The Samsung Galaxy S 4 Mini has been an oddly hyped device lately. You wouldn’t think that the smaller and weaker version of a flagship would get so much attention, but it really is. And I have to say, I don’t mind. Despite using a Galaxy Note II, I still like smaller phones a lot, and the S 4 Mini looks pretty great.
With a 4.3″ qHD display, a 1.7GHz dual core processor, 8GB of memory, 8MP rear camera, 1,900 mAh battery, and Android 4.2.2, it’s quite a competent little device. But the software is taken straight from the Galaxy S 4, with many of the software features retained. You get S Voice, S Health, Smart View, Air View (this seems unlikely but they say it’s true!), and S Beam. You also get an IR blaster with the WatchON app to control televisions, just like with its big brother.
The S 4 Mini is a small device by today’s standards, but it offers some pretty nice specs for those who are looking for a small device with a high end experience. It may not be the best, but it will serve its purpose well. If you’re interested in the device, or want to see how it looks like next to a Galaxy S 4, watch this hands on video: