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Small in size, but not worth the mega price

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 mini is a solid mid-range device, but you can buy similar phones for less -- or better ones for not much more.

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$296.69

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Critic reviews

7.7
15 reviews
  • Reception and call quality
    8.8
  • Display
    7.0
  • Battery life
    8.4
  • Camera
    8.0
  • Ease of use
    8.0
  • Design and form factor
    7.7
  • Portability (size / weight)
    8.0
  • Media support
    4.0
  • Durability
    8.0
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
    6.6

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User reviews

8.4
5 reviews
8.0
Engadget Jul 22, 2013

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is a solid mid-range device, but you can buy similar phones for less -- or better ones for not much more.

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7.0
CNET Jul 10, 2013

Those looking for a cheaper Galaxy S4 will find it in the S4 Mini, which features the same design and some of its software tweaks. But a higher-than-expected price means this may not be the bargain phone you seek.

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7.0
CNET Nov 21, 2013

Its reliable specs and availability on four carriers make the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini an easy-to-find midtier buy, but you should also compare the S4 Mini with its substantial competition.

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7.0
PC Mag Mar 18, 2014

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is a solid midrange Android smartphone, with a good set of features at an affordable price.

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9.0
Pocket-Lint Jul 26, 2013

When it comes down to it The SGS4 Mini is a terrific little phone. Solid battery performance, brilliant sound quality and a really nice form factor make it lovely to use.

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9.0
TechRadar Jul 3, 2013

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini more than makes a case for itself, with the upgraded software, decent battery life and 4G tech giving the Samsung Galaxy S3 a run for its money.

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8.0
Android Central Jul 22, 2013

Overall, the Galaxy S4 Mini is a competent mid-range smartphone that delivers the core “Galaxy” software experience in a smaller chassis and at a lower price point. But the disappointing screen resolution and tiny internal storage might give buyers reason to wait for HTC’s rival One Mini.

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8.0
Android Authority Jul 19, 2013

Just like the S3 Mini before it, the S4 Mini is a phone for the everyman and everywoman — a phone that despite its nature can go the distance, is refreshingly easy to handle, and, most of all, works.

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8.0
TrustedReviews Jul 23, 2013

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is the S4 without some of the frills. The specs are good, but not ground-breaking. In terms of the whole package though, it's the among the best 4.3-inch Android smartphones to buy right now.

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8.0
Digital Versus Sep 5, 2013

The Galaxy S4 Mini is a huge improvement over the GS3 Mini! With a responsive interface, versatile multimedia functions and longer battery life than the competition, it's almost a slam dunk.

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6.0
T3 Sep 24, 2013

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is a little frustrating. It has the pieces to make it an affordable alternative to some of the gargantuan top-tier phones, but it falls short of the mark.

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8.0
Notebookcheck Jul 17, 2013

With the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, the South Korean manufacturer hit a bull's-eye once again. The smartphone is aimed at consumers who are looking for high performance but don't want to carry around a device practically half the size of a tablet.

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8.0
Expert Reviews Jul 31, 2013

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is a perfectly competent mid-range smartphone, and its excellent battery life is definitely a bonus. However, it just doesn’t feel special enough.

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8.0
V3 Aug 12, 2013

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is a decent mid-range smartphone, and manages to outperform some of its high-end competition.

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8.0
PocketNow Jul 10, 2013

With the GS4 mini, Samsung has set the bar for mid-ranger, “mini” phones. Let’s not forget that the main rival, HTC, is about the release a One Mini too, later this year, if the rumors turn out to be true. That’s going to be an interesting fight!

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First Looks

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CNET May 30, 2013

The Galaxy S4 Mini has the ingredients to deliver a very solid smartphone experience at a more affordable price, though the screen quality and battery life could flag compared to the real S4 deal. More serious mobile gamers and camera snobs should stick with the fully-loaded Galaxy S4.

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Pocket-Lint Jun 20, 2013

It's a fairly slick experience, but the 1.7GHz dual-core processor lacks the power of top-tier devices. However, you get an 8-megapixel camera on the rear as well as a front-facing 1.9-megapixel camera for those essential selfies, so Samsung hits all the right points.

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TechRadar Jun 20, 2013

As long as Samsung can keep the price sensible the Galaxy S4 Mini is going to be one of the big contenders in the mid-high end of the market and we'll struggle not to recommend it.

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