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.
Galaxy S5 mini full specs:
LTE Category4 : 150 Mbps DL, 50 Mbps UL
4.5” HD (720 x 1280) Super AMOLED
Quad Core 1.4 GHz
Android 4.4 (KitKat)
Main (Rear): 8.0 MP AF with LED Flash
Shot & More, Virtual Tour Shot, S Studio
Audio Codec: MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/ AAC+/ eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC
IP67 Dust and Water Resistant
Ultra Power Saving mode
Private Mode/Kids Mode
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, NFC (LTE ver. only), Bluetooth® v4.0 LE, USB 2.0, A-GPS + GLONASS, IR Remote
Accelerometer, Digital compass, Gyro, Proximity, Hall, Ambient light,
1.5 GB RAM + 16GB Internal memory
131.1 x 64.8 x 9.1mm, 120g
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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