NEW YORK: In terms of design and display, the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini has the same design, but it is a little chunkier than its predecessor. It is 9.1 mm thick, the smart phone is simply thicker than most of the other devices on the market. The Galaxy S5 mini comes with a 4.5 inch display and resolution of 720×1280. Due to the smaller screen size, the device actually delivers the same density as the iPhone 6, 326ppi. Apple’s device packs a 4.7 inch screen display with a resolution of 750×1334. The iPhone 6 measures at 138x67x6.9 mm and weighs 129 grams.
For the hardware and OS, the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini offers almost the same specs as the iPhone 6. When it comes to CPU power, the S5 mini is powered by a quad core processor clocked at 1.4GHz with RAM memory set at 1.5GB. This is the closest to the iPhone 6. The handset is operated by a 64bit dual core A8 chip, with power set at 1.4GHz. It comes with just 1 GB of RAM memory. The S5 Mini comes with little built in memory, just 16GB, but users can add additional 64GB with a microSD card. As always, Apple refuses to add an external SLOT to its devices, but has upgraded the built in memory for the iPhone up to 128 GB. There are 16GB and 64GB version available as well.
The S5 mini runs on the Android 4.4 Kit Kat, but has some special features as well. It is one of the phones on the market that have support for 4G LTE NETWORK. Additionally, the S5 mini has the same NFC technology that Apple famously announced, and in IR blaster. The IR blaster provides users the ability to control their TV and other infrared devices. There is no more need for remote controls in the home, the S5 mini handles everything. It also has a fingerprint scanner. All of the features are also available in the iPhone 6, the NFC technology, the fingerprint scanner and lots more. The handset runs on the iOS 8, a new state of the art OS
For the battery and camera specs, the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini has a larger battery of 2100 mAh, and last a whole day. However, with medium usage, that is the maximum users can get. Overnight, the battery life drops 15%.The iPhone 6 is equipped with an 1800 mAh battery that should provide users with approximately 12 hours of medium usage (calls and internet).
The S5 mini features the same 8-MP camera found on the iPhone 6. However, the difference is that the S5 mini has no image stabilization, while the iPhone 6 has. Additionally, the iPhone 6 comes with dual LED flash sensors on the camera, while the S5 has only one. The S5 mini can shoot pictures at 3264×2448, the same resolution as the iPhone 6. Samsung hopes that the extra features found in the camera application can help sell the device.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 mini cost $400, while the iPhone 6 16GB SIM free version is at $650.