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Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini 4G LTE Smartphone Review

The Samsung Galaxy S4 mini is considered little sister of the Galaxy S4 and is generally somewhat poorer specification therefore. With LTE, a Snapdragon S4 Plus dual-core processor and a high resolution Super AMOLED display, the S4 mini keep his promise almost. Except for a few small drawbacks, the "mini" version is all compact and above all, cheaper than the S4.


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However, the "mini" attribute does not just happen on partly weaker components. So the smartphone acts relatively small, the screen size is 4.3 inches but larger than, for example, the Apple iPhone 5. What the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini otherwise distinguished and where important differences for the greater S4 are, learn in this overview.


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Features and characteristics of the Galaxy S4 mini with LTE
Name & Manufacturer Samsung Galaxy S4 mini, GT-i9197
Important performance data:
CPU (cores, clock) 1.7GHz Krait dual-core (2 cores)
CPU name Qualcomm MSM8930 Snapdragon 400
random access memory 1.5GB
internal memory 8GB
operating system Android OS version 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Display size; resolution 4.3-inch Super AMOLED, 540 x 960 pixels
camera 8 Megapixel resolution
Data Transfer:
LTE standards * FDD-LTE(850/1800/2600MHz) * TDD-LTE(2300MHz)
Dominated VoLTE Yes (if necessary update)
wireless Internet access Yes, 802.11 a/b/g/n, Dual-Band
Bluetooth Yes, version 4.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR
other standards GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSPA, HSPA +, DC-HSPA+
Other key data:
memory card microSD, up to 64GB
GPS function Yes
battery pack 1,900 mAh
Weight; Dimensions (HxWxD) 107 grams, 124.6 x 61.3 x 8.9 mm
Release May 2013



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Enough power even for higher claims  


After the predecessors Galaxy S2, Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy S4 excellent sales, Samsung has launched the S4 mini, a smaller but still very powerful smartphone. In contrast to its bigger brother, the screen size falls while out noticeably shorter, 4.3 inch Super AMOLED display is convincing nonetheless. Even with the lack of HD resolution, the display is very rich in contrast and sharp. Expands to the comparison, to the overall performance of the phone, it will be appreciated that savings are made ​​in the processor. For the South Koreans set a 1.70 GHz Snapdragon 400 Plus dual-core processor instead of a quad-core processor with 1.9 GHz. Due to the small display, however this is perfectly adequate to support the device and any applications.


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The Galaxy S4 mini is also equipped with a removable battery, and an integrated storage space of 8, 16 or optionally 32 GB. About a built-in microSD card reader, the memory can be expanded up to 64 GB. The entire body is made of sturdy polycarbonate and is available in black, brown and white available, so end customers come with an affinity for design at their expense. With 107 grams the device falls out easily and is due to the good processing well in hand. The 8-megapixel camera with full HD camcorder, LED flash on the back and 1.9 megapixel on the front serve their purpose, although the quality is better suited for snapshots. The only negative is the lack of a CMOS sensor and a non-constant available autofocus.


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When it comes to Internet and mobile data, the S4 mini comes not too short. It supports LTE network and achieved with the right contract download speeds of up to 100 Mbit/s and a maximum of 50 Mbit/s upstream. Besides LTE, UMTS/3G, and the reception of WiFi support, you can smoothly browse the home network or in those of the wireless service provider either.  


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Just like the S4, the S4 mini is with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and TouchWiz user interface is delivered, which is developed by Samsung. As additional software Samsung installs the applications "S Translator", "S Health" and "S Travel" on the device. Moreover, you get a wide range of games and other apps from the Google Play store, followed by Samsung Hub, which lets you take charge retrievable movies, games and music to complete. Use the above components working Android 4.2.2 excellent liquid and the apps are loaded and processed surprisingly quickly. The former of course strongly dependent on the own Internet connection.

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 mini is available from all network operators. The unit is sold at good price now at without any contract. The smartphone is particularly for the smaller purse a class alternative, but you have to expect any restrictions. If you want larger screen size and higher lever smartphone, you can check here:  

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