This is looking like my future phone, after 2 years of solid use out of my Samsung Galaxy S2, it's time for a replacement that doesn't have a silly over sized screen.
All i want from a smartphone is a 4.3 inch screen, decent specs and a removable battery!
S4 is excellent and all but 5 inch screen is too big for my hands!
I'd be better if they makes solux (lcd) display, 720p, dual a15 exynos, or big little quad (2×2) fm radio, with working like Nintendo plastic pen, min of 32 gig, and 21mah batt.+, three physical button, 'coz most of the time those two capacitive on the bezel are annoying(accidental touch). I think this will sell like a hot hot hot cake! !! For normal consumer. Writing this with my gnote 2, not all big thing are better....I prove it, it depend to users. Is Samsung hearing us! ? 'don't so!
Display must be in HD resolution (1280x800) otherwise no success for this model!
And what about battery life?
ok... the specs are better than the expected but I believe that it must have better resolution of display. camera? video?
Bezdievis, 25 Mar 20134,3" is "mini"? It would be inaf with 3,7" or 4"!But Mini mouse is like 6-5" tall :D
I hope this is priced competitively unlike the s3 mini which clearly says pay more for less
Anonymous, 24 Mar 2013S4 lite is a better name. A mini version shouldn't compromise anything except a smaller size a... moreyou're right
s3 mini dissapointed mini and i think s4 mini will too
for me s4 mini must have a hd screen and probably the same cpu (but the dual core a15 should be fine)
qHD is to damn low in 2013
i guess i have no choice but go for the s4
TheNeighbor, 25 Mar 2013Sebastian, stop visiting Samsung forums already and just concentrate with your Xperia Z. The truth hurts you. Read the title of this site, its called gsmarena. What do people do in an arena? If you cant take it, stay away from it.
afhg, 25 Mar 2013it very good solution for people who don't need big screen but want's good performance ( iPhon... moreAgreed, s3 mini is a piece of crap(i ain't talking about design here). It's like buying an iphone but Samsung version, pay a lot for less.
Anonymous, 25 Mar 2013This is the best samsung can do at 4.3'' form factor?? low spec/ low quality screen/ plastic? ... moreAnd yet my Acer S500 has a higher resolution than your ip5 and is 4 times cheaper at list. Never mind about that.
On topic: why does not Samsung put a HD screen in this phone? Do they worry that much that people will buy it over the S4? The software perks of Samsung products are great but i don't like that they are still limiting the screen resolution to the middle end phones when under HD resolution for a screen lower that 4.5" is so old news. On top of that Samsung phones are not the cheapest either.
The dual core sounds good to me, not everybody wants super high end phones with a power hungry quad core CPU. Plus a dual core CPU offers a very good experience. Don't need a quad core CPU to log into social sites and use their apps, web browsing and play games without a problem. For those who need more cores, go for higher. :)
it very good solution for people who don't need big screen but want's good performance ( iPhone competitor). I hope that samsung relase 4.3" phone with good perfomance : 4-core, Hd screen, usb otg etc. There's no phone like that on the market. If you want't good perfomance you have to buy big top phone or iPhne :(
I will bought this phone if will have good "parts" - not like S3 mini :(
Anonymous, 24 Mar 2013Only 4 models ha, Samsung is getting too shy now lol. Sebastian, stop your sourgraping here.
Anonymous, 24 Mar 2013Xperia sp will best this one. Sebastian, stop visiting Samsung forums already and just concentrate with your Xperia Z.
Anonymous, 25 Mar 2013This is the best samsung can do at 4.3'' form factor?? low spec/ low quality screen/ plastic? ... moreI guess there just isn't the demand for small phones with high specs anymore or else Samsung would make it...
Apple fans are the only ones willing to have small screens just to own "the" brand.
This is the best samsung can do at 4.3'' form factor?? low spec/ low quality screen/ plastic? LOL .. iPhone 5 can do all that in just 4 inch!! Now go hug your massive 5 inch phones while you can, in the future to be 8 inch.
rt324, 24 Mar 2013When will people understand that the octa core is more like 2 quad cores, and only one quad co... moreThe fanboys have been so intoxicated with paper specs they don't really understand or care to understand what it translates to in the real world. That's thy when a company say they have an "ocata-core" processor it's hard for them to look beyond the marketing garbage and actually think for themselves. Don't mean to bash any companies, but it seems as though the Android fanboys are the ones most guilty of this ignorance.
Ghian, 24 Mar 2013mmh AMOLED 4.3" and still you call it "mini"?
okay, may be I dont know the me... moreMINI [adj] Something that is distinctively smaller than other members of its type or class.
Given that the S4 is 5", i would say that 4.3" is a mini version of the S4. Sure its not mini compared to a 3.5" iphone but 2013 is the year of 5" phones and 6" "Phablets".