Samsung Galaxy S5 mini vs HTC One mini 2 vs Sony Xperia Z1 Compact - specs comparison

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini vs HTC One mini 2 vs Sony Xperia Z1 Compact - specs comparison
The Samsung Galaxy S5's 'mini-me' went official today, and it is as many as it can be. While phones like the Oppo N1 mini and the upcoming LG G3 mini make the "mini" tag extremely questionable by being actual, full-bodied 5-inch behemoths, Samsung endowed the Galaxy S5 mini with a sensible 4.5-inch HD Super-AMOLED display.

Featuring the ho-hum Snapdragon 400 quad-core CPU (inside the LTE version) that makes the latest smart-watches tick, along with a healthy 1.5GB of RAM and IP67 water and dust resistance, the S5 Mini comes across as a capable opponent to HTC and LG's (more precisely, the G2 mini) current 'reductionist' offerings. Not only that, but the Galaxy S5 Mini actually carries over a substantial amount of the Galaxy S5's bag of features, including the heart-rate monitor, the fingerprint sensor, the dotted back pattern, and the coveted Ultra Power Saving Mode.

Alas, the Galaxy S5 mini's $650 price tag is difficult to stomach since we're talking of a phone that disappoints from a performance-per-dollar perspective. Admittedly, it's one of the best-equipped 4.5-inch devices out there, but if you don't fancy Samsung's specialties, like the heart-rate monitor and fingerprint scanner, the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact basically smokes the S5 Mini and HTC One Mini 2 in terms of raw specs, while priced under $500. As always, make of it what you wish.

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini vs HTC One mini 2 vs Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

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Display

Size

4.5 inches
4.5 inches
4.3 inches

Technology

Super AMOLED
S-LCD 2
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

65.76 %
62.48 %
61.72 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Samsung Exynos 3 Quad 3470
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974

Processor

Quad-core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A7
Quad-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A7
Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Krait 400

GPU

Mali-400 MP4
Yes
Adreno 330

RAM

1.5GB
1GB
2GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

16GB
16GB
16GB

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 4.4), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (4.4), HTC Sense UI
Android (5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2, 4.3)

Battery

Capacity

2100 mAh
2100 mAh
2300 mAh

Talk time

 
 
10.00 hours
the average is 17 h (995 min)

Stand-by time

 
 
27.9 days (670 hours)
the average is 21 days (514 h)

Talk time (3G)

10.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1280 min)
16.20 hours
the average is 21 h (1280 min)
18.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1280 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
23.2 days (556 hours)
the average is 26 days (617 h)
25.0 days (600 hours)
the average is 26 days (617 h)

Stand-by time (4G)

 
 
22.9 days (550 hours)
the average is 22 days (523 h)

Music playback

47.00 hours
 
94.00 hours

Video playback

11.00 hours
 
12.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
13 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)
20.7 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.2; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Recording format

MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV
 
MPEG4, H.263, H.264

Features

 
 
HDR, Continuous autofocus, Video light, EIS

Front

2.1 MP
5 MP
2 MP

Video capture

 
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions

5.16 x 2.55 x 0.36 inches (131.1 x 64.8 x 9.1 mm)
5.41 x 2.56 x 0.42 inches (137.43 x 65.04 x 10.6 mm)
5.00 x 2.56 x 0.37 inches (127 x 64.9 x 9.5 mm)

Weight

4.23 oz (120 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)
4.83 oz (137 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)
4.83 oz (137 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic; Frame: Metal
Back: Metal
 

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 67
 
Water, Dust; IP 58

Biometrics

Fingerprint (swipe)
 
 

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
 
 

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