Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Versus BlackBerry Q5: Both Are Available in India, Which One to Buy?

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There are several phones launched in a recent past month and the competition is getting better and better it seems. Moreover, leaving all the domestic handsets and others, today, GizBot has come up with the comparison between the two latest handsets that are recently made available on online retails. The devices that we have taken up today for comparative analysis are, Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini and BlackBerry Q5.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Versus BlackBerry Q5: Which One to Buy?

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Moving on without any haste and delay, here below is a brief spec to spec rundown on the two handsets.


Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini sports a 4.3 inches Super AMOLED Multi-touch touchscreen display and comes with a qHD resolution of 540 x 960 pixels along with 16 M color depth and 256 ppi pixel density. It also features a Corning Gorilla Glass protection. On the onther hand we have BlackBerry Q5 which sports a 3.1 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with Multi-touch display. It has a resolution of 720 x 720 pixels along with 16 M color depth and higher 328 ppi pixel density.

However, BlackBerry comes with a physical keypad as well and has the advantage as it has a better resolution compared to a bigger display of S4 mini. Thus, according to the display quality one can take up BlackBerry Q5

OS, Processor and RAM

BlackBerry Q5 runs in the latest BlackBerry 10 OS which is upgradable to v10.1 as well while Samsung Galaxy S4 mini features Android OS v4.2.2 Jelly Bean. As both come with the different OS, it is quite difficult to compare but according to the trend many would go with the Android yet BlackBerry 10 does offer some interesting features.

BlackBerry Q5 comes packed with Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 chipset along with dual-core 1.2 GHz backed by 2 GB RAM while the S4 Mini sports a Qualcomm MSM8930 Snapdragon 400 chipset with higher dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait and Adreno 305 graphics. The S4 Mini houses a lesser 1.5 GB RAM.

Moreover, coming with a larger display, S4 Mini has a better graphics and a higher quality processor and chipset. Although the RAM seems a little lesser than that of BB Q5, one can actually compromise on that aspect.


BB Q5 comes with a 5 MP rear camera offering a picture quality of 2592х1944 pixels and comes with an autofocus, LED flash and image stabilization. It can shoot video at 1080p@30fps and has video stabilization. It also comes with 2 MP front facing shooter capable of shooting at 720p.

On the other hand Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini comes with a 8 MP rear camera that offers a quality of 3264 x 2448 pixels. It features autofocus, LED flash, touch focus and has the ability to shoot video at 1080p@30fps and comes with 1.9 MP front facing camera.

Looking at the camera, again the S4 Mini seems to beat but it has a lesser MP front camera. Moreover, one would probably go with the S4 mini in this regard.


On the connectivity department, both S4 mini and BB Q5 comes with the similar options like GPRS, EDGE, 3G, WiFi, USB, A-GPS, Bluetooth and DLNA.

Memory and Battery

BB Q5 comes with an 8 GB internal storage capacity that can be expanded up to 32 GB via microSD card while S4 Mini Comes with the similar 8 GB internal memory but supports up to 64 GB in microSD card slot.

Coming down to the battery, S4 Mini is powered by a Li-Ion 1900 mAh battery which is evidently lesser than the BB Q5's Li-Ion 2180 mAh battery.

Thus one will have to compromise either on the battery or the storage front.

Dimension and Others

BlackBerry Q5 comes in multiple color variants viz. Black, White, Red, Gray, Pink while S4 mini is only available on White Frost and Black Mist. Talking about dimension the former one measures 120 x 66 x 10.8 mm and weighs 120 g while the S4 Mini comes at 124.6 x 61.3 x 8.9 mm thinner and larger than BB Q5 and weighs lesser at 107 g. One reason BB Q5 could be heavier is because of its QWERTY keypad integration.

Price and Availability

BlackBerry Q5 is priced lesser than the Galaxy S4 mini at Rs. 24,990 and is available on most of the e-commerce stores like Saholic and Flipkart. On the other hand the S4 Mini comes at the price of Rs. 27,990 on the same online stores. However, in Flipkart the S4 Mini is still on pre orders.


After having a close look at the specs of both handsets, it seems Samsung has the upper hand but the best part lies in the BlackBerry's physical keypad and the touchscreen capability as well. Moreover, many are quite fond of the same keyboard while others who have been using the touchscreen handsets for a long time may not like it much. However, the price being one major factor BlackBerry may have an advantage on that front.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini on the other hand also has some advantage in its sleeves as it comes with more features and trending size.

If the verdict was to be absolute, guesses could surely be tilted towards Samsung's handset. However, it is loud and clear as well that S4 mini is a better buy provided one has a lenient budget.

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