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Samsung Galaxy S5 mini

alaTest has collected and analyzed 312 reviews of Samsung Galaxy S5 mini. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the battery and size are generally positive. The portability and design also get good opinions, whereas there are mixed views on the reliability and camera. Many are negative about the sound and price.

screen, design, portability, size, battery

price, sound

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 94/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 312 reviews)

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Expert review by: Andrew Hoyle (

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...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: GSMArena team (

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: Kevin Nether (

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 (

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 (

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: Luke Edwards (

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini review: Mini not mighty


Samsung was among the pioneers in creating mini versions of flagship phones. Now the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini, representing the handset's third generation, is here to cram more features than ever into the smaller smartphone form.

Waterproof design, bright and colourful screen, enough speed and good battery life

Plasticky build quality, some gimmicky extras, middling screen resolution

The Samsung Galaxy S5 mini is a respectable handset that offers ample speed, a bright and colorful screen and good battery life. What lets it down is the build quality, which is chunky and plastic.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: John McCann (

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.

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: David Phelan (

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.

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (

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

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Martin (

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...

Sep, 2014

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:Samsung


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


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


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

Data Transfer

Technology:4.X LTE / WCDMA (UMTS)


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

General Features

Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 4.4 KitKat
Operator:3 / EE / MVNO / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / TALKTALK / Tesco MB / Virgin / Vodafone
Processor Number:CORTEX-A7
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes


Processor Brand:Samsung
Processor Number:CORTEX-A7 / EXYNOS 4210