Features Key features of the Galaxy S5 mini  vs J5 

screen size

screen resolution

Galaxy S5 mini
1280 x 720
Galaxy J5
1280 x 720


Galaxy J5
1.5 GB


Galaxy S5 mini
Quad core
Galaxy J5
Quad core

camera resolution

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Samsung Galaxy S5 mini

Reasons to consider the
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
Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes vs No Somewhat common; Share your cellphone's data plan with other devices
Lighter 120 g vs 146 g Around 20% lighter
Faster processor 1.4 GHz vs 1.2 GHz More than 15% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Sharper screen 326 ppi vs 293 ppi More than 10% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Store slightly more stuff 16 GB vs 8 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
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Higher resolution front camera 13 MP vs 8 MP Around 65% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Bigger screen 5" vs 4.5" More than 10% bigger screen
More battery capacity 2,600 mA·h vs 2,100 mA·h Around 25% more battery capacity
Thinner 7.9 mm vs 9.1 mm Around 15% thinner

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy S5 mini  vs
Size 4.5" 5"
Resolution 1280 x 720 1280 x 720
Multitouch N/A N/A
PPI 326 ppi 293 ppi


Clock speed 1.4 GHz 1.2 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Quad core
RAM 1.5 GB 1.5 GB
Internal storage 16 GB 8 GB
Supported card formats

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 13 MP
Resolution 8 MP 13 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2.1 MP 5 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)
LTE Cat4 (150 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
HSPA (unspecified)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time (3G) 600 min 1,080 min
Capacity 2,100 mA·h 2,600 mA·h

form factor

Galaxy S5 mini  vs
Weight 120 g 146 g
Thickness 9.1 mm 7.9 mm
Size 64.8 x 131.1 x 9.1 mm 71.8 x 142.1 x 7.9 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 No
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth
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