Samsung Galaxy I9190 S4 Mini Review

We have seen Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, S4 Active after the release of Samsung Galaxy S4. Now, the younger generation smart phone from the line of Galaxy S4 called Galaxy S4 mini is ready to hit the world markets. As it is a mini this may be termed as a shorter edition of Galaxy S4 in all the aspects. Let us go through the changes S4 mini has undergone and find out how worthy they are?

Design :

The first thing everyone would think of is its size as it is a mini edition of S4. Yes, the size has been decreased comparatively to S4 which measures as 4.9 inches tall, 2.4 inches wide and 0.35 inches deep. This weighs only about 107 g that makes it a lighter one to hang out with. They are offered in two basic colors that are black and white.

The plastic chassis gives us a good grip to hold and it is beautifully crafted is the rear part. The metallic band wrapped all through the sides of the device gives it a sophisticate look. The physical button are placed in the same manner as any other S4 smart phone with the power button and volume rocker on either side, the top part equipped with a head phone jack and the bottom with a micro USB port. The front part is clean with a home button below the screen and a front facing camera above the screen. The micro card slot and the SIM card slot are present below the battery which stays as a problem for changing them every time. The design is very much similar to S4 but mini kept up to its mark with a clear and crisp look.

Screen :

The screen is powered with a Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen which is 4.3 inches tall. The display is very clear with a good resolution of 960×540 pixels and a pixel density of 256 ppi. The colors are vibrant and the sunlight legibility is good for this display. The Gorilla glass covering gives an extra protection from the external disturbances.

OS, Memory and Processor :

The interface is the most attractive part in the device with easy and beautiful overlays. The 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Android Version keeps up the device up to date with all the trendy features and apps equipped in the smart phone. The software is supported by 1.5 GB RAM that enhances the performance of the smart phone. The internal memory is placed with 8 GB storage out of which only 5 GB is user available and the card slot memory avails to expand up to 64 GB memory storage.

The 1.7 GHz dual-core processor though shrinks when compared to S3 gives out its best to enhance the performance. The Qualcomm 400 Snapdragon chipset is another good factor we found in this smart phone.

Camera :

The 8 MP rear camera powered with LED flash is good enough for capturing the best shots. The pixel resolution is very high and maintains the pictures with utmost clarity. The camera is presented with pretty many good options to capture the best photo in many modes like beauty face, best shot, sound & shot, panorama etc. that ensures fun using them.

The HD quality video capture is also fine with handful of options for stabilization and other effects. The options like video chat, self shots can be utilized by 2 MP front facing camera in a best way.

Battery and other Features :

The removable chassis consists of 1900 mAh Li-Ion battery under it that gives out a good battery life. The battery charge is good for a day or more for the average users and for the heavy users this is good for a day. All the connectivity features like WI-FI, Bluetooth, GPRS, USB and even the NFC for only one model are included in this device that makes up a smart phone. This device consists of a pretty good collection of apps like S Apps that include S Planner, S voice, S Memo, Story Album and S Translator. The Watch ON App is a remote app that controls the TV in your room. All the basic apps that include the gallery, play store, maps etc. are placed in this smart device.

The music player and the video player support the music tracks of many formats that enhance their functionality. The features like Gtalk, You Tube, Google Search and Picasa etc. are well equipped that supports social networking capability in this device.

Technical Details :

  • The body dimensions of S4 Mini are 4.9×2.4×0.35 inches which weigh only 107 g.
  • The 4.3 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen has a good resolution of 540×960 pixels with high pixel density of 225 ppi.
  • The gadget contains 8 MP rear camera, 2 MP front camera that is powered by LED flash, geo-tagging and video capture is possible.
  • The software is 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Android version with hardware support of 1.5 GB RAM and 1.7 GHz dual-core processor.
  • The internal memory is availed with 8 GB data storage (5 GB user available) and card slot memory expandable up to 64 GB.
  • The connectivity features include GPRS, EDGE, USB, WI-FI, Bluetooth and NFC (only for I9195 Model) that are well equipped in the device.
  • The features include latest apps, MP3 player, MP4 player, and Samsung’s trendy apps like S-voice, S-beam and S-planner etc.
  • The features like Gtalk, You Tube, Picasa and Google Search etc. are present. They also support different ringtones and also support FM Radio.

Call off :

As there are many compromises made in terms of features, size and many other aspects comparing to S4 Galaxy, there is also a compromise made in case of price. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini comes out in a price range of $540 with little discount and offers depending up on the purchase. In the Galaxy line up this would one of the best smart phones that are comfortable to use and purchase.

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