Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Review

Samsung has released quite a few models that are derived from the top of the line device at that moment in time. With the launch of the company’s flagship phone in the S4, the S4 mini, we find out is a worthy sibling capable of much more than what meets the eye.

What make the device great are its impressive set of features, especially considering the class the phone is in. It has a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display qHD (960 x 540) resolution, 8MP camera with a 2MP front facing one and a dual-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor coupled with 1.5GB of RAM.

One advantage for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is that the camera has a full suite of adjustable settings, such as white balance, ISO, exposure, HDR and a large number of filter and modes. Overall, The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini has the look and feel of an S4, except with a smaller size.

Usage – Camera:
One of the most important features on mobile phones these days is the kind of camera they possess. The 8MP main camera is a delight to use. We found images to be very clear, sharp and vivid. There was none of the colour loss or bluish tinge that mobile cameras normally have. Also, the Full HD 1080p video recording is stunning! We were pleased to see that the phone captures sound in a fantastic manner.

The front camera is 2MP and it’s great for selfies and more importantly video calls. It serves its purpose as a much-needed accessory in today’s market.

When we review a mobile phone, we rigorously test how well the phone performs in real-world conditions. That means testing games, work related applications, camera features, battery life, phone endurance and the ability to multitask. The hardware is a big reason why we could get so much out of this phone. 

We ran various benchmarking tools and the inference was simple – this phone packs a lot of punch. With regards to the connectivity, it has all the latest Wi-Fi support as well as 4G/LTE support. The battery life isn’t the longest of all phones out there, but it’s more than just acceptable – we got a day’s usage from this phone. Also, the phone’s light weight means that we didn’t really notice a big phone hanging in our trousers.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is a really great phone. It packs the best features of its older sibling in a compact package. We feel this is a great device and if you don’t feel like getting the S4, this is the next best thing you can get.

Samsung’s S4 is its flagship model. The company has launched the S4 Mini which incorporates the best features from the S4 in a convenient package that’s sure to appeal to a host of consumers.

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