Difference between Samsung Galaxy S5 and S5 Mini

Key Difference: The Samsung Galaxy S5 is the latest smartphone in its line of flagship phones. Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini is the mid-range variant of Samsung Galaxy S5. S5 Mini is the first mid-range smartphone to include Envelope Tracking, which improves Power Amplifier efficiency and hence decreases heat and increases battery life.

Many OEMS today release a mid-range version of their flagship phones. These phones often cut back on some features while keeping some things the same. Samsung, one of the leading OEM today, follows in the same tradition. The Samsung Galaxy S5 is the latest smartphone in its line of flagship phones. Following the release of the S5, Samsung soon announced the launch of its mid-range variant, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini. Like all mid-range versions, the S5 Mini also has many features similar to the S5, while being different enough to be considered a different phone.

What makes the S5 Mini stand out is that it is the first mid-range smartphone to include Envelope Tracking, which improves Power Amplifier efficiency and hence decreases heat and increases battery life. In terms of design, the S5 Mini is pretty much identical to the S5. However, it is a bit smaller than the S5, as it has a 4.5 inch screen, compared to the 5.1 inch screen on the S5. Also, the Mini has a HD resolution (720 x 1280 pixels), while the S5 has a Full HD resolution (1080 x 1920 pixels).

In terms of hardware, the S5 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 with a Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 CPU, Adreno 330 GPU and 2 GB RAM. While, the S5 Mini is powered by a Exynos 3 Quad 3470 with a  Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A7 CPU, Mali-400MP4 GPU and a 1.5 GB of RAM. Both run on Android KitKat v4.4. Additionally, while the S5 come in two storage variants: 16 GB and 32 GB, the S5 Mini comes in only a 16 GB variant. The S5 allows additional storage up to 128 GB, while the S5 Mini allows storage up to 64 GB.
The S5 comes with a 16 MP 5312 x 2988 pixels camera and a 2 MP 1080p front facing camera. The S5 Mini comes with a 8 MP 3264 x 2448 pixels camera and a 2.1 MP 1080p front facing camera. The S5 also uses a hybrid autofocus system that uses standard auto focus with phase detection autofocus, which means that the camera auto focuses in upto 0.3 seconds, which is faster than most phone cameras. 

Both phones have a fingerprint scanner on the home button, as well as heart rate sensor on the back that syncs with the updated S Health App. Furthermore, both are also water and dust resistant. Also the S5 comes with USB 3.0 which allows much faster data transfer rates, and reduced charging time.

Comparison between Samsung Galaxy S5 and S5 Mini:

 

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini

Launch Date

April 2014

June 2014

Company

Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics

Size

142 (5.59in) x 72.5 (2.85in) x 8.1 mm (0.32 in)

131.1 (5.16 in) x 64.8 (2.55 in) x 9.1 mm (0.36 in)

Display

5.1 inches (diagonal) Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen

4.5 inches (diagonal) Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen

Screen

1080 x 1920 pixels, 16M colors (~432 ppi pixel density)

720 x 1280 pixels, 16M colors (~326 ppi pixel density)

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 3

-

Weight

145 g (5.11 oz)

120 g (4.23 oz)

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - all versions

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - SM-G900F

HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - SM-G900A

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - SM-G900M

 HSDPA 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - SM-G900T

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

4G Network

LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 - SM-G900F

LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 - SM-G900A

LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 - SM-G900M

LTE 700 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 - SM-G900T

LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600

GUI

TouchWiz UI

TouchWiz UI

CPU speed

Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400

Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A7

GPU

Adreno 330

Mali-400MP4

OS

Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)

Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)

Chipset

Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801

Exynos 3 Quad 3470

RAM

2 GB RAM

1.5 GB RAM

SIM Size

Micro-SIM

Micro-SIM

Internal Memory

16/32 GB

16 GB

Expandable Memory

microSD, up to 128 GB

microSD, up to 64 GB

Sensors

Gesture Sensor, Fingerprint Sensor, HR Sensor, Hall Sensor, Accelerometer, Geomagnetic Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Light Sensor, Barometer, Proximity Sensor

HR Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Fingerprint Sensor, Hall Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Accelerometer, Light Sensor

Connectivity

GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, USB v3.0

GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, USB v2.0

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB, NFC

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB, NFC

Speed

HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL

HSDPA, 42 Mbps (LTE model); HSDPA, 21.1 Mbps (3G model); HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

v4.0, A2DP, EDR, LE

v4.0, A2DP, EDR, LE

USB

microUSB v3.0 (MHL 2.1), USB On-the-go, USB Host

microUSB v2.0

Primary Camera

16 MP, 5312 x 2988 pixels, phase detection autofocus, LED flash

8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

Secondary Camera

2 MP, [email protected], dual video call

2.1 MP, [email protected]

Video

[email protected], [email protected], [email protected], HDR, dual-video rec

Video Playing Resolution:

UHD 4K (3840 x 2160), @30fps

FHD (1920 x 1080) @30fps

Camera Features

  • 1/2.6'' sensor size
  • 1.12 ┬Ám pixel size
  • Dual Shot
  • Simultaneous HD video and image recording
  • geo-tagging
  • touch focus
  • face/smile detection
  • HDR
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch focus
  • Face detection
  • HDR
  • Panorama

Sound Enhancement

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

-

Audio supported formats

3GA, AWB, FALC, MID, MXMF, OGA, OTA, RTX, RTTTL, XMF, AAC, AMR, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA

MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA

Video supported formats

FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV, 3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI

MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

Battery Capacity

Li-Ion 2800 mAh battery

Li-Ion 2100 mAh battery

Stand-by

Up to 390 hours

 

Talk time

Up to 21 hours

Up to 10 hours

Internet use

-

Up to 8 hours (3G)

Up to 11 hours (Wi-Fi)

Video playback

-

Up to 11 hours

Audio playback

Up to 67 hours

Up to 47 hours

Available Colors

Charcoal Black, Copper Gold, Electric Blue, Shimmery White

Charcoal Black, Shimmery White, Electric Blue and Copper Gold

Messaging

SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM

SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM

Browser

HTML5

HTML5

Radio

No

No

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou

Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS

Java

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • Fingerprint sensor (PayPal certified) IP67 certified - dust and water resistant
  • Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
  • Wireless charging (market dependent)
  • ANT+ support
  • S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
  • Smart stay, Smart pause, Smart scroll
  • Air gestures
  • Dropbox (50 GB cloud storage)
  • TV-out (via MHL 2.1 A/V link)
  • Organizer
  • Photo/video editor
  • Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
  • YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input (Swype)
  • Fingerprint sensor (PayPal certified)
  • IP67 certified - dust and water resistant
  • Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
  • Organizer
  • Photo/video editor
  • Document viewer
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input (Swype)

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