Conclusion: Our biggest gripe with the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini is its price, given the phone's middling specs. So while it isn't bad by any means, its dual-cores, 8GB memory and qHD screen fail to compete with the cheaper, more powerful Google Nexus 4, Nokia Lumia 920, Samsung Galaxy S3 or Sony Xperia SP to name a few. If you love the pocketable design and can find a great deal on the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini therefore, you probably won't be dissapointed.
Pros: Compact form factor, Great battery life, Expandable memory
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini review: small in size, but not worth the mega price
22 July 2013
Summary: As much as we'd like to see a device that fits the literal description of the Galaxy S4 Mini -- you know, a phone that's all but identical to the original GS4, just smaller -- Samsung clearly had something else in mind. Instead, the Mini is meant for those who love the GS4 design and firmware but are looking for a lower price point. To that end, the company has mostly succeeded, with the exception of that poor display.
Pros: Solid camera with great video recording, Overall performance is decent for a mid-range phone, Easy and comfortable to hold
Cons: Display could be better, Priced too high for intended audience, Limited internal storage
Conclusion: We were happy to spend time with the Galaxy S4 mini. When we got the chance to first meet it, on June 20, in London , we didn’t know, form our brief hands-on, that there’s so much more to this miniature Galaxy S 4 than meets the eye.
Pros: The Samsung Galaxy S4 mini we reviewed is the GT-I9195, meaning it has LTE capabilities. It was supplied to us by our friends over at , Clove.co.uk, from where you can buy it/import it from. It will set you back £314.00 (£376.80 with VAT), which translates to about $465 (add 20% VAT, if applicable), for the SIM-free, unlocked device, with no contract.
Cons: -like performance, but it was definitely there with its bigger brother, the S4., The Samsung Galaxy S4 mini we reviewed is the GT-I9195, meaning it has LTE capabilities. It was supplied to us by our friends over at , Clove.co.uk, from where you can buy it/import it from. It will set you back £314.00 (£376.80 with VAT), which translates to about $465 (add 20% VAT, if applicable), for the SIM-free, unlocked device, with no contract.
Excerpt: The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is not just a smaller version of the company’s flagship phone, the Galaxy S4 . While it does share many traits with the S4 - such as the polycarbonate structure and camera and button locations - there are in fact more differences than similarities. The most noticeable difference of course is size. The S4 Mini is shorter, thicker and not as wide as the S4.
Pros: Comfortable to hold., Good overall phone performance., Bright, easy to read screen.
Summary: F or the smartphone fans that found the Galaxy S4 too big or too expensive, Samsung has introduced a mini version. The new Samsung Galaxy S4 mini (GT-I9195) is currently for sale by various online providers at a price of approximately â‚¬325 EUR / $360 USD / Â£325 GBP without a subscription. In this Galaxy S4 mini review, we will see if this Samsung smartphone meets our expectations, or if it is not more sensible to spend â‚¬150 more and buy a â€˜grownupâ€™ S4.
Summary: Those looking for a cheaper Galaxy S4 will find it in the S4 Mini, which features the same design and some of its software tweaks. But a higher-than-expected price means this may not be such a bargain.
Pros: Android 4.2.2. dual-core processor, Solid plastic build, Great camera in good light
Cons: TouchWiz UI is cluttered, Fingerprint magnet, Poor camera in low light
Conclusion: Samsung’s Galaxy S4 is one of the must-have smartphones of the moment, and it is no surprise that the Galaxy S4 Mini has been launched. It is not, though, a complete mirror of the full-size handset, and while you won’t find another small format phone that can match this one for gesture support, that’s not all that matters.
Pros: Impressive display, Decent processing power, A good size for average hands
Cons: Some Galaxy S4 features missing, Low screen resolution, Not enough internal storage