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Galaxy S5 Mini - £315

Galaxy S5 Mini
Galaxy S5 Mini
Galaxy S5 Mini

All features

Date Announced01/07/2014
Operating SystemAndroid
Storage Capacity16 GB
BluetoothBluetooth
NfcNfc
Mp3Mp3
RadioRadio
NavigationNavigation
Touch ScreenTouch Screen
Camera8 MP
Front Facing Camera2 MP
Video1080p
HDHD
WifiWifi
Screen Size4.5"
External StorageExternal Storage
WaterproofWaterproof
Performance Rating78
Battery Life10 Hours
Dual SimDual Sim
4G4G
Processor TypeQuad Core
Ram1.5 GB
TetheringTethering

Available Colours

Why this smartphone is built for you

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The Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini

The S5 Mini is the more compact version of Samsung's flagship smartphone for 2014. It is an impressive device with many of the same features that are proving popular on its bigger brother.

Display

This phone has a 4.5 inch HD touchscreen that displays in 326PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.

Camera

The Galaxy S5 Mini has an 8MP camera, can record video in up to 1080p and has a 2MP front facing camera for taking selfies and making video calls.

Performance

Performance is provided by a 1.4GHz quad core processor and 1.5GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 78 out of 100.

Battery Life

The Galaxy S5 Mini has an estimated battery life of around 10 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 2100mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh. The battery on this phone is removable.

Storage

1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The Galaxy S5 Mini comes with 16GB internal storage and an expandable memory card slot which makes it possible for you to add a further 64GB external storage. It also comes with Google Drive installed which gives you an additional 15GB of free cloud storage.

Connectivity

The Galaxy S5 Mini comes 4G ready so can take advantage of high speed mobile Internet in locations where it is available. It has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit). It has Wi-Fi which means that it can connect to your home network or public Wi-Fi hotspots such as those available in many coffee shops, cafes or hotels. The Galaxy S5 Mini has NFC compatibility which enables you to make contactless payments and share files with your friends. This phone also has an infrared blaster which gives it the ability to control most TV's or home cinema systems.

Dual SIM

This phone comes in a dual SIM version (called the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini Duos) that enables you to pop in two SIM cards at once and choose the one you want to use. This comes in handy if you are planning to use your phone abroad extensively or want to keep your business and personal calls separate.

Features

The Galaxy S5 Mini has an FM radio and an MP3 player. This phone is water resistant to a depth of 1 meter for up to 30minutes. It is able to integrate with social media via designated Facebook and Twitter Apps and it comes preloaded with Google Maps, Gmail, Chrome, Google+ and YouTube. Other apps, such as Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat and Spotify are available to download from the Google Play Store, along with the latest music, films, TV shows and games.

Summary

The Galaxy S5 Mini has been well received thus far. The necessary cut backs to squeeze everything that is in the S5 into this smaller shell are generally thought to have been made in the right areas and this phone stand up well when compared with the other devices in the middle of the market.