PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Galaxy S4 mini vs Galaxy S3 Neo

Performance

Processing power and speed

Geekbench

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

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

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Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo 

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy S4 mini vs S3 Neo

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy S4 mini

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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
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 132 g Around 20% lighter
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo

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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
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
Store slightly more stuff 16 GB vs 8 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy S4 mini  vs S3 Neo 

9.0
9.0
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Galaxy S4 mini

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Galaxy S4 mini  vs
S3 Neo 
Type AMOLED AMOLED
Size 4.3" 4.8"
Resolution 960 x 540 1280 x 720
Multitouch Yes N/A
PPI 256 ppi 305 ppi

hardware

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 16 GB
Supported card formats
microSD
SDXC
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)
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

Standby time (3G) 18,000 min 20,448 min
Capacity 1,900 mA·h 2,100 mA·h

form factor

Galaxy S4 mini  vs
S3 Neo 
Weight 107 g 132 g
Thickness 8.9 mm 8.6 mm
Size 61.3 x 124.6 x 8.9 mm 70.8 x 136.6 x 8.6 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes Yes

software

Operating system Android 4.2.2 Android 4.4.4
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
Samsung Galaxy S4 mini
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