Features Key features of the Galaxy S4 mini  vs Core Prime 

screen size

screen resolution

Galaxy S4 mini
960 x 540
Galaxy Core Prime
800 x 480



Galaxy S4 mini
Dual core
Galaxy Core Prime
Quad core

camera resolution

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Samsung Galaxy S4 mini

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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
Supports NFC Yes vs No Somewhat common; Enables payment by phone and other wireless communications
Much better theoretical download speed 100 Mb/s vs 20 Mb/s 5x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Significantly faster processor 1.7 GHz vs 1.2 GHz More than 40% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Lighter 107 g vs 130 g Around 20% lighter
Higher resolution front camera 8 MP vs 5 MP 60% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Sharper screen 256 ppi vs 207 ppi Around 25% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
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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
Slightly bigger screen 4.5" vs 4.3" Around 5% bigger screen

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy S4 mini  vs
Core Prime 
Size 4.3" 4.5"
Resolution 960 x 540 800 x 480
Multitouch Yes N/A
PPI 256 ppi 207 ppi


Clock speed 1.7 GHz 1.2 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Quad core
RAM 1.5 GB 1 GB
Internal storage 8 GB 8 GB
Supported card formats

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 5 MP
Resolution 8 MP 5 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 1.9 MP 2 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1280 x 720 @ 30 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)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
Unknown (100 Mb/s)
HSPA (unspecified)
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 600 min
Capacity 1,900 mA·h 2,000 mA·h

form factor

Galaxy S4 mini  vs
Core Prime 
Weight 107 g 130 g
Thickness 8.9 mm 8.8 mm
Size 61.3 x 124.6 x 8.9 mm 68.4 x 131.3 x 8.8 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio Yes Yes


Operating system Android 4.2.2 Android 5.0
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 No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Samsung Galaxy S4 mini
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