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.
Anonymous, 07 Oct 2016you should take a look at Samsung A3.It's ok but +25grams more and Non-removable battery.
FFF, 04 Oct 2016I would like to change my s4 mini but...there is still NO alternative after 3 years: Try to s... moreI just bought a used S4 mini because I'm sick of giant phones. You might want to check out the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact.
sanjay Rajpoot, 03 Sep 2016how to use 4g sim?How to 4g sim samsung i9195 s4mini.
the phone's battery is fake it just shutsdown from 40% without any warning
I would like to change my s4 mini but...there is still NO alternative after 3 years:
Try to search for a 4.3-4.7" display and at least 8 mpx camera...with sd card, replaceable battery and 1,5 gb of RAM...there is NO one.
AKS14, 05 Jul 2016After 3 years of happy service my s4 mini suddenly switched off today. It is not being switche... moreMight be a dead battery. A dying li-ion battery will (without warning) suddenly drop to 0% causing the phone to automatically shut down, and/or not to power back on. Get a new battery and see if that helps. New OEM ones cost under $20 USD.
Renske, 31 Aug 2016Worked fine until one year of age. After that, it suddenly started restarting a lot. Furthermo... moreIs this the original battery? If so, it's close to death. It happens with ANY phone, not just Samsungs (and no, I'm not a Samsung fanboy). Get a new OEM battery.
Rajinder, 01 Sep 2016After two and half years ...the Wifi has stopped in my S4 Mini. Wifi bars are not appearing.... moreThere might be a bad/intermittent contact between the wifi antenna and the board's connecting pins. Dirty/corroded contacts can cause loads of problems like this. I had a similar problem with the cell antenna. Disassembling the phone and cleaning the faulty contacts with a spudger may solve it.
Asim, 16 Sep 2016Best Samsung Phone. Using 3years. Battery life poor now.I think most people forget (or are unaware) that li-ion batteries have quite a short life. Consider yourself lucky if you can get (at most) 2 years of useful life out of one. Li-ion batteries lose their ability to hold a charge rapidly beyond the 2-year point, and that's regardless of how often (or little) you charge/discharge them. Get a new GENUINE/OEM Samsung replacement battery and if possible get one with the latest date of manufacture.
Used it for around a year now, pretty happy with it. The Battery just drains relatively fast.