Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by lazard, May 6, 2014.

  1. lazard macrumors 65816

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    Rumored Specs for S5 mini. Not too shabby.

    4.47" Super AMOLED Display (720p)
    Quad-Core Snapdragon 400 processor
    8MP Rear Camera, 2MP Front Camera
    1.5GB Ram
    16GB Internal Storage
    2100 mAh battery
     
  2. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    With another manufacturer, this would be alright but considering how heavy handed they are with TouchWiz, the CPU and RAM would have me worried. It's still quite a step down from the Z1 Compact, which will have been out for at least 6 months by the time this is released.
     
  3. jamezr macrumors G3

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    I always ask myself... Why make a mini then lower the specs? Go for it all and make a true mini with all or near the specs of the larger model.
     
  4. MRU, May 6, 2014
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    I guess it's a cost thing.

    An off contract price for S5 for example is €650 here.

    The mini usually retails €320-350 off contract.

    If they made a mini with same specs and charged €550-600 I'm not sure there would be many takers...
     
  5. Technarchy macrumors 603

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    Too gimped to be viable. Better off getting a Nexus device, or Moto X.
     
  6. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    What makes it viable is the fact carriers will be fully subsidising it making it free/no cost when taken on contract. That's where these gimped handsets tend to find their install base.
     
  7. Lava Lamp Freak macrumors 65816

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    Viability is subjective, isn't it? I have a Moto X now, on Verizon Edge, and I might trade it in on the S5 Mini, when/if it comes to Verizon.

    I passed on the Galaxy S5 not because of cost, but because I don't like the size of it. I don't need most of the features of the S5, but lag will be a determining factor for me. As long as the Mini doesn't lag horribly, I'll be interested.

    I just hope that the screen is as bright as the S5. One thing I hate about the Moto X is the screen. It's too dim and the saturation is too much for me. I like that Samsung offers color modes for AMOLED screens.
     

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