Please note there are two types of S4 mini. My one is the newer I9195I. It is a great phone. It fits great in the hand. Everything works well as it should. The Super Amoled screen is fabulous.
I have too many apps installed, so occasionally have to clear out space, to allow installation of updates (despite having a memory card).
Igot a Greatshield phone case, and it has been dropped on the floor a few times and survived!
The only bug, I noticed is the alarm clock (which does not ring). So I installed a third party app.
It is worth buying a second battery, and much better then carrying a power bank and cables around.
Anonymous, 19 Feb 2018I have one S4 mini and keeping using it until It dies recently. I still like handy phone. Appl... moreCan anyone help me ?
My S4 mini is not booting up...
try to hard reset but message appear no command on screen .
I have one S4 mini and keeping using it until It dies recently. I still like handy phone. Apple valued his customer and still produce iPhone SE. I don't know why don't Samsung keep this practical small S4 mini or small 4 inches phone.
Battery. For what it is worth. I acquired a S$ minii9195i quite recently as a 2nd phone. Assume later than June 2015 as per spec. Battery however is dated May 2014. My first reaction was that battery life was poor between 4 and 6 hours. So I bought a new one, dated 2017 and apparently identical in appearance. This seemed no better. So I decided to do some life comparisons. The old one lasted 27 hours with just one email. Today it died in 5 hours after 5 call. Now testing the new one again.
Li ion batteries are miles better than Ni anything at least in electric drills. Able to be recharged from any level, and stay charged for months.
Samsung Galaxy S4 mini (either LTE version, NFC or dual) they all do have Ir infrared port. I own one and I use it to shoot my photo camera.
Frank, 30 Nov 2016I don't know where you that information or what you base it on.NiCad batteries can fall into t... moreFrank, I think it is you who needs to brush up on rechargeable battery chemistries. Li-ion battery lifetime is measured in time (which is at most 3 years), not in recharge cycles (like nickel based chemistries). And what is "good" or "bad" (in terms of deep discharge, storage charge, charging algorithm, etc.) for a li-ion is NOT the same as for NiCad or NiMH. So like I said in my original comment, a li-ion battery's ability to hold a charge starts to drop off dramatically after 2 years (it doesn't matter how "well" you treat them). NiCad/NiMH (esp. NiCad's) that have low charging cycles can last for DECADES with proper "treatment". The ONLY advantage li-ion has over Nickel is a higher energy density. So for people who say that their 2-year old phone's ability to hold a charge is getting a lot worse--THAT'S PERFECTLY NORMAL, and it's time for a new battery.
Jan, 27 Mar 2017S4 galaxy battery is swelling and i called Samsung shop no help Thank you You need to buy a new battery (and take care of that one better), as batteries are not covered under warranty.
Neu, 15 Jan 2017The I9195I was released 2015, June. The I9190 was released 2013, July.
People are commenting... moretrue. and not to mention that the cores are more powerful. A53 compared to krait300
interestingly enough A53 ticking at 1.2 GHz achieves about 500 points single and about 1100 multi. while a "supposedly" more powerful core ticking at 1.7 GHz achieves 635 single but just 900 multi.
S4 galaxy battery is swelling and i called Samsung shop no help
To who wrote this information forgot to put that it has Infrared port,thanks.
The I9195I was released 2015, June. The I9190 was released 2013, July.
People are commenting here on both phones, even though this page is supposed to be for the I9195I !!!!!!!!! The I9195I is a different phone. It has four cores instead of two. The S4 mini value edition or plus is a great phone white very good battery run time.
Ossie77, 03 Jan 2017Have had mine for 2 and a half years and battery life is now shockingly bad. As a guess I woul... moremy battery died too. got one from ebay for $9.99 .now its a good ph again ,and it fits in my pocket!!!!
yournickname, 03 Jan 2017How long does the battery last in a continued use?Have had mine for 2 and a half years and battery life is now shockingly bad. As a guess I would say between 2-3hrs. I am a very light user and the battery usually drains completely by 3pm. Currently looking for a replacement. Apparently the Samsung A3 2016 has very good battery and new A3 2017 is only a few weeks away from release. Also looking at Nexus 5x, P9 Lite and Moto G4 Plus.
IV HAD MY GALAXY S4 MINI JUST OVER 2 YRS NOW, it is a lovely phone but I recently found out all the Samsung androids have issues when receiving calls and calls being cut of,I wondered why this kept happening to me, it had been sent to virgin tech team to look at this fault, all they did was a factory re set and sent it back to me, stupid... id already tried this, so when it was returned to me. it came back with other faults so of it went back to virgin tech again, and a day later virgin called saying sorry for all the hassle im having with my phone and sent me a brand new s4 mini, RESULT, but prior this virgin arranged for it to go to samsung for checks as well still had same problems though,, so now it's my spare since iv upgraded and gone with the new experia x
Jura, 11 Dec 2016What is the water resistance ? IP-xx......?Erm.. IP-none. Why should S4 mini ever be a water-resistant phone?
This phone was the best I've ever had until it shout down (after 1 1/2 years of use) and died. Forever. There's something wrong with this model, don't buy it, search that problem ("my s4 mini won't turn on") in Google....
It disappointment me so bad.. I didn't do anything wrong, it just stop working 😠