PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Galaxy S4 mini vs iPhone 4s

Performance

Processing power and speed

Geekbench

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Talk time (3G)

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from phonearena.com, gsmarena.com, techradar.com, pocket-lint.com and fudzilla.com

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy S4 mini vs iPhone 4s

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Galaxy S4 mini iPhone 4s @ browser.primatelabs.com
It's no bull, the phone is twice as fast in terms of CPU performance and more than twice as fast for graphics.
iPhone 4s | by MobileTechReview (Oct, 2011)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Samsung Galaxy S4 mini

Reasons to consider the
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Better overall performance 1,069 vs 406 Around 2.8x better geekbench score
Much faster processor 1.7 GHz vs 0.8 GHz More than 2x faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
Supports NFC Yes vs No Somewhat common; Enables payment by phone and other wireless communications
Is 4G Yes vs No Somewhat common; Supports the fastest, most reliable networks
Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Much better theoretical download speed 100 Mb/s vs 14.4 Mb/s Around 7x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Significantly lighter 107 g vs 140 g Around 25% lighter
Bigger screen 4.3" vs 3.5" Around 25% bigger screen
Longer talk time (3G) 720 min vs 480 min 50% longer talk time (3G); go days without charging
More RAM 1.5 GB vs 0.5 GB 3x more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
Front view of Apple iPhone 4s

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Store significantly more stuff 32 GB vs 8 GB 4x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Sharper screen 329 ppi vs 256 ppi Around 30% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy S4 mini  vs iPhone 4s 

8.5
8.5
We are genuinely impressed by how light, thin, and extremely portable the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini is considering the fact that it packs a 4.3-inch screen and a 1900mAh battery.
Galaxy S4 mini

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Galaxy S4 mini  vs
iPhone 4s 
Type AMOLED Super IPS LCD2
Size 4.3" 3.5"
Resolution 960 x 540 960 x 640
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 256 ppi 329 ppi

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes No

software

Operating system Android 4.2.2 iOS 7
Multitasking Yes Yes
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 Yes No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0

form factor

Galaxy S4 mini  vs
iPhone 4s 
Weight 107 g 140 g
Thickness 8.9 mm 9.3 mm
Size 61.3 x 124.6 x 8.9 mm 58.6 x 115.2 x 9.3 mm

hardware

Clock speed 1.7 GHz 0.8 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Dual core
RAM 1.5 GB 0.5 GB
Internal storage 8 GB 32 GB

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 8 MP
Resolution 8 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 1.9 MP 0.3 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G 3.5G
Networks
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
EV-DO Rev.A
Unknown (100 Mb/s)
LTE Cat3/4 Uplink (50 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
HSDPA (14.4 Mb/s)
LTE Cat3 (100 Mb/s)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time (3G) 720 min 480 min
Samsung Galaxy S4 mini
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