The Samsung Galaxy S3 has wowed a lot of people soon after its release, which is one of the most possible reasons why the South Korean company decided to offer it in a cheaper, smaller version - the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini. A couple of months into 2013, the telecom company released yet another model of the Galaxy product line, which is the Samsung Galaxy S4. Now, we are looking at another Galaxy Mini variant, which will be in the form of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini.
With its cues from the Galaxy S3 Mini, consumers can expect a few pumped up aspects, in terms of specifications. However, if you think that the S4 Mini will be featuring a full HD display or an extremely powerful CPU, it will be better if you do not get your hopes up too high or you will just end up being completely disappointed. Read this article if you want to find out whether or not the Mini variant of the Galaxy S4 will still be a good buy.
Galaxy S4 Mini - Display Screen
As mentioned above, you cannot expect the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini to feature a full HD display, given that the handset has been miniaturized. The standard Galaxy S4's display screen offered full HD, but as for the Mini variant, it will only come with a 4.3-inch display screen that makes use of the Super AMOLED qHD display screen technology. One good thing about the Mini's display screen is that it is a nice improvement over the Galaxy S3 Mini's 4-inch WVGA one. Also, it's worth noting that even with the term 'Mini' in its name, this latest Galaxy model has a bigger screen compared to that of the iPhone 5.
Galaxy S4 Mini - Internal Specs
Under the hood, the Galaxy S4 Mini comes with a dual-core processor of 1.7 GHz and a RAM of 1.5 GB. Again, this is a fairly nice improvement over the S3 Mini's specs, so you should be able to operate the handset smoothly without any major problems. One major letdown though is that even if the internal memory of the handset is being touted to be 8 GB, you can just use 5 GB of it. Fortunately, Samsung still included a MicroSD slot, which means that there is still a way to increase storage. You can use a MicroSD card of up to 64 GB.
Galaxy S4 Mini - Connectivity
In terms of connectivity, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini performs quite well. All the basic connectivity features are to be expected with the Galaxy S4 Mini, such as Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth 4.0. The 4G connectivity, the NFC technology, and an infrared blaster have also been incorporated into the latest Galaxy product. If you are looking for a phone that you can use for business, you might want to take a closer look at the services being offered by well-known telecoms companies, such as the RingCentral business phone.
Galaxy S4 Mini - Price
The South Korean based company has not yet revealed how much the Galaxy S4 Mini will cost, but it is highly possible that it will go head to head with the Lumia 820 of Nokia, the Razr I of Motorola, the Xperia SP of Sony, and of course, the Galaxy S3 of Samsung. This means that in terms of price, the latest Galaxy variant will be somewhere in the mid-market range.
Final Thoughts on the Galaxy S4 Mini
All in all, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini seems to be a nice piece of mobile device. If you do not care much about having an extremely high-resolution display screen and if an 8 megapixel rear snapper is enough for all your photography wants and needs, then the Galaxy S4 Mini might just be a good choice for you.