Samsung Galaxy S5 mini 

Released July, 2014
  • Android 6.0
  • 4G
  • 4.5"
  • Quad core 1.4 GHz
It seems LTE integration is being saved for Samsung's top flight devices, with the Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S4 also enjoying the speedy connection.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2013)
That said despite the lower resolution, the Super AMOLED screen is bright and reproduces colours very well which makes for a more than acceptable user experience.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2013)
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Colours are bright and there is a good level of contrast.

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Despite the lower resolution, the sAMOLED screen is bright and reproduces colours very well.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2013)
We didn't adjust the screen brightness, mainly because we were so used to having an auto-brightness feature.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2013)
Camera focuses well on important details, with contrast maintained throughout the image.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2013)


Opening the music app to begin, you are faced with the standard Android options of all your music, playlists, albums, artists, the aforementioned music square, folders, and nearby devices.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2013)
The influx of other sat nav apps, including some free apps, on the Play Store do provide some stiff competition, but for when you're in a spot of bother, Google will easily sort you out.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2013)
The music player also offers an impressive array of equalizer settings, in an area Samsung has termed Sound Alive.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2013)


The back of the phone is a smart white (or blue) affair, housing the 5MP camera sensor, a small flash, the loud speaker and the obligatory Samsung branding.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2013)
It has both autofocus, as well as selective focus should you wish to focus off.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2013)
Overall we were very impressed with the camera.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2013)


True movie aficionados will want the high end devices, but we didn't find the screen detracted from the movie experience.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2013)
Google offers the Play Store, as well as Play Movies and Play Books, both of which take you to downloadable content.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2013)
We're not so sure people still use MMS to share videos these days, especially since the rise of YouTube, Facebook and other social networking sites.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2013)


While we're sure this helps the battery life, we found it a little inconsistent.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2013)
We double checked, and the Galaxy S2 came with a bigger, 1650mAh battery.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2013)
We're big fans of auto-brightness features, as they can really help the battery life.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Size 4.5"
Resolution 1280 x 720
PPI 326 ppi


Clock speed 1.4 GHz
Number of cores Quad core
RAM 1.5 GB
Internal storage 16 GB
Supported card formats
  1. SDXC
  2. SDHC
  3. SD

photo & video

Camera 8 MP
Resolution 8 MP
Flash Yes
Secondary camera 2.1 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps


Generation 4G
  1. HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
  2. LTE Cat3
  3. GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
  4. UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
  5. EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
  6. HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
  7. LTE Cat4 (150 Mb/s)
  8. GSM (0.01 Mb/s)
  9. LTE Cat 4 (150/)


Talk time (3G) 600 min
Capacity 2,100 mA·h

form factor

Weight 120 g
Thickness 9.1 mm
Size 64.8 x 131.1 x 9.1 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes


Supports FM radio No


Operating system Android 6.0
Multitasking Yes
App store Android Market
Adobe flash support No
App store size 850,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes
Supports NFC Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
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