when's it coming to australia? I work for Telstra and we haven't got it available yet???
Price group indicated for this phone may be too high? Shouldn't be like this.
k11, 02 Aug 2014As for the s5 mini, what you have said might well be true.Yup, I've just checked the released kernel sources for the SM-G800F and SM-G800H models.
SM-G800F (European model)
Exynos 3470 (quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A7)
SM-G800H (US model)
Snapdragon 400, MSM8228 (quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A7)
The Snapdragon has native FM radio support, but the US carriers are known for disabling this in hardware.
AnonD-56871, 29 Jul 2014agree Single Sim phones are waste of money ? I didn't see anyone using dual sim phones in my country.
AnonD-288313, 02 Aug 2014You only need to disassemble the stock roms that's been released on samfirmware to find out wh... moreAll american variants as well as an european 4G version of the galaxy s2 use a snapdragon chipset (dual-core 1.5 GHz Scorpion) that supports LTE. The international version of the galaxy s2 uses an exynos 4210 (also known as Exynos 4 Dual) chipset with a dual-core 1.2 GHz cortex-A9 CPU, and does not support LTE.
k11, 02 Aug 2014First and foremost, the samsung galaxy s2 has a way different chipset than this s5 mini. The g... moreYou only need to disassemble the stock roms that's been released on samfirmware to find out what SoC they're using. The European variants are definitely using an Exynos 3, with an Intel LTE modem. Most likely the US variants will be using the Snapdragon, is my guess.
Sindri, 02 Aug 2014No, this doesn't even have a Snapdragon 400. It's got an Exynos 3 chip, same as in the S2. Alb... moreFirst and foremost, the samsung galaxy s2 has a way different chipset than this s5 mini. The galaxy s2 had a dual-core 1.2 GHz CPU with a cortex-A9 core architecture, while the s5 mini has a quad-core 1.4 GHz CPU with a cortex-A7 core architecture. A cortex-A7 core actually provide same performance as a cortex-A9 core, but with lesser power consumption and better RAM management. Since the s5 mini has a quad-core cortex-A7 CPU, it can beat the hell out of a galaxy s2 and thanks to more RAM, it can even beat a galaxy s3. As far as the chipset is concerned, it has not been officially confirmed by samsung whether its an exynos or a snapdragon 400. Different leaks about this phone recently have indicated either one of the two chipsets. Maybe samsung might even use an exynos chip for the 3G variant and a Snapdragon 400 for the 4G variant, as it has done before in case of the galaxy s4, note 3 and s5.
Samsung makes a mistake but not putting an FM radio, not everybody has unlimited wifi data, plus wifi drains your battery faster. we need an Fm radio for local stations. sometimes u r in the mood for some news or even a sport event sometimes for music and with FM radio u don't need to worry about copying music , copyrights , storage , etc FM radio is very useful, even 4 those with unlimited data sometimes coverage is bad... or missing . fm radio saves u from those problems
For those who live in India...
Guys if u want to purchase a phone under 25k-30k then this is d correct device or u can say this device is an upgrade over galaxy s3 neo i9300i....
but those who want to purchase samsung galaxy s4 snapdragon version will have to purchase it from outside india like singapore,malaysia,phillipines etc.
All these 3 devices have snapdragon 400 chip except that s4 (i9505) lte version has snapdragon 600 chip outside india ...
so, s5 mini dual sm-g800h is best for customers who like samsung and lives only in india....
samsung has released kitkat firmware for s5 mini sm-g800h on samsung_updates.com
so stop complaining abt these devices as these devices just need aluminium body with good specs which should be stable...