One Mini 2 vs GS5 Mini

How do HTC and Samsung's 'minis' compare on paper?

Samsung this morning announced the Galaxy S5 Mini, the latest device in its line of miniature Android flagships. With a 4.5-inch 720p display and a physical design and feature set matching its big brother, the obvious comparison for the GS5 Mini is HTC's One Mini 2, launched just over a month ago.

If you're wondering how these two "minis" compare in terms of raw hardware numbers, then check out our comparison table below.

Category Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini HTC One Mini 2
Dimensions 131.1 x 64.8 x 9.1 mm 137.43 x 65.04 x 10.6mm
Weight 120g 137g
Colors Shimmery White, Charcoal Black, Copper Gold, Electric Blue Gunmetal Gray, Glacial Silver, Amber Gold
Display 4.5-inch HD (720 x 1280) Super AMOLED 4.5-inch HD (720 x 1280) LCD
CPU Quad-core processor at 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core at 1.2 GHz
Platform Android 4.4 with TouchWiz Android 4.4 with HTC Sense 6
Internal Storage 16GB + microSD up to 64GB 16GB + microSD up to 128GB
RAM 1.5GB 1GB
Camera Rear: 8.0MP with LED Flash
Front: 2.1MP (FHD)
Rear: 13MP, BSI sensor with f/2.2 lens
Front: 5MP, BSI sensor
Video 1080p, 30fps 1080p, 30fps
Value-added features IP67 Dust and Water Resistant, Ultra Power Saving mode, S Health, Private Mode/Kids Mode HTC BoomSound, HTC BlinkFeed, HTC Zoe Video Highlights, Extreme Power Saving Mode
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, NFC (LTE ver. only), Bluetooth® v4.0 LE, USB 2.0, GPS, IR Remote 3.5mm stereo audio, NFC, Wifi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, HTC Connect, microUSB 2.0, GPS
Battery 2,100mAh removable 2,100mAh non-removable

More: Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini specs, HTC One Mini 2 specs

Given the choice, which miniature flagship would you opt for? Shout out in the comments, or join the discussion on our Galaxy S5 Mini forum.

 
There are 99 comments

jayjay234 says:

Can HTC get rid of that stupid black bar???

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cordawgfrito says:

Can you stop being a twat? I want the black bar. Gives me a place to rest my thumb.
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A895 says:

>Calls someone a twat over their opinion
>Says their own opinion.

Your logic does not make sense.

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rgao007 says:

^

Also, it's pretty established that most people don't like the black bar at all. I didn't buy one because of it.

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scott62185 says:

Same here.

cordawgfrito says:

If that's why you didn't buy it you are severely daft

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You need to chill out child.

hmmm says:

Quit being a bitch.

floriyann says:

Agreed!!

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ErnstMach says:

Most people say they don't like the black bar and then go praise the iPhone with its huge bezels. And the xperia phones. If there weren't speakers there those would be some pretty impressive bezels on the HTC.

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BldyIdt says:

I can't see why everyone's screaming 'BEZZZELS!' with the M8 when really few do it with the Z2. Or maybe people are just sheeps.

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rgao007 says:

Well the Z2's bezels are slimmer, since there's no huge black bar

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Eclectech says:

Most people? Really? ...riiiight, whatever.

Posted via my Awesome HTC One M8

TKL74 says:

But I think constantly crying/whining over something that's already in place is worse.

Exposer101 says:

>try's to be swag on the inter web by telling naughty boys off

Get a life and post which phone is da best!

Whoah! Really? =D

hmmm says:

Agreed. Next year it will be gone. The phone was too far along in the design process to exclude it this year when they decided to drop the capacitive buttons.

jassari96 says:

HTC one mini 2 is better

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Well the specs are a close race. They both have trade offs.

ಠ益ಠ

eahinrichsen says:

Exactly. Like if you get the Galaxy S5 Mini, you get a phone that isn't quite as attractive and doesn't have quite as polished a UI, but you also don't have to have the dumbest-named phone ever.

I suppose they could move the stupid black bar above the screen like Samsung. Lol

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WolfpacDAR says:

the stupid black bar above the screen on samsung phones also contains the phone speaker, light sensors, and the front camera. so your point is invalid.

the point being made is that the htc black bar literally is useless. doesnt need to be there for any practical purpose.

JHBThree says:

Actually, it does. There are components underneath it that have to be there because of the speakers.

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ronnypoo says:

I'd rather get a moto g

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Russ Smith says:

+1

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Isn't the Moto X still cheaper than these minis? Can't go wrong with either motorolas, the X does have warranty protection on the screen one time though in case you drop it that the G doesn't

hkklife says:

Agreed. I'd take the X over either of these devices. Though if I had to choose between these two, I'd probably go with the Sammy simply due to the extra RAM, likely better camera, and removable battery.

teomor says:

Very stupid black bar on the HTC One Mini 2 (very stupid name too).

cordawgfrito says:

No. You are stupid.

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wezi427 says:

You're a douche.

>I'm the kind of guy who stops a microwave at one second to feel like a bomb defuser.

jackwagon06 says:

Here we go again.....

cordawgfrito says:

No. That would be you

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cordawgfrito, I think I speak for most of us here when I say you're being the douche here... :D

tdizzel says:

Love the HTC...especially how they have their logo. Very cool.

narest says:

HTC rules

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TheMimic12 says:

Except for ram the one mini 2 had the s5 mini beat soundly

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cordawgfrito says:

Samsung needs that extra ram to stop lag.

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Real214 says:

Funny guy. That was a good one. Wonder who go out sell more? What's ur opinion on that? Don't have to ask you who outselling between the htc one m8 vs gs5. We already know that answer. Lol

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cordawgfrito says:

You are aware that sells doesn't determine which is better? Or are you too daft to comprehend that.

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BigBernard says:

"Sales", not "sells"...

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rgao007 says:

I think he was making fun of Samsung for lag but in reality, it's still true. TouchWiz requires more RAM compared to the relatively light Sense 6.

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Runnin_it says:

You mean like Toyota outsells Ferrari? Good point...

Joojoobomb says:

<3

Wizzy says:

Except in usable screen area and water-resistance and removable battery.

...and fingerprint sensor and heart rate sensor and a faster processor and OLED and....

The HTC has more megapixels (but I'd guess it's the typicla low quality sensors they've always used) and is a lot bigger and heavier. I guess HTC are winning at all the wrong points.. :D

JHBThree says:

And yet the one mini will still run faster than the S5 mini thanks to touchwiz.

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Eclectech says:

Based on TouchWiz's record, I'd wager that extra ram and processor clocking won't help the Samsung Mini beat the HTC One Mini in performance.

jackwagon06 says:

I'm a Samsung guy, but in this instance I would pick htc. Camera alone on this one.

Thee QuanLee says:

I am an HTC guy and I read reviews for the HTC mini and most said that that even though it had a 13 MP camera it still wasn't very good.

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jackwagon06 says:

I would have thought different, but thats due to the mega pixels.

supa_dupa says:

And BOOMSOUND!

The one reason I want the HTC One model is for the black bar, so sweeet. HTC One!

cordawgfrito says:

Get over the black bar you twat

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rgao007 says:

You can't, it's too huge to cross

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droidman2177 says:

Twat the hell is wrong with you. You twat!

MultiPlatt says:

Both have good and bad. The camera on the HTC is nice but I like the 1.5 ram on the S5mini. currently have the S4 but looking to possible make a change.

rgao007 says:

The real question is: HTC One M7 or HTC One Mini 2?

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Habiib says:

M7 without hesitation.

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eahinrichsen says:

Definitely the M7. And likewise, the S4 over the S5 Mini.

Eclectech says:

The M7 is legend. Would have to go with that.

Dreadcthulhu says:

Personally I would choose the S5 Mini, due to the extra RAM, water resistance, and removable battery. But I could totally understand if someone picked the HTC, due to its better camera and stereo speakers. It all depends on what features are important to you.

Of course, depending on what price these phones end up at, the LTE version of the Moto G (which is similar spec-wise) could easily end up being the better deal.

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srazzak says:

+1

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But HTCmini im sure its faster with 500mb less ram. Samsung need more ram becouse touchwiz is very bad

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Your lack of sense in your argumentation is disturbing...

JHBThree says:

You must not have used an S5 and M8. The M8 is significantly faster than the S5, despite a lower clock speed. All because of touchwiz.

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So, you're also arguing that less RAM makes a faster phone? Try harder? I'm sure the games on the HTC will even be forced to use less detailed textures because of the lack of RAM....

Joojoobomb says:

No, it definitely won't. And that's not what he was arguing at all. Stop twisting people's words around, douche.

More RAM doesn't mean more memory for the GPU? Really? Where do you think a GPU stores the textures? in the camera?

I'm not the douche here, but I guess you know that already if you're a bit honest.

NoNexus says:

No it is not, yes I have used both.

HTC RULESSSS samsung is for fridge washingmachine tv

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eahinrichsen says:

Yeah, but the Samsung Fridge-Washing-Machine-TV runs Tizen.

:D :D

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Habiib says:

Hahahahaha!!!!!!!

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HTC wish they can sell some fridge/TV's right now, they're phones that suppose to be the best are not selling.

NoNexus says:

Yeah but they would be made out of cast Iron so everyone would talk about how solid the build quality is. I am not moving that crap.

If u need more MP camera faster phone the best design the best UI the best screen better battery better build quality the best speakers choose HTCmini

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jimbo says:

Exactly
HTC One Mini
Best...all categories

hmmm says:

I can see why Google is probably being pressured to stop selling Nexus phones at cost. I'd take a Nexus 4 or 5 over these, probably save money and get better specs.

HTC is garbage.

E60351 says:

go home, you're drunk

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WolfpacDAR says:

Instead of this being called "QUICK comparison" it should've been called "MINI comparison"

har har har, couldnt resist...

cctpitts01 says:

I laugh when i see people crying over the "Bezels" cause as much as everyone hates then when you read the reviews on all other tech sites when they compare all the current phones alot of them still have the M8 being one of the best phones out right now. :)

hotice says:

People always seem to forget about the Droid Mini. Sure, it's only on Verizon but it's worth mentioning because it's the only "Mini" I'm aware of that has the same hardware as the non-mini versions and Moto X fwiw. I think it's personally the best mini out there and very underrated. No, I don't have one.
- 1.7GHz dual core Snapdragon S4 Pro, faster individual cores than in the GS5 Mini or the HTC One Mini 2
- Adreno 320 (this GPU is better than you get with the GS5 Mini or HTC One Mini 2
- 4.3" 720x1280 LCD, sure smaller but higher DPI for you DPI junkies out there
- 2GB of RAM
- 2000mAh batter
- Wireless charging
- NFC
- low power contextual processor and low power natural voice processor
- Android 4.4 with 4.4.4 coming

rgao007 says:

*ahem* Xperia Z1 Compact

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hotice says:

+1, I like Sony's Xperia Z series too. I didn't know they had a high end compact/mini version! Nice! I think that and the Droid Mini should be listed in comparison to the GS5 Mini and the HTC One Mini 2.

droidman2177 says:

bingo.

NoNexus says:

it is not about forgetting it. That is great if you are on Verizon but on 3/4 of the mobile world it is useless. It follows along with Sony not being that popular in the US. Sure you can get it, but out of sight out of mind

deeb215 says:

Better off being a bug tester for Google at the low price of $399.

NoNexus says:

Except the camera and battery life on these two are going to be way better.

E60351 says:

debatable

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Omg people stop complaining on the black bar on the HTC phone. It was placed on the m8 and they explained why it was there.

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Madd54 says:

No one's going to buy these except parents for their spoiled kids so they won't have the ultimate phones to trash and look super rich, but still have the latest tech. A better quality phone will only be a few dollars more initially, and 4.5" is small in Android world now. Fill in the 'what phones?' list for yourselves.
Do I deserve abuse for that comment?
Make my day - - - -

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HTC all the way baby.. :-) Best experience of my life is with an HTC device.. Once you go HTC you NEVER go back..!!

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Kaiser Droid says:

Even though the One Mini 2 looks better and has a better camera, given the choice I'd probably get the S5 mini due to specs and dust/waterproofing. Plus removable battery.

jrb363 says:

You're obviously NOT an engineer

sequoia462 says:

137 mm tall isn't mini. Shrink some bezels but fit those nice speakers in, please.

jrb363 says:

HTC One easily. Samsung makes a shit product