PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Galaxy S4 mini vs One X


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Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy S4 mini vs One X

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
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Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
Much better theoretical download speed 100 Mb/s vs 21.1 Mb/s Around 4.8x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Lighter 107 g vs 130 g Around 20% lighter
Faster processor 1.7 GHz vs 1.5 GHz Around 15% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
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Much faster web browser 1,889 vs 557 Around 3.5x better BrowserMark score
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
Store more stuff 32 GB vs 8 GB 4x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Sharper screen 312 ppi vs 256 ppi More than 20% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Bigger screen 4.7" vs 4.3" Around 10% bigger screen
Higher resolution 1280 x 720 vs 960 x 540 Around 80% higher resolution

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy S4 mini  vs One X 

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

Tabbed browsing and incognito browsing are available in both browsers, but making new bookmarks in Samsung's own browser is slightly easier than in Chrome.
Galaxy S4 mini


8.6 Out of 10
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Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy S4 mini  vs
One X 
Size 4.3" 4.7"
Resolution 960 x 540 1280 x 720
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 256 ppi 312 ppi


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio Yes Yes


Operating system Android 4.2.2 Android 4.2.2
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps


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

form factor

Galaxy S4 mini  vs
One X 
Weight 107 g 130 g
Thickness 8.9 mm 8.9 mm
Size 61.3 x 124.6 x 8.9 mm 69.9 x 134.4 x 8.9 mm


Clock speed 1.7 GHz 1.5 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Quad core
RAM 1.5 GB 1 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 1.3 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 23 fps


Generation 4G 4G
LTE Cat3/4 Uplink (50 Mb/s)
LTE Cat3 (100 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 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)


Capacity 1,900 mA·h 1,800 mA·h
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Reasons to choose the S4 mini, "faster processor speed." - Erm yes 1.7 is faster than 1.5 BUT the 1.7 is dual core and the 1.5 is QUAD core! DOH! So in fact the processor is a reason to buy the one x. "uses oled" - We could debate the oled verses slcd till the cows come home. This is not a reason to choose either! Reasons to choose one x. "screen size" 4.7 vs 4.3. - Yes it has a bigger screen but this is surely down to personnel preference My wife has smaller hands than me and so prefers a slighter smaller screen for easier control of the phone.
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