Galaxy S3 Mini vs iPhone 5 Specs and Features Chart

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Compare Apple iPhone 5 with Galaxy S3 Mini to learn which ones is the best smartphone when it comes to Galaxy S3 Mini vs iPhone 5 one to one comparing of two world's top phones available in 4 inches display.

The war of technology never gets better than between Samsung and Apple which are the top most decorated companies in the production of modish exquisite smart phones. However, Samsung with its world famous Galaxy smartphone series, after emerging a real tough competitor to iPhone, could not live upto the expectation of its fan incase of Galaxy S3 Mini.

Before we run detailed features and specs comparison between the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini and iPhone 5, you can check out our Best SmartPhones 2012 List as well as an insight on upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 Release dates, Prices and Features. You can also read out our analysis and comparison of Apple's latest iPhone 5 with:
Galaxy S3 Mini vs iPhone 5 Specs and Features Comparison

Galaxy S3 Mini vs iPhone 5 Specs and Features Chart

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini is launched it on October 11, 2012. Being a low-cost and low-end version of the great Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone, lets see where does it stands in another competition between Samsung and Apple devices of 4 inches display:

Galaxy S3 Mini iPhone5
Display 4-inch Super AMOLED WVGA resolution display 4-inch (diagonal) Retina display
Resolution 800x480 1136x640
Size 121.55mmx63mmx9.85mm 123.88mmx58.6mmx7.6mm
Weight 111.5 grams 112 grams
Processor 1GHz dual-core processor A6
Camera 5-megapixel rear-facing 8 megapixel AF
Operating System Android 4.1 Jelly Bean iOS6
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.0,
Bluetooth 4.0,
Storage 8GB/16GB 16GB/32GB/64GB

As you can see in the above chart, Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini vs iPhone 5 is not a fair fight for world best smartphone title. However, Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini despite losing the battle for top high end smartphone, could still offer a value, return of investment and find its own audience. Lets have a look a the comparison more closely:

Galaxy S3 Mini comes with a 4 inch super AMOLED display thus one of its downfalls as compared to iPhone 5 glamorous 4inch Retina display. The retina display comes hand in hand in guaranteeing higher resolutions of up to 640x1136 pixels as compared to the AMOLED display which only offers a resolution of 480x800pixels. With this kind of display Galaxy S3 Mini will only be able to provide 233 pixels per inch as compared to iPhone 5’s 326 pixels per inch.

Galaxy S3 Mini vs iPhone 5 Display Comparison

Galaxy S3 Mini fades away as compared to iPhone 5 in terms of camera. Samsung has basically mounted a VGA front camera and 5MP on Galaxy S3 Mini. This is simply a shadow of iPhone 5 iSight 8MP rear camera that is highly capable of shooting high clarity with utmost vividness videos at an astonishing 1080p. The iPhone 5 also comes with a front 1.2MP camera essentially adequate for video chatting.

Galaxy S3 Mini vs iPhone 5 Camera Comparison

iPhone 5 has a variety of memory options to choose from between 16/32/64GB as compared to Galaxy S3 8 and 16GB versions. Galaxy S3 Mini also offers expandable memory of up to 32GB.

Galaxy S3 Mini vs iPhone 5 Memory Comparison

A processor of any Smartphone plays a vital role in ensuring various tasks are carried out with total ease with utmost fast speeds. It is for this reason that iPhone 5 bites off competition from Galaxy S3 Mini which comes with a 1GHZ dual core processor and 1GB RAM. iPhone 5 essentially stands out as it offers a quad core –like performing A6 chipset that is complimented with a 1.2GHZ processor. A 1GB RAM for this phone is sure to ensure high levels of multitasking.

Galaxy S3 Mini vs iPhone 5 Processor Comparison

Connectivity of S3 Mini includes Wi-Fi a/b/g/n (2.4GHz/5GHz), Bluetooth 4.0, and microUSB, along with triband HSPA (900/1900/2100) and quadband GSM/EDGE. The details of iPhone5 can be found on its official website: GSM model: GSM/EDGE, UMTS/HSPA+, DC-HSDPA, CDMA model: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n; 802.11n on 2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and GLONASS.

Data Speeds
Data speeds are on a roll and it is no surprise iPhone 5 incorporates the more reliable and fast 4G LTE Networks. The 4G network is sure to guarantee fast speeds when downloading movies or streaming videos live. Galaxy S3 Mini only offers 3G network thus not efficient as compared to iPhone 5. The only connectivity feature that Galaxy S3 mini incorporates that iPhone 5 does not have is the Near Field Technology.

Battery Life
Galaxy S3 Mini on the other hand has an upper hand in terms of battery life as compared to iPhone 5. Galaxy S3 Mini will essentially offer a 1500mAh battery that is able to guarantee longer life as compared to iPhone 5 1440Mah battery.

Software and Applications
The two Smartphone’s also do run on different software’s .Galaxy S3 basically runs on the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean that is sure to offer better and smoother interface thanks to project butter. The new Android operating system also does offer a siri like assistant called Google now. iPhone 5 comes with the latest iOS 6 that is essentially an improvement of its previous versions. iOS 6 guarantees up to 200 unique features that essentially make iPhone 5 stand out as the phone of the feature.

Weight plays a vital role in any new Smartphone as many people prefer slim sleek kind of phones. Galaxy S3 Mini slightly stands out in terms of weight as it stands out at 111.5grams as compared to iPhone 5 which weighs 112 grams. The variance in weight lies on the fact that the Galaxy S3 is made of plastic while iPhone of aluminum. That's why Galaxy S III Mini is shockingly light. Its plastic build helps it to come in a hair lighter than the aluminum unibody iPhone 5.

Galaxy S3 Mini vs iPhone 5 Weight Comparison

Galaxy S3 Mini vs iPhone 5 Display Comparison

iPhone 5 vs Galaxy S3 Mini Price

Price Although Samsung didn't announce pricing or availability with this worldwide announcement, the asking price is sure to come in lower than its larger, more powerful cousin. Some rumors said S3 Mini may around 250 euros, as compared to the iPhone 5 at 650 euros. Meanwhile, Samsung will launch a Galaxy S3 Plus, which is coming with a 300-400 euro price tag. If this is true then Samsung is definitely planning to undercut iPhone on pricing.

iPhone 5 vs Galaxy S3 Mini Comparison Verdict

With Galaxy S3 Mini announcement, Samsung lovers were expecting a cellphone that would offer the same power and slick design of the original Samsung Galaxy S3 in just a smaller 4 inches size exactly equal to the new Apple iPhone 5.

While Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini feels to be a low cost but shrunken down Galaxy S3 with the power of a mid-range smartphone, that despite of huge price cut could not stand against Apple iPhone 5, who is easily a winner in iPhone 5 vs Galaxy S3 Mini comparison for the world's best smartphone.

However, due to customers respond to familiar branding, most shoppers do not care much about the specs in such a details. Therefore for those looking for a familiar Samsung Galaxy S3 look and feel in 4 inches display, Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini can add some pleasure.
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