Reviews and Problems with Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini / i9190 / i9192 Dual sim / i9195
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Great product, great service after you realise it's not unlocked
Merv-Ann Thompson, Amazon
20 February 2014
Summary: I was looking for an unlocked version of this phone with a reasonable price and I found the StraightTrading company. It arrived on time, in a matter of hours actually. After receiving it, I realized that it wasn't unlocked. I emailed them, told them about the issue and that I wasn't going to pay to have it unlocked or I would return it. By the evening of that same day I got the unlock code.
Love it, just wish it had more memory, & worked on Verizon network
31 December 2013
Summary: This is a great phone. Only 2 things keep me from giving it 5 stars: 1. Only 8gb. Even though you can add a micro SD card, apps are limited to the 8gb. The Verizon version of this phone is 16gb. 2. It's GSM phone vs. CDMA. "Unlocked" does not mean that it will work on both networks. In my area, CDMA (Verizon mostly) get's much better coverage than GSM.
Excerpt: I had this phone for 2 months and it opened applications automatically and froze some . It also switched off on its own and kept on asking for my pin number. The battery was bad too as it drained within a day and its supposed to have a very long battery life. Its still at advanced repairs and I demanded a new one or my money back which is around R5000 In South Africa or about $500 . I don`t want a big heavy phone, just a light and small high powered smart phone .
Excellent and highly recommendable phone, but Region-locking ruined it for intended International use.
M. E. G. M. "megmtiger", Amazon
3 November 2013
Summary: Excellent phone I was very happy with when I received it. Display and camera far surpasses my expectations. I purchased this in preparation for a sudden and temporary stint overseas whose country runs on a GSM network. Perfect size and great functionality are my primary comments for this phone. Recent Region-locking of newer Samsung units (including the one I received) made me take two stars from what could have been a guilt-free 5-star rating from me.
Love the phone until I realised there is no 4G capability
26 February 2014
Summary: Phone is fast and speedy and would recommend. Signed up for a 4G contract after being reassured my phone was compatible. But it's not. To use 4G the phone requires a firmware update, which Samsung hasn't released yet. So the phone can do it, but only when given the software to do it. No idea when this will be released so currently paying for a contract I can't use. So should this be listed as a 4G phone?! It's not ready out-of-the-box.