Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini logo.png
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Galaxy S4 mini in White frost
ManufacturerSamsung Electronics
Slogan"Minimalism Maximised"
SeriesGalaxy S
Compatible networks2G GSM/GPRS/EDGE – 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz[1]

3G UMTS/HSPA+ – 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz[1]
4G LTE 2100 (1), 1800 (3), 850 (5), 2600 (7), 900 (8), 800 (20) MHz (GT-I9195 model)

TD-SCDMA (GT-I9198 model)
First releasedJuly 2013;
8 years ago
PredecessorSamsung Galaxy S III Mini
SuccessorSamsung Galaxy S5 Mini
RelatedSamsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
TypeTouchscreen smartphone
Form factorSlate
Dimensions124.6 mm (4.91 in) H
61.3 mm (2.41 in) W
8.9 mm (0.35 in) D
Mass107 g (3.8 oz)
Operating systemOriginal: Android 4.2.2 with Linux 3.4.x (GT-I9195), Android 7.1.2 with Linux 3.10.x (GT-I9195I)
Current: Android 4.4.2 (GT-I9195)[2]
Unofficial alternative: Android 10
System on chipQualcomm Snapdragon 400 (8230AB/8930AB) / Snapdragon 410 (8916)
CPU1.7 GHz dual-core Krait 300
1.2 GHz Quad-core Cortex-A53 (S4 Mini Plus)
GPUAdreno 305
Memory1.5 GB
Storage8 GB (5 GB user available)
Removable storageUp to 64 GB microSDXC
Battery1900 mAh (7.22 Wh 3.8 V) Li-ion
Data inputsMulti-touch capacitive touchscreen, headset controls, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, 3-axis Gyroscope, Magnetometer, Accelerometer, IR Blaster, aGPS, GLONASS
Display4.27 in (108 mm) RGB Super AMOLED[3]
960x540 px, qHD (258 PPI)
Corning Gorilla Glass[3][4]
Rear camera
  • 8.0 MP (3264 x 2448 pixels) back-side illuminated sensor
  • 1080p Full HD Video Recording @ 30fps
  • Autofocus
  • LED flash
  • No image stabilization in video
  • Digital zoom:10.0 x
  • Face detection
  • Exposure compensation
  • ISO control
  • White balance presets
  • Burst mode
  • Geo tagging
  • High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
  • Panorama
  • Macro mode
  • Night mode
  • Scenes
  • Effects
  • Self-timer
Front camera1.9 MP, HD video (720p) at 60 fps
Connectivity3.5 mm TRRS; Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n 2.4 & 5 GHz); Wi-Fi Direct; Bluetooth 4.0; micro USB 2.0; NFC (GT-I9195); DLNA; UMA
WebsiteGalaxy S4 Mini website

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini (stylized as Samsung GALAXY S4 mini) is an Android smartphone developed by the Korean manufacturer Samsung Electronics. Announced on May 31, 2013 and released in July 2013, the S4 Mini is a mid-range model of its flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone and a successor to the Galaxy S III Mini. It has a similar hardware design and software features to its high-end counterpart.[5][6]


The inside of a Samsung Galaxy S4 mini

The S4 Mini uses an almost identical variant of the Galaxy S4's polycarbonate hardware design. Internally, it features a dual-core 1.7 GHz Snapdragon 400 processor with 1.5 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage that can be expanded using a MicroSD card, and a 4.27 inch qHD (540 x 960 pixel) Super AMOLED screen.[7] The S4 Mini also includes a 1.9-megapixel (MP) front-facing camera, and an improved 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with 1080p video recording at 30 frames per second, compared to the 720p of the Galaxy S3 Mini.

Software & updates[edit]

Similarly to the S4, the S4 Mini comes with Android 4.2 and Samsung's TouchWiz software, although certain features present on the S4 are not available (such as Air Gestures, Air View, Multi-window, Smart Pause, Smart Rotation, and Smart Scroll).[8]

The S4 mini received the android 4.4.2 "KitKat" update in June 2014 (though not in all regions), bringing some minor UI changes as seen on the Galaxy S4 and S4 Active.

When asked about whether the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini would get the Lollipop update on the April 24, 2015, Three UK stated that it would not get the Lollipop update, blaming on "memory limitations".[9] However, Three Ireland stated later on the very same day that the S4 Mini would indeed get the lollipop update and that it should start rolling out in the coming weeks.[10] Even though the Samsung UK and US carrier Sprint confirming that the S4 Mini will get the Lollipop update, several retweets from Samsung itself suggests that this was misinformation stating that it had failed the initial test for the update.[11][12]

International variants[edit]

The S4 mini version for most of Europe, Latin America, South Africa and few Asian countries contains a 1900 mAh, NFC-enabled battery, besides NFC is still standard on regular Galaxy S4 (both Exynos and Snapdragon variants).

The Galaxy S4 Mini is made available in:

  • GSM & HSDPA (GT-I9190);
  • LTE (GT-I9195), with NFC;
    • GT-I9195L, exclusively for Latin America
    • GT-I9195T, exclusively for Australia
  • Dual SIM (GT-I9192), with 16 GB of internal storage in some regions;
  • LTE (GT-I9197), without NFC;
  • TD-SCDMA (GT-I9198)
  • Canadian AWS LTE (SGH-I257M)(No AWS Band 4)
  • Verizon LTE (SCH-I435) [13]

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Plus[edit]

On August 3, 2015, Samsung released an updated version of the S4 Mini called the S4 Mini Plus (also known as S4 Mini Value Edition). It features a new 1.2 GHz Quad core processor, an Adreno 306 GPU, and comes with Android KitKat 4.4.4. The rest of the specs remain the same.[14][15] The Galaxy S4 Mini Plus is available in two variants:


The successor to the Galaxy S4 Mini is the Galaxy S5 Mini. It was announced on May 30, 2014, and was subsequently released in July 2014.[16]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini,
  2. ^ "How To Install Android 4.4.2 KitKat On Galaxy S4 Mini LTE". 24 March 2014. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Samsung Galaxy S4 mini preview: First look". 2013-05-30. Retrieved 2013-07-10.
  4. ^ List of devices with Gorilla Glass Archived 2013-05-24 at WebCite, Corning Inc.
  5. ^ "Samsung I9190 Galaxy S4 mini - Full phone specifications". Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Samsung Galaxy S4 mini launched: All you need to know – Tech2". 21 May 2013. Archived from the original on 1 October 2018. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Display Size Galaxy S4 Mini". Samsung. Retrieved 11 July 2014.
  8. ^ "Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini review". Engadget. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
  9. ^ "ThreeUKSupport on Twitter". Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  10. ^ "Three Ireland Online on Twitter". Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  11. ^ "Tweets with replies by Sam Private (@SamsungMobileUK) - Twitter". Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  12. ^ "Sprint Care on Twitter". Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  13. ^ "Specs - Verizon Wireless Cell Phones SCH-I435 - Samsung Cell Phones". Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  14. ^ "Samsung Galaxy S4 mini plus quietly released".
  15. ^ "Samsung Galaxy S4 mini I9195I - Full phone specifications".
  16. ^ "Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini". Archived from the original on 2016-04-27.

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