PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Galaxy S III mini vs iPhone 4s

Performance

Processing power and speed

Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

GLBenchmark 2.5 Battery, Talk time (3G) and Standby time

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from phonearena.com, gsmarena.com and techradar.com

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Winner
Samsung Galaxy S III mini 

PhoneRocket recommends the Samsung Galaxy S III mini  based on its performance and battery life.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy S III mini vs iPhone 4s

SunSpider 0.9.1 Web browser and javascript performance

iPhone 4s
2,250 ms

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

iPhone 4s
2.7 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

iPhone 4s
12 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 battery Battery life for 3D graphics apps

iPhone 4s
159 min

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Samsung Galaxy S III mini

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy S III mini

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Faster javascript execution 1,955 ms vs 2,250 ms Around 15% better SunSpider 0.9.1 score
Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Longer standby time 27,648 min vs 11,952 min More than 2.2x longer standby time
Supports multitasking Yes vs No Somewhat common; Run multiple apps at once
Lighter 120 g vs 140 g Around 15% lighter
Bigger screen 4" vs 3.5" Around 15% bigger screen
Bigger app store 850,000 apps vs 825,000 apps Around 5% more apps; find an app for virtually any task
Faster processor 1 GHz vs 0.8 GHz Around 25% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
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Faster graphics 12 fps vs 6.5 fps Around 85% better GLBenchmark 2.5 score
Store significantly more stuff 64 GB vs 16 GB 4x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Sharper screen 329 ppi vs 233 ppi More than 40% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Higher resolution front camera 8 MP vs 5 MP 60% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Slightly thinner 9.3 mm vs 9.9 mm More than 5% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy S III mini  vs iPhone 4s 

8.9
8.5
Outdoor visibility isn't very good, just like on most other AMOLED screens.
Galaxy S III mini

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Galaxy S III mini  vs
iPhone 4s 
Type AMOLED Super IPS LCD2
Size 4" 3.5"
Resolution 800 x 480 960 x 640
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 233 ppi 329 ppi

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes No

software

Operating system Android 4.1.2 iOS 9
Multitasking Yes No
App store Android Market Apple App Store
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 825,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC No No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0

form factor

Galaxy S III mini  vs
iPhone 4s 
Weight 120 g 140 g
Thickness 9.9 mm 9.3 mm
Size 63 x 121.5 x 9.9 mm 58.6 x 115.2 x 9.3 mm

hardware

Clock speed 1 GHz 0.8 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Dual core
RAM 1 GB 0.5 GB
Internal storage 16 GB 64 GB

photo & video

Camera 5 MP 8 MP
Resolution 5 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 0.3 MP 0.3 MP
Video resolution 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 3.5G 3.5G
Networks
HSDPA (14.4 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
Unknown (14.4 Mb/s)
EV-DO Rev.A
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time (3G) 469.8 min 480 min
Standby time 27,648 min 11,952 min
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