Xperia Z1 Compact is still the absolute King of Mini phones. Its a true topline speced phone in a smaller shell. S5 mini is just another S4 mini which already was a 2012 speced phone. just sugar coated with loads of bloatware
If we can lock folders/files in the phone with finger print sensor, as we do it in laptops, I wiil defenitely buy this phone. It is heard that bigger S5 is having this facility. Water resistance gives such a peace of mind while carrying a phone. I wish all phones shold be water resistant. IR blaster is going to be a tool against by brother who always snatch the TV remote from me. With wifi direct I will stream the photos and videos to the TV and going to pretend to be a geek. I wish if they removed that heart rate monitor and reduced some bucks..! I dont know how I am going to use it. Hey S5 users how u are using it? Self healing of illness is not recommented go to a doctor...
Xperia Z1 compact is better in all the ways and cheaper than this BAND AID !
Lets go, 01 Jul 2014It is your belief as what you expect the term "mini" to mean and you use MINI FLAGSH... moreWhat bollocks are you talking about.
Then samsung, Htc and LG shouldn't name them like their flagships and then add that stupid mini moniker next to the flagship name when they put mediocre hardware inside.
They should rather name them samsung crap 5 mini, Htc crap 2 mini and LG crap 2 mini.
Anonymous, 01 Jul 2014Ridiculously overpriced! Last phone i would consider buying for the moneyYes and no. Still not as stupidly overpriced as Htc one mini 2. And a lil bit better specced. Still z1 compact the one true mini king.
The Main Man, 01 Jul 2014Water resistant with no flap cover on the usb? Guess it was just a matter of time. If the ... moreIt can't even make Z1 Compact sneeze let alone a headache. Z1C kills it. Period!
And still last years S4 Mini awaits kitkat update after actually confirmed reports on the update.... So much for mini phones from Samsung....
And considering the hardware(processor and RAM) which is actually worse than last year, this phone is just stupid. If it had been a 1.6 or higher clocked s400 chipset, would have made sense!
i need more battery backup
2.100mAh? i think 2.450mAh - 2.540mAh like LG G2 Mini / Optimus L90 are better
Anonymous, 01 Jul 2014The S4 Mini has Cortex A15 which are 50%more powerful than Cortex A7.So they made S5 mini with... moreIIRC S4 mini uses Krait 300 cores, which are between A15 and A9 performance wise. Most likely in single threaded apps S4 mini will still be better.
Mark, 01 Jul 2014Unfortunately Sony is the only company treating mini flagships seriously. They make their phon... moreIt is your belief as what you expect the term "mini" to mean and you use MINI FLAGSHIP
As you expect exactly the same but smaller and Samsung have not done this including premium specs in the S5 mini
The S5 mini is not a slouch and whatever the differences between them in benchmark won't matter that much in day to day the S5 mini will be a high end phone.
So if like me you don't like big phones you only get 8Mp, etc which i agree is NOT a mini but i thing Sammy is operating on the term "MODELLED" on the S5
You name Sony as the only one which is approx 3 months premature,
ATM your views imo may be endorsed by APPLE!
Wth all the leaks nothing has been said that the 5.5" IPhone6 will differ from the 4.7" so a smaller in size only phone
Compared to the zr, this still beats it in terms of specs and will most likely price
The S5 Mini will be a good phone for those that want a new Samsung, but with a smaller screen. Most customers out buying the S5 don't care about performance. They buy it cause of the brand, and the user friendly Touch Wiz.
For people wanting performance, the S5 Alpha is just around the corner
This is nothing in front of Xperia Z1 Compact :P
and then we will see Galaxy S5 Mini Neo , S5 Mini Zoom , S5 mini Style etc etc :P