HWM (Malaysia) - - DESIGN & HANDLING -

As the name sug­gests, the GALAXY S4 mini fol­lows in the foot­steps of the big­ger GALAXY S4; while smaller in terms of screen size, it does adopts a sim­i­lar plas­tic chas­sis that makes it the light­est at just 107g. In ad­di­tion, it’s got the small­est foot­print and thinnest side pro­file (8.94mm). If any­thing, the GALAXY S4 mini is very us­able one-handed.

Above the 4.3-inch Su­per AMOLED dis­play are the front speaker, a 1.9-megapixel cam­era, and the am­bi­ent light and prox­im­ity sen­sor. Be­low the dis­play are the nav­i­ga­tion but­tons.

Pow­er­ing the GALAXY S4 mini is the midrange Qual­comm Snap­dragon 400 dual-core 1.7GHz pro­ces­sor and 1.5GB RAM. While Samsung says on pa­per that it comes with 8GB of on­board stor­age, only ap­prox­i­mately 5GB is ac­tu­ally avail­able for the end user, as the rest is taken up by the op­er­at­ing sys­tem and pre-in­stalled soft­ware. A mi­cro-SD card slot lo­cated be­neath the 1,900mAh bat­tery sup­ports mem­ory cards up to 64GB.

Samsung ships the GALAXY S4 mini with An­droid 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, as well as their pro­pri­etary user in­ter­face, TouchWiz. Some of the fea­tures that de­buted on the GALAXY S4 can be found on the S4 mini, which in­clude tak­ing im­ages with au­dio via Sound & Shot, mul­ti­player gam­ing and group mu­sic play via Group Play, as well as in­stant text or voice trans­la­tion via S Trans­la­tor.

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