k11, 30 Jul 2014The s4 is a lot better than the s5 mini. Its got a bigger, 1080p screen, more powerful chipset... morethanks man appreciate that, waterproofing doesn't bother me at all, never dropped a phone in my pint - yet! And I'll still get updates for a year or so on the S4 by which time who knows what else is out there.
bianconero, 30 Jul 2014Guys my dliemma is this, buy the one year old full size S4 or the brand new S5 Mini? I prefer ... moreThe s4 is a lot better than the s5 mini. Its got a bigger, 1080p screen, more powerful chipset with more RAM, a better rear camera and both the s5 mini as well as the s4 run android 4.4 kitkat. S4 may or may not get an update to the upcoming android L version, but the s5 mini will. So go for s5 mini only if waterproofing and updates are very important to you.
Guys my dliemma is this, buy the one year old full size S4 or the brand new S5 Mini? I prefer the size of the S5 Mini but for my money the full size S4 is a much better spec, though older, phone. What do you think is best? New lower spec, or older better spec? thanks.
Ok, so the S5 mini manual says it has a notification light (yaaay) but the dumb asses have removed the FM radio. Why Samsung, WHYYYY? Is it too much to ask to include both a notification LED *and* an FM radio?
Forget this load of crap, if you want a premium small handset, the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is still the only choice. Another epic fail by Samsung.
The specs are okay exept the chipset.
Snapdragon 400 and adreno 305 is old. Must be snapdragon 600 with 320 to make more poweful :)
And it should have smart features(eg. Multi window) and fm radio :)
advice, 29 Jul 2014Exynos processor runs games at faster frame rates than snapdragon processor.
the GPU in the... moreIt's actually a Mali-400.
I imagine that because they're using this outdated SoC, this phone is quite cheap for them to produce.
Just checked the official GFXBench website and saw two different models of the S5 mini. To those who may not know, GFXBench is a benchmarking application that tests the GPU of a phone. In the benchmarking results of a phone on the website, some specs are also mentioned, and I saw that there are two variants of the S5 mini with one variant (model no. SM-G800H) having a snapdragon 400 chipset with a quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A7 CPU and an adreno 305 GPU. Another variant with model no. SM-G800Y has an Exynos 3 Quad chipset with the same 1.4 GHz Cortex-A7 quad-core CPU, but has a quad-core Mali-400 MP4 GPU instead of the adreno 305. Performance of this quad-core Mali-400 GPU is mostly as good as adreno 305 according to the benchmark results that I checked. But the mali-400 does not support OpenGL ES 3.0 standard as opposed to the adreno 305 that does.
Really Samsung has gone made.shit,it's still mali400.really their are making full peoples.what the use of features when performance doesn't match.aderno 305 is common now a days.and even aderno 305 it's mobile doesn't performs well,friend's grand 2 goes often hang,heat even if a youtube vedio played,it get too hot that u can burn your hands.is it aderno 305 mobile.the same chipset found in Lumia and xperia and what a great performance they provide.shit samsung.
Not that great specs.A normal mid range phone.Not worthy of its price.
When s5 mini enter in indonesia? we cant wait, so many people wait for this phone here, but until now not enter yet. i searching for the spec and i know this chipset and gpu are lower than s4 mini (sorry, but it's fact and i dont care bout that coz i'm not a gamer). but i still want to having this phone, it's design, screen resolution, water resistant, gorilla glass 3 and more are interesting for me. cant wait, when and when ??!!!
Sindri, 28 Jul 2014Let's compare the CPU/GPU specs with its predecessor, the S4 Mini.
CPU: Exynos 347... moreExynos processor runs games at faster frame rates than snapdragon processor.
the GPU in the galaxy s5 mini is Mali-450 and not Mali-400.
Sindri, 28 Jul 2014Let's compare the CPU/GPU specs with its predecessor, the S4 Mini. S5 Mini CPU: Exynos 347... moreGood thing I dont play games on my phone. If I wanted a gaming phone, I'd get some high powered, top of the line device, not something meant to be small and less phablet like.
Nani, 28 Jul 2014If it is single sim waste of money.As s5 it will be utterflop Father already in bad position... moreSorry but Samsung doesnt have the habit of making DUAL sim phones on a FLAGSHIP so buy some micromax or Lava sh*t
If it is single sim waste of money.As s5 it will be utterflop
Father already in bad position atleast son should be good future person but samsung has already good name so they are try to go down now.change the futures or stop launching.
Let's compare the CPU/GPU specs with its predecessor, the S4 Mini.
CPU: Exynos 3470 (quad-core 1.4 GHz, Cortex-A7)
GPU: Mali-400MP (OpenGL 2.0)
CPU: Snapdragon 400 (dual-core 1.7 GHz, Krait)
GPU: Adreno 305 (OpenGL 3.0)
So, despite the S5 Mini having 4 cores, the S4 Mini will still outperform it due to having a Krait architecture. For games, the S5 Mini is no match for the S4 Mini. The Adreno 305 is way more powerful than the Mali-400 - which doesn't even support OpenGL 3.
I think Samsung did a big mistake using this CPU/GPU in the S5 Mini. It would have been much better, and a more logical choice if they went for the Snapdragon 410 and Adreno 306.