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Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13539 reviews of Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the camera and size. The performance and screen also get good views. The durability and reliability get negative views. The social networking functionality and sound get mixed reviews.

usability, screen, performance, size, camera

battery, reliability, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 334 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the size and price are on the whole positive. The portability and usability also get good feedback, but the connectivity and sound get less positive opinions.

performance, usability, portability, price, size

reliability, durability, sound, connectivity

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini UK SIM-Free Smartphone - BlackSamsung Galaxy S5 Mini UK SIM-Free Smartphone - Black

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1484 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the price and size. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability.

performance, portability, usability, size, price

reliability

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini G800H 16GB HSPA+ Unlocked GSM Quad-Core Smartphone - Charcoal BlackSamsung Galaxy S5 Mini G800H 16GB HSPA+ Unlocked GSM Quad-Core Smartphone - Charcoal Black

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. People really like the screen and portability. The price and performance also get good reviews, whereas there are some critical reviews about the GPS navigation and usability.

performance, price, portability, screen

durability, usability, GPS navigation

75% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini G800H 16GB HSPA+ Unlocked GSM Quad-Core Smartphone - Charcoal BlackSamsung Galaxy S5 Mini G800H 16GB HSPA+ Unlocked GSM Quad-Core Smartphone - Charcoal Black

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Andrew Hoyle (cnet.com)

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini review:

 

Samsung released compact versions of its flagship Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S4 phones, so it was no surprise when the Galaxy S5 Mini was announced. Although those Mini phones bore the name of their flagship brother, all were in fact heavily watered-down...

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini has the same rubberised design as its full-size brother, it's waterproof, with a vivid screen and decent camera.

Like all of Samsung's previous smaller flagships, the S5 Mini seriously waters down the specs of the top-end phone, meaning it's just a mid-range phone with a flagship name and high price. The plastic design feels far less luxurious than the metal HTC...

If you've been hoping for a fully-fledged flagship phone with all the bells and whistles of the the other elite mobiles just in a more compact size, prepare to be disappointed. The Galaxy S5 Mini matches the regular S5 in name and looks, but not in...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Samsung GALAXY S5 Mini ( black)

 

Its 4.5-inch screen has a 720p resolution, it has a 1.4GHz quad-core processor, an 8-megapixel camera, 4G LTE, fingerprint and heart-rate sensors and runs the older Android 4.4.2 KitKat software. The S5 meanwhile, has a 2.3GHz quad-core chip, a full HD...

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini has the same rubberised design as its full-size brother, it's waterproof, with a vivid screen and decent camera.

Like all of Samsung's previous smaller flagships, the S5 Mini seriously waters down the specs of the top-end phone, meaning it's just a mid-range phone with a flagship name and high price. The plastic design feels far less luxurious than the metal HTC...

If you've been hoping for a fully-fledged flagship phone with all the bells and whistles of the the other elite mobiles just in a more compact size, prepare to be disappointed. The Galaxy S5 Mini matches the regular S5 in name and looks, but not in...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini review: Big enough

 

With two Galaxy S minis under its belt, Samsung has set off on a quest for a third, hopefully more successful version of its current flagship. But the rules have changed and Samsung has finally stopped ignoring this fact. While Sony flipped the mini...

Optional Dual SIM version available ; LTE connectivity ; 4.5" 1280 x 720 Super AMOLED display with 326 ppi ; Android OS v4.4 KitKat with TouchWiz UI ; Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A7 processor, Exynos 3 Quad 3470 chipset, Mali-400MP4 GPU, 1.5GB of RAM ;...

Uncompetitive price at launch ; No TV-Out option (MHL is not supported) ; Only the LTE variant has NFC ; Lacks in-call noise-cancellation

On its own, the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini is a merely a good midrange smartphone. Next to it's bigger sibling - it's probably Samsung's best mini to date. It retains what makes the bigger flagship desirable and cleverly mimics its superb performance so...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. HTC One (M8): Leather and steel

 

Samsung has also made a big step in perfecting the Super AMOLED technology and the Galaxy S5's screen is power-efficient, with great image quality and excellent sunlight legibility. It also offers you the choice between perfectly accurate colors and...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: S21 (s21.com)

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini review

 

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini is a smaller version of the top-selling Galaxy S5. Slim and lightweight, it's an excellent Android phone, but over-priced.

The S5 Mini isn't a bad phone by any means. It's better than the S4 Mini. But it's a lot more expensive too. We feel it's over-priced.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: Kevin Nether (androidauthority.com)

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini review

 

We take a closer look at the compact version of the Samsung flagship in our full review of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini!

Great camera experience ; Good screen ; Flagship hardware features

Some build quality issues ; Occasional instances of stutter or lag

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Android Pit (androidpit.com)

Review do Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini: o melhor Mini até agora!

 

Apesar do fato de que a Samsung certamente ouvirá as mesmas críticas que vieram com as suas versões Mini anteriores (hardware fraco, nome enganoso, promessas não cumpridas, etc.), nós praticamente não encontramos vulnerabilidades com o S5 Mini. O...

Serviços iguais aos do S5, Recursos de software, Interface de usuário e processamento

Display mediano, Preço alto

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: Alex Dobie (androidcentral.com)

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini review

 

Another year, another Samsung Mini — is this one any better? Even with the arrival of smaller flagship-level handsets like the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, "mini" Android smartphones typically occupy the mid-range space. This was the case with last year's...

Another competent (if not exciting) mid-ranger from Samsung ... The Galaxy S5 Mini is yet another competent mid-range phone from Samsung, and one that incorporates the majority of the hallmark features of its current flagship. It's a phone which...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: Taylor Martin (pocketnow.com)

Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon) review: a safe bet with a side of dull

 

Is the Galaxy S5 the best smartphone on Verizon this spring? Find out as we give Samsung's flagship an in-depth look in our Verizon Galaxy S5 review!

Gorgeous Super AMOLED display ; IP 67 ingress protection ; Exceptional camera performance in great lighting ; Ideal for mobile gaming, multimedia consumption ; Removable battery

Feels insubstantial in the hand ; Subpar camera experience in low-light ; Software feels half-baked ; Highlight features like the fingerprint scanner are unreliable

In all, we walk away from our short stint with the Galaxy S5 feeling somewhat unmoved, as if we’d been using a Galaxy S 4 all along, only after installing a new backplate and software update. Sure, new features abound, but few of them feel useful or...

May, 2014

Expert review by: Anndrew Vacca (androidcentral.com)

Sprint Vital mini review

 

The Sprint Vital offers a lot of bang for your buck, but it's not for everyone, especially given the carrier's handful of other budget-friendly options.Things have changed quite a bit o...

The Sprint Vital is an excellent choice given its wallet-friendly $100 pricetag. Does that mean it's the best bang for your buck? Not exactly. There are a handful of great options on Sprint's shelves for those on a tight budget, but all told, the...

Jul, 2013

Product Specifications

Battery

Browsing time (3G):1 / 8 / 88
Browsing time (4G):1 / 47 / 8
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):10 / 11

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2.1
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8

Design

Curved Design: No
Standard colour:White

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM, GPRS / GSM
3G standards:HSDPA, HSUPA / HSPA+, HSUPA, UMTS / UMTS / UMTS, WCDMA / WCDMA
4G:No / Yes
4G bands supported:800,850,900,1800,2100,2600 / 850, 900, 1800, 2100, 2600 / 850,900,1800,2100,2600 / 900,2600,2100,850,1800
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): No
USB port: Yes