Samsung Galaxy S 4 mini

80
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80

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini review: small in size, but not worth the mega price

Summary

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.

from $302.99+
Pros
  • Solid camera with great video recording
  • Overall performance is decent for a mid-range phone
  • Easy and comfortable to hold
Cons
  • Display could be better
  • Priced too high for intended audience
  • Limited internal storage
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini review: small in size, but not worth the mega price

Despite how the saying goes, bigger isn't always better -- and that's especially true in the mobile industry, where companies have produced smartphones with larger and larger screens. While that does seem to be the latest trend, a few manufacturers haven't forgotten that there are a ton of smartphone users out there who prefer using something that actually fits in the palm of their hand. Unfortunately, those folks don't have a flagship Android device to call their own, but Samsung is hopeful that its latest 4.3-inch beauty, the Galaxy S4 Mini, will at least suffice as a solid middle-tier option. But will shoppers be bothered by the fact that it lacks many of the top-end components we enjoy on devices like the Samsung GS4? Our friends at Negri Electronics, who are selling the device for $520, were kind enough to let us have some one-on-one time with the petite handset. Read on to get our take.

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Specs

Galaxy

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
8 GB
Screen size
4.3 inches
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Specs

Galaxy

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
8 GB
Screen size
4.3 inches
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