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Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini – Bigger in Specs and Smaller in Size

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Bigger isn’t always better and you will believe in this proverb when you see the S4 Mini.

It seems there is a race in launching phone with bigger displays but many companies have conveniently forgotten that even today there are several buyers who prefer buying a phone that fits in palm or is convenient to hold with one hand. Samsung has done a great job by launching S4 Mini that fits comfortably in your palm. The company has also launched a dual SIM version of S4 Mini which is priced slightly higher than regular Galaxy S4 Mini.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini overview

Available in two colors black and white, it is considered to be a miniaturized version of the popular Galaxy S4. The word mini in the name does not mean it is less in features. The Galaxy S4 Mini is a good looking Smartphone that fits in you palm and also loaded with tons of features. The device measures 4.91 x 2.41 x 0.35 inches, is extremely light weight at 107 g and is equipped with wide range of connectivity features such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and USB. The phone can be used on 2G, 3G and 4G networks. The Galaxy Mini also features the new NFC technology which is contactless technology and somewhat similar to Wi-Fi. The phone is loaded with 8 GB memory and 1.5 GB RAM. If that is not sufficient, the device also supports microSD card up to 65 GB capacity.

The Display

The mobile features a 4.3 inch display. The super AMOLED screen has a pixel density 256 ppi and capable of displaying 16 million colors. There is no doubt watching videos on this screen is going to be a fantastic experience.

Hardware and OS

The phone is powered by a Dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait processor and a discrete GPU to manage graphics. The S4 Mini features Android OS v4.22 Jelly Bean which can be upgraded to v4.33 Jelly Bean. It is loaded with multitude of sensors which includes Accelerometer, Gyro, and compass and proximity sensor. The device is also equipped to take advantage of GPS navigation. A Li-Ion battery powers this device and you can listen up to 49 hours of uninterrupted music before looking for a power socket to recharge the device.

The Camera

Samsung has adopted a liberal attitude while designing the S4 Mini. The result is the device features two cameras; a primary 8M pixel camera with LED flash and a secondary 1.5 M pixel camera located at front of the device. Both cameras fitted in the device can record 1080p resolution video at 30 frames per second which is quite good.

Extras available in this smartphone

Like all Samsung Smartphones, the Galaxy S4 mini comes preloaded with multiple apps like Google Search, Google Maps, Chrome Browser and many more applications. To improve the functionality of the phone, you can always visit Google Play Store and download games and apps compatible with your device.