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Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini : Mini World Of Samsung Phones

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini : Mini World Of Samsung Phones

        Samsung Galaxy S4 mini is announced to be launched in July, 2013. The phone will come in two types based on SIM card slots that is single SIM and dual SIM  As this smartphone is mini version of Galaxy S4, there will be minimization in few features of Galaxy S4. 


Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini - Memory
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini - Memory

        S4 has weight 130 g while S4 mini will have weight of 107 g which is quite lighter. Both the smartphones will have Super AMOLED Capacitive touchscreen, 16 M colors but there will be no Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and TouchWiz UI in S4 mini which is present in S4. S4 mini will have screen size of 4.3 inches and pixel density of ~256 ppi while pixel density in S4 is almost double with screen size of 5.0 inches. 


        S4 comes with internal memory of 16/32/64 GB while S4 mini will have only 8 GB of internal memory out of which 5 GB will be available to users. There is not much more difference between the RAM of both the smartphones as S4 has 2 GB while S4 mini will come with 1.5 GB in 3G model and 2 GB in LTE model.


        In camera, S4 mini has primary of 8 MP with video supporting 1080p@30fps and secondary camera with 1.9 MP while S4 has primary of 13 MP with dual shot- which captures both front and rear camera images in single picture and simultaneous HD video & image recording with 1080@30fps, and secondary camera of 2 MP and supports dual video call with 1080p@30fps.

Chipset And CPU

        The Major difference between S4 and S4 mini lies in the use of processors. S4 has Chipset of Exynos 5 Octa 5410 with CPU of Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 while S4 mini will have CPU of only Dual core 1.7 GHz Krait. Difference in cores gives the exact meaning of mini to this smartphone. S4 mini has stereo FM radio with RDS while there is no radio in S4. 

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Display
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Display


Talking about the battery life, S4 has Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery where as S4 mini will have only 1900 mAh battery.

Special Features

        S4 mini will also have features like image/video editor, document viewer, voice commands, panorama, HDR (High Dynamic Range), etc.  Also sensors like Accelerometer, gyro, proximity and compass will be present in S4 mini.

        The other miscellaneous features that are present in S4 and are absent in S4 mini are USB On-the-go, USB host, image stabilizer, dual video recording, wireless charging, air gestures, etc. And also sensors like barometer, temperature, humidity, gesture, which are found in S4 are absent in S4 mini.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Review
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Review

Samsung Galaxy S4 In Market World

        S4 mini is expected to have price of Rs. 20,000-25,000 INR and will be available in two colors: white and black which is affordable for those who cannot afford S4. Overall the phone is good and value for money and surely will give strong competition to mid-range smartphones.

Ratings : 8.8/10


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