Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
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Galaxy S4 mini in White frost
Manufacturer Samsung Electronics
Slogan Minimalism Maximised
Series Galaxy
Compatible networks

2G 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 released July 2013;
2 years ago
Predecessor Samsung Galaxy S III Mini
Successor Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini
Related Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
Type Touchscreen smartphone
Form factor Slate
Dimensions 124.6 mm (4.91 in) H
61.3 mm (2.41 in) W
8.9 mm (0.35 in) D
Weight 107 g (3.8 oz)
Operating system Original: Android 4.2.2
Current: Android 4.4.2 Android 4.4.4
System on chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
CPU 1.7 GHz dual-core Krait 300
GPU Adreno 305
Memory 1.5 GB
Storage 8 GB (5 GB user available)
Removable storage Up to 64 GB microSDXC
Battery 1900 mAh (7.22 Wh 3.8 V) Li-ion
Data inputs Multi-touch capacitive touchscreen, headset controls, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, 3-axis Gyroscope, Magnetometer, Accelerometer, Infrared (IR) LED Sensor, aGPS, GLONASS
Display 4.27 in (108 mm) RGB Super AMOLED[2]
960x540 px, qHD (258 PPI)
Corning Gorilla Glass[3][2]
Rear camera
Front camera 1.9 MP, HD video (720p) at 60 fps
Connectivity 3.5 mm TRRS; Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n); Wi-Fi Direct; Bluetooth 4.0; micro USB 2.0; NFC (GT-I9195); DLNA; UMA
Website Galaxy S4 Mini website

The 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.[1][4]


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 expandable storage, and a 4.27 inch qHD (540 x 960 pixel) Super AMOLED screen.[5] The S4 Mini also includes a 1.9-megapixel (MP) front-facing camera, and an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera.

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).[6]

The S4 mini got the android 4.4.2 'KitKat' update on June 2014, 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 24 April 2015, the UK branch of the telecommunications operator 'Three' stated that it would not get the lollipop update, blaming on 'memory limitations'.[7] However the Irish branch of 'Three' 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.[8] Even though with Samsung UK and US career 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.[9][10]

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
    • GT-I9195I, Value Edition (selected markets in Europe only)[11]
  • Dual SIM (GT-I9192), with 16 GB of internal memory in some regions;
  • LTE (GT-I9197), without NFC;
  • TD-SCDMA (GT-I9198).
  • Canadian AWS LTE (SGH-I257M)

U.S. variants[edit]

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini was released in November 2013 on the Verizon, U.S. Cellular and Sprint networks.

Model Numbers:

  • Sprint (SPH-L520)
  • Verizon (SCH-I435)
  • U.S. Cellular (SCH-R890, SCH-R530U)
  • AT&T (SGH-I257)

The S4 Mini was released on May 23, 2014 on AT&T, and it included Voice Over LTE capability to the network, has a the 4.27-inch Super AMOLED display with 540 x 960 pixels, which is a 258 pixel/inch density, and a dual-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz.[12]

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Preceded by
Samsung Galaxy S III Mini
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
Succeeded by
Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini