PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Galaxy S5 mini vs iPhone 5s

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

Talk time (3G) and Battery capacity

Reviews

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PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

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Apple iPhone 5s 

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy S5 mini vs iPhone 5s

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Samsung Galaxy S5 mini

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Samsung Galaxy S5 mini

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Has expandable storage SD, SDHC, SDXC vs None Use storage cards to increase your phone's capacity for apps and data
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
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
Much better theoretical download speed 150 Mb/s vs 100 Mb/s 50% better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Bigger screen 4.5" vs 4" Around 15% bigger screen
More battery capacity 2,100 mA·h vs 1,560 mA·h Around 35% more battery capacity
Bigger app store 850,000 apps vs 825,000 apps Around 5% more apps; find an app for virtually any task
Slightly faster processor 1.4 GHz vs 1.3 GHz Around 10% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
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Better overall performance 2,523 vs 1,061 Around 2.5x better geekbench score
Thinner 7.6 mm vs 9.1 mm More than 15% thinner
Slightly lighter 112 g vs 120 g More than 5% lighter

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Galaxy S5 mini  vs
iPhone 5s 
Type AMOLED IPS LCD
Size 4.5" 4"
Resolution 1280 x 720 1136 x 640
Multitouch N/A Yes
PPI 326 ppi 325 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 1.4 GHz 1.3 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Dual core
RAM 1.5 GB 1 GB
Internal storage 16 GB 16 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
SDHC
SD

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 8 MP
Resolution 8 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2.1 MP 1.2 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G 4G
Networks
LTE Cat 4 (150/)
LTE Cat3
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
LTE Cat4 (150 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time (3G) 600 min 600 min
Capacity 2,100 mA·h 1,560 mA·h

form factor

Galaxy S5 mini  vs
iPhone 5s 
Weight 120 g 112 g
Thickness 9.1 mm 7.6 mm
Size 64.8 x 131.1 x 9.1 mm 58.6 x 123.8 x 7.6 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio No No

software

Operating system Android 6.0 iOS 7
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Apple App Store
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 825,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
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