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The forgotten smartphone: Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini

In 2013, Samsung launched a compact, very popular smartphone; the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, with the model number i9190. We discuss this small but nice smartphone in this edition of ‘The forgotten smartphone’.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini

Almost eight years ago, Samsung released the successor to the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini. The smartphone manufacturer then released the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini; a very compact version of the previously released Galaxy S4, which we will certainly come back to later in our section.

Despite the name being ‘S4 Mini’, it was certainly not a smaller variant of the Galaxy S4 that Samsung released in the same year. For example, various extras were missing. We saw this reflected in the Air Gestures, Multi-screen was not present with which you could open two screens and there was also a different processor, a different camera setup and a much smaller battery capacity. So you had to make compromises.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini was equipped with a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. Samsung equipped the phone with a Snapdragon 400 chipset from Qualcomm. This was a dual-core processor with a computing power of 1.7GHz. Furthermore, the phone offered 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of storage space. You could of course expand this memory with a memory card.

On the front, the smartphone was equipped with a 1.9 megapixel front camera. The Galaxy S4 Mini had an 8 megapixel camera on the back with an LED flash and an aperture of f / 2.6. This aperture number is now a lot lower with most smartphones. This has the advantage that you can also take good photos in less lit environments. The smartphone had everything on board; in addition to an FM radio, there was of course WiFi, an infrared port, Bluetooth, GPS and a Micro-USB connection. The battery capacity was 1900 mAh.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini

Of course, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini was equipped with Android. The phone came with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, followed by an update to Android 4.4 KitKat at a later date. The smartphone came on the market for an amount of around 450 euros.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini summarized in 3 points:

  • Smaller brother of the Galaxy S4
  • Dimensions of 124.6 x 61.3 x 8.9 millimeters
  • Weight of 107 grams

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