PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Galaxy S4 mini vs Galaxy S Duos

Performance

Processing power and speed

BrowserMark

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), Standby time (3G) and Battery capacity

Reviews

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

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Winner
Samsung Galaxy S Duos 

PhoneRocket recommends the Samsung Galaxy S Duos  based on its performance.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy S4 mini vs S Duos

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Samsung Galaxy S4 mini

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy S4 mini

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Supports NFC Yes vs No Somewhat common; Enables payment by phone and other wireless communications
Much better theoretical download speed 100 Mb/s vs 7.2 Mb/s Around 14x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Is 4G Yes vs No Somewhat common; Supports the fastest, most reliable networks
Significantly faster processor 1.7 GHz vs 1 GHz 70% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Higher resolution front camera 8 MP vs 5 MP 60% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
More cores Dual core vs Single core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
More battery capacity 1,900 mA·h vs 1,500 mA·h More than 25% more battery capacity
Lighter 107 g vs 120 g More than 10% lighter
Bigger screen 4.3" vs 4" More than 5% bigger screen
Thinner 8.9 mm vs 10.5 mm Around 15% thinner
Front view of Samsung Galaxy S Duos

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Much faster web browser 4,604 vs 557 More than 8.2x better BrowserMark score
Supports Adobe Flash Yes vs No Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash
Much newer operating system Android 4.0.4 vs Android 4.2.2 Newer Android OS; Get all the latest features and security updates with a more recent version
Longer standby time (3G) 28,224 min vs 18,000 min More than 55% longer standby time (3G)

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy S4 mini  vs S Duos 

8.5
7.7
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
S Duos 
Size 4.3" 4"
Resolution 960 x 540 800 x 480
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 256 ppi 233 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 1.7 GHz 1 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Single core
RAM 1.5 GB 0.75 GB
Internal storage 8 GB 4 GB
Supported card formats
microSD
SDHC
SD

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 5 MP
Resolution 8 MP 5 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 1.9 MP 0.3 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 640 x 480 @ Unknown

cellular

Generation 4G 3.5G
Networks
LTE Cat3/4 Uplink (50 Mb/s)
LTE Cat3 (100 Mb/s)
HSDPA (7.2 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)

battery

Talk time (3G) 720 min 519.6 min
Standby time (3G) 18,000 min 28,224 min
Capacity 1,900 mA·h 1,500 mA·h

form factor

Galaxy S4 mini  vs
S Duos 
Weight 107 g 120 g
Thickness 8.9 mm 10.5 mm
Size 61.3 x 124.6 x 8.9 mm 63.1 x 121.5 x 10.5 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes Yes

software

Operating system Android 4.2.2 Android 4.0.4
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No Yes
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth
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