Our review of this device
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Duos I9192
If we were certain of something than it would be that the mighty Samsung family will present a mini version of Samsung Galaxy S4, the Galaxy S4 Mini Duos! They call it the “dealbreaker” because it’s smaller than its predecessor, it fits perfectly in the pocket, it’s pretty, powerful and it has a great price!
SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 MINI DESIGN AND BODY
Although the Galaxy S4 Mini was created with a smaller budget, the design has remained pretty much the same as the original version featured; a gleaming plastic construction, the on/off button is in the same position as it was on the Galaxy S4 and so are the volume button and the IR port. The light notification (RGB) is missing on this delightful smartphone, but we are sure everyone will manage to live without it.
The display remained the same, Super AMOLED, but its screen size was reduced, measuring 4.3 inches, 256 pixels per inch. The body dimensions of Galaxy S4 Mini (124.6 x 61.3 x 8.9 mm) are indicating that altough it is smaller than Galaxy S4 (136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm), it does not mean it is slimmer. As far as its weight is concerned, the Galaxy S4 Mini is 23 grams ligher than the Galaxy S4 (130 g), and over 4 grams lighter than Galaxy S3 Mini (111.5 g).
SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 MINI CAMERA
Samsung S4 Mini has an 8 megapixel rear camera, and a 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera. It also has many additional specifications like the HDR, Panorama, capturing 3 pics per second, Beauty Face, but what amazed us is the Sound and Shot specification.
The Sound and Shot will allow you to catch the sound while taking a picture. In that way every moment from that picture will be remembered. It also comes with a video recorder of 1080p which can save and share videos with a special application called Samsung Home Sync.
SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 MINI PROCESSOR AND OTHER FEATURES
If you were wondering if you could open more than one window in the same time, we have good news for you. The Galaxy S4 Mini can handle it! Even if it supports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 instead of the chipset Exynos 5 Octa Snapdragon 600 the hardware is performing stupendous with its Dual-core 1.7 GHz Krait processor.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini has 2G and 3G connection, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi dirrect and Bluetooth 4.0 connection.
The Operative System is the same as the Galaxy S4 has; Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), but Sony is planning to upgrade it to v4.4.2 (KitKat).
It measures a 8GB of internal memory, and a 1.5 RAM memory. The memory can be expanded with a Micro SD card up to 64 GB.
SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 MINI APPLICATIONS
What we liked about this smartphone is that it has many interesting applications, like Group Play, S Health, HomeSynk and Samsung Link. S Travel is also a well-known app where you can insert the name of the place you would like to visit in the near feature, and you will be provided with information regarding that place daily. You will also be provided with images, reviews, which will make you feel like you have a personal assistant.
To conclude, Mini S4 is nearly the same size as the Mini S3 but it’s lighther and slimmer, and it has a bigger display resolution. Its dimenssiones make it easier to hold in hands, write messages with a single hand and it fits into everyone’s pocket.