Samsung has introduced yesterday with the Galaxy S5 mini a smaller offshoot of his current top smartphones. Therefore, let us now look at what makes the new mini device better than its predecessor, the Galaxy S4 mini.
Both the Galaxy S5 mini and the Galaxy S4 mini is a smaller, yet scaled-down version of the respective flagship smartphones from Samsung. The look and the features you have then entered in both cases mostly. The Galaxy S5 mini were even contrary to some rumors, the two Galaxy S5 gimmicks fingerprint sensor and heart rate monitor donated.
But how does it actually look under the hood of the two smartphones? What improvements Samsung has made compared to last year's model? This reveals the following table in which we once faced the two devices.
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini vs. Samsung Galaxy S4 mini
|Samsung Galaxy S5 mini||Samsung Galaxy S4 mini|
|Orig. Release Year||2014||2013|
|height and weight||131.1 x 64.8 x 9.1 mm, 120 g||124.6 x 61.3 x 8.94 mm; 107 grams|
|Material and color of the housing||Glass / polycarbonate; White, Blue, Gold, Black||Polycarbonate, white, blue, brown, black, purple, red|
|Waterproof, dustproof||Yes, IP67 (dust-proof and water-resistant up to one meter for 30 minutes)||No|
|processor||probably Exynos (1.4 GHz quad-core)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (1.7 GHz Dual-Core)|
|R.A.M.||1.5 GB||1.5 GB|
|operating system||Android 4.4.2 KitKat with TouchWiz||Android 4.4.2 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz (via update)|
|Memory (gigabytes)||16 GB, expandable to max. 64 GB||8 GB, expandable to max. 64 GB|
|Display size and pixel count||4.5 inches; 1280 × 720 pixels||4.27 inches; 960 x 540 pixels|
|Display resolution (pixel density)||326 ppi||256 ppi|
|Camera resolution and aperture||8 MP||8 megapixels|
|Camera Features||LED flash, autofocus, face detection, HDR, panorama etc.||LED flash, image stabilizer (software), autofocus|
|video Resolution||Full HD at 30fps||Full HD at 30fps|
|front camera||2.1 MP||1.9 MP|
|Heart Rate Monitor||Yes||No|
|Dock connector||Micro USB||Micro USB|
|Max. Battery power at 3G (telephony / standby) and battery capacity||2100 mAh||12 h / 300 h - 1,900 mAh|
|MSRP Contract / street price||Approximately 479 Euro / K. A.||359 € / 290 € *|
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