It’s moved to a quad-core Samsung Exynos 3470 CPU clocked at 1.4GHZ with Cortex A7 cores. That’s accompanied by 1.5GB RAM and a Mali 400 MP4 GPU. This is more than suitable for everyday tasks and some of the more playful features. It handles multiple running apps without any real signs of a struggle.
The S5 Mini keeps a ‘retina’ level of pixel density with 326 ppi on the 720p (1280 x 720) resolution screen, which is impressive in a mid-range handset. The display is Super AMOLED, a Samsung marketing term for an AMOLED screen with an integrated digitizer. This gives the S5 Mini’s display a rich vibrancy of colour.
On the front of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini you’ll find the 4.5-inch display which has a resolution of 1,280 x 720 – that’s hardly amazing considering we’re used to full HD displays on our smartphones.
The chassis and back-plate are all-plastic affairs, which helps keep the S5 Mini’s weight down to 120g, but that light weight, coupled with the chrome-effect on the edge of the machine, does not give the S5 Mini any feeling of quality and it’s certainly not overbearing on the wrists allowing you to hold and operate it one-handed with relative ease.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 mini matches the looks of the big Galaxy S5 and even most of its features but opts for a smaller display, body and in turn smaller 2,100mAh battery.
The S5 Mini is a solid smartphone with an impressive range of features borrowed from its bigger brother in just $340 dollars.