x PhoneArena is looking for new authors! To view all available positions, click here.

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini

phone

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini Remove phone

Posted: 30 May 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, U.S. Cellular

Add phone to compare

Design
Device typeSmart phone  
OSAndroid (4.2.2) TouchWiz Nature UX 2.0 UI  
Form factorCandybar  
Dimensions4.91 x 2.41 x 0.35 inches (124.6 x 61.3 x 8.94 mm)  
Weight3.77 oz (107 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
  
Side KeysLeft: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key  
ColorsBlack, White  
Display
Physical size4.3 inches  
Resolution540 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  
Colors16 777 216  
TouchscreenCapacitive, Multi-touch  
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass  
Camera
Camera8 megapixels  
FlashLED  
FeaturesCMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Touch to focus, Face detection, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Night mode, Voice activation  
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)  
Front-facing camera1.9 megapixels  
Hardware
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 processorAdreno 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 storage8 GB  
Maximum User Storage5 GB  
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB  
Battery
Talk time (3G)12.00 hours
the average is 15 h (903 min)
  
Stand-by time (3G)12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 30 days (709 h)
  
Stand-by time (4G)12.5 days (300 hours)
the average is 23 days (543 h)
  
Music playback49.00 hours  
Video playback10.00 hours  
Capacity1900 mAh  
TypeLi - Ion  
specifications continue after the ad
Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Playlists  
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback  
Supported formatsMP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, WMA, WAV, AMR, OGG  
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, 3GP, Flash Video, MKV  
RadioFM, Stereo, RDS  
SpeakersEarpiece, Loudspeaker  
YouTube playerYes  
Internet browsing
Browser   
supportsHTML, HTML5  
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+  
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz  
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz  
DataLTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), , HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS  
Micro SIMYes  
Global RoamingYes  
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  
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigation  
Phone features
PhonebookUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID  
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, Calculator  
MessagingSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input  
E-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange  
Instant MessagingHangouts / Google Talk  
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.0, EDR  
ProfilesAdvanced 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-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz  
Wi-Fi DirectYes  
USBUSB 2.0  
ConnectormicroUSB  
FeaturesMass storage device, USB charging  
Headphones connector3.5mm  
Charging connectormicroUSB  
OtherDLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, Infrared  
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone  
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass  
OtherVoice 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.

   
Head0.88 W/kg  
Body1.40 W/kg  
Availability
Officially announced30 May 2013  

Latest stories