It is September 21 and I am STILL using this phone. Purchased back in 2014 it has changed from being the Daily Driver to secondary, backup and media player. Since it's purchase I have only changed the battery once at Samsung Official for IDR 125.000 and Simtray replaced due to a broken pin (multiple changing of simcards will have that effect) and everything else remains original. The Screen has no scratches on it and I use it without any screen protection. Put in a simple hardcase and it is always ready to rock.
For Social Media, it can still perform with only limitation being it's 4GB free space. I have Whatsapp, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as well as 32GB of music on the microsd.
YES, this little beast can read MicroSD upto 128GB with no problems ever. The battery will most probably last until the afternoon with a full charge at 7am with moderate use.
PERFECT for the backup phone that fits in the shirt pocket or wallet.
I bought one off ebay for $25 it has a crack on the screen that is not that noticeable (a clean no crack phone is about $40-$60, surprising how much these are still selling for but small phones are harder to find, less common), I bought it to use as a video camera on my motorcycle. Good little phone, kind of slow by today's standards and the screen is very small so it's a terrible choice for internet and social media, youtube, etc. unless you only want to listen not look, or if you have really good eyes.
But it is nice and small, good for calls and texting, internet only in a pinch. Light gaming would be alright if you can see it :) BUt everything works on this used phone, even the LED indicator light (nice touch and many modern phones no longer have this).
Only a dual core so it is slower than the S4. But with such a small screen who cares you can't see much anyway. I mean you can use it for facebook but that's just only if you have no other option or you need to be stealthy.
Still plenty of phone cases for it and your microusb cables should be fine that you already have. Removable battery is a plus; you can buy extras on ebay there are plenty of them and they are cheap, about $5-$10 each.
This phone has a memory card slot, whereas some of the other mini phones do not. The phone is small and light weight with plastic build, which comes in handy for my situation mounting it on a gopro camera mount I need a light phone.
I had a choice between this or a core prime, I picked this phone and glad I did. Its been a great phone and compared to the core prime its on a different level specs wise.
mtrantalainen, 02 Sep 2019I'm still running i9195 with UNOFFICIAL LineageOS (Android 9) and the shortage on RAM is getti... moreAre you using it as your main phone? All the features work? including the IR blaster?
I think that I'm going to start with the older "Android 7 [Official][7.1.2] LineageOS 14.1 for S4 Mini"
Guillaume, 23 Apr 2020I just installed Android 10 (Lineage 17.1) on it as a replacement of my broken S7 and I am ver... moreThat version is still to experimental and buggy. The [Official][7.1.2] LineageOS 14.1 for S4 Mini still seems the best.
Only reason anyone should be considering this phone in 2020 is if they are planning on flashing Cyanogenmod or some other custom firmware. Android 4.4.2 is obsolete. Apps don't even support it anymore.
This seven years old phone saved my day.
Nokia on usually repair vacation.
Thank You Samsung!
With LineageOS is perfect!
Maybe if you install also the GoogleApps along the custom ROM, then is a little bit slow, but without it is really fast.
Even better with the /e/ load (for this model is android 7 nougat) that is degoogled system, more or less.
Anyway is a great small phone that I don't want to leave!
I just installed Android 10 (Lineage 17.1) on it as a replacement of my broken S7 and I am very please to rediscover this old and small S4 mini which still rocks. I also found an additional battery to double its lifetime, perfect !
sell current and buy a new phone
maybe like me i still have an s4 mini it still runs but its slow
Sharky, 23 Jul 2018A friend of mine came this morning with his Samsung gt-19190. He said thru the weekend suddenl... moreTry making sure the auto update of time and date is on (tick) and make sure your in the correct time zone. This happened to me once and even though the time was correct i wasn't receiving texts and calls were not logged on my call log. As soon as i noticed the auto update time box wasn't ticked and ticked it i started receiving texts again, my call log was back to normal and the rest is now history. Hopefully this will help! Adios amigo
Hello, I have a samsung mini s4 and i need to actualize my whatsapp, can you please help and tell me how to do that? Thank you.
omzer, 20 Mar 2019This was my first ever phone, got it on 2014 and today we are in 2019 and still thinking that ... moreI'm still running i9195 with UNOFFICIAL LineageOS (Android 9) and the shortage on RAM is getting serious with latest apps. I'm running fastest SD card on the market (A-Data A1 Premium, be sure to NOT get the A2 version) with force all apps to sdcard option in the developer settings enabled. I really wouldn't want to get a physically bigger phone as replacement for this one but choices are pretty limited.
Basically the choices are
Sharp Aquos R2 compact (but not available in Europe)
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact (a bit pricey and Sony pulling stunts on LineageOS every now and then)
Samsung Galaxy S8 (quite a big bigger physically but borderline acceptable size, unfortunately the screen is curved so this has huge issues with glare)
Still have this s4 mini .. 2-3 batteries replaced .. still works (but not the best) I have iPhone as my main phone but I turn s4 mini on at times and put my sim in it .. cute little light phone .. feelings attached