with added customization features like changing background color, font, transparency, etc.
Pro Proper support for scrolling in terminal applications
The mouse wheel in mintty actually scrolls the content in man/less/vim, etc.
Pro Xterm-compatible terminal emulation
Xterm is the standard terminal emulator for the X Window System.
Pro UTF-8 support
UTF-8 allows for the encoding of all possible characters.
Pro Drag and drop makes for ease of use
The drag and drop function in mintty allows the user to move an item quickly and easily.
Pro It looks just beautiful
Pro It comes with plugins
Pro It's open source
This helps the community to move software forward and to make it even better.
A lot of things can be easily configured, e.g. color theme, size, window frame behavior, tab location, cursor style, hotkeys, etc.
Pro Under active development
Hyper development has basically stalled out.
Pro Is cross-platform
Even the question was "...for Windows", it's nice if you can use your tools over different platforms.
Pro Integrated GitBash, Cmd, PowerShell, and WSL
Pro Excellent interface
At start opens last session terminals. Also has terminal tabs.
Con No multiple tab support
Con Win32 console API performs poorly
Classic Windows console applications don't work well.
Con No native support for WSL
Cygwin is dead. WSL is amazing, yet Mintty is designed around Cygwin and the WSLtty app to connect Mintty to WSL feels like a hack.
Con Some functions still fail
It's huge. The amount of resources it consumes is not justifiable.
Con Slow with input lag
Sadly, Electron strikes again. The input lag is noticeable and annoying. Startup also takes like 2 seconds or more (On an i7 from 2016 with SSD).
Con No multi window support
Can't split tabs into multiple windows.