PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Galaxy S5 mini vs Nexus 5


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Google Nexus 5 

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy S5 mini vs Nexus 5

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Samsung Galaxy S5 mini

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Much better theoretical download speed 150 Mb/s vs 20 Mb/s 7.5x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
Lighter 120 g vs 130 g Around 10% lighter
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Better overall performance 2,453 vs 1,061 More than 2.2x better geekbench score
Much faster processor 2.26 GHz vs 1.4 GHz More than 60% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Significantly higher resolution 1920 x 1080 vs 1280 x 720 2.2x higher resolution
Sharper screen 445 ppi vs 326 ppi More than 35% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Bigger screen 5" vs 4.5" More than 10% bigger screen
Store more stuff 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy S5 mini  vs Nexus 5 

Music quality through the speaker is not very good.
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Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy S5 mini  vs
Nexus 5 
Size 4.5" 5"
Resolution 1280 x 720 1920 x 1080
Multitouch N/A Yes
PPI 326 ppi 445 ppi


Clock speed 1.4 GHz 2.26 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Quad core
RAM 1.5 GB 2 GB
Internal storage 16 GB 32 GB

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 8 MP
Resolution 8 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2.1 MP 1.3 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps


Generation 4G 4G
LTE Cat 4 (150/)
LTE Cat3
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 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)


Capacity 2,100 mA·h 2,300 mA·h

form factor

Galaxy S5 mini  vs
Nexus 5 
Weight 120 g 130 g
Thickness 9.1 mm 8.6 mm
Size 64.8 x 131.1 x 9.1 mm 69.2 x 137.8 x 8.6 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio No No


Operating system Android 6.0 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 Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
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