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Samsung Galaxy S5 mini

alaTest has collected and analyzed 225 reviews of Samsung Galaxy S5 mini. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and camera. The design and portability are also appreciated. There are some negative reviews about the reliability and sound, and there are mixed views on the durability and usability.

screen, portability, design, camera, battery

features, price, sound, reliability

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 95/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 225 reviews)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy S5 mini from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk.

97% 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, White

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini

 

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...

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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...

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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

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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

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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...

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini review

 

The Galaxy S5 gets shrunk, but smaller isn't always better

Water and dust resistant ; Decent battery life ; Screen is bright and colourful

Dodgy fingerprint scanner ; Interface isn't the quickest ; Plastic body feels cheap

If you're taken with the Galaxy S5's design, fingerprint scanner and heart rate monitor, but can't afford its lofty price tag - or want a handset that's more manageable in the hand - then the Galaxy S5 Mini is a strong replacement.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini review

 

Liked the Samsung Galaxy S5 but found it just too big to handle? Maybe smaller is better! Fnd out in our Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini review

Water resistant ; Bright ; colourful screen ; Lots of tech

Average battery life ; Divisive design ; Small virtual keyboard

This is a well-designed, powerfully specced phone that will suit all sizes of hands from the smallest to the most sausage-fingered - though the latter will need to type carefully.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 mini vs HTC One mini 2 comparison review

 

Price, as ever, is important in any purchase and the HTC One mini 2 is the cheaper here available at the time of writing at around £320. Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini will set you back £350 – a little less than the launch price of £389.

It's a close call here with two very similarly kitted out smartphones. However, the HTC One mini 2 pips it for us with its superior design, cheaper price tag and better software. We'd understand if you wanted to spend the extra for the Galaxy S5 mini's...

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini review

 

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini has excellent battery life and a decent camera, but its downgraded performance holds it back

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Samsung Galaxy S5 mini vs Samsung Galaxy Alpha comparison review

 

The Galaxy Alpha, on the other hand, seems to be Samsung's stab at the iPhone 5s (or maybe the upcoming iPhone 6), with a metal frame around the edge. The rear cover of the Alpha is still plastic, though.

Overall, the Galaxy S5 mini and Galaxy Alpha are reasonably evenly matched smartphones from Samsung. With just 0.2in difference between the screen size, your decision between the two will come down to metal vs plastic when it comes to design. Of...

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:Samsung

Camera

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD1080p

Configuration

GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: Yes
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:4.X LTE / WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:Super-AMOLED
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 4.4 KitKat
Operator:3 / EE / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / TALKTALK / Tesco MB / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
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