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Galaxy S5 Mini vs. Galaxy S5 Spec Shootout!

by Todd Haselton | July 1, 2014July 1, 2014 7:00 am PST

Galaxy S5 vs S5 mini

Samsung on Tuesday introduced the Galaxy S5 mini, the smaller brother to its flagship Galaxy S5 flagship Android smartphone that was introduced earlier this year. The Galaxy S5 mini isn’t as powerful as the Galaxy S5, but that doesn’t mean it slumps on features. You’ll still find a lot of the trimmings that are also featured on the Galaxy S5, like the heart rate monitor, the IR blaster, the fingerprint reader and more. Heck, it’s even IP67 resistant to dust and water, which means it can take the same sort of beating as its sibling.

As for the camera, processor, dimensions and everything else? We’ll let you see those specs for yourself in the side-by-side charts below. The Galaxy S5 Mini launches early this month in Russia, but will be available around the globe in the coming months. How do you think it stacks up?

Samsung - Galaxy S5 Samsung - Galaxy S5 mini
Display Size 5.1-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (432 ppi) 4.5-inch, 720 x 1280 pixel display (326 ppi)
Resolution X 1080 720
Resolution Y 1920 1280
Display Type FHD Super AMOLED Super AMOLED
Operating System Android 4.4.2 (at launch) Android 4.4 (at launch)
Processor 2.5GHz Quad core processor 1.4GHz Quad-core
RAM 2GB 1.5GB
Storage
  • 16GB
  • 32GB
  • 16GB
External Storage Yes Yes
External Storage Specs
  • Micro SD up to 128GB
  • Micro SD up to 64GB
Main Camera (Back) 16MP 8MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 2MP 2.1MP
Networks
  • LTE Cat 4 (150/50Mbps)
  • HSDPA 42.2Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
  • LTE Category4
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0
Battery 2800mAh 2100mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Micro USB
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Micro USB
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Fingerprint
  • Gesture
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • Heart rate
  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Fingerprint
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • Heart rate
  • Proximity
GPS
  • Digital compass
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • Digital compass
  • GLONASS
Height 142 mm (5.59 inches) 131.1 mm (5.16 inches)
Width 72.5 mm (2.85 inches) 64.8 mm (2.55 inches)
Depth 8.1 mm (0.32 inches) 9.1 mm (0.36 inches)
Weight 145 g (5.11 oz) 120 g (4.23 oz)
Colors Black, Blue, Gold, White Black, Blue, Gold, White
Supported Audio Formats MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/ AAC+/ eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC Audio Format: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
Supported Video Formats MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, RV, DivX, Xvid MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, RV, DivX, Xvid
Other Features
  • IP67 Dust and Water Resistant
  • IR Blaster
  • IR Remote
In The Box N/A N/A

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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