PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Galaxy S5 mini vs Galaxy S4 mini

Performance

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Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

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Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Talk time (3G) and Battery capacity

Reviews

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PhoneRocket Score

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Samsung Galaxy S4 mini 

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy S5 mini vs S4 mini

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Samsung Galaxy S5 mini

Reasons to consider the
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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
Sharper screen 326 ppi vs 256 ppi More than 25% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Higher resolution 1280 x 720 vs 960 x 540 Around 80% higher resolution
Slightly bigger screen 4.5" vs 4.3" Around 5% bigger screen
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Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Faster processor 1.7 GHz vs 1.4 GHz More than 20% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Lighter 107 g vs 120 g More than 10% lighter

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy S5 mini  vs S4 mini 

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Tabbed browsing and incognito browsing are available in both browsers, but making new bookmarks in Samsung's own browser is slightly easier than in Chrome.
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Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Galaxy S5 mini  vs
S4 mini 
Type AMOLED AMOLED
Size 4.5" 4.3"
Resolution 1280 x 720 960 x 540
Multitouch N/A Yes
PPI 326 ppi 256 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 1.4 GHz 1.7 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Dual core
RAM 1.5 GB 1.5 GB
Internal storage 16 GB 8 GB
Supported card formats
microSD
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 Cat3/4 Uplink (50 Mb/s)
LTE Cat 4 (150/)
LTE Cat3
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
LTE Cat4 (150 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
Unknown (100 Mb/s)
LTE Cat 3 (100/)
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 720 min
Capacity 2,100 mA·h 1,900 mA·h

form factor

Galaxy S5 mini  vs
S4 mini 
Weight 120 g 107 g
Thickness 9.1 mm 8.9 mm
Size 64.8 x 131.1 x 9.1 mm 61.3 x 124.6 x 8.9 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio No Yes

software

Operating system Android 6.0 Android 4.2.2
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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