Samsung Galaxy S4 mini User Reviews
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UI speed8.7/10Camera8.8/10Multimedia9.1/10Internet8.4/10Call quality8.8/10Battery8.1/10Reception9.1/10Display8.5/10Build quality7.9/10Text input8.4/10Everyday usage8.8/10
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posted on (Posts: 0; Member since: )
Great phone, but try not to get the Telstra version
Vincremental has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
Dimensions are important to me; I don't like 'phones' that don't fit in pockets. I was going to buy the Sony Xperia Z3 compact, but found it bulkier, heavier, and it wastes some of its screen to the three function keys, whereas with this phone you get all screen and no waste of space (buttons at the bottom which are always there). The price is of course much much better than the Sony as well. The perfomance of this compact phone is just great; it doesn't struggle with any 3D game, many processes, and the battery life is on par with all other phones in my experience. I noticed people complaining about the plastic, but I dropped it four times now on hard floors, and there's little to no damage with no extra protection whatsoever, I'm amazed.
What I don't like: I got the Telstra or T edition, which has an annoying shutter sound that you can't turn off, as well as a stupid warning that my ears might get damaged if I turn up my headphone volume way up, and the phone doesn't know its connected to AUX. I considered "rooting" the phone, but I just couldn't be bothered.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 8/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 8/10UI speed 8/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- Fits in your pockets
- Great performance
- Great value
- Will survive multiple drops on hard floors
- Telstra edition sucks
- Sound quality a bit average when conferencing
- No LED indicator
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posted on 28 Mar 2015, 15:28 (Posts: 6; Member since: 29 Jan 2015)
I Love this Phone!
Scottl878 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
This phone is good the perfect small sized phone that does everything phone gets very warm while using it, 8gb of storage isn't enough to install lots of apps but it has a Microsd card slot for storaging media not apps and it's has a low resolution display of 540x960 but it's not bad at all. I totally recommend this phone to anyoneBuild quality 7/10Reception 9/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 8/10Battery 7/10
- Earphones have good sound quality
- Good value for the price
- Camera is good
- Easy to put into a pocket
- 1.5gb of ram is good enough for playing games
- 64gb microsd slot
- Removable battery
- Colours look quite good on the super amoled display
- Snapdragon 400 1.7 dual core processor is quite fast
- Has a F.M radio
- Low Resolution Display not HD
- Only 8gb internal memory should be at least 16gb or 32gb
- Battery drains quickly, phone overheats
- Phone is made out of plastic
- Internal Speaker is tinny not as good as the HTC ones speakers
- Doesn't get many updates
- Display isn't that bright
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posted on 19 Mar 2015, 21:19 (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Dec 2014)
Buy a premium phone if you want to use your device heavily
jimbob87 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I received this phone as a loaner while my Note 4 was being repaired. I have also owned the S4 for a year before buying a note 4. Anyways, maybe I am a lite biased but I use my phone heavily for reading and watching videos. The screen is unbearably small and the resolution is horrible. I can barely read a webpage without having to zoom in and out constantly and the harsh text causes my eyes to fatigue quickly when using it. Compared to the S4 it is much slower to respond to commands. Build quality is what I would expect for a Samsung device with removable battery and SD card.Build quality 3/10Reception 8/10Call quality 10/10Internet 5/10Multimedia 8/10Camera 8/10UI speed 3/10Everyday usage 5/10Text input 2/10Display 1/10Battery 7/10
- Camera works well
- Removable SD and battery
- call quality is as good as the s4 or note 4
- reading is painful with the terrible resolution
- typing is difficult and uncomfortable
- I keep losing it where its so tiny
- very slow compared to my other devices
- need to also invest in Advil or some other medication effective for headache and hand cramps
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posted on 18 Feb 2015, 10:55 (Posts: 0; Member since: 18 Feb 2015)
Good mid-range smartphone though not so nice price
pablomarassi1 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
My experience with this smartphone has been very good, loading pages is fast, games load fine and the screen quality is good but could have put 720p resolution. The only thing I can criticize is the battery, if the phone many apps are used for a long time does not reach the dayBuild quality 7/10Reception 9/10Call quality 9/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 8/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 9/10Display 8/10Battery 6/10
- camera and video
- internet is fast
- very good experience in games
- no 720p resolution of screen
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posted on 01 Sep 2014, 16:54 (Posts: 0; Member since: 01 Sep 2014)
S4 Mini Worth It, But Have Some Recommendations
mc.massive has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
The phone is very good, although it has a terrible outer plastic casing. I would definitely buy it unlocked as it has quite small storage.
Definitely go for the OnePlus One or Nexus5 Instead, they kick Samsung and Apple where it hurts.
You wont be disappointment by the phone, but id suggest an upgrade to Oneplus One or Nexus 5. If you are looking for your bang for your buck.
Build quality 8/10Reception 10/10Call quality 8/10Internet 8/10Multimedia 8/10Camera 8/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 8/10Text input 7/10Display 8/10Battery 7/10
- Camera is SUPERB
- Amazing Graphics in 3D Games
- Good for playing games and music.
- Plastic Casing is Horrible.
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posted on 28 Aug 2014, 11:01 (Posts: 0; Member since: 28 Aug 2014)
martyleemon has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
In terms of a mid range phone that isn't oversized, has a large enough display, is easy to use, and is still very capable in terms of hardware specs, I can't imagine anything better. Great as an every day phone.Build quality 7/10Reception 8/10Call quality 8/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 9/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 8/10Text input 8/10Display 9/10Battery 9/10
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posted on 06 Jan 2015, 19:53 (Posts: 0; Member since: 27 Jul 2014)
I Really Want To Like This Phone ...
IMTopGun1 has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
01/06/15 Update - Have had enough of this POS. It is HANDS DOWN the absolute WORST cell phone that I have EVER owned. And can't wait to just wing down the street into oncoming traffic to get rid of it (although I will be STILL paying Sprint some $20/mon for the next year). For the past 2 1/2 months, every time I received a text message the volume automaticly turns itself down to vibrate only, so I don't know that I even got a text! And, if I don't pick up and physically look at the phone after a text that I didn't even know that I received to turn the volume back up, I will miss EVERY phone call until that time! Oh, and that "upgrade" that Sprint was telling me about that I was due Jan. 1st 2014 instantly turned into 2015 on New Years Day! Thanx for that Sprint ... you're HISTORY in twelve months and counting. I just have to laugh to avoid crying. Ended up buying a new, in a sealed box, LG G2 on ebay for about $250 because of all the GREAT things I have heard and read about the phone. It can't be any worse than what I have. If it is, than I'll have to begin a great search for my old, reliable RAZOR flip phone that didn't disappoint in the 8 years that I owned it. LOL
09/07/14 Update - Well, after going w/o my cell for 19 days while Samsung made warranty repairs by 'replacing PBA board'', I am happy to report that in the past 10 days since getting it back it has NOT shut itself off once. So, I updated my review. Only time will tell if this cell wins my confidence back and it has...Build quality 1/10Reception 7/10Call quality 7/10Internet 8/10Multimedia 8/10Camera 10/10UI speed 8/10Everyday usage 7/10Text input 8/10Display 10/10Battery 3/10
- I can always buy an LG.
- Shuts itself off.(PBA replaced 08/14)
- Short battery life.(installed 3X factory pwr)
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posted on 30 Jun 2014, 23:44 (Posts: 0; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)
A Great Phone with Awsome Features
Blondie0862 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I've been waiting for AT&T's release of this Phone when it finally came I grabbed It, and I really love all it's features. Just wish AT&T had it in White Instead of just Hot Pink and Black. I liked my son's Samsung S5 but wanted a smaller version, the S4 Mini tops the list of Mini Smart Phones and it's also low priced which is really great!Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- Great Features, Easy to Use
- Personalized Ringtones, Music
- 16gb Internal & Up to 64gb Micro SD MC Storage
- Long Lasting Battery
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posted on 30 Mar 2014, 10:54 (Posts: 0; Member since: 30 Mar 2014)
Samsung Galaxy s4 mini Review
NeoBlaze has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Mobile phone is on first look a lot smaller than S4 but when you have it in hand like 2 minutes you realise that it is normal size.I dont get it why companies create large phones,only resaonable explanation is for gaming but in these days only kids play large mobile games.The phone can support a lot of todays games and aplications and it is perfect size. My advice is if you see well and dont need a phone larger than 4.5 inch's this is the right choice. Good luck!!!Oh yeah, I forgot to say that the only "bad" thing is that you can turn off that sound when you take a picure.
Build quality 10/10Reception 9/10Call quality 9/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 9/10Battery 10/10
- Long battery duration
- Cant turn off Shuter Sound
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posted on 16 Mar 2014, 18:29 (Posts: 206; Member since: 14 May 2013)
ncarlosmiguel has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I can't believe this is faster than my Galaxy S3 in terms of UI speed. Battery gives me more than a full day (24 hours, not just morning til night) with normal use. Virtually no lags unlike with my S3. Perfect for one hand usage because it is compact and slimmer than most phones with 4.3 inch screen. See how most of my comparison is with Galaxy S3, a former flagship but overall I favor this mighty midranger. Highly recommended.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- Fast and responsive UI
- Good camera
- Good display
- Long battery life
- Micro SD support
- Dual sim support
- No lags
- Mobile data is always on edge.
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posted on 08 Mar 2014, 20:54 (Posts: 0; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)
Very good phone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
kevin1813 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Very good phone.Buy it if you want a small but cool phone.And those who says its an alternative to the f**king iphone don't believe that.Like always the iphone thing is s**t.SO I RECOMMAND THIS AWESOME PHONE!!!!!!!Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
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posted on 01 Jan 2014, 06:53 (Posts: 0; Member since: 01 Jan 2014)
is it support H+
bozoom has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
i have a Samsung S4 mini model GT-I9192.
i think great phone and battery backup well. camera resolution godd and also screen its far batter..
But does not shhow H+ at network bar ...is it support H+ or not!!!
Please reply me as soon as possibleBuild quality 9/10Reception 9/10Call quality 8/10Internet 7/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 8/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 6/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
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posted on 23 Dec 2013, 13:32 (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Mar 2013)
small and powerful
Arif54321 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
It's a good phone which is very powerful as compared to its size . Specially it responds very fast for applications and does not hang . It is also good for gaming . Camera is very good .the most important thing is that its small dimension which make it very comfortable. One who wants a small phone which is very powerful should go for this oneBuild quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
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posted on 24 Nov 2013, 12:48 (Posts: 0; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)
Bad choice if you want a small smart phone!
musket has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
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 . Beware of this phone, not impressed!!Build quality 4/10Reception 6/10Call quality 5/10Internet 5/10Multimedia 5/10Camera 4/10UI speed 6/10Everyday usage 5/10Text input 5/10Display 6/10Battery 5/10
- everything , cheap immitation of I phone
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posted on 22 Oct 2013, 01:42 (Posts: 0; Member since: 20 Oct 2013)
A good phone but has few cons
awaisaslam345 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I upgraded from galaxy y.compared to my previous phone it is leagues above it. But if compared to other compact smartphones in the market it doesn't look good. My sister has iPhone 5 she used my phone and said my phone is sluggish. It is a good or rather great phone for those who play Not realy demanding games and listen to music a lot and use it for easy texting and great calling Experience. It is not a phone for those who are hard gamers or love surfing a lot.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 9/10Internet 5/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 7/10UI speed 8/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 9/10Display 8/10Battery 6/10
- only s4 device with fm radio
- 1.5 gb ram
- soundalive and adapt sound work greatly
- battery life is short
- the display should be 720 p
- mediocre gpu
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posted on 14 Oct 2013, 13:01 (Posts: 278; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
A solid phone that does everything well with no gimmicks.
seanwhat has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
The number one positive thing i have to say about this phone is that i have no complaints. This phone does everything i expected and everything i want it to do flawlessly. Everything is easy to do or use, and it took minimal learning to get myself to this stage. Battery life is also good. Only minor con the screen res, though it's still decent enough.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 9/10Battery 10/10
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