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July 01, 2014

Battle of the Minis: Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini vs HTC One Mini 2

Pitting a notable newcomer against a rival device is slowly becoming a tradition for us here at YugaTech. And with the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini, we think it’s only fair to give it the same treatment as the ones that came before it by comparing it against the fairly new HTC One Mini 2.

Summary of advantages:

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini:
* Thinner form-factor (9.1mm vs 10.6mm)
* Lighter body (120g vs 137g)
* Water and Dust proof
* Slightly faster processor
* 50% more RAM
* Better Bluetooth chip

HTC One Mini 2:
* Aluminum build
* Better rear camera
* Better front camera
* Slightly higher battery capacity

Judging by the two handsets specs sheets, it seems that the new Galaxy S5 Mini has a slight advantage over the smaller brother of HTC’s current flagship device.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini philippines

In terms of aesthetics, the Galaxy S5 Mini trumps the One Mini 2 by having a lighter and thinner design, not to mention having an IP67-certified body that will certainly appeal to the adventurous crowd. However, the latter is banking on its Aluminum-clad body to win over the more laid back and classy crowd.

It’s still uncertain what processor did Samsung use on the S5 Mini, but one thing we do know is that it’ll benefit from having more RAM than its rival when the going gets tough. But what the One Mini 2 may lack on the processing end, it compensates for having a better camera (on paper, at least) both on the back and on the front.

HTC One Mini 2 Philippines

So what’s it going to be folks? The thinner, lighter and IP67-certified Galaxy S5 Mini or the aluminum-clad HTC One Mini 2 with better camera front and rear cameras? We’d love to see your thoughts on the comments field below.

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11 Responses to “Battle of the Minis: Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini vs HTC One Mini 2”

  1. Pipoy says:

    Next will be is iPhone mini. taken note that iosucks fangayz.

  2. mimi says:

    xiaomi mi3 at 1/3 the price, better specs. bye.

  3. mike says:

    you guys forgot to mention that the S5mini has retained the special sensors from the original S5.

  4. crash says:

    Isama nyo nga po sa battle si z1 compact…

  5. lawrence says:

    Does 10mAh additional battery capacity really matter on real world usage? I was just surprised it is posted as an “advantage.” hehe :P

    • lawrence says:

      And, does a higher megapixel camera equate to a “better” camera? Based on experience, not always. IM, before you can say one camera is “better” than the other, you should have at least used both cameras.

    • lawrence says:

      sorry, IM should be IMO in my previous post.

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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