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There are still many people who prefer to use smartphones that have smaller displays. Samsung has a series of Galaxy smartphones that are very popular and today we’re going to talk about the smaller variants of the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5.


The Galaxy S4 Mini measures 124.6×61.3×8.9mm and it weights 107 grams. Likewise the bigger brother, it has a plastic back with a silver frame that, unfortunately, must be protected with a case, because it peels off. On the other hand, the Galaxy S5 Mini is thicker, measuring 131.1×64.8×9.1mm and it weights 120 grams. The phone has also a plastic back, but with perforated dots and it survives under water to a depth of 1 meter, for 30 minutes.


The Galaxy S4 Mini has a Super AMOLED display of 4.3-inch supporting a resolution of 960×540 pixels at 256 ppi. The Galaxy S5 Mini has a larger Super AMOLED display of 4.5-inch supporting a higher resolution of 1280×720 pixels at 326 ppi.

Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM

The Galaxy S4 Mini is equipped with a Qualcomm MSM8930AB Snapdragon 400 chipset, which is powered by a dual-core Krait 300 processor clocked at 1.7GHz, and it’s backed by an Adreno 305 graphics card and 1.5GB of RAM. The Galaxy S5 Mini sports an Exynos 3 Quad 3470 chipset supporting a quad-core Cortex A7 processor clocked at 1.4GHz, a Mali-400MP4 graphics card and 1.5GB of RAM.


The Galaxy S4 Mini comes with an internal memory of 8GB which is expandable with a microSD card up to 64GB. On the other hand, the Galaxy S5 Mini has double its internal memory, but it can be expanded up to the same capacity.


Both devices sport a primary camera of 8MP with features such as geo-tagging, autofocus, HDR, panorama, face detections, touch focus and more. The secondary camera found on the Galaxy S4 Mini has a resolution of only 1.9MP, while the one of the Galaxy S5 Mini is not too advanced, as it supports 2.1MP.

The Galaxy Mini 4 comes with a battery of 1900 mAh, while the Galaxy S5 Mini has a slightly bigger one of 2100 mAh, but both units can be replaced.