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Galaxy S4 Mini

SGH-I257M

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is ideal for anyone looking for a device that’s ultra-portable and ultra-impressive. It’s fuelled by a 1.7 GHz dual-core processor, dazzles with a brilliant 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display and houses two cameras, including an 8 MP powerhouse. In short, it’s a phone everyone should try on for size. 4.261 5 23 reviews

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Galaxy S4 Mini

Features

  • A compact screen that’s big on clarity
  • The perfect size for on-the-go operation
  • For a fast and smooth smartphone experience
  • A big engine for a small phone
Wow-colour capabilities
While it might be small in size, this is a smartphone that has no problem getting noticed thanks to an eye-catching 4.3-inch Super AMOLED screen that bursts into life. So whether you’re browsing the web, playing a game or chatting with friends, you’ll experience it all through vivid colours and absolute clarity.
Wow-colour capabilities
Minimal design for more enjoyable use
Free up your hands and multi-task with ease. Owning a phone that’s as smart as it is small can have all sorts of everyday benefits. With a whole host of handy features at your fingertips, this superbly subtle smartphone means you can do everything you need using just one hand.
Minimal design for more enjoyable use
Because moments matter
As if having the Galaxy Camera experience wasn’t enough, you also get Story Album – the best way to make the most of your photos once you’ve taken that perfect shot. From organizing your pictures and creating stunning albums to customizing your images with themes and effects, you’ll soon be in the habit of making digital memories you’ll revisit time and again.
Because moments matter

Intuitive at every turn

This is a device that's made for the modern user, with an Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system, and all sorts of useful upgrades that you’ll use every day. From lock screen widgets and security enhancements to revamped camera options and even a new clock app, there’s everything you need to get the most out of your day and your device.
Intuitive at every turn

Sync your devices

The WatchON app means the end of channel surfing, and the start of something completely different for TV. Now you can browse for shows by genre and eye-catching graphic menus, with customized recommendations based on your watching habits, making that essential viewing easier than ever to find. You can even change channels and tweak the volume with a remote control option for some old-school TV time.
Sync your devices

Track your health

Let your phone keep track of all the steps you’ve taken in a day, or sync it with external monitors for blood sugar and blood pressure via Bluetooth
Track your health

How do you say

Get the most out of your next vacation or weekend break with S Travel. An intelligent and interactive tour guide that fits in your pocket, the app offers travel tips and geographic information while recommending attractions, restaurants and points of interest. And with the S Translator feature removing language barriers for easy communication, you’ll feel at home wherever you are.
How do you say

tech specs

  • OS
    Android
  • Display
    4.3"
  • Camera
    8 MP
  • 4G
    LTE Cat 3 (700 /900/2600/850/1700/1900/2100) * Dependent on market

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Network/Bearer and Wireless Connectivity

  • Infra
    LTE 4G
  • 2G
    GSM / GPRS / EDGE (850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz)
  • 4G
    LTE Cat 3 (700 /900/2600/850/1700/1900/2100) * Dependent on market
  • 3G
    HSPA+ (850 / 1900 / 2100 MHz)
  • Wi-Fi
    802.11a/b/g/n 2.4 + 5 GHz
  • Wi-Fi Direct
    Yes
  • Bluetooth Profiles
    Bluetooth 4.0 PBAP, A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HFP, HSP, SPP, HID, PAN
  • NFC
    Yes
  • Connectivity Support
    DLNA
  • PC Sync.
    KIES, KIES Air

OS

  • OS
    Android

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Display

  • Technology
    qHD sAMOLED
  • Color Depth
    16 M
  • Size
    4.3"
  • Resolution
    540 x 960

Chipset

  • CPU Type
    Dual
  • CPU Speed
    1.7 GHz

Memory

  • Memory
    16 GB

Camera

  • Camera Resolution(Rear)
    8 MP
  • Camera Resolution(Front)
    1.9 MP
  • Flash
    Xenon
  • Auto Focus
    Yes

Sensors

  • Sensors
    Accelerometer, Geomagnetic, Gyro, Proximity, Hall Sensor

Physical Specifications

  • Dimension(HxWxD)
    124.5 x 61.3 x 8.9 mm
  • Weight
    106.5 g

Color

  • Color
    White Frost / Black Mist

Connectors

  • USB
    USB 2.0
  • Earjack
    3.5 mm
  • External Memory Slot
    MicroSD Slot (up to 64 GB)
  • SIM Support
    Micro SIM (3FF)
  • Connector
    Micro USB (5 V, 2 A)
  • MHL
    No

Battery

  • Standard Battery
    1900 mAh
  • Internet Usage Time(3G)
    Up to 9 h
  • Internet Usage Time(LTE)
    Up to 8 h
  • Internet Usage Time(WI-FI)
    Up to 11 h
  • Video Playback Time
    Up to 10 h
  • Audio Playback Time
    Up to 49 h
  • Talk Time(W-CDMA)
    Up to 12 h
  • Standby Time(W-CDMA)
    Up to 300 h
  • Standby Time(LTE)
    Up to 300 h

Location

  • Location
    AGPS, GLONASS

Services and Applications

  • Samsung Apps
    Yes
  • Music Hub
    No
  • Readers Hub
    No
  • Game Hub
    Downloadable
  • ChatON, mFluent IM
    ChatON
  • ActiveSync
    Yes

Audio and Video

  • Video Format
    MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VC-1, VP8, WMV7 / 8, Sorenson Spark
  • Video Resolution
    Full HD (1080p) Video Playback
  • Video Frame rate
    30 fps
  • Audio Format
    MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-NB / WB, OGG, FLAC, apt-X (Bluetooth)

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REVIEWS (23)

Owners Overall Ratings

20 out of 23 (87%) customers recommend this product

  • Features4.5/5.0
  • Performance4.1/5.0
  • Design4.3/5.0
  • Value4.2/5.0

Owner Reviews

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Jon Mac

2014-08-03

  • Features4/5.0
  • Performance4/5.0
  • Design3/5.0
  • Value3/5.0

Amazing functions and features, would rate 5 star if wasn't for all the issues

I've been long time Samsung phone customer from my old flip phones to my first touch screen Geino, ace, s3.. nothing but solid products. But now thiss4 mini on the other hand has been in for repair the last 4 months more than I've had it, literally.

Speaker blew 2 times and now for some odd reason, my WiFi and Bluetooth are not functioning properly, and even tho its under warranty, koodo has had no luck on their several chances on repair, I've given up on this phone!! It is a lemon phone no wonder why it's discontinued (or at least not held by my carrier)

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Fiercely

2014-06-06

  • Features4/5.0
  • Performance2/5.0
  • Design5/5.0
  • Value4/5.0

Great phone but when I charge it keeps vibrating ALSO battery life is poor and phone overheats

I've had this phone for 6-months and it's only recently that when I insert the charger into my phone to charge it vibrates. A LOT. It goes from the usual one vibration that ensures it's connected and charging to a series of 5-8 vibrations.

Same thing when the sound is on. (mute is of course silent). I don't know what's wrong with it? Also the battery life is poor. I don't have that many applications (the ones I downloaded! NOT the ones that come with the phone) and I also had to recently keep closing all running applications (which was like 3 that should not be taking that much battery life) to keep my phone from OVERHEATING. It's awful because I'll leave my phone somewhere for awhile (ie. my room) and when I come back to pick it up I DROP IT LIKE A HOT POTATO. It's burning hot. I have had to take off my case, the back cover, and the battery to cool it down.

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Sinara

2014-05-14

  • Features5/5.0
  • Performance2/5.0
  • Design5/5.0
  • Value3/5.0

suddenly, the battery charged

I bought this cell phone one month ago, but its battery suddenly started to discharge from 100% to 0% in three hours. I don't know why that happenedbecause I was using the same things that I used before like the 3G; Also, the battery isn't swollen.

Paul vdh

2014-04-01

  • Features5/5.0
  • Performance5/5.0
  • Design1/5.0
  • Value3/5.0

Poor Quality

I have only had my Samsung S4m for 4 months and the screen has stopped working. Took it back to fido and they said the screen is cracked and they can't do anything for me.

I have never dropped the phone and have no idea how the screen could brake with the phone showing any sign of damage? My other phone is a Samsung galaxy S2LTE and I have never had any issues with it and I have had it for over two years.

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Expert Reviews

cnet.com

11/21/13

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini

Start with a Samsung Galaxy S4 , shrink it down, then replace its insides with midrange components. That, in a nutshell, is the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. And for some cell phone customers, that's just about ideal.

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cnet.com

11/21/13

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini

Start with a Samsung Galaxy S4 , shrink it down, then replace its insides with midrange components. That, in a nutshell, is the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. And for some cell phone customers, that's just about ideal.

Read More

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User Manual

0.01MB, pdf, ENGLISH

2013.10.09

Other Manuals (1)

  • User Manual

    0.01MB, pdf, FRENCH(North America)

    2013.10.09

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