advice, 06 Jul 2014thank u for the question.
the s5 mini has almost equal dimensions to xperia compact but sti... moreHello! This is 2014, who needs radio in a 4G/3G smartphone?
What negative point you are talking about?
Internet radio is the best.
And don't say what if you don't have internet coverage or data plan is expensive because my answer is, you don't need a 4G/3G phone if that is the case.
Buy a 2G phone with built-in radio.
Built-in radio is out,
Internet radio is in!
By the way, free WiFis are almost everywhere except the mountains, forests and rice fields. LOL!
babakmansouri, 06 Jul 2014what is your reason for saying that? its better than z10 but not from compactthank u for the question.
the s5 mini has almost equal dimensions to xperia compact but still it has larger screen and it is lighter in weight.
the s5 mini has the much better super amoled screen and gorrila glass while xperia has regular IPS LCD with obligatory scratchable shatter proof plastic
cover over the glass.
the s5 mini has fingerprint sensor ,heart rate monitor and infra red port.
the 20mp camera of the xperia compact is only a marketing gimmick ,the real life performance is horrible for 20 mp camera,the s4 mini produces better images,use gsmarena photo comparison tool to confirm this.
and we don't forget the camera manufacturing flow of the xperia ... the flash bleed
the xperia compact has better processor and larger ram but s5 mini will perform well in most of the normal situations.
the s5 mini has removable battery.
the xperia compact loud speaker performance is below average.
we still waiting for the fm radio ,if samsung decided to remove the fm radio like what happened to the galaxy s5 then it will be a negative point for the s5 mini.
the design and the UI are personal preference.
RavenAii, 05 Jul 2014The thing is about iPhone with the ram is that Apple manage to optimize their memory managemen... moreyup. even Sammy puts 4gb ram it will be always bad. coz Samsung app will eat 3.5gb..
Guys don't be fooled by this market tricks don't buy this mini's u don't get good support. Its better to go with flagship models. I have s4 mini duos still they didn't update the latest android KitKat and the phone have heating issues because of network. Only flagship models get immediately updates. Don't buy any mini.
RavenAii, 05 Jul 2014The thing is about iPhone with the ram is that Apple manage to optimize their memory managemen... moreso you mean you wont buy iphone 5s and will go for iphone 4 right, the things you said are correct but the same goes for apple, why you pay usd 700 or 800 for 5s when you can have the same with iphone 4?
thats the reason we buy s5 mini after s4 mini, because apple and samsung wont release any updates after that, thats marketing, also i myself hate to do everything on my phone via itunes, i cant download torrent on it, i cant expand the memory, i cant play 1080p videos smoothly, i cant customize my lockscreen on it,
thats the reason i wont buy too much money on a phone like that
advice, 05 Jul 2014the s5 mini is much better than the BB Z10 and the xperia compact.what is your reason for saying that? its better than z10 but not from compact
RavenAii, 05 Jul 2014The thing is about iPhone with the ram is that Apple manage to optimize their memory managemen... moreYou are misleading people, but I hope you are not that evil to know that. Apple ''manages'' ram better because Ios is a locked system, not open-source like android. Yes, it's easier to manage your own room. This are pros and cons in buying something with android or with ios. The problem is when people choose to pay 700 $ on something with ios, being so limited. I may be wrong, but the same model of thinking applies here in romania. Better have a comunist (ceausescu) lead you than having a democratic president and having to think on your own.
iraqi, 05 Jul 2014and why you are so angry if you dont like it don't buy it, but you must know somethings about ... moreThe thing is about iPhone with the ram is that Apple manage to optimize their memory management and plus they doesn't have any Google apps that eats ram. An iPhone 4 with 512 Mb of ram is way better than Note 3 Neo with 2 GB of ram. Why? Because Samsung never bothered to optimize their product ram usage.
The S4 mini was overclocked to 1.7 Ghz dual core cpu and can run apps faster and preform way better than the S5 mini with maximum 1.4 Ghz quad core cpu. More cores only helps in multi-tasking work but more speed will give you better experience in gaming or sliding through the pages.
Anonymous has a good point why the S4 mini is a better phone compared to S5 mini.
iraqi, 05 Jul 2014and why you are so angry if you dont like it don't buy it, but you must know somethings about ... moreThe reason why I'm angry is that there are NOT any good phone in the phone market today. I was hoping in Samsung, but they just re-release the same phones from last year (with some downgrade added).
iPhone is not smartphone, but foolphone. Doesn't even worth to mention. But it's true that Android phones have tons of unwanted bloatware that eats RAM.
I knew that someone will mention the cores and will say wrong things.
A dual core processor with higher GHZ is better than a quad core processor with lower GHZ. Why? Because the majority of processes is single threaded, so the single threaded performance is the most important.
And don't forget that it will have higher screen resolution. So if the GPU will be the same as in S4 mini, then the performance will be much worse than the S4 mini's performance.
There is more difference between S3 mini and S4 mini than S4 mini and S5 mini. (Same is with the S3 S4 S5.)
And Samsung wants £350+ for this... It's ridiculous.
DaRk MaDnEsS, 05 Jul 2014nokia Lumia 520 beats both hands down :DWell keep your both hands down cause Nokia is going down down down long time ago.
This is a very overpriced phone, and way too big, to be a "mini". This phone bigger than BB Z10, or Xperia Z1 Compact (which is a way better phone, for the same price).