Galaxy S4 Mini - £280
Why this smartphone is built for you
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is a mid-range smartphone that runs on Android Jelly Bean. It is a smaller and lighter version of the very popular Galaxy S4.
This phone has a 4.3 inch touchscreen that displays in 256PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The Galaxy S4 Mini has an 8MP camera, can record video in up to 1080p and has a 1.3MP front facing camera for taking selfies and making video calls.
Performance is provided by a 1.7GHz dual core processor and 1.5GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 55 out of 100.
The Galaxy S4 Mini has an estimated battery life of around 12 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 1900mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh. The battery on this phone is removable.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The Galaxy S4 Mini comes with 8GB internal storage and an expandable memory card slot which makes it possible for you to add a further 64GB external storage. It also comes with Google Drive installed which gives you an additional 15GB of free cloud storage.
The Galaxy S4 Mini comes 4G ready so can take advantage of high speed mobile Internet in locations where it is available. It has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit). It has Wi-Fi which means that it can connect to your home network or public Wi-Fi hotspots such as those available in many coffee shops, cafes or hotels. This phone has NFC compatibility which enables you to make contactless payments and wirelessly share files with your friends. The S4 Mini can also connect to DLNA enabled devices (such as a laptop or smart TV) allowing you to stream content both to and from this phone. It also has an infrared blaster which gives it the ability to control most TV's or home cinema systems.
This phone comes in a dual SIM version (called the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Dual) that enables you to pop in two SIM cards at once and choose the one you want to use. This comes in handy if you are planning to use your phone abroad extensively or want to keep your business and personal calls separate.
The Galaxy S4 Mini has an FM radio and an MP3 player. It is able to integrate with social media via designated Facebook and Twitter Apps and has a built in S translator that offer instant translation into Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese or Spanish. The S4 Mini comes preloaded with Google Maps, Gmail, Chrome, Google+ and YouTube. Other apps, such as Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat and Spotify are available to download from the Google Play Store, along with the latest music, films, TV shows and games.
The S4 Mini is a well thought out device that comes loaded with features. It has a good camera, NFC and DLNA and it has the same style and build quality as its bigger brother. It is a desirable device and offers strong competition for the other handsets in this price range.