Samsung Galaxy S5 mini size comparison: more compact than most other minis

The Samsung Galaxy S5 mini

The Samsung Galaxy S5 mini


The Samsung Galaxy S5 mini has gone official, trying to ride on the popularity of the flagship Galaxy S5, but instead of bringing out the full potential in a compact body (like Sony did with its Z1 Compact), it is coming in a shrunk-down body and also with less silicon horsepower. Thus, the main attraction of the S5 mini is that it has a smaller size that better fits single-handed use, and it's not so much about the ultimate perfromance.

In the world of minis, though, the S5 mini looks good. Its 4.5" display puts it in the same league as devices like the HTC One mini 2 and Motorola Moto G, but what sets it apart from those two is that it's narrower, and comfortable to hold in one hand. It's also water- and dust-protected, plus this new 'mini' has also got a fingerprint scanner, unlike any other in its class, so you can securely unlock the phone.

What we'll focus on here, though, is purely size. We're comparing the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini against other 'minis' in the same class, as well as tracing how the idea of a mini phone evolved from the first Samsung Galaxy S III mini, a phone with a 4-inch display, to the current 4.5" compact soldier by Samsung. Finally, we'll also compare it with other flagship phones to see the difference in size. Ah, and if only Samsung went the way of Sony and put the latest and most powerful silicon in the S5 mini...

Samsung's Galaxy S5 mini against the current crop of 'minis'

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini

Dimensions

5.16 x 2.55 x 0.36 inches

131.1 x 64.8 x 9.1 mm

Weight

4.23 oz (120 g)

HTC One mini 2

HTC One mini 2

Dimensions

5.41 x 2.56 x 0.42 inches

137.43 x 65.04 x 10.6 mm

Weight

4.83 oz (137 g)

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

Dimensions

5 x 2.56 x 0.37 inches

127 x 64.9 x 9.5 mm

Weight

4.83 oz (137 g)

Motorola Moto G

Motorola Moto G

Dimensions

5.11 x 2.59 x 0.46 inches

129.9 x 65.9 x 11.6 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini

Dimensions

5.16 x 2.55 x 0.36 inches

131.1 x 64.8 x 9.1 mm

Weight

4.23 oz (120 g)

HTC One mini 2

HTC One mini 2

Dimensions

5.41 x 2.56 x 0.42 inches

137.43 x 65.04 x 10.6 mm

Weight

4.83 oz (137 g)

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

Dimensions

5 x 2.56 x 0.37 inches

127 x 64.9 x 9.5 mm

Weight

4.83 oz (137 g)

Motorola Moto G

Motorola Moto G

Dimensions

5.11 x 2.59 x 0.46 inches

129.9 x 65.9 x 11.6 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page



The Galaxy S5 mini and its predecessors: the evolution of the mini

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini

Dimensions

5.16 x 2.55 x 0.36 inches

131.1 x 64.8 x 9.1 mm

Weight

4.23 oz (120 g)

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini

Dimensions

4.91 x 2.41 x 0.35 inches

124.6 x 61.3 x 8.94 mm

Weight

3.77 oz (107 g)

Samsung Galaxy S III mini

Samsung Galaxy S III mini

Dimensions

4.78 x 2.48 x 0.39 inches

121.5 x 63 x 9.9 mm

Weight

4.23 oz (120 g)

HTC One mini

HTC One mini

Dimensions

5.2 x 2.49 x 0.36 inches

132 x 63.2 x 9.25 mm

Weight

4.30 oz (122 g)

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini

Dimensions

5.16 x 2.55 x 0.36 inches

131.1 x 64.8 x 9.1 mm

Weight

4.23 oz (120 g)

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini

Dimensions

4.91 x 2.41 x 0.35 inches

124.6 x 61.3 x 8.94 mm

Weight

3.77 oz (107 g)

Samsung Galaxy S III mini

Samsung Galaxy S III mini

Dimensions

4.78 x 2.48 x 0.39 inches

121.5 x 63 x 9.9 mm

Weight

4.23 oz (120 g)

HTC One mini

HTC One mini

Dimensions

5.2 x 2.49 x 0.36 inches

132 x 63.2 x 9.25 mm

Weight

4.30 oz (122 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page



The S5 mini against today's flagships

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini

Dimensions

5.16 x 2.55 x 0.36 inches

131.1 x 64.8 x 9.1 mm

Weight

4.23 oz (120 g)

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5

Dimensions

5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches

142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm

Weight

5.11 oz (145 g)

HTC One (M8)

HTC One (M8)

Dimensions

5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37 inches

146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm

Weight

5.64 oz (160 g)

Apple iPhone 5s

Apple iPhone 5s

Dimensions

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches

123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm

Weight

3.95 oz (112 g)

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini

Dimensions

5.16 x 2.55 x 0.36 inches

131.1 x 64.8 x 9.1 mm

Weight

4.23 oz (120 g)

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5

Dimensions

5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches

142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm

Weight

5.11 oz (145 g)

HTC One (M8)

HTC One (M8)

Dimensions

5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37 inches

146.36 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm

Weight

5.64 oz (160 g)

Apple iPhone 5s

Apple iPhone 5s

Dimensions

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches

123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm

Weight

3.95 oz (112 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page

Related phones

Galaxy S5 mini
  • Display 4.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 3 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(10h 3G talk time)

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11 Comments

1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Nice screen-body ratio but specs are not that good.

9. gutuebogdan

Posts: 29; Member since: Oct 16, 2013

The specs, the support, the software optimization, the camera, the general experience, the price to offer ratio... are not that good

2. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Z1 Compact is the most compact and with the beefiest specs. Why would someone get something else? Okay I understand Moto G cause its so cheap but the others NO.

3. LikeMyself

Posts: 629; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

Exactly! But the Sony is priced so wrong in many countries that u could get the Z1 for a few more bucks! Moto G 4G is good for the price!

4. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Really? I have to pay $200 from the Z1S to the Z2. the Z1 is ~$50 to $100 cheaper than the Z2.

5. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I think the Moto G LTE only works on USA (maybe Canada/Mexico) networks. But even then, it's still a good option over the regular Moto G because of the microSD slot. I find it odd that the Z1 Compact is so expensive, since in the US you can get one off Amazon or eBay for $435, even though it's officially not available in the States.

11. Chronic

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 01, 2014

I visited the Motorola e-commerce site and compared specifications for all four Moto-G versions available there. The LTE version has the same GSM band capability as the Global version, and adds UTMS 1700, which is otherwise only supported by the US GSM model. Motorola parenthetically annotates the US GSM as UTMS 1700(AMS), but I don't know if this is significant.

7. enthasuium

Posts: 150; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Z1 it will suck on battery, camera, display

8. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Umm... Didn't you just mention it's strong points...?

6. Reynolds1

Posts: 34; Member since: Jun 17, 2014

I remember the HTC EVO and it's massive 4.3" screen and people joking about how big it was... now look what we call Mini !

10. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

Z1 compact is definitely the best mini spec wise, I'm personally just not a fan of Sony ui and don't like onscreen buttons + big bezels. S5 mini, I actually wouldn't mind it if they had just put in a s600 and 2gb ram.

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