Samsung has made quite the name for itself in the top end of the market. With devices such as the Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4 and the recently unveiled Galaxy S5, the company hasn't had much difficulty in making itself a house hold name in the top half of the market. However, all that is about to change.
While Samsung has never really shown interest in the lower half of the market, and indeed recieved a lot of stick due to that in recent times, the company has now unveiled the brand new Samsung Galaxy Core Mini 4G. The device, for the time being, has been launched in China.
Goinng through the specifications on offer with the device, the Samsung Galaxy Core Mini 4G comes with a .3-inch display with a resolution of 480 x 800-pixels.
It is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, coupled with 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of on-board storage, which can be later expanded via a microSD card slot. The device also comes with a 5MP rear-facing camera.
The device measures 10.6mm in terms of thickness and weighs in at 136grams. The phone runs on the latest Android 4.4 Kitkat with Samsung's native UI layer on top. As of now, the Galaxy Core Mini 4G is available in white color option. The device has a 2070 mAh battery.
So while going through the specs for the device, the Galaxy Core Mini 4G seems like a close competitor to the popular Moto G offering from Motorola. Both the devices, more or less, offer the same kind of specs.
But while the specs look the same, does the Galaxy Core Mini 4G has enough under the hood that can take it over the line, compared to the Moto G? We take this opportunity to take a look at the top 5 features for the Samsung-made device that can make it a potential Moto G killer.
Samsung Galaxy Core Mini 4G: Form Factor
The Samsung-made Galaxy Core Mini 4G, compared to the Motorola Moto G, offers a slightly slimmer build. As far as the stats and numbers are concerned, while the Motorola Moto G offers a build with dimensions of 129.9 x 65.9 x 11.6 mm, the Samsung Galaxy Core Mini 4G comes with a slightly slimmer 127.8 x 66.2 x 10.6 mm dimensions.
Samsung Galaxy Core Mini 4G: Device Weight
Users are always on the look out for a device that's not only slim, but also doesn't weigh like a brick in the pocket. Going by those standards, while the Moto G weighs in at 146 grams, the Samsung Galaxy Core Mini 4G weighs in at a lesser 136 grams.
Samsung Galaxy Core Mini 4G: Increased RAM
Increased RAM offering means more power to the user, with the power arriving from the fact that you can download and install more without worrying about lag times. Compared to the Motorola Moto G's 1GB of RAM, the Samsung Galaxy Core Mini 4G offers 1.5GB of RAM. Although not much, but that '.5' may still make a difference.
Samsung Galaxy Core Mini 4G: MicroSD Slot
The Moto G is a good device, but it still received a lot of stick for not offering an external memory slot in order to further expand the memory. In comparison to the Moto G not offering an external memory slot at all, the Samsung Galaxy Core Mini 4G offers one and that too with support up to 64GB.
Samsung Galaxy Core Mini 4G: 4G LTE Capabilities
The biggest deal rests perhaps in the name of the device itself. The Motorola-made Moto G, at least the Indian version of it, doesn't offer 4G capabilities inside its price bracket. The Samsung Galaxy Core Mini 4G, as the name suggests, offers 4G capabilities straight out of the box.