I got my S4 mini after the S5 was released for $25. It has been a great phone all these years. Perfect size. I wasn't happy with the last big update Samsung pushed. I actually dismissed it for a year but once it was accidentally updated it has been a bit of a pain. Samsung is constantly trying to turn on Samsung Pay, Push notifications etc. If you limit what is running the battery life can still be good even after all these years. I am close to rooting it or upgrading if i can find another "mini" phone. The S7 and new phones are just getting too big for my taste.
amas20, 27 Jul 2016i guess it died a natural death. 3 years is maximum life for a smartphone.Yes it is repairable ........find a proper technician about phone
kamardroid1, 20 Nov 2016Hi have a 2016 j5 but Hi still use this phone running Android 7.0 really goodAndriod 7.0 reallu
Hi have a 2016 j5 but Hi still use this phone running Android 7.0 really good
Wilbroad, 06 Oct 2016the phone's battery is fake it just shutsdown from 40% without any warningDAts true
Anonymous, 14 Nov 2016it doesnt show 4g signali had this cellphone, and... yes, i had 4G.
kamal , 09 Nov 2016It shows ony 2g and 3g networks So it doesn't show you a 4G signal?
dev, 09 Oct 2016Is Samsung S4 mini ..comes with 4G..????It shows ony 2g and 3g networks
After using this phone for about 2.5 years, last week it suddenly got dead, never came back to life again. No mishandling from my side, like dropping, contact with water etc. All of my contacts, data etc. are lost and can't be retrieved. The battery is checked by Samsung's own authorized service center, and it is fine. They simply blamed it on motherboard and the budget for replacement is so high, that by adding a few thousands, one can buy a new phone. Horrible experience.
bad phone after2 years of slow and hanged it turn off never come back sudden death with all data not recommended at all so bad
As my first phone, I didn't expect much from it, so I bought a cheap case, was careless enough to not keep a screen protector on it, which should have been a mistake. I've dropped this phone everywhere, it should be cracked, something should be broken about its screen. It went bang bang bang against the rocks of a jetti, inches from the water, almost unretrievable, came up unscratched. I called it luck. Many times after that I've watched helplessly as it fell from my hands, landing on a corner, and if you know smartphones, you know landing on the corner is death to the glass of the screen, yet it remains intact, unscratched. Finally, today it fell out of my pocket into the parking lot of my local grocery store. I panicked, where did my phone go? Had no idea until I called it and someone actually picked up. It was wedged between a tire and the pavement of the parking lot. I picked it up not even five minutes later, and you can see the marks of the tires on the screen, and can feel the grooves of the pebbles in the case, the screen still remains uncracked, unscratched, and the touch part working, and the led screen is fine. This phone far surpasses any other smartphones.
Might be the single worst consumer product EVER. Press Phone, get Messaging, press Messaging, get Camera, press Contacts, get Chrome. Press anything, get no response at all four times in a row. Just replaced with a LG Google Nexus 5x and the difference is astonishing. After removing the battery, SIM card, and MicroSD card, I smashed this junk with an 8-lb. sledge hammer.
I am using s4mini for 3 years now . After 2 years the phone get totally hanged . when I format it there was no problem . The battery is average . and there is no update available . It's working in jelly bean now . No update for kitkat. allmost this this phone is good.
My phone is dead for ever ....
Blank screen ...
No sign of breathing ...
Never, Ever , again ...
Goodbye Samsung !
Im using s4 mini for almost 3 years now;
The first thing that will annoy you aboutthis phone as compared to other latest phones is its less internal memory.
I have rooted my device and installed Link2sd app so that i can move whole apk data directly into sd card and phone is working fine and it also saves the phone memory. Then downloaded 'GL to SD' app by which you can move data+obb files into memory card and can still open the apps without lagging. Then about battery issues in which I have 'Greenify' app which hibernates every app as soon as screen turns off. This will save your battery very much. I have fifa 12, asphalt 8, Mortal kombat in my phone at a time with other regular apps and all of them unstaed in sd card with their data. All of them working extremely fine.
0xChris, 08 Oct 2016I just bought a used S4 mini because I'm sick of giant phones. You might want to check out the... moreWell I think the z5c was a flop, as the new Xc.
Not because they aren't great phones, but because they didn't improve the z3c, which is still the best after 2 years: only 129g for 4,6" screen with top performance and features.
As you can notice I know this kind of segment quite well...unfortunately this segment is dominated by the iPhone (full models and SE model) which are wonderful...except for they closed system.