Features Key features of the Galaxy S4 mini  vs J5 

screen size

screen resolution

Galaxy S4 mini
960 x 540
Galaxy J5
1280 x 720


Galaxy J5
1.5 GB


Galaxy S4 mini
Dual core
Galaxy J5
Quad core

camera resolution

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes vs No Somewhat common; Share your cellphone's data plan with other devices
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 lighter 107 g vs 146 g More than 25% lighter
Significantly faster processor 1.7 GHz vs 1.2 GHz More than 40% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
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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
Higher resolution front camera 13 MP vs 8 MP Around 65% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Bigger screen 5" vs 4.3" More than 15% bigger screen
More battery capacity 2,600 mA·h vs 1,900 mA·h More than 35% more battery capacity
Higher resolution 1280 x 720 vs 960 x 540 Around 80% higher resolution
Sharper screen 293 ppi vs 256 ppi Around 15% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Thinner 7.9 mm vs 8.9 mm More than 10% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy S4 mini  vs J5 

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


Galaxy S4 mini  vs
Size 4.3" 5"
Resolution 960 x 540 1280 x 720
Multitouch Yes N/A
PPI 256 ppi 293 ppi


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

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 13 MP
Resolution 8 MP 13 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 1.9 MP 5 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 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 1,080 min
Capacity 1,900 mA·h 2,600 mA·h

form factor

Galaxy S4 mini  vs
Weight 107 g 146 g
Thickness 8.9 mm 7.9 mm
Size 61.3 x 124.6 x 8.9 mm 71.8 x 142.1 x 7.9 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio Yes No


Operating system Android 4.2.2 Android 6.0
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 No
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth
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