PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Galaxy S5 mini vs Galaxy S3 Neo

Performance

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Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

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Battery Life

How long will the battery last

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Reviews

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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 S5 mini vs S3 Neo

geekbench Processor and memory performance

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 21.1 Mb/s More than 7x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Faster processor 1.4 GHz vs 1.2 GHz More than 15% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Lighter 120 g vs 132 g Around 10% lighter
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Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Bigger screen 4.8" vs 4.5" More than 5% bigger screen

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy S5 mini  vs S3 Neo 

7.0
9.0
One of its main strengths is the layout: it's simple and easy to use.
Galaxy S3 Neo

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Galaxy S5 mini  vs
S3 Neo 
Type AMOLED AMOLED
Size 4.5" 4.8"
Resolution 1280 x 720 1280 x 720
Multitouch N/A N/A
PPI 326 ppi 305 ppi

hardware

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 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 1.9 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)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Capacity 2,100 mA·h 2,100 mA·h

form factor

Galaxy S5 mini  vs
S3 Neo 
Weight 120 g 132 g
Thickness 9.1 mm 8.6 mm
Size 64.8 x 131.1 x 9.1 mm 70.8 x 136.6 x 8.6 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio No Yes

software

Operating system Android 6.0 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
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