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Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini Overview
You have a choice of UK or EU S5 Mini units.
EU stock originates from central Europe, however has had the mains adapter swapped for a 3 pin UK model.
EU stock comes with a full 24 month warranty valid in the UK and is certified to work with all UK networks.
Sometimes the best things come in small packages and that is exactly what Samsung are aiming to deliver with the new Galaxy S5 Mini smartphone.
The Galaxy S5 Mini takes the best of Samsung's most successful smartphone to date and turns it into a more compact and cost effective mobile device.
Design & features
The bigger Galaxy S5 has a distinctive look that can't get lost in the crowd. With a dimpled removable back cover, available in different colours including Charcoal Black, Shimmery White and Electric Blue, the S5 Mini looks every bit the counterpart.
Slimmed down, with a 4.5 inch 720p HD screen, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini is the perfect choice for those with smaller hands or who simply don't enjoy the larger size of modern flagship devices. At just 131.1 x 64.8 x 9.1 mm & 120g, the S5 Mini slips easily into smaller trouser pockets, or bags.
You will also find the same feature set on the S5 Mini, which extends even to the IP 67 rating for water and dust protection. With the USB port cover on the bottom of the phone closed, the S5 Mini will be able to survive, even complete, submersion in fresh water up to 1.5 metres for 30 minutes.
Other high end features from Samsung's flagship appear here too, including the Ultra Power Saving Mode, to extend your battery life, and eke a few more hours at the end of a busy day. Samsung's S Health app is present as well, for monitoring your wellbeing, and is compatible with a number of smart fitness accessories.
Samsung has even been sure to add the fingerprint scanning technology on the S5 Mini. Perfect for securing your phone only to you, or authorising online payments, this useful feature is a must in the modern connected world.
You can also benefit from the Private / Kids mode for when passing your phone to another. This can be configured to only allow access to certain apps, whilst limiting view of messages, installation of apps or making payments.
Power & performance
The Galaxy S5 Mini utilises a powerful 1.4 Ghz quad-core processor in conjunction with 1.5 GB of RAM. Powered by the latest Android 4.4 (KitKat) installation with Samsung's intuitive TouchWiz interface, the S5 Mini is a pocket rocket.
Whether running on home Wi-fi, or a 4G network from your mobile operator, the S5 Mini can load webpages, stream video and play the latest games at a constant fast pace.
You will also be able to play the latest mobile games and download high fidelity music and video. Spotify, Netflix, iPlayer you name it, the S5 Mini can handle it.
Camera & Media
Whilst not quite reaching the heady heights of the main Galaxy S5, the new Mini version holds its own and can still take high quality images, regardless of the situation. The 8 Megapixel module captures fine detail, with a number of options available in the camera app to take advantage of.
You can adjust settings for low light shooting at dusk or indoors, club life or out enjoying a sunny day in the great outdoors. WIth HDR (High Dynamic Range) you can be confident of a deep and rich colour contrast whatever the situation, whilst modern features such as Panorama give you the chance to record a 360 degree image of what's around you.
It's not all stills either, the video mode can shoot full high definition 1080p videos at 30 frames per second. Finally, you can even edit your masterpieces on the move with the Samsung S Studio after imaging app. for cropping, applying filters, adjusting colour balances and much more.
Reasons to buy Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini
- Android 4.4 KitKat
- 1.4 GHz quad-core processor
- 1.5 GB RAM
- 4.5" Super AMOLED 720 x 1080 screen
- 8 MP camera with autofocus, flash, HDR & panorama
- 2.1 MP front facing camera
- Fingerprint scanner for locking & authorisation
- Ultra Power Saving Mode
- Private / Kids Mode
- IP 67 rated (water & dust resistant)
- 2,100 mAh removable battery
- 131.1 x 64.8 x 9.1mm
- 120 grams
*Since September 2013, Samsung have implemented a 'region lock' on all new stock. Clove Technology only have access to models designed for the “European” region, which covers both UK and mainland Europe. The compatible countries are listed below**.
For correct operation, this handset should be activated inside one of these countries with a SIM card issued for use there. The device will then be able to accept SIM cards from outside of these countries.
Activation requires turning the device on for the first time & completing set-up with the SIM installed, then completing at least 5 minutes of voice call(s) with this SIM.
Without activation you may still use the device outside of these countries when 'roaming' - using a SIM card from the listed countries.
If this activation procedure is not followed then the device will lock when first attempted to be used with a SIM card from outside of these regions. Local Samsung support may provide a code to unlock such handsets.
**All member states of the E.E.A and the following additional territories: Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M), Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City.
IF YOUR CHOSEN DELIVERY COUNTY IS NOT LISTED, CLOVE TECHNOLOGY WILL BREAK THE SEAL ON THIS DEVICE AND ACTIVATE IT. YOU MUST AGREE TO THIS PROCEDURE IN THE CHECKOUT BEFORE THE SALE WILL COMPLETE.
|SIM Free & Unlocked||Yes|
|Capacity (Up to)||64 GB|
|Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen|
|Resolution||720 x 1280|
|Other||326 ppi, Gorilla Glass 3|
|Frequencies||850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|Frequencies||850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|Functions||LE, A2DP, EDR|
|Version||IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n|
|Data||Micro USB (2.0)|
|Hardware Buttons||Power, Volume, Home|
|Antenna Type||Internal Glonass|
|Built-in Software||Google Maps|
|Flash||Auto Focus and LED Flash|
|Front Facing Camera||Yes|
|Formats||MP3 / WAV / eAAC / WMA / FLAC|
|Formats||MP4 / DivX / XviD / WMV / H.264 / H.263|
|Near Field Communication||Yes|
|Dimensions||131.1 x 64.8 x 9.1 mm|
|Software||Google Services, Samsung Apps, Swype|
The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link: http://www.clove.co.uk/international-customers.aspx
Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?
Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world.
Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.
Is this phone brand new?
Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.
Is there any network/operator branding?
No - There is only the manufacturer’s branding.
Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?
What SIM card does this phone use?
This phone takes a MICRO SIM card
Is this handset LTE compatible?
Yes on international LTE bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800)
Does this phone have a removable battery?
Is this phone IP rated?
Yes - IP67