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Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13581 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 are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the durability and reliability, and the social networking functionality and sound get mixed views.

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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. Reviewers really like the size and price. The portability and usability are also appreciated, but there are some critical views 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

Dec, 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. Opinions about the price and size are on the whole positive. The usability and portability also get good reviews. Many are negative 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

Dec, 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 views. 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

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Luke Edwards (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini review: Mini not mighty - Pocket-lint

 

A well-powered handset with decent screen and IP67 waterproofing. But falls down on build quality and feels like it could have been cheaper without the

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: (t3.com)

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini review

 

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini is smaller version of the famous flagship

Water resistant ; Bright ; colourful screen ; Lots of tech

Average battery life ; Divisive design ; Small virtual keyboard

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: John McCann (techradar.com)

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

Ratings in depth The Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini was quietly announced at the beginning of July, and it's since found its way into around the world, so how does the pint-sized smartphone shape up?

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

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: Matt Egan (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Galaxy S5 Mini price must drop if it hopes to compete - Galaxy S5 Mini video review

 

The S5 mini uses the same water- and dustproof design as the Galaxy S5, which costs an extra £25 SIM-free, but its smaller 4.5in screen means it's more comfortable in the hand.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Ashleigh Allsopp (pcadvisor.co.uk)

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...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini review

 

The Galaxy S5 gets blasted with the shrink ray

Good battery life ; Dazzling OLED display contrast ; Super-convenient waterproofing

CPU not super-powered ; Screen a mite less sharp than the S5 ; A bit pricey

This isn't just a small Galaxy S5, it’s a cut-down one, but it still offers a fairly top-notch phone experience

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini

 

The smaller S5 is good, but we want more

Bright, vibrant screen, Very capable 8-megapixel camera, Great battery life

Plastic back feels cheaper than on S5, Some missing TouchWiz features

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: Marie Brewis (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini review

 

Like the Samsung Galaxy S5, the S5 mini is a very decent Android phone. Our key concerns lie in its pricing and performance: while most users will find it more than fast enough for day-to-day tasks, the price tag is a lot higher than we'd like to pay...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini vs Galaxy S4 mini comparison review

 

Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy S5 mini, but the firm is launching it first in Russia to be followed by a global release. This means we don't yet know when it will arrive in the UK but it should be within a couple of months. For now we can...

The Galaxy S5 mini adds a reasonable amount of upgrades compared to the Galaxy S4 mini. These include better components, more storage, a waterproof design and newer software. Let's not forget the fingerprint scanner and heart rate monitor either. It's...

Jul, 2014

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2100
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 / 47 / 63
Continuous video playback time:10 / 11 / 12
Talk time (3G):10 / 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:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Camera resolution:3264 x 2448
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2.1
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear Camera Resolution:3264 x 2448
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Second Camera:Y / Yes
Second camera resolution:2.1
Sensor Type:CMOS
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.544 / 0.556
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:No / Yes
DLNA certified:N / Y / Yes
Head SAR (EU):0.693 / 0.968
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.97

Design

Colour of product:Black / Blue / Gold / White
Curved Design:N / No
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP67
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant
Standard colour:Black / Blue / Gold / White

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 9:16
Display diagonal:11.4 / 11.43 / 114.3
Display number of colours:16.0 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 720 x 1280
Display Type:SAMOLED
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Touch screen:Y / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch sensitive screen:Y
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):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / 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
FM radio: No
Image formats supported:JPG
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
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

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y / Yes
GPS:Y / 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:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850, 900, 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:No / Y / Yes
4G bands supported:800, 850, 900, 1800, 2100, 2600 / 800,1800,2600 / 800,850,900,1800,2100,2600 / 850, 900, 1800, 2100, 2600 / 850,900,1800,1900,2100,2600 / 850,900,1800,2100,2600 / 900,2600,2100,850,1800
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles: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, MAP, HFP, OPP, AVRCP, HID, PAN, HSP, PBAP, SAP
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n

Packaging Content

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

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.4 / 4.4.2
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:Y / Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid / Sim-lock free
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
vCard:Y / Yes
Video call: 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 architecture:ARM Cortex-A7
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Samsung Exynos
Processor frequency:1.4
Processor Model:3470 / U8420

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.4 / 4.4.2
vCard: Yes

Storage

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

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid

Technical Details

Colour :Y / Yes
Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play / Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube / Google Music, Google Play, YouTube / Google Play

Video

Video call:Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.1
Height :13.1 / 13.11 / 131.1
Weight:12 / 120
Width:4.68 / 6.48 / 64.8