- Latest OS
- Good battery
- Small size
- There is no notification light
- Screen sports lower resolution
- microSD slot is awkwardly placed
Samsung released the miniature version of Samsung Galaxy S4 which was much expected after the release of Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini which followed after Samsung Galaxy S3's popularity. The best part about Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is that it has small size but it is loaded with decent high end features. Most of the features are similar to that of Samsung Galaxy S3. Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini gives a good competition to Nokia Lumia 820, Sony Xperia SP and Samsung Galaxy S3 .
Design And Build:
As the name only suggests Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is the miniature version of Samsung Galaxy S4. Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is loaded with a 4.3 inch screen which is smaller than Samsung Galaxy S4's 5 inch screen. The body of Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is made up of plastic like the other members of Samsung which makes it light and easy to carry around. The back panel is made up of plastic but has a textured surface which makes it easy to grab in hands. Looks wise the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini looks like a premium smartphone. It is available in standard black and white colour with the metal band wrapping around the edge in the frame. It is loaded with internal 8GB memory which can be expanded upto 64 GB through external card slot.
The camera of Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is similar to that of Samsung Galaxy S3. All the features of Samsung Galaxy S3's camera are present in Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini's camera. Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is loaded with 8 MP camera which takes some lively clicks and is loaded with different modes and effects. The LED flash installed gives an option of clicking the pictures in dark areas and at night. The rear camera is also coupled with 1.9 MP front camera which gives a good feature of video calling and skype. the other features of Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini's camera are geo tagging, touch fous, face detection, panorama and autofocus. The panorama mode allows the user to take picture with more details and area.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is not a phablet which comes loaded with huge screens. Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is loaded with 4.3 inch Super AMOLED which has better screen clarity and pixel display compared to LED or LCD screens. The screen of Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini has display resolution of 540 x 960 pixels which is not high definition. So you cannot expect extra sharp lively HD images and movies through Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini's display but for a non HD screen the resolution is pretty good and clear. Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini has a capacitive multitouch screen which gives an amazing gaming experience and good touch interface. The screen of Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is protected by corning gorilla glass which protects it's from breaking and get scratched.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is loaded with 1.7 Ghz qualcomm dual core processor which is fast and gives decent output but compared to its rival Samsung Galaxy S3, it is not loaded with quad core processor. The difference in cores makes a huge difference as Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini has dual core processor which is much slower than 1.5 Ghz quad core processor of Samsung Galaxy S3. The RAM space of Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is 1.5 GB which is 44% more than Samsung Galaxy S3's 1 GB RAM. Due to good RAM space the user has more storage space for processes and can multitask easily. It is also loaded with latest Android V4.2.2(Jelly Beans) which gives an amazing interface and smooth performance.
Power On It:
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is loaded with 1900 mAh Li-ion battery which gives a decent battery life. The battery usage of Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is less compared to that of Samsung Galaxy S4 as it is loaded with dual core processor which sucks less battery power compared to quad core processor. Also the screen size of Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is small compared to Samsung Galaxy S4 which consumes more power for display. There is also an option in notification bar where you can switch off data and wifi thereby restricting Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini from draining more battery life. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini gives about 300 hrs of standby and about 12 hrs of talktime along with running different processes side by side. The battery life of Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is better compared to most of the smartphones in the high end league loaded with more powerful battery capacity.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is not loaded with HD screen, quad core processor or high end features of Samsung Galaxy S4 but it is loaded with the features like upgraded software, decent battery life and low price makes it a good option to check out.