With recent mobiles and smart phones being launched in the market, the consumers tend to feel a little bit odd since there is so much to choose from and so little knowledge. Moreover, all the smart phones tend to look and appear similar. It is therefore only the specs which can differentiate between an average performer to that of a versatile performer. Let us check which is better Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini or S4 Mini.
Price – Galaxy S3 Mini is priced at £246 including VAT however the price of the other model is £389.99. Hence, proper comparison cannot be made in this regard.
Display screen – In terms of display screen, Galaxy S4 Mini sports a 4.3inch display whereas the display of Galaxy S3 Mini is just 4 inches. Though both the phone models have Super AMOLED display, the difference lies in the fact that Galaxy S4 Mini has a quarter HD display with resolution of 540 x 960 at 256 pixels per inch (ppi). In case of Galaxy S3 Mini, the display is of WVGA or Wide Video Graphics Array type with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels at 233 ppi.
Dimensions – In terms of dimensions, following are the measurements
Galaxy S4 Mini: 124.6 x 61.3 x 8.94mm
Galaxy S3 Mini: 121.55 x 63 x 9.9mm
Galaxy S4 Mini is bit longer than the other model but tends to be less wide than the other model. On the other hand, Galaxy S4 Mini is thinner than Galaxy S3 Mini. Though there is a very slight difference in terms of dimensions but even in terms of weight, there is a difference of just five grams. Galaxy S4 Mini weighs at a compact 112.2g whereas the other model weighs 117 gms.
Operating System – Galaxy S3 Mini works on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system software with many features such as Buddy photo share, Smart Alert, S Beam and Pop-up play. On the other hand, Galaxy S4 Mini runs of the latest version Jelly Bean software, Android which is 4.2.2. It has a host of interesting features such as Photo Sphere, Gesture Typing, enhanced Google Now, Daydream, Android Beam and Google Search. This model is superior that the earlier one in comparison since since it also has the feature of supporting wireless display with seemingly unlimited possibilities.
Processor and RAM – Galaxy S4 Mini has a Snapdragon 400 chip with a dual-core Krait processing unit and is used to run Adreno 305 graphics unit. Galaxy S3 Mini gets the power from NovaThor U8420 chip which features a dual-core Cortex-A9 processor. This chip can also get integrated with Mali-400 graphics unit. Galaxy S4 Mini has a RAM capacity of 1.5GH as opposed to that of 1GB RAM of Galaxy S3 Mini model.
Camera – Galaxy S4 Mini has a 8 MP camera on the rear with features such as HDR (High Dynamic Range), auto-focus, face detection, LED flash, touch focus, geo-tagging, and Panorama. You can take 30 frames per second (fps). On the front side the handset has 1.9 MO camera. Galaxy S3 Mini has a 5 MP rear camera and the front-camera is of the VGA quality.
Storage – Galaxy S4 Mini is in stores as a variant having just 8GB storage of memory. You can upgrade it up to 64 GB with the help of microSD cards. Galaxy S3 Mini, on the other hand has both variants in 8GB and 16GB with a microSD card slot having a 32GB level of upgradation.
The phones look similar but only a knowledgeable view upon closer inspection can help you decide as to which one is better.
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