Presented yesterday Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini not so tiny it is not, but at least it is now officially included in the offer. The device – like its predecessor – is a modest version of the flagship Galaxy S4. Manufacturer, thankfully, decided to keep a lot of interesting features of the full-size smartphone, which only adds to the attractiveness of the new product.
Size and weight, because it is probably the most important
Samsung Galaxy S4 measures 136.6 × 69.8 × 7.9 mm, S4 Mini can however boast dimensions of 124.6 × 61.3 × 8.94 mm. The smartphone is so much smaller, but also noticeably thicker – both options, however, are so thin that no problems will come to every pocket. In any case, in the end less than one centimeter. Mini is also lighter than 20 grams, which can be felt with prolonged use.
Display. Undefeated S4
And one and the other is a classic AMOLED. The differences lie, of course, on the diagonal and a resolution, and thus the density of pixels. S4 Galaxy Mini uses a 4.3-inch screen, which destroyed 960 pixels high and 540-level, which results in the value of 256 PPI. "Large" S4 completely crushes cousin in terms of image quality. Five-inch Full HD resolution up to 441 PPI, which does not quite come close to the aforementioned.
The operating system software
What can I say – we're dealing with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean in exactly the same issue. The real difference can be seen but not in OS-ie, in the number of Samsung's proprietary software. Did not find the Mini Smart Stay, Smart Scroll or Dual Shota, mainly due to a different, less powerful processor. There's this other very useful functions: Story Album, S Translator, WatchON, Adapt Adapt Display and Sound. More you can read about them on this page. The downside to the Mini is certainly that of the eight gigabytes of disk space available to the user to only five. It is, of course, a slot for microSD cards up to 64 gigabytes, so you can dispel any fears for a small fee. The 16-gigabyte version of the Galaxy S4, you can use the nine free gigabytes.
Network connectivity – a variety of options
While the differences in the versions of the Galaxy S4 are known to all, so different kinds of S4 Mini – no. Smartphone to be sold in three variants – with 4G LTE, 3G and 3G dual-SIM, you want to appear too NFC module and Wi-Fi Direct. Details will be announced probably soon.
Ośmiordzeniowy Exynos 5 does not concern us to the end, but – whether – Snapdragon 600 with four cores, clocked at 1.9 GHz and two gigabytes of memory is still more efficient than installed in S4 Mini Snapdragon 400 (two cores, 1, 7 GHz, and 1.5 GB of RAM). It is also one of the main reasons for the "miniature" is characterized by limited functionality.
We do not know the cost of Galaxy S4 Mini, but for sure it will be cheaper than its big brother. The price can not be here anyway determinant of the popularity of the new model. In this case, you must also count on an attractive subscription plans.