Samsung Galaxy S III mini Motorola Droid 4

Samsung Galaxy S III mini vs Motorola Droid 4

Samsung Galaxy S III mini

Reasons to consider the Galaxy S III mini

3.5G, Google Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
FM Radio Built in FM radio Yes vs No Listen to your music and news from your favorite radio stations wherever you are
Screen type OLED screen Super AMOLED vs TFT LCD The Galaxy S III mini has a OLED screen, which are generally brighter and more vivid
Weight Lighter 111 g vs 178 g Around 40% lighter
Size Smaller 121x63x9 mm vs 67x127x12 mm More than 30% smaller
Thickness Thinner 10 mm vs 13 mm More than 20% thinner
Standby time More standby time 15 days vs 8.5 days Around 80% more standby time, less frequent charging
Motorola Droid 4

Reasons to consider the Droid 4

4G, Google Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Keyboard Has a full keyboard QWERTY keyboard vs None A physical keyboard is great for emailing and typing in general
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720 x 1280 @ 30fps Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Camera resolution Higher resolution camera 8 MP vs 5 MP Take photos with 60% more detail for larger prints
Screen PPI Higher PPI screen 275 PPI vs 233 PPI Around 20% crisper display of text, images and video
Processor Faster processor Unknown, 1200 MHz vs Unknown, 1000 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (20% faster)
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 540x960 vs 800x480 Around 40% higher resolution screen
Network Faster max data speeds LTE (80 mbps) vs HSPA (14 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (more than 40% faster)
Talk time Slightly more talk time 12.5 hours vs 7.8 hours Around 60% more talk time per battery charge


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Bluetooth The latest bluetooth support
Internal storage More internal storage than most for storing music, photos and movies
16 GB
Multi-touch Both support multi-touch
Intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
Wifi Both have fairly fast wifi support
802.11n (150 mbps)
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
Screen PPI Sharp display of text, images and video
Galaxy S III mini:233 PPI
Droid 4:275 PPI
Camera resolution Capture very high resolution images
Galaxy S III mini:5 MP
Droid 4:8 MP
Screen resolution High resolution screens
Galaxy S III mini:800x480
Droid 4:540x960
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
Thickness Thin
Galaxy S III mini:10 mm
Droid 4:13 mm
Network Fast data transfer
Galaxy S III mini:HSPA (14 mbps)
Droid 4:LTE (80 mbps)
App store Many apps available at their app store(s)
Android App Market
App store Both have an app store, makes it easy to add new games and programs
Easily get games and programs for your phone
Numeric keypad Neither has a numeric keypad
Its often harder to dial numbers with a touch screen or keyboard

Compared to recent smartphones

Pros Cons
Accelerometer Both include an accelerometer
Detects movement for interactive apps

We're not aware of any interesting cons shared by these two products.


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