This baby's got a Corning Gorilla glass. Oh yeah...
Fingers crossed for a Wolfson DAC.
I'm a current owner of S3 Mini and I just ordered S4 Mini. I just cannot understand the arguments some people are using against this phone. They are comparing the specs to physically larger phones when the whole point is making a phone to people like me who don't want to stuff their pockets with 5" phones that are more prone to break. Moreover, it is completely understandable that Samsung brings the specs down as they do have to sell their larger phones as well. I do think they watered down the S3 Mini a bit too much, but I really think they listened to the criticism with the S4 Mini -- the specs aren't THAT low. In fact, when you read some of the reviews, you can see that it should have a fantastic camera, good battery life and a more than usable screen.
I did look at the Xperia P, the HTC One and even the up 'n' coming HTC One Mini. It's interesting how people are praising these phones while saying bad things about these Samsungs. What about the terrible viewing angles on the Xperia P that obviously affect usability? What about the lackluster cameras of Xperia P and One that even with the latest FW fixes are still, overall, behind Samsung cameras (although I do congratulate HTC for getting things done with the low light performance) according to most tests? I've read many forums and it's much easier to find people complaining about the battery life of Xperia P and One. Same goes for broken screens (and, in One's case, broken camera lenses). People are praising the looks of Xperia P and One, but are forgetting that the 'dull' plastic of Samsung makes their phones a bit more impact-resistant (the plastic can bend whereas metal cannot). As a Finnish person, I can also tell you that a magazine tested different phones in winter conditions, and even Nokia couldn't beat Samsung in being able to take the harsh coldness of the winter climate in Finland. Moreover, I've both read and seen that Samsung gets a GPS signal much quicker (and stronger) than a HTC One because of the 'dull' plastic structure.
I'm not saying Sony, HTC or even Nokia are bad. I most certainly might consider HTC One if I could live with the size. All I'm saying is that Samsung is making good phones (which is kind of hard to see here in GSM Arena as the Samsungs seem to get about a 6 on average in the voting results section whereas the Sonys and the HTCs are getting 7-9 on average), and while S4 Mini is a bit expensive, I'd like to see another phone with better performance, camera, expandability (in terms of memory), durability and even price (as e.g. iPhones are expensive).
Sony Xperia SP is far better than S4 Mini.
Better display, graphics, memory, battery life.... everything. Have a look on this:
Xperia SP vs Galaxy S4 mini
1)720 x 1280 pixels, 4.6 inches vs 540 x 960 pixels, 4.3 inches
2)Adreno 320 vs Adreno 305
3) Li-Ion 2370 mAh battery vs Li-Ion 1900 mAh battery
4)280 EUR vs 520 EUR
5) Attractive design vs cheap plastic old design.
Guys samsung is making fool to there custmer
In 27000 samsung is giving janral display low ppi display ssmall screen plastic body. If micromax and gionee give better specefication in 15000k than why not samsung. Samsung s4minis real price is around
20000 acording its specificaton. I am sure after one or two month it will be there. Value your money.
No document editor. Quick Office HD editor should be common feature for all middle and high range phones.
nishu, 13 Jul 2013hws nexus 4????????????
cpu n gpu=Excellent
Display=720p,318ppi(great for this Range of phone)
Battery=OMG (Endurance rating 32h) POOR
Overall phone is Good except Battery.
S4 Mini = 20-22k would have been a great deal.
where is the the reviewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
Hardware Good for MidRange.
Price=27990 INR ,Too Expensive
It should be 20-22k INR
only Waste Of Money
Alternatives =S3,Note 2,Nexus 4, X ZR,Mega 6.3
Sony xperia C will be the better option than this, hope Sony will not disappoint us in price
Eager, 12 Jul 2013Does anybody know whether it's a Dual Active Sim phone?I know u cand find it as Dual Sim in Russian company MTS, it offers to its clients.
AnonD-164069, 12 Jul 2013Are qtari??? Is galaxy s4 active avilable in saudi arabi You can get it in jarir soon.
price is too too much... better go with s3.. s4 mini deserves the price range 18k to 20k.. nothing new, even gorilla glass version used in this device is also outdated, s2 has gorilla glass-2.. no hd display in s4 mini... above all s3 is cheaper than this scrap...
For RS27000 Samsung cant even provide Full HD display and Quad core processor? Pathetic. Waste of money. I'm using qHD Sony, which is not at all good. Guys go for Full HD display and Quad core processors. 256 ppi is not enough for sharp display of colors and text. I would not buy this.
Samsung Merchendiser, 11 Jul 2013This Phone is Soo Cheap not nyc to use full of slow low battery NOKIA Asha 206 is most Better ... morenokia asha is just a waste of money..poor screen resolution,poor design,poor specs,.i rather use nokia 3310 than this trying hard nokia asha..