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


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Samsung Galaxy S4 mini 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Better overall performance 1,041 vs 214 More than 4.8x better geekbench 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 NFC Yes vs No Somewhat common; Enables payment by phone and other wireless communications
Much faster processor 1.7 GHz vs 0.8 GHz More than 2x faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
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
Lighter 107 g vs 140 g Around 25% lighter
Bigger screen 4.3" vs 3.5" Around 25% bigger screen
Supports multitasking Yes vs No Somewhat common; Run multiple apps at once
Bigger app store 850,000 apps vs 825,000 apps Around 5% more apps; find an app for virtually any task
More RAM 1.5 GB vs 0.5 GB 3x more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
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Store significantly more stuff 64 GB vs 8 GB 8x 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 

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.
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Specifications Full list of technical specs


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


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio Yes No


Operating system Android 4.2.2 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


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


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 64 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


Generation 4G 3.5G
LTE Cat3/4 Uplink (50 Mb/s)
LTE Cat3 (100 Mb/s)
HSDPA (14.4 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
Unknown (100 Mb/s)
LTE Cat 3 (100/)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time (3G) 720 min 480 min
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