On Tuesday, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) rolled over Galaxy S5 mini, which would intensify the battle between shrunken flagship smartphones with HTC one mini 2 in close proximity. Samsung Galaxy S5 mini is a device for those, who cannot afford the bigger version of the phones.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini

HTC stands out in design, Samsung in weight

HTC One mini 2 makes out an impression over Samsung phone as far as design is concerned as the former is encased in the aluminum chassis. Samsung fails yet again with not so premium looking plastic encasing ignoring the expectations of the market and customers, who were thinking that the South Korean maker will upgrade the design.

Weight can be one point why Samsung has retained plastic encasing for so long as Galaxy S5 mini is 17 grams lighter than the One mini 2 which weighs 120 grams. Samsung Galaxy S5 mini is relatively smaller in size measuring 131.1 x 64.8 x 9.1 millimeters compared to the One mini 2’s 137.4 x 65 x 10.6 mm.

HTC mini 2 has 13 megapixel rear camera instead of ultra- pixel technology sported in One M8. On the front it has a 5 megapixel cameras. Samsung has gone with 8 megapixel back camera and 2.1 megapixels on the front.

HTC flagship is expandable up to 128 GB, whereas Samsung can be expanded upto 64GB. The Galaxy S5 mini has 1.5GB of RAM and One mini 2 has 1GB of RAM. Samsung Galaxy S5 mini is dual-Sim and water-resistant. HTC One mini has two speakers on the front.

Galaxy S5 mini vs. One mini 2: Similarities

Both the phones have 4.5 inch screen with a 1280 by 720 pixel resolution. Samsung Galaxy S5 mini sports a Super AMOLED technology, whereas One mini 2 uses LCD2 technology.

HTC One mini 2 is powered by 1.2 Ghz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor whereas Samsung device runs on an unspecified 1.4 GHz quad-core processor. There will be negligible difference in the speed of both the phones. Both HTC Corp (TPE:2498) and Samsung have 16GB of integrated storage. Both the smartphones have 2,100mAh of battery.

HTC has already made available One mini 2, whereas Samsung Galaxy S5 would be available in Russia by early July. There was no update from Samsung over launch in other countries. Additionally, there was no update on the price for Samsung Galaxy S5 mini.