Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini vs. Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini – Which is a Better Smartphone?

The Korean giant, Samsung Electronics has earned recognition in the mobile industry.

The company has been in the news recently for releasing an array of smartphones into the market. However, the latest trend that has been followed by the smartphone manufacturers is to release the compact version of their successful handsets. Samsung Electronics is no exception to the ongoing trend. The ‘Mini’ series of the company has been a successful venture so far. Let us put together two smartphones from the ‘Mini’ series, the Galaxy S4 Mini and the Galaxy S5 Mini to find out the differences between the two smartphones.

Design and Display

In terms of design and display, the Galaxy S4 Mini appears a more traditional smartphone. The S4 Mini does not come with water and dust resistant features. In comparison, Galaxy S5 Mini comes with similar features as that of its predecessor, the Galaxy S5 smartphone. The S5 Mini comes with IP67 certification for dust and water resistance. Moreover, the company has also equipped the S5 Mini smartphone with a fingerprint scanner. However, the inclusion of additional features has resulted in increase of weight of the S5 Mini smartphone up to 120 grams. In comparison, the Galaxy S4 Mini weighs around 107 grams.

The S4 Mini is equipped with a 4.3-inch display as compared to the 4.5-inch screen of the S5 Mini smartphone. The increase in the screen size comes along, with higher resolution in the S5 Mini smartphone. The S4 Mini smartphone offers a resolution of 540×960 pixels; whereas, the S5 Mini offers the user with 720×1280 pixels of resolution.

Hardware, Memory and Connectivity

The S4 Mini smartphone comprises of an 8GB of internal storage capacity. The smartphone runs on the Android operating system, taking up 3GB of internal memory. The user is left with an internal memory of 5GB, making an external memory card slot a necessity for the user, rather than comfort. On the other hand, the S5 Mini comes equipped with a 16GB of internal storage capacity, providing the potential user with 11GB of internal memory.

In terms of connectivity, both the smartphones come with a plethora of connectivity options. However, the S5 Mini does not support the DLNA feature, which is present in the S4 Mini smartphone. The non-LTE variants of the S5 Mini also do not come equipped with NFC support. The other connectivity features are similar to the S4 Mini smartphone.

In terms of processor, the S5 Mini comes with a 1.4GHz quad core processor that has twice the performance capacity, as compared to the 1.7GHz dual core processor of the S4 Mini smartphone.


Both the smartphones come with an 8MP primary camera with an ability to record 1080p videos. However, the front camera sensor of the S5 Mini smartphone comes at 2.1MP, as compared to the 1.9MP front facing camera of the S4 Mini smartphone.

Additional Features

The S5 Mini comes with additional features such as the Fingerprint Scanner and the Heart Rate Monitor. The S4 Mini does not come equipped with similar features as that of the S5 Mini smartphone.


In terms of price, the Galaxy S5 Mini comes at a price of $550 whereas; the Galaxy S4 Mini is available at $290.


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