Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini

Compare Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini. Our Comparison Tool compare both the phones with regard to their features and price and assign a rank for each phone. Samsung Galaxy S4 is ranked first with an overall score of 83 and value for money index of 3.91, which is better than that of Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini. Based on the rank, you can make a better and informed decision while buying a phone.
 
Features Samsung Galaxy S4 Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini
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Specs Score   83 / 100     55 / 100  
Price
Rs. 15999
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Operating System
Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Android v4.1 Jelly Bean
Processor
3 Times More Processing Power
The Samsung Galaxy S4 houses 3 times more cores in comparison to the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini. Extra cores signify better performance while running applications and even playing games.
Dual Core
Process Speed
60% More Processing Speed
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is 60% faster than the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini with a clock speed of 1.6 GHz.
1 GHz
RAM
100% More Processing Memory
Samsung Galaxy S4 is allocated with 2 GB RAM while Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini has only 1 GB of RAM allocation. Higher RAM count is directly proportional to the gadget's performance and hence Samsung Galaxy S4 is better in terms of RAM
1 GB
Rear Camera
1.6 Times High Resolution Camera
Camera resolution determines the quality of images in most cases. The Samsung Galaxy S4 packs 1.6 times more in terms of primary camera resolution as compared to the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini at 5 MP.
5 MP
Front Camera
5.67 Times High Resolution Camera
Camera resolution determines the quality of images in most cases. The Samsung Galaxy S4 packs 5.67 times more in terms of front camera resolution as compared to the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini at 2 MP. If you have a better front camera, the quality of selfies will be better. A has a better front camera and hence we give more points to Samsung Galaxy S4 over Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini.
0.3 MP
Screen
25% Bigger Screen
Bigger and vibrant screen provides a pleasing viewing experience when it comes to watching videos or reading. The Samsung Galaxy S4 packs 25% more in terms of screen size with a 5 inches inch panel.
4 inches
Resolution
4.4 Times Higher Resolution
Better resolution stands for a sharper panel. The Samsung Galaxy S4 features a Full HD Display panel with 4.4 times more pixels as compared to the WVGA Display panel supported by the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini.
480 x 800 pixels
Internal Memory
16 GB
16 GB
Both the phones have similar internal storage limit.
External Memory
100% More External Storage
Samsung Galaxy S4 has 64 GB external storage capacity whereas Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini has only 32 GB external storage. Higher storage limit means more files and multimedia stored within.
32 GB
Battery
73% More Powerful Battery
Battery module powers your gadget and a bigger unit signifies longevity and added talk-time support. Samsung Galaxy S4 has 73% more battery capacity than Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini.
Standard Battery Li-ion 1500 mAh battery
Talk Time
21% More Talk Time
The talk time available with Samsung Galaxy S4 is 17 Hours and for Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini is 14 Hours. Talk-time limit for the Samsung Galaxy S4 is 21% higher than that of Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini.
14 Hours
SIM
Single SIM
Single SIM
Both the phones have Single SIM option.
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Note: This comparison is solely based on the hardware components and performance of the phones. Apps and other features are not considered here.
 
Technical Specifications
Features Samsung Galaxy S4 Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini
SOFTWARE
Operating System Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean Android v4.1 Jelly Bean
HARDWARE
Processor 1.6 GHz Octa Core Cortex A15 Processor 1 GHz Dual Core Cortex A9 Processor
GPU PowerVR SGX 544MP3 Mali 400
Chipset Exynos 5410 -
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, temperature, humidity, gesture Accelerometer, proximity, compass
RAM & STORAGE
RAM 2 GB 1 GB
Internal Memory 16 GB 16GB
External Storage 64 GB -
Cloud Storage Dropbox upto 50 GB No
DISPLAY & TOUCH
Size 5 inches 4 inches
Touch Screen Yes, Capacitive Yes, Super AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen
Screen Type SUPER AMOLED Super AMOLED WVGA
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels 480 x 800 pixels
Pixel Density ~441 ppi ~233 ppi
User Interface TouchWiz UI TouchWiz UI v4.0
Multi-touch Yes Yes, Touch-sensitive controls
Stylus No No
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3 -
CAMERA
Rear Camera 13 MP 5 MP with autofocus, LED flash and 2592x1944 pixels resolution, Geo-tagging, touch focus and face detection
Front Camera 2 MP 0.3 MP
Camera Features autofocus, LED flash, Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, HDR 2592x1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash with Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection
Video Recording 1080p@30fps 720p@30fps
NETWORK
2G Network CDMA 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network No No
SIM OPTIONS
Dual SIM No No
Dual standby - No
Triple SIM No No
Micro SIM Yes Yes
Nano SIM No No
CDMA No No
DESIGN
Form Factor Phablet Bar
Dimensions 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm 121.6 x 63 x 9.9 mm
Weight 130 g 111.5 g
Color White, Black Blue, Red, White
QWERTY No No
INTERNET
Browser HTML5 HTML 5
GPRS Yes Yes
EDGE Yes Yes
3G HSDPA 42.2 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support
CONNECTVITY
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 Yes, v4.0
USB microUSB v2.0 No
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Dual Band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA
Wi-Fi Hotspot Yes No
NFC Yes Yes
Infrared Yes -
TV-OUT MHL A/V link -
MUSIC & VIDEO
Music Player MP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3, FLAC MP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3, FLAC Player
Radio No Yes, Stereo FM radio with RDS
Video Player MP4, DivX, XviD, WMV, H.264, H.263 MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263
3.5mm Jack Yes Yes
Loud Speaker Yes Yes
Ringtones Vibration, MP3 ringtones Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
MESSAGING
SMS Yes, Threaded View Yes
MMS Yes Yes
EMAIL Email, Push Mail Email, Push Email
IM Yes Yes
Social Networking Yes Yes
BATTERY
Battery Type Standard Battery Li-ion 2600 mAh battery Standard Battery Li-ion 1500 mAh battery
Talktime Up to 17 hours Up to 14 hours 10 mins (2G) / Up to 7 hours 10 mins (3G)
Standy by Time Up to 370 hours Up to 450 hours (2G) / Up to 430 hours (3G)
Music Playback Time Up to 62 hours -
Video Playback Time Up to 11 hours -
Browsing Time Up to 8 hours -
APPS & GAMES
Built-in Apps Organizer, Image/video editor, Document viewer, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Organizer, Image/video editor, Document viewer
Games Yes Yes
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Additional Features
Gesture Control, Eye Control, S-Voice natural language commands and dictation, Smart Stay eye tracking, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, SNS integration, Voice memo/dial/commands, Predictive text input (Swype) SNS integration, Predictive text input (Swype), Voice memo/dial/commands

 
 
 
 

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