Samsung Galaxy S5 mini officially announced

It should come as no surprise to anyone, that Samsung would announce a mini version of the Galaxy S5. And here it is.

In the usual way, Samsung is not only making smaller version of a great phone but they have gone down the same old route of making the mini version vastly inferior on the inside. This means that the S5 mini cannot simply be categorized as a smaller Galaxy S5, but must bee seen as a completely new phone in it’s own.

We liked the way Sony made the Xperia Z1 Compact a shrunken version of it’s bigger brother, the Xperia Z1. That way you can get a flagship model with a smaller form factor. Sadly this is not the case with the newly announced phone from Samsung.

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Galaxy S5 mini full specs:

Network

LTE Category4 : 150 Mbps DL, 50 Mbps UL
HSDPA 42.2Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps

Display

4.5” HD (720 x 1280) Super AMOLED

AP

Quad Core 1.4 GHz

OS

Android 4.4 (KitKat)

Camera

Main (Rear): 8.0 MP AF with LED Flash
Sub (Front): 2.1MP (FHD)

Camera Features

Shot & More, Virtual Tour Shot, S Studio

Video

FHD@30fps
Video Codec: H.263, H264(AVC), MPEG4, VC-1, Sorenson Spark, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8
Video Format: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

Audio

Audio Codec: 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

Value-Added Features

IP67 Dust and Water Resistant

Ultra Power Saving mode

S Health

Private Mode/Kids Mode

Connectivity

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, NFC (LTE ver. only), Bluetooth® v4.0 LE, USB 2.0, A-GPS + GLONASS, IR Remote

Sensor

Accelerometer, Digital compass, Gyro, Proximity, Hall, Ambient light,
Fingerprint, Heart rate sensor

Memory

1.5 GB RAM + 16GB Internal memory
microSD Slot (up to 64 GB)

Dimension

131.1 x 64.8 x 9.1mm, 120g

Battery

2,100mAh

What separates the new S5 mini from it’s bigger sibling.

  • Smaller screen
  • worse resolution ( 720P, 720 x 1280 )
  • Inferior CPU
  • Less RAM ( 1.5 GB )

Hopefully some day Samsung will release a smaller version of their top of the line smartphone without feeling the need to downscale the performance in such a big way. The way it is today you haven’t got much choice but to get the Z2 Compact if you are looking for a smaller flagship smartphone.
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About Bertil Hansen
I am the owner and main contributor to this website. Throughout the years I've owned an embarrassing number of Android phones. Too many to mention in fact. Lets just say it started with the HTC legend and I'm now on the Galaxy Note 4.

One thought on “Samsung Galaxy S5 mini officially announced

  1. can not wait for the samsung galaxy s5 mini

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