With Samsung accidentally revealing the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini on its website, we decided to take a look at how it compares to its alter ego the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini. If you have had plans to pick up an S3 mini, you can now do a comparative analysis to make a better choice between the two.
Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini or Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini: A Comparative Analysis
The Galaxy S3 Mini – source
The Galaxy S4 Mini has a smaller width but is longer than the S3. It measures in at 4.9 x 2.41 inches compared to 4.76 x 2.48 inches. It also weighs a tad less than the S3 mini at 3.77 oz compared to 3.91 oz and is thinner at 35 inches compared to its 38 inches. If you are looking at the dimensions as a way to decide which one is better, you might want to think again, as the numbers are pretty marginal and may not really make a huge difference.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini – source
The S3 and S4 may be called Mini’s but in fact they both sport screen sizes at 4+ inches. The S3 Mini is at 4 inches while the S4 is at 4.3 inches. They both have Super AMOLED displays, but the S4 has a better pixel density at 960×540 compared to the S3 mini’s 800×480.
Memory and Processors
The S3 Mini has a pretty modest 1GHz dual core processor, while the S4 Mini is fitted with the impressive 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor. The RAM is slightly better on the S4 with 1.5GB as against 1 GB for the S3.
The S4 Mini offers only the 8GB option for now, but only 5GB ix expected to be available for users due to the fact that the phone comes with its bloatware apps and files. The phone does however offer an expansion slot up to 64GB. The S3 Mini comes in 8GB and 16GB variants with expansion capabilities up to 32GB.
The S4 Mini obviously has better camera capabilities than its counterpart with an 8Mp rear camera and 1.9Mp front camera. Video recording capabilities are in Full HD 1080p. The Galaxy S3 Mini only has a 5Mp rear camera, a VGA resolution for the front camera and a 720p video recording capability.
Both devices offer Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, microUSB, and NFC features, but the S4 additionally offers support for 4G LTE network as well.
Bothe devices come with Samsung Touchwiz interface, but the S4 Mini comes with Android 4.2.2 compared to the S3 Mini’s 4.1.
The Galaxy S3 Mini features a removable 1500mAh battery while the Galaxy S4 Mini has a 1900mAh battery.
Here’s a quick rundown of the tech specs of the two items side by side.
Which to buy: Galaxy S3 Mini or Galaxy S4 Mini?
Specs-wise, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini appears to have the advantage over the S3 Mini as it incorporates the latest innovations offered by Samsung. It should definitely be the pick of the two if the pricing is closely matched with the S3 Mini.