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Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini (I9190 / I9195)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18422 reviews of Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini (I9190 / I9195). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and portability. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the text input and apps.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini (I9190 / I9195) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini (I9190 / I9195)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 753 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini (I9190 / I9195) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the size and price are overall positive. The portability and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical opinions about the reliability. There are some mixed opinions about the durability.

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88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini i9195 SIM-Free Smartphone - BlackSamsung Galaxy S4 Mini i9195 SIM-Free Smartphone - Black

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini (I9190 / I9195)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4832 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini (I9190 / I9195) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the price and size. The usability and portability also get good views, whereas some have doubts about the connectivity and reliability.

performance, portability, usability, size, price

reliability, connectivity

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini I9195 - Factory Unlocked - International Version - LTE/4G (Black)Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini I9195 - Factory Unlocked - International Version - LTE/4G (Black)

Dec, 2016

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Amazon.ca review summary for Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini (I9190 / I9195)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini (I9190 / I9195) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca.

91% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini LTE i9195 Unlocked Smartphone Import-BlackSamsung Galaxy S4 Mini LTE i9195 Unlocked Smartphone Import-Black

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini review

 

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini match up to its bigger brother?

Fits great in the hand ; Nice screen ; Micro SD

TouchWiz is a drag ; Plastic design feels cheap ; Less features than the S4

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Thomas Thorn (techradar.com)

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini review

 

The S4 gets shrunk and we put it through its paces

Scaled down S4 design ; Bright screen ; Excellent camera ; 4G

Not full HD ; Only dual-core ; No notification light ; Awkward microSD port

It's hard to mention the Samsung Galaxy range of smartphones without mentioning the sheer range of devices that it covers, from the highest end powerhouses such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, all the way through to the wallet-friendly Samsung Galaxy Fame.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Ian Morris (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini review - Pocket-lint

 

All things considered, we really fell for the Mini. It's a powerful and well-designed phone that does everything you need in a nice compact device. It's

Fantastic styling, nice size, great screen, decent battery life, loads of features, powerful

Samsung duplicates a lot of Google's features, still expensive, lack of internal storage is a problem, speakers aren't brilliant

When it comes down to it The SGS4 Mini is a terrific little phone. Solid battery performance, brilliant sound quality and a really nice form factor make it lovely to use.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is an S4 in design, if not quite cut from the same cloth. Pinning the S4 label on it might confuse some, as this smaller-format

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: Joe Minihane (t3.com)

Samsung Galaxy Mini review

 

Great value handset, but we're waiting for Gingerbread...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Nadia Deering (techradar.com)

Samsung Galaxy Mini review

 

To infinity and beyond? You're in for a bumpy ride

Cheap and cheerful ; Easy to use ; Integrates social networking ; Speedy connectivity ; Simplistic UI

Very low quality screen ; Keypad too small ; Touchscreen not responsive ; Slow processor ; Below average camera quality

Samsung is the only manufacturer that can get away with launching variants of one particular device in a series and pricing them to suit different budgets, as it did five years ago with the D500 and its variants the G600 and D900. Now the Koreans are...

May, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Finnamore (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini review

 

A cheaper, more compact Galaxy S4 with amazing battery life, but the S4 Mini doesn't stand out compared to the competition

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Video: Galaxy S4 mini vs HTC One mini Android smartphone comparison review

 

Mini versions of flagship smartphones are all the rage, so we've put the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini up against the HTC One mini.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini video review - the smaller, cheaper Galaxy S4

 

As is now customary, Samsung has made a smaller and cheaper version of its flagship smartphone. Here's our Samsung Galaxy S4 mini video review.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini review

 

We found the Samsung Galaxy S3 mini to be something of a let-down so it's fingers crossed for its successor, the Galaxy S4 mini. Read our Samsung Galaxy S4 mini review to find out more.

The Galaxy S4 mini is a great mid-range option, offering the same styling – which includes the same mediocre build quality – as its flagship counterpart, with a cheaper price tag. The cameras are good but the screen and storage are both under par....

Jul, 2013

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1900 / 2600
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time:10 / 8
Browsing time (3G):8 / 9
Browsing time (4G):8 / 9
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):10 / 11 / 12
Continuous audio playback time:40 / 49 / 55 / 62 / 83
Continuous video playback time:10 / 11 / 12
Standby time (2G):300
Standby time (3G):300 / 320 / 370 / 420
Standby time (4G):290 / 300 / 320 / 340
Talk time (2G):12
Talk time (3G):12 / 14 / 15 / 17 / 9
Talk time (4G):8
Video call time:1
Video recording time:10

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call blocking: Yes
Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes
Voice dialing:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Camera resolution:3264 x 2448 / 4128 x 3096
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.9 / 2
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):13 / 8
Maximum frame rate:30
Night mode:Y / Yes
Optical sensor size:1/0.157 / 25.4 / 4
Rear Camera Resolution:3264 x 2448 / 4128 x 3096
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13 / 8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second Camera:Y / Yes
Second camera resolution:1.9 / 2
Self-timer:Y / Yes
Sensor Type:CMOS
Smile detection:Y / Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 720p
Zoom capability:Y / Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.258 / 0.323 / 0.361 / 0.399
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
DLNA certified:Y / Yes
Energy Star certified: Yes
Head SAR (EU):0.285 / 0.298 / 0.304 / 0.332
Head SAR category (EU):A
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Blue / Brown / Orange / Pink / Purple / Red / Silver / White / Yellow
Curved Design:N / No / Yes
Fingerprint Reader: No
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP67
Standard colour:Black / Blue / Purple / Red / White

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:10.8 / 10.9 / 108.5 / 109.2 / 12.7 / 127
Display number of colours:16.0 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1080 x 1920 / 1920 x 1080 / 540 x 960 / 960 x 540 / 960 x 640
Display Type:AMOLED / LED / SAMOLED / TFT
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:441
Screen shape:Flat
Second display: No
Touch screen:Y / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Dual-touch / Multi-touch
Touchscreen:No / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope:No / Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:1.5 / 2

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes
Text prediction system:Swype, T9

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, AAC+, AMR, AWB, eAAC+, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, FLAC, M4A, MP3, OGG, WMA / 3GA, AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, FLAC, M4A, OGG, WMA / 3GA, AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, M4A, MP3, OGG, WMA / 3GA, AAC, AAC+, AMR, FLAC, M4A, MP3, OGG, WMA, eAAC+ / 3GA, AAC, AAC+, AWB, eAAC+, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AAC+, OGG, WMA, M4A, eAAC+, AMR, FLAC, MP3 / 3GA, AAC, AMR, eAAC+, FLAC, M4A, MP3, OGG, WMA / AAC, AAC HE, AAC+, AAC++, FLAC, HAAC, HE-AAC, IMY, LC-AAC, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGG, WAV, WMA, XMF, eAAC+ / AAC, AAC+, AC3, AMR, eAAC+, FLAC, OGG, WMA / AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, FLAC, MP3, OGG / AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WMA / AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, eAAC+, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WMA / AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MP3, OGG, Vorbis, WMA / AAC, AAC+, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AC3, eAAC+, FLAC, MP3, WAV / AMR-NB, AAC, AAC+, AMR-WB, eAAC+, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WMA / MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MP4
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, TXT, XLS, XLSX / DOCX, PPTX, XLS, XLSX, PDF, TXT, DOC, PPT
Equalizer:Y / Yes
FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / BMP, JPG / BMP, JPG, PNG, GIF / JPEG XR / JPG
Speakers:Mono / STEREO
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / MP4
Video formats supported:3G2, AVI, FLV, H.263, H.264, MKV, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, WMV / 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, H.263, H.264, MKV, MP4, MP43, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, WEBM, WMV, WMV7, WMV8 / 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3GP, AVI, FLV, H.263, H.264, MKV, MP4, MP43, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, WEBM, WMV, WMV7, WMV8 / 3GP, AVI, FLV, H.263, H.264, MKV, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, WMV / 3GP, AVI, FLV, H.263, H.264, MKV, MPEG4, VP8, WMV / 3GP, AVI, FLV, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, WMV / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV, AVI, VC-1, MKV, FLV, VP8 / DIVX, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4, WMV, XVID / DIVX, H.263, H.264, MP4, WMV / DIVX, H.263, H.264, MP4, WMV, XVID / DIVX, H.264, MP4, WMV / H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, WMV, WMV8 / H.263, H.264, MP43, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, WMV7, WMV8 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, MPEG4-ASP, MPEG4-SP, VC-1, VP8 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, WMV7, WMV8 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VP8, WMV8 / MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM / MP43, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, WMV, WMV7 / MP43, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, WMV7, WMV8 / MP43, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, WMV8
Voice codecs:AMR-NB / AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y / Yes
GPS:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):800,850,1800,1900 / 850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850, 900, 1900, 2100 / 850,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA / HSDPA, HSPA+ / HSPA+ / HSPA+, HSUPA, UMTS / HSPA+, UMTS / HSPA+, WCDMA / UMTS
4G:No / Y / Yes
4G bands supported:800, 850, 1800, 2600 / 800, 850, 900, 1800, 1900, 2100, 2600 / 800, 850, 900, 1800, 2100, 2600 / 800,850,1800,1900,2100,2600 / 800,850,1800,2600 / 800,850,900,1800,1900,2100 / 800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2600 / 800,850,900,1800,2100 / 800,850,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, DID, HFP, HID, HSF, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, DID, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HID, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 EDR / 4.0 LE
Data network:3G, 4G / 4G
GPRS multislot class:33
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):No / Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Java technology:Y / Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Voice Recording:Y / Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Battery charger included:Y / Yes
Battery pack: Yes
Bundled software:Samsung Apps, Game Hub, ActiveSync, Music Hub, Readers Hub, ChatON
Cables included:USB
Headset included:Y
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Night Mode / Y / Yes
Closed user group support: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.2 / 4.2 Jelly Bean / 4.2.2 / 4.4 / 4.4.2 / Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Detailed contact information, Games / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets / Icons, Shortcuts / Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid / Sim-lock free
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
SyncML:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Charging connector:N / No
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
MHL version:2.0
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):No / Y / Yes
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A7
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1.7 / 1.9
Processor Model:MSM 8916 / MSM 8930 / U8420

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.2 / 4.2 Jelly Bean / 4.2.2 / 4.4 / 4.4.2 / Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean / JB 4.2.2 / Jelly Bean
SyncML: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC
Internal RAM:1.5 / 1536 / 2048
Internal RAM type:LPDDR3
Internal ROM:1.5
Internal storage capacity:16 / 32 / 8
Maximum memory card size:16 / 64
USB mass storage:Y / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid

Technical Details

Colour : Yes
Google applications:Gmail, Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search / Google Chat, Google Talk, Google+ / Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube

Video

Video call:Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:61.3 / 7.9 / 8.94 / 9.1
Height :12.5 / 124.6 / 13.7 / 136.6 / 14 / 6.13 / 8.94
Weight:107 / 108 / 130 / 153
Width:12.5 / 124.6 / 6.13 / 6.98 / 61.3 / 69.8 / 7.13