pavi63, 26 Jul 2013Samsung is killing itself,too many products with same platforms and chips with different names... moreIf it's not broken, don't fix it. The 1.7GHz Kraits on the S4 mini beat anything but quad-Kraits. The camera is very good, the OS is full of features, and it's over 20% cheaper than the One mini. It's a good phone in its price range.
is there any chance that the price of this phone is going to be lowered in august?? because currently its look pricey. but i like this phone..
sandeepaustin, 31 Jul 2013Thanks for the review even I am waiting for another week to have some reduction on the price
... moreTo be honest I am not quite the audiophile, though ironically that's one of the things I do the most with the phone aside checking the web.
Either way I can tell you the auido quality is pretty good, this sound adapt option works very good imo, and the overall auido output is good, but you'd better off with a nice set of headphones, which apllies to other devices aswell anyway.
Sorry I haven't tried the usb otg on the S3 nor the S4 mini, but it seems it is a no go with the mini.
Yeah I also forgot to mention the lack of an LED notification light indicator on the mini as opposed to the S3-S4, sucks, but hey, at the very least it has a vibration option whenever you pick up the phone to notify of a missed event.
If your not into big phones like me, the S4 mini rocks.
Thanks for the review even I am waiting for another week to have some reduction on the price
As u have used s3 would like to know how is the music quality when u hear songs when u compare with s3
And does this phone support USB otg option to connect pen drives like in s3 and note 2
Bronson, 31 Jul 2013Well, it's been a month of using this device now, so I'll give my impressions of it and some p... moreIt's de 1st review I'm reading and gave quite a brief idea on this mob. Thanks for the review :)
Anon, 31 Jul 2013does this have LED Indicator thanks??No LED indocator on its face :(
Well, it's been a month of using this device now, so I'll give my impressions of it and some pros and cons if it helps anyone.
Very handy and comfortable to use, nice screen, though not hd it's pretty good, I've owned sony xperia TX, T, and S3 among others (HD displays) and I don't see it as a big deal given the small screen.
The phone's overall very snappy, no hangs or any other funny things.
The performance is very good, multitasking is smooth, no complaints there.
A special mention deserves the camera which is super singly good, on par with S3, S2 (no shutter lag)
Video recording works good aswell. Decent to good low light performance with flash at close range or using night mode.
The battery endurance in my experience is great, you'll get about 2 days with moderate use and around 1 day off heavy use (working day for me)
The phone gets barely warm during moderate to heavy use, so no overheating issues whatsover.
Haven't tried many games, but GTA3 works well with some hiccups here and there, though perfectly playable.
May be a lack of optimization, compatibility, dunno really, didn't bought the phone for gaming honestly.
The duos version seems to be an active dual stand by phone (which I own)haven't tried it though.
As for the cons:
Well, to be honest, the biggest drawback on this phone is or was the lauching price (totally nuts imo)
No multiwindow option sadly, it's pretty much the only missing feature worth mentioning imo.
Smart this smart that and the other features from it's bigger brother (S4) looks more like something to show off rather than having a practical use in my opinion.
The smart stay feature is useful, but it seems like a hit or miss thing in my experience.
Well, I hope I shed some light on some things around here, and that it is of help to those wondering if it is worth it.
Yes it is, if you want a compact phone with good specs and good looks the S4 mini is a very valid choice.
anon, 31 Jul 2013This or S3 mini please?? whats the difference, is LTE 4G? I am in Australia thanks. S4 mini all the way dude, no question there.
You should check the 4g, Lte frequencies in your country though.
This or S3 mini please?? whats the difference, is LTE 4G? I am in Australia thanks.
Hi! I'm currently due an upgrade, I'm an iPhone user at the Min but fancy a change! I really want the s4 but am
Torn between the s4 and the mini???!! I'm put off by the size of the s4 (cos i have such petit hands) is the size difference in the mini that different ?? Which would be better to go for mini or s4??!?!?! Please help
Anyone know if this phone is compatible with Allshare Cast Dongle like s3, s4, note2 ...?
I found on the internet a PDF manual says yes.
The review of gsmarena also says yes.
My purchase decision depends on it.
Excuse my syntax.
Is this really a "dual sim"? because this is this is the important feature for me.just asking. thanks!