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.

Display

Size

4.3 inches
4.5 inches
4.5 inches

Technology

IPS LCD
S-LCD 2
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

61.72 %
62.48 %
65.76 %

Features

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

Hardware

System chip

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

Processor

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

GPU

Adreno 330
Yes
Mali-400 MP4

RAM

2GB LPDDR3
1GB
1.5GB

Internal storage

16GB
16GB
16GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

2300 mAh
2100 mAh
2100 mAh

Talk time

10.00 hours
the average is 17 h (996 min)
 
 

Stand-by time

27.9 days (670 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
 
 

Talk time (3G)

18.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
16.20 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
10.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

25.0 days (600 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
23.2 days (556 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 

Stand-by time (4G)

22.9 days (550 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 
 

Music playback

94.00 hours
 
47.00 hours

Video playback

12.00 hours
 
11.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

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

Specifications

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

Video recording

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

Recording format

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

Features

HDR, Continuous autofocus, Video light, EIS
 
 

Front

2 MP
5 MP
2.1 MP

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

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

Weight

4.83 oz (137.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
4.83 oz (137.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
4.23 oz (120.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)

Materials

 
Back: Metal
Back: Plastic; Frame: Metal

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP58
 
Water, Dust; IP67

Biometrics

 
 
Fingerprint (swipe)

Features

 
 
Touch sensitive control keys

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