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

Performance

Processing power and speed

Geekbench and BrowserMark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

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 III 

PhoneRocket recommends the Samsung Galaxy S III  based on its performance and battery life.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy S4 mini vs S III

geekbench Processor and memory performance

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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Better overall performance 1,041 vs 455 More than 2.2x better geekbench score
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 20 Mb/s 5x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Lighter 107 g vs 133 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
Back view of Samsung Galaxy S III

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Much faster web browser 2,543 vs 557 More than 4.5x better BrowserMark score
Store more stuff 32 GB vs 8 GB 4x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Bigger screen 4.8" vs 4.3" More than 10% bigger screen
Sharper screen 305 ppi vs 256 ppi Around 20% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Higher resolution 1280 x 720 vs 960 x 540 Around 80% higher resolution

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy S4 mini  vs S III 

8.5
9.3
When you combine the screen's vividness with the great contrast (black color that is completely black, not just very dark gray, as in LCD displays), multimedia consumption does get much more enjoyable, compared to the LCD experience.
Galaxy S III

9.0
9.0
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

Overall

8.6 Out of 10
8.6 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Galaxy S4 mini  vs
S III 
Type AMOLED AMOLED
Size 4.3" 4.8"
Resolution 960 x 540 1280 x 720
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 256 ppi 305 ppi

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes No

software

Operating system Android 4.2.2 Android 4.3
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps

connectivity

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
S III 
Weight 107 g 133 g
Thickness 8.9 mm 8.6 mm
Size 61.3 x 124.6 x 8.9 mm 70.6 x 136.6 x 8.6 mm

hardware

Clock speed 1.7 GHz 1.5 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Dual core
RAM 1.5 GB 2 GB
Internal storage 8 GB 32 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
microSD
SDHC
SD

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 8 MP
Resolution 8 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 1.9 MP 1.9 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G 4G
Networks
LTE Cat3/4 Uplink (50 Mb/s)
LTE Cat3 (100 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 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

Capacity 1,900 mA·h 2,100 mA·h
Samsung Galaxy S4 mini
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i think siii better s4 mini duos has network problem
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