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


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

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Galaxy S5 mini
  • Display 4.5 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 3 Quad
    1.5GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    Samsung TouchWiz UI

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