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Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14008 reviews of Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the camera and size are overall positive. The performance and screen also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the sound. The social networking functionality and durability get critical comments.

usability, screen, performance, size, camera

battery, reliability, durability, social network

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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (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. Reviewers are impressed by the size and price. The portability and usability also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the connectivity and sound.

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

Jul, 2018

Consumer review (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 also get good comments. There are some critical opinions 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

Jul, 2018

Consumer review (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 opinions. Many are less positive 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

Jul, 2018

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 (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 : 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 : Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini

 

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini smartphone : Samsung announced the Galaxy S5 mini, a compact version of Samsung's flagship smartphone. The new Galaxy S5 mini delivers powerful performance, as well as the same dedicated fitness tools and enhanced device...

The Galaxy S5 mini will be available in Russia starting in early July with global markets to follow. At launch, the device will be available in four colour options: Charcoal Black, Shimmery White, Electric Blue and Copper Gold. Samsung UK will announce...

Jul, 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

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2100
Battery performance:2100 / 2600
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (3G):1 / 8 / 88
Browsing time (4G):1 / 47 / 8
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):10 / 11
Continuous audio playback time:11 / 110 / 47 / 63
Continuous video playback time:10 / 11 / 12
Standby time (2G):880
Standby time (3G):920
Standby time (4G):800
Talk time (2G):12
Talk time (3G):10 / 14 / 16

Call Management

Auto-redialing:Y / Yes
Call blocking: Yes
Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera Resolution:3264 x 2448
Digital Zoom:4 / 8
Face detection: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2.1
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
ISO sensitivity:12800
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Maximum frame rate:30
Optical sensor size:1 / 2.3
Rear Camera Resolution:3264 x 2448
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Scan technology:CMOS
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:2.1
Sensor Type:CMOS
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
White Balance:Auto
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Body SAR:0.544 / 0.556 / 0.897
Body SAR (EU):0.544 / 0.556
Certification:IPX5, IPX8
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:N / Y / Yes
DLNA Certified:No / Yes
Head SAR:0.687 / 0.693 / 0.968
Head SAR (EU):0.693 / 0.968
SAR value:0.97
SAR головы (Канада):0.947
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.97

Design

Color of product:Black / Blue / Gold / White
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Form Factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP65 / IP67
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 9:16
Display Diagonal:4.5 / 4.6
Display number of colors:16.0 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 720 x 1280
Display Type:SAMOLED / TFT
Orientation sensor: Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch sensitive screen: Yes
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:1.5

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AMR, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, RTX, IMY, WAV, OGA, WMA, OGG, M4A, OTA, MIDI, XMF, AMR, FLAC / 3GPP, AMR, ASF, FLAC, MKA, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, XMF
FM radio:No / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WEBP / JPG
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Speakers:Stereo
Video compression format:3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3G2, 3GP, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3G2, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3GP, 3G2, WEBM, WMV, ASF, AVI, M4V, MKV, MP4, FLV / 3GP, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3GPP, AVI, H.263, H.264, H.265, MKV, MP4, MPEG4, VP8, VP9, WEBM, XVID
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, WMV7 / H.263, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, WMV7 / H.263, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV7 / H.263, MPEG4, VP8, WMV7 / H.263, WMV7, MPEG4, VC-1 / H.263,MPEG4,VC-1,VP8,WMV7
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3G2,3GP,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3G2,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3GP,3G2,WEBM,WMV,ASF,AVI,M4V,MKV,MP4,FLV / 3GP,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB / AMR-NB,AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Barometer: Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS:Y / Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y / Yes
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900 / 900,1900,850,1800
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM / EDGE,GSM,GPRS / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850, 900, 1900, 2100 / 850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100 / 900,1900,2100 / 900,1900,850,2100
3G standards:HSDPA,HSUPA / HSDPA,HSUPA,UMTS / HSPA+,HSUPA,UMTS / UMTS / UMTS,WCDMA / WCDMA
4G:N / Y / Yes
4G bands supported:800,1800,2600 / 800,850,900,1800,2100,2600 / 850,900,1800,1900,2100,2600 / 850,900,1800,2100,2600 / 900,2600,2100,850,1800
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PBAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, MAP, HFP, OPP, AVRCP, HID, PAN, HSP, PBAP, SAP
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Cables included:Micro-USB / USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Graphics:Adreno 330
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.4 / 4.4.2
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Notes, Calendar, To-do list, Events reminder
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Notes, Calendar, To-do list, Events reminder
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets / Icons, Shortcuts, Menu
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid / Sim-lock free
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
vCard: Yes
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N
USB connector type:Micro-USB / Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor:3470 / MSM 8974AC / U8420
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A7
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon / Samsung Exynos
Processor frequency:1.4 / 2.5
Processor model:3470 / U8420

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.4 / 4.4.2
SyncML: Yes
vCard: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:1536 / 2
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:128 / 64
RAM capacity:1.5
USB mass storage:Y / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid

Technical Details

Color: Yes
Dust-resistant: Yes
Google applications:Gmail, Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search, Google+, YouTube / Google Maps, Google Play / Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube / Google Music, Google Play, YouTube / Google Play
Waterproof: Yes

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.339 / 0.358
Height:5 / 5.16
Weight:4.23 / 4.55
Width:1.84 / 2.55 / 2.56