Samsung's Galaxy S5 mini is a decent mid-range Android smartphone, but at £389 its price needs to fall quickly if it's to compete with its rivals. Here's our Galaxy S5 Mini video review. (For the full story, read our article: Samsung Galaxy S5 mini review: A great little phone that's just too expensive.)
The S5 mini uses the same water- and dustproof design as the Galaxy S5, which costs an extra £25 SIM-free, but its smaller 4.5in screen means it's more comfortable in the hand.
Equally slimmed down are the hardware specs: inside is a slower-clocked processor, less memory, a smaller-capacity battery and an inferior camera. The screen is also HD rather than full-HD, but with Super AMOLED tech it's better-looking than most.
New to the mini is a fingerprint sensor, built into the Home button, and a heart-rate sensor, part of the preinstalled S Health app.
The S5 mini's dimpled plastic cover makes it look cheaper than it is, but the phone is sturdy and won't flex or creak under pressure. Also see: 40 best smartphones 2014.
The TouchWiz UI is installed alongside Android KitKat. It's had a few tweaks, with a redesigned Settings menu, new quick-access buttons in the notification bar, and the ability to hide preinstalled apps. It's a lot easier to find your way around.
We noticed some lag when launching apps, but most users will find the S5 mini fast enough. It's a touch faster than the HTC One mini 2 and LG G2 mini, but graphics performance isn't great.
Despite its rear camera being rated at just 8Mp, we were impressed with the detail captured. All the usual filters and effects are accessible from the Camera app, letting you create action shots, tone down imperfections and more. The phone can also shoot full-HD video.
Like the S5 the mini features an Ultra Power Saving Mode, which can significantly increase battery life once you get down to 10 percent. Its battery is also removable, allowing you to swap in a spare.
Samsung's Galaxy S5 mini is a decent mid-range Android phone, but at £389 its price needs to fall quickly if it's to compete with its rivals.
We award the S5 mini three and a half stars. (See also: Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Galaxy S5 mini comparison review: Price, specs and more.)