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Teardown: Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini

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SAMSUNG GALAXY MINI
bobjengr   8/17/2014 2:17:00 PM
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Miroslav--I remain constantly amazed as to how these manufacturers assemble so much into such a small package.  I don't really know why they would feel the need to go smaller but that's their decision.  I suppose SAMGSUNG has conducted focus groups that tell them this direction is the proper direction.  With the productions numbers needed, I'm assuming most, if not all, assembly is done by robotic systems.  Do you know if this is the case?  Also, are the phones assembled in a clean room environment?  It seems as though cleanliness would need to be a factor in the assembly.  Excellent post. 

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Re: not bad for a mini
Mydesign   8/13/2014 12:19:42 AM
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"Agreed .. but we find phones with almost similar specs at a cheaper price so I think it will be a factor."

Far911, agreed; if other specifications are almost similar then price can be the factor.

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Re: not bad for a mini
far911   8/11/2014 6:33:09 AM
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Agreed .. but we find phones with almost similar specs at a cheaper price so I think it will be a factor.

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Re: not bad for a mini
Mydesign   8/11/2014 3:07:53 AM
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"I guess grading will also be dependant on the price comparison."

Far911, I think price won't be the single parameter for comparison. We have to consider other factors like functionality, application, performance etc for a better comparison.

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Re: not bad for a mini
far911   8/8/2014 2:14:47 AM
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I guess grading will also be dependant on the price comparison.

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Re: not bad for a mini
Mydesign   8/7/2014 11:36:55 PM
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"This one did not look too bad.  I see that the score was only 5 of 10, but many recent teardowns I have seen here get a much lower grade."

Naperlou, you are right. What is meant by this score? Is it something derived from features/performances?

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S4 and S4 Mini
Mydesign   8/7/2014 11:33:22 PM
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"Wish your Samsung Galaxy S5 was a bit smaller? Wish no more. Introducing the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini. Tech specs include:"

Miroslave, other than screen size; is there any major technical difference between S5 and S5 mini. During their previous release also (S4), they had a mini version for that.

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not bad for a mini
naperlou   8/7/2014 11:37:25 AM
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This one did not look too bad.  I see that the score was only 5 of 10, but many recent teardowns I have seen here get a much lower grade.

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