Galaxy S4 mini vs S5 mini

It’s a schoolyard battle between the two younger brothers today. This morning Samsung introduced the Galaxy S5 mini, the smaller version of its flagship Android smartphone, and it will likely slowly replace the Galaxy S4 mini as it rolls out around the world, starting in Russia this month.

We already compared the Galaxy S5 mini to the Galaxy S5, but how does this year’s mini model stack up to the Galaxy S4 mini? We’re glad you asked. Some of the major differences include the addition of a heart rate monitor and a fingerprint reader, but it’s also IP67 resistant against water and dust, which means you won’t have to worry about an accidental dunk in the toilet.

As for the specs? We’ll make it easy for you. Here are the two devices side-by-side:

Samsung - Galaxy S4 Mini Samsung - Galaxy S5 mini
Display Size 4.3-inch, 540 x 960 pixel display (256 ppi) 4.5-inch, 720 x 1280 pixel display (326 ppi)
Resolution X 540 720
Resolution Y 960 1280
Display Type qHD Super AMOLED Super AMOLED
Operating System Android 4.2.2 (at launch) Android 4.4 (at launch)
Processor 1.7 GHz Dual-Core Processor 1.4GHz Quad-core
RAM 1.5GB 1.5GB
Storage
  • 8GB
  • 16GB
External Storage Yes Yes
External Storage Specs
  • Micro SD up to 64GB
  • Micro SD up to 64GB
Main Camera (Back) 8MP 8MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 1.9MP 2.1MP
Networks
  • 3G - GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G - HSPA+ 21Mbps: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • LTE - GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • LTE - HSPA+ 42Mbps: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • LTE - LTE Cat 3 100/50Mbps: up to 6 different band sets (Dependent on market)
  • HSDPA 42.2Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
  • LTE Category4
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0
Battery 1900 mAh 2100mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Micro USB
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Micro USB
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetic
  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Fingerprint
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • Heart rate
  • Proximity
GPS
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • Digital compass
  • GLONASS
Height 124.6 mm (4.91 inches) 131.1 mm (5.16 inches)
Width 61.3 mm (2.41 inches) 64.8 mm (2.55 inches)
Depth 8.94 mm (0.35 inches) 9.1 mm (0.36 inches)
Weight 107 g (3.77 oz) 120 g (4.23 oz)
Colors Black, White Black, Blue, Gold, White
Supported Audio Formats MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis(OGG), FLAC, apt-X 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 MPEG4, H.264, H.263, VC-1, VP8, WMV7/8, Sorenson Spark MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, RV, DivX, Xvid
Other Features
  • IR Blaster
  • IR Remote
In The Box N/A N/A

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