U.K. Carrier video reveals Samsung Galaxy S4 mini
At the end of the video, Three's Brendan Arndt explains that he has heard from a lot of the carrier's customers who don't want a 5 inch smartphone because it is too big. But let's get one thing straight. This is not merely a 4.3 inch version of the flagship phone. You can see that right away with the 540 x 960 (qHD) resolution on the smaller model versus the 1080 x1920 FHD on the larger flagship version. And the dual-core 1.7GHz processor on the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini compares with the quad-core 1.9GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 under the hood of the full-sized version of the phone. Make sure that you are happy with the specs on the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini before you plunk down your hard-earned cash on the device.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 mini is expected to be on display at the June 20 Samsung Premiere event in the U.K.
source: Three via AndroidCommunity, Engadget
1. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
That music never gets old!
Nice phone by the way. :)
2. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3135; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Checked out the hands-on preview of the phone in gsmarena and well, i'm kind of impressed (save for the resolution, but i can live with 250+ppi).
Waiting for the review!
9. hung2900 (Posts: 881; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)
I'm surprised that it is RGB matrix, not Pentile (the same as Galaxy Note 2)
11. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3135; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Is that supposed to be good or bad?
I'm not really worried about the display as long as it stands sharp and readable in direct sunlight. I know Pentile lasts longer and have a slight idea about the arrangements, but enlighten me with the major differences in the display output.
3. johnriii (Posts: 236; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
is it just me, or does that 4.3 inch display look really small? I've had the 4.3 inch HTC thunderbolt and Rezound, and to me, the mini looks much smaller. that being said, I can see this making a nice splash, if the price is right.
4. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
At least it's bigger than the iPhone 5.
5. itsjustJOH (Posts: 178; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)
Bigger screen, but almost the same dimensions. Really nice how Sammy had made the phone so compact like the Razr i/m and really light!
6. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)
Why do people care about how much a phone weighs?
10. itsjustJOH (Posts: 178; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)
Uh, because it's easier to hold phones that are lighter?
12. lovefist (unregistered)
it is really small, samsung has crammed a lot of screen on the s4 mini. im using gs2 its also 4.3 inches but this s4 mini is definitely thinner, width-wise.
7. jlim33 (Posts: 18; Member since: 30 May 2013)
I'll still prefer the original s4 because its has the more advance features. Mini means you will get less in the features. (In my opinion )
14. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
that's what I thought would happen to but after checking the GSMArena hands on I was surprised to see it gets pretty much all the features from the s4 ie the mini has the new camera and it's features, ir remote control, air view, air gesture... it has it all.. the only thing missing they said was the smart pause and smart scroll.. considering this has pretty much all the bells and whistles of the s4 I can see this being a hit..
8. Sondae (Posts: 220; Member since: 02 Jan 2013)
I like the size of Samsung galaxy s4 mini not to big but you get a good feature. On the youtube video its kinda like size of samsung galaxy fame looks small on the guys hand lol. I just hope the price isnt that high as s3.
13. johnriii (Posts: 236; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
the issue here is that we're all getting accustomed to larger screens, and 4.3 just seems tiny. it's all relative, and I really believe that 4.3in display is plenty for most. I remember when the S3 came out, just a year ago, and people were like "wow, that thing is huge!" now, it seems quite average. personally, I believe 4.7 is the new sweet spot. not too big, but big enough to do most things you could do with a smartphone.
15. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
very true I remember when the iPhone 1st came our I thought it was huge lol but now it's so small.. the s4 mini is quite smaller than most 4.3" screens from a year a go.. s4 mini is pretty much the same size as the iPhone 5 which makes its 4.3" feel smaller... i have the s4 and a year I go if someone said would you use a 5" phone I would have laughed in there face but with bezels getting smaller getting that big screen in a small factor makes it easier to use...
16. Taters (Posts: 4667; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
Never judge the phone size by the screen size. The GS4 and Xperia ZL are smaller than a lot of 4.7 inch phones and the 4.5 in lumia 920 is like the chunkiest phone ever made.
The best way to gauge it is that Samsung makes small, thin, and light phones and that is why they are successful. HTC and Nokia care more about amps, speakers, and optical stabilization, and girth and willingly sacrifice size.
Only thing Samsung seems to favor over compactness is screen size and occasionally battery. Everything else they take smaller size over all else.