Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini vs. Oppo N1 Mini – Specifications, Features And Price Showdown

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By Pavithra Rathinavel | August 20, 2014 10:37 AM EST

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini was released in July, whereas the Oppo N1 Mini has recently been released in China. Moreover, the Oppo handset will be launched in other countries shortly. Readers who are interested in the latest Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini or the upcoming Oppo N1 Mini should check out the specifications, features and price comparison.

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Students walk out of Samsung Electronics' headquarters in Seoul July 7, 2014. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Tuesday said operating profit likely fell 24.5 percent in April-June, its lowest in two years due to slowing growth in the company's cash cow smartphone business and the strength of the South Korean won.

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Display, Exterior And Size

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini features a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED display bundled with 720 x 1,280 pixels screen resolution. The Oppo N1 Mini, on the other hand, features a relatively bigger 5-inch IPS LCD display with the same resolution as the Samsung device. In addition, the pixel densities of Samsung and Oppo handsets stand at 326 ppi and 294 ppi respectively.

When it comes to exterior, the Galaxy S5 Mini features the same perforated (dotted) plastic back seen in the Galaxy S5 handset. In addition the handset features a glossy but fake metal band covering the corners of the handsets. In many ways, the phone looks similar to the Galaxy S5. Nevertheless, there is no information available on the exterior of the upcoming Oppo N1 Mini at this point.

The thickness and the weight of the Oppo N1 Mini are 0.36-inch and 150 g respectively, whereas the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini is 0.36-inch thick and weighs 120 g.

Hardware, Software And Memory

The Oppo N1 Mini is powered by a quad-core (Qualcomm Snapdragon 400) Cortex-A7 processor clocked at 1.6 GHz. The Galaxy S5 Mini, on the other hand, is powered by a quad-core (Exynos 3) Cortex-A7 processor clocked at 1.4 GHz. While the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini houses only 1.5 GB of RAM, the Oppo N1 Mini comes with 2 GB of RAM.

In addition, the compact device from Samsung runs on Android v4.4.2 KitKat OS with Samsung's TouchWiz UI. And the mini device from Oppo runs on Android OS v4.3 Jelly Bean with ColorOS UI. Furthermore, both the phones offer 16 GB of internal storage. While the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini supports microSD card for expansion up to 64 GB, the Oppo N1 Mini doesn't.

Camera And Battery

The Galaxy S5 Mini sports an 8 MP rear-facing camera unit with LED flash and a 2.1 MP front-facing shooter. The Oppo N1 Mini, on the other hand, houses a unique 13 MP primary camera unit with LED flash that can be swivelled (turned) back and forth. This way, even the front-facing camera can capture images with the same 13 MP sensor.

Additionally, the Samsung handset houses a good Li-Ion 2100 mAh (user-replaceable) battery unit, whereas the Oppo N1 Mini houses a similar Li-Ion 2140 mAh (user-replaceable) battery unit.

Connectivity And Colour

Both the phones support Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi, LTE and microUSB slots. In addition, the Samsung device supports NFC and Infrared port, while the Oppo device doesn't. The Oppo N1 Mini comes in white, whereas the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini handset comes in black, white, blue and gold.

Misc

1. The Galaxy S5 Mini houses a fingerprint scanner, whereas the Oppo N1 Mini doesn't.

2. In addition, the Samsung device comes with a heart rate monitor, while the Oppo handset doesn't.

3. Also, the Galaxy S5 Mini features water and dust resistant exterior (IP67 certified), whereas the Oppo N1 Mini doesn't.

Price

The Galaxy S5 Mini is priced exorbitantly at £389.95 in the U.K that roughly translates to AU$705. Moreover, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini will start shipping from Aug. 7 in the U.K. The Oppo N1 Mini, meanwhile, is priced at CNY 2,699 in China that roughly translates to US$437, AU$468 and £259. Interested readers should check out the impressive image of the Oppo N1 Mini from Oppo Mobile India.

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Students walk out of Samsung Electronics' headquarters in Seoul July 7, 2014. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Tuesday said operating profit likely fell 24.5 percent in April-June, its lowest in two years due to slowing growth in the company's cash cow smartphone business and the strength of the South Korean won.
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