Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini I9190

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini I9190Notebook: Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini I9190 (Galaxy Series)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 4.3 inch, 16:9, 960x540 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.3kg
Price: 500 euro
Average Score: 80.18% - good
Average of 11 scores (from 23 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 80%, features: 87%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini I9190

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini vs Galaxy S4 mini comparison review: New smartphone adds waterproof design, fingerprint scanner and heart rate monitor
Source: PC Advisor English
The Galaxy S5 mini adds a reasonable amount of upgrades compared to the Galaxy S4 mini. These include better components, more storage, a waterproof design and newer software. Let's not forget the fingerprint scanner and heart rate monitor either. It's worth the extra £120 if you can afford it and will make use of those additional features.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 07/04/2014
80% Galaxy S4 Mini Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
Samsung successfully brought everything customers loved about the Galaxy S4 into the Galaxy S4 Mini, giving those who prefer a phone with a 4-inch screen something to enjoy. Sure – the S4 Mini doesn’t have the specs of the Galaxy S4, but it’s still able to offer a great experience for those looking for a mid-range phone of this size. All eyes will soon be on the S5 Mini once Samsung makes their official announcement of its existence, but until then, the S4 Mini will give you a solid Galaxy experience within a small frame. And best of all, once the S5 Mini is announced, you can expect the price of the S4 Mini to drop a great deal.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/09/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
Source: Laptop Mag English
Just as its name implies, the $49.99 Galaxy S4 Mini is a scaled-down version of the Galaxy S4. And while you don't get such features as Air View or Eraser Mode, you do get a phone that's easy to use with one hand, a built-in remote control and a capable 8-MP camera.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/30/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
Samsung GALAXY S 4 Mini Review
Source: Slashgear English
The GALAXY S 4 Mini is a wonderful little cell phone, and is surprisingly reminiscent of the older Galaxy S 2, though bringing with it all the trimmings of a newer device. The smartphone sits well in one's hand (the position of the power button aside), and is small enough to slip into just about any pocket or sleeve. Despite feeling small in the hand, the Mini avoids feeling too small when it comes to the display. If you're in the market for a small smartphone that doesn't drag poor performance and low-end specs along with it, the GALAXY S 4 Mini is a solid choice.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/16/2013
60% Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini review
Source: T3 English
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is a little frustrating. It has the pieces to make it an affordable alternative to some of the gargantuan top-tier phones, but it falls short of the mark. It's not, as the name suggest, simply a mini version of the Samsung Galaxy 4, but a completely different phone with wildly different specs and the only part that's the same is the plastic-fuelled design. The wait for a really good small screened Android phone continues.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/24/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
Source: Inside HW English
When compared to the last year’s mini model, S4 mini is a noticeably better smartphone, which bears its Galaxy S mark with more confidence. Due to its smaller size, it rests comfortably in the hand and it’s easy to handle. As for its sheer power, we didn’t expect it to match S4 model, but it has enough at its disposal.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/26/2013
80% Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini review
Source: V3.co.uk English
With the Galaxy S4 having struggled to meet our expectations, we didn't expect to like the Galaxy S4 Mini, which essentially is a smaller version of Samsung's flagship handset. However, during our time with the phone the Galaxy S4 Mini proved to be a decent, well performing mid-range smartphone, and possibly more suited to a high-end label given its specifications. The handset's screen is on a par with those of some high-end smartphones on the market, and its battery outperforms those in most handsets with much higher prices.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini review
Source: Techradar English
If you read this entire review, then you'll know exactly what we thought of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. If you've just jumped to reading this page then you should know that the things we put into the 'disliked' section are really only minor details. Both of these phones are very similar in spec and layout, but try them side by side and we think you'll probably just prefer the One Mini... especially as the microSD card slot on the S4 mini is a little harder to access.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/09/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 90% workmanship: 90%
Samsung Galaxy S4 mini video review - the smaller, cheaper Galaxy S4
Source: PC Advisor English
The Galaxy S4 mini fits much better in the hand than its big brother and fortunately has the same stylish design. Everything is a lá Galaxy S4, except smaller. See also: Samsung Galaxy S4 mini vs HTC One mini comparison review.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/08/2013
80% Samsung Galaxy S4 mini review: offers a cheaper but downgraded version of the S4
Source: PC Advisor English
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. Consider the HTC One mini or the Nexus 4 as serious alternatives.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/31/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 70%
Samsung Galaxy S4 mini vs HTC One mini comparison review
Source: PC Advisor English
Samsung's Galaxy S4 mini has arrived and now HTC has brought along its HTC One mini. Find out how these rivals stack up against each other in our Samsung Galaxy S4 mini vs HTC One mini comparison review.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 07/30/2013
small in size, but not worth the mega price
Source: Engadget English
As much as we'd like to see a device that fits the literal description of the Galaxy S4 Mini -- you know, a phone that's all but identical to the original GS4, just smaller -- Samsung clearly had something else in mind. Instead, the Mini is meant for those who love the GS4 design and firmware but are looking for a lower price point.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/22/2013
90% Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini review
Source: Techradar English
If you read this entire review, then you'll know exactly what we thought of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. If you've just jumped to reading this page, you will have a rough idea. The things we managed to put into the disliked section are really only minor details. As for those wondering whether they should buy the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini instead of the Samsung Galaxy S3, truly that is something that you will have to decide for yourself. But the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini more than makes a case for itself, with the upgraded software, decent battery life and 4G tech more than giving the Samsung Galaxy S3 a run for its money.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/08/2013
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 90% workmanship: 90%
Hands on: Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini review
Source: Techradar English
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is a surprisingly well built, premium looking handset with a good range of bells and whistles which will please any prospective buyer. We weren't overly impressed with the microSD placement or the bundled Samsung keyboard, plus the amount of internal storage available is disappointing - but these aren't huge issues and overall the Galaxy S4 Mini appears to be an excellent smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/20/2013

Foreign Reviews

83% Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
Source: PC News - Heft 01/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 83%
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
Source: Connect Freestyle - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
83% Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
Source: PC News - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 83%
91% Spitze in der Mittelklasse
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/28/2013
Rating: Total score: 91%
85% Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini (mit LTE)
Source: Connect - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 85%
LTE-Galaxy im iPhone-Format
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Positive: efficient medium-class model; configuration; very good camera
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/16/2013
Leistungsstark und dennoch kompakt
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Positive: chunky and light device; conveniently small dimensions
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/05/2013
Kleiner Bruder ganz groß?
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Positive: smaller than normal S4 device; practical device
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/29/2013
Mini-Me – „Kleiner“ Bruder des S4 mit 4,3 Zoll-Display und LTE
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Positive: good workmanship; practical device; sound overall package
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/29/2013

Comment

Model:

In many ways, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini I9190 is really just a smaller version of the Samsung Galaxy S4. Much like its bigger counterpart, the build quality is excellent; it feels sturdy and well made despite the plastic panels. The 4.3 inch screen is a qHD Super AMOLED display with a 540x960 resolution, making for nice enough images. It can’t be compared to full sized devices, but for this price range and size, it is decent. It is easier to handle with one hand than the full sized behemoth, and it features mid-range hardware. The 1.7 GHz dual-core CPU with 1.5 GB of RAM should suffice for most tasks, but more complex games will certainly not run too well.

Most of the cutting edge software from Samsung like Air Gestures and Air View is not included. However, S Translator and S Health are included. S Translator is one of those fun features that allow one to translate spoken or typed sentences from various languages. S Health is a great fitness tool able to track information like blood sugar levels and blood pressure with users input, or special devices that can connect to the smartphone. It is definitely a great tool for those who need to monitor their health carefully. The verdict is that the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini I9190 is a great choice for those who don’t need much performance and prefer a more portable size. Samsung's apps are the greatest advantage compared to competitors with similar size, price and specs.

Qualcomm Adreno 305: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 400 and S4 Plus SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


S4 Plus MSM8930: High-end dual-core Krait based SoC that includes a Adreno 305 GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


4.3": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.3 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Samsung: The Samsung Group is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand in South Korea. The meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars". The Samsung brand is one of the most important brands of South Korea. Samsung is an international notebook manufacturer of medium size according market shares and reviews.

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80.18%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-06-23 (Update: 2013-06-23)