Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini vs. Nexus 5 Specs And Price Comparison In Australia

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By Sachin Trivedi | September 5, 2014 1:23 PM EST

For readers who are considering buying the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini or the Nexus 5, here is a specs and price comparison between the two devices in Australia. The comparison could help readers make an informed decision.

Display And Design

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini comes with a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen, which translates into a resolution of 720 x 1,280 pixels. The Nexus 5 comes with a 4.95-inch True HD IPS+ capacitive touch screen, which translates into a resolution of 1,080 x 1,920 pixels. The Nexus 5 is the clear winner in this category with 445 ppi pixel display density compared to the 326 ppi pixel display density on the Galaxy S5 Mini.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini measures 131.1 x 64.8 x 9.1 mm and weighs 120 grams. The Nexus 5 is comparatively bigger, wider and thinner. The device measures 137.84 x 69.17 x 8.59 mm and weighs 130 grams.

Hardware And Operating System

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini is equipped with a 1.4 GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 processor and Exynos 3 Quad 3470 chipset. It comes with 16 GB internal memory, which can be expanded by up to 64 GB using a microSD card.

The Nexus 5 is equipped with a 2.26 GHz quad-core Krait 400 processor and Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 chipset. It comes in 16 GB and 32 GB internal memory variants and no microSD slot for additional memory.

Both devices run on the Android KitKat operating system. The Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini has 1.5 GB of RAM and the Nexus 5 has 2 GB of RAM. In terms of computing power, the Nexus 5 is the clear winner.

Camera

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini sports an 8 MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash. The secondary camera on the device is 2.1 MP. The Nexus 5 sports an 8 MP primary camera with autofocus, optical image stabilisation and LED flash. The secondary camera on the device is 1.3 MP.

Battery

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini comes with a Li-Ion 2,100 mAh battery, which allows for a talk time of about 10 hours on 3G. The Nexus 5 comes with a non-removable Li-Po 2,300 mAh battery, which allows for a talk time of about 17 hours on 3G.

Price In Australia

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini is priced at around AU $499.95. The Nexus 5 16 GB variant is priced at around AU $389.95 and the 32 GB variant is priced at around AU $449.95 in Australia.

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