PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Galaxy S5 mini vs S4


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Samsung Galaxy S4 

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy S5 mini vs S4

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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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
Lighter 120 g vs 130 g Around 10% lighter
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Better overall performance 1,856 vs 1,061 Around 75% better geekbench score
Store significantly more stuff 64 GB vs 16 GB 4x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Significantly faster processor 1.9 GHz vs 1.4 GHz More than 35% 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 440 ppi vs 326 ppi Around 35% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
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

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy S5 mini  vs S4 

Gaming on the Samsung Galaxy S4 is handled by the Adreno 320 GPU, which can still work its magic when it comes to giving smooth, real to life gaming on the go.
Galaxy S4

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy S5 mini  vs
Size 4.5" 5"
Resolution 1280 x 720 1920 x 1080
Multitouch N/A Yes
PPI 326 ppi 440 ppi


Clock speed 1.4 GHz 1.9 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Quad core
RAM 1.5 GB 2 GB
Internal storage 16 GB 64 GB
Supported card formats

photo & video

Camera 8 MP 13 MP
Resolution 8 MP 13 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2.1 MP 2 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)
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 1,020 min
Capacity 2,100 mA·h 2,600 mA·h

form factor

Galaxy S5 mini  vs
Weight 120 g 130 g
Thickness 9.1 mm 7.9 mm
Size 64.8 x 131.1 x 9.1 mm 69.8 x 136.6 x 7.9 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio No No


Operating system Android 6.0 Android 5.0
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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