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Samsung Galaxy S III mini Value Edition vs Samsung Galaxy S III mini vs Apple iPhone 5s

Compare phone and tablet specifications of up to three devices at once.

Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

4.0 inches
4.0 inches
4.0 inches

Resolution:

800 x 480 pixels, 233 PPI
800 x 480 pixels, 233 PPI
1136 x 640 pixels, 326 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body:

59.42 %
59.55 %
60.82 %

Colors:

16 777 216
16 777 216

Peak brightness:

500 cd/m2 (nit)

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Proximity sensor
Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

STE U8420
Apple A7 (28 nm)

Processor:

Dual-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9
Dual-core, 1000 MHz
Dual-core, 1300 MHz, Cyclone, 64-bit

GPU:

Yes
Mali-400 MP
PowerVR G6430

RAM:

1GB
1GB
1GB LPDDR3

Internal storage:

8GB
16GB
64GB, not expandable

Storage expansion:

microSDHC up to 32 GB
microSDHC up to 32 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (4.2.2)
Android (4.1.2, 4.1.1), Samsung TouchWiz UI
iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x, 7.x)

Battery

Capacity:

1500 mAh
1500 mAh
1570 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, User replaceable
Li - Ion, User replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

5 MP (Autofocus)
5 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)
8 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus, BSI sensor)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.5 μm

Video recording:

1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)

Features:

EIS, Video calling
Time-lapse video, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS

Front:

0.3 MP VGA
0.3 MP VGA
1.2 MP

Video capture:

1280x720 (HD)

Design

Dimensions:

4.79 x 2.48 x 0.39 inches (121.55 x 63 x 9.9 mm)
4.78 x 2.48 x 0.39 inches (121.5 x 63 x 9.9 mm)
4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30 inches (123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm)

Weight:

3.95 oz (112.0 g)
4.23 oz (120.0 g)
3.95 oz (112.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)

Keys:

Left: Lock/Unlock key; Right: Volume control
Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Left: Volume control, Other

Colors:

Black, Gray, Blue, White
Blue, White
Gold, Silver, Space gray

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 8(900), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+)

UMTS:

Bands 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)

Data Speed:

HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s
HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type:

Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback, Custom equalizer, Preset equalizer
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

DLNA
TV-out

Radio:

FM, RDS
FM, Stereo, RDS

Additional microphone(s):

Yes
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

3.0
4.0
4.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct
802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band; Hotspot

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0
Lightning

Features:

Mass storage device, Charging
Mass storage device, OTG, Charging
Mass storage device, Charging

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other:

NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop

Hearing aid compatible:

M4, T4

Phone features

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Dec 20, 2013
Oct 25, 2012
Sep 20, 2013

FCC ID value:

A3LGTI8200N
A3LGTI8190
BCG-E2642A

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.03 W/kg
1.01 W/kg
1.18 W/kg

Body:

1.08 W/kg
0.89 W/kg
1.18 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.24 W/kg
1.28 W/kg
1.58 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.09 W/kg
0.89 W/kg
1.20 W/kg

Buyers information

In The Box:

Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation

Availability

Officially announced:

Oct 11, 2012
Sep 10, 2013
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