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Samsung Galaxy S4 mini Featured in Best Mid-range

Announced
May 30, 2013
Market status
Released

US carrier availability

Available: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint
Discontinued: U.S. Cellular

Pros

  • High-resolution camera (8 megapixels)
  • Dual core processor
  • Lots of RAM (1536 MB RAM)
  • Fast mobile data support (4G)
  • Small dimensions (4.91 x 2.41 x 0.35 inches)

Cons

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Description

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is a Galaxy S4 look-alike with a smaller screen and less hardware muscle. The device comes with a 4.3″ Super AMOLED qHD display, a dual-core processor and the TW Nature UX 2.0 on top of Android 4.2.2.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (4.2.2) TouchWiz Nature UX 2.0 UI
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.91 x 2.41 x 0.35 inches (124.6 x 61.3 x 8.94 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.77 oz (107 g)
      the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
  • Side Keys:
    • Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key
  • Colors:
    • Black, White

DisplayPopupbenchmark

  • Physical size:
    • 4.3 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 540 x 960 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 256 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • Super AMOLED
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Capacitive, Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass

Camerabenchmark

  • Camera:
      • Popup8 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Features:
      • PopupCMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Touch to focus, Face detection, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Night mode, Voice activation
  • Camcorder:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 1.9 megapixels

Hardwarebenchmark

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8930
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Dual core, 1700 MHz, Krait 300
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 305
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 1536 MB RAM / LPDDR2
  • Built-in storage:
    • 8 GB
  • Maximum User Storage:
    • 5 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB

Batterybenchmark

  • Talk time (3G):
    • 12.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (902 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 12.5 days (300 hours)
      the average is 30 days (710 h)
  • Stand-by time (4G):
    • 12.5 days (300 hours)
      the average is 23 days (547 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 49.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 10.00 hours
  • Capacity:
    • 1900 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion

MultimediaPopupbenchmark

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, WMA, WAV, AMR, OGG
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, 3GP, Flash Video, MKV
  • Radio:
      • FM, Stereo, RDS
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • Popup
    • supports:
      • HTML, HTML5
  • Built-in online services support:
    • YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), , HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
  • Micro SIM:
    • Yes
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • PopupUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, Calculator
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Hangouts / Google Talk

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0, EDR
    • Profiles:
      • Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Public Area Network (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), SIM Access (SAP)
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz
    • Wi-Fi Direct:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
  • Charging connector:
    • microUSB
  • Other:
    • DLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, Infrared

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 0.88 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 1.40 W/kg

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 30 May 2013
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This device is also known as Samsung I9190, Samsung I9192


Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini Dual I9192

(With Dual SIM support)
Differences:
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (4.4)
  • Weight:
    • 3.81 oz (108 g)
      the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8230
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
  • Multiple SIM cards:
      • 2 slots
  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 09 Dec 2013
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        A3LGTI9192 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 0.15 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.81 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 0.81 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.33 W/kg

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini L520

(For Sprint)
Differences:
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB
  • Talk time:
    • 14.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (703 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 17.5 days (420 hours)
      the average is 30 days (710 h)
  • Stand-by time (4G):
    • 14.2 days (340 hours)
      the average is 23 days (547 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 40.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 10.00 hours
  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 850 (band 26), 1900 (band 25) MHz
  • TDD LTE:
    • 2500 (band 41) MHz
  • Data:
    • EV-DO Rev.A
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M4, T3
  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 04 Sep 2013
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        A3LSPHL520 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 0.97 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 1.10 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 1.10 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.37 W/kg

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini R890

(For U.S. Cellular)
Differences:
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB
  • Talk time:
    • 10.50 hours
      the average is 12 h (703 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 10.4 days (250 hours)
      the average is 20 days (491 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 40.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 10.00 hours
  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 700 (band 12), 700 (band 17), 850 (band 5) MHz
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M4, T4
  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 17 Oct 2013
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        A3LSCHR890 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 0.67 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.57 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 0.77 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.53 W/kg

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini GT-I9195

(NFC enabled)
Differences:
  • FDD LTE:
    • 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz
  • Data:
    • LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s),
  • Other:
    • NFC

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini SCH-I435

(for Verizon)
Differences:
  • Talk time:
    • 14.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (703 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 17.5 days (420 hours)
      the average is 30 days (710 h)
  • Stand-by time (4G):
    • 17.9 days (430 hours)
      the average is 23 days (547 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 40.00 hours
  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 700 (band 13), 1700/2100 (band 4) MHz
  • Data:
    • EV-DO Rev.A
  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 12 Feb 2014
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        A3LSCHI435 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 0.70 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 1.10 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 1.10 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.40 W/kg

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini SGH-i257

(for AT&T)
Differences:
  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 12 Mar 2014
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        A3LSGHI257 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 0.72 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.94 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 0.94 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.55 W/kg

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