Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini vs. Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini—Specifications Faceoff

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By Pavithra Rathinavel | June 13, 2014 8:49 AM EST

Samsung's Galaxy S5 got released only in April, but the compact version of the Galaxy S5 is already making news. Recently leaked information pertaining to the much-awaited Galaxy S5 Mini shows terrific hardware specifications and killer features. Here is a comparison between the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini and its predecessor, the Galaxy S4 Mini, which was released in July 2013.

Display

The Galaxy S4 Mini has a 4.3 inches display, while the Galaxy S5 Mini will sport a slightly bigger screen size of 4.5 inches. The Galaxy S4 Mini comes with a display resolution of 540 x 960 pixels, while the resolution of the Galaxy S5 Mini is going to be much better than the S4 Mini at 720 x 1,280 pixels range. The S4 Mini comes with a thickness of 0.35 inches and it weighs only 107 g, whereas the specifications for the Galaxy S5 Mini pertaining to size are not available at this point in time.

Hardware and Software

The Galaxy S4 Mini is powered by dual-core (Qualcomm Snapdragon 400) Krait processor, clocked at 1.7 GHz, which houses 1.5 GB of RAM. The Galaxy S5 Mini, on the other hand, is powered by a superior quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU (Exynos 3 Quad chipset) clocked at 1.4 GHz. Also, the handset houses the same 1.5 GB of RAM.

The Galaxy S4 Mini runs on Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean (upgradable to v4.4.2 KitKat) with Samsung's custom UI TouchWiz. The Galaxy S5 Mini will be running on Android v4.4.2 KitKat with TouchWiz UI on top of it.

Memory

The Galaxy S4 Mini houses 8 GB of internal storage, while the upcoming S5 Mini will house 16 GB of internal memory. In addition, both the handsets support microSD card for expansion up to 64 GB.

Camera

Both the devices sport the same 8 MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash. Also, the Galaxy S4 Mini and the Galaxy S5 Mini house 1.9 MP and 2.1 MP front-facing camera units respectively. In addition, both the smartphones support face detection, geo tagging, HDR, panorama, and voice command.

Battery

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini will feature a good 2100 mAh user-replaceable battery unit, whereas the Galaxy S4 Mini houses a relatively lesser 1900 mAh user-replaceable battery unit. The Galaxy S4 Mini can provide up to 12 hours of 3G talk-time and 300 hours of 3G stand-by time. The battery life of the upcoming S5 Mini will be analysed once the phone is launched.

Connectivity and SIM

Both the phones support Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi, LTE, microUSB slots and NFC. The Galaxy S4 Mini supports optional dual-sim mode and it employs micro-sim type, while the Galaxy S5 Mini is expected to follow suit.

Colour

The Galaxy S5 Mini can be expected in white and blue shades, while the Galaxy S4 Mini comes in black, white, blue, pink, orange and purple shades. However, not all colours are widely available.

Misc

The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini handset is IP67 certified; that translates to featuring water and dust proof body. In addition, the handset houses fingerprint scanner, and heart-rate monitor. The Galaxy S5 Mini will also sport Ultra Power Saving Mode, Kids Mode, Private Mode, and KNOX, to name a few.

Price and Launch Date

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini with 4G LTE is priced at AU$359.95, while the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini is expected to be launched/announced on June 12, 2014. The price details are not available at this point in time.

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