Samsung's Milky Way S4 is to a greater extent than telephone than you lot intend you lot need, the electronics giant has merely offered upwards the smaller, to a greater extent than midrange -- as well as certainly cheaper -- Milky Way S4 Mini.
Like a decaffeinated beverage, Samsung is hoping to give its lighter smartphone much of the same GS4 gustation amongst merely a niggling less oomph. Although the Mini has stepped-down specs compared to its flagship family, similar a lower-resolution shroud as well as an 8-megapixel photographic goggle box camera instead of a 13-megapixel shooter, it's no slouch when it comes to the Milky Way S4's meat features, similar a built-in TV remote control.
As amongst the Milky Way S3 Mini that came before, this version is aimed to a greater extent than toward the volume marketplace than the high-end sector. Here inward the middle, the Mini plays the operate of the lower cost selection compared to the marquee Milky Way S4, without sacrificing likewise many of the superphone's to a greater extent than defining features.
The CNET crew volition start instruct our hands on the smaller smartphone inward London at the June twenty launch event, as well as we'll accept to a greater extent than thoughts to part when nosotros do. Until then, here's what nosotros know nigh the phone, as well as how it should stack upwards against the master Milky Way S4.
Design as well as build Samsung's small-scale Mini is a wee fleck shorter, thicker, as well as wider than the svelte Milky Way S4 but clearly cutting from the same cloth. Like the round-shouldered original, the Mini retains its curved perimeter, metallic element rim, as well as rectangular habitation button, as well as also comes inward dark as well as white versions.
Specifically, the global GS4 Mini stands 124.6 millimeters tall (4.9 inches) past times 61.3 millimeters broad (2.4 inches) past times 8.9 millimeters thick (0.35-inch) as well as weighs a lighter 107 grams (3.7 ounces, compared to the GS4's 4.6-ounce weight.) Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 3G-only, dual SIM version volition weigh a pilus to a greater extent than at 108 grams.
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I'm most gratified to run across the GS4's IR blaster brand its agency onto the Mini. This niggling hardware bauble turns your telephone into a TV remote command when paired amongst the WatchOn app. Top phones similar the HTC One and LG Optimus G Pro share this soon-to-be living room staple, but the Milky Way S4 Mini volition live the start of its shape to also bail you lot out when your TV remote falls behind the couch.
As for connections as well as communications, Bluetooth 4.0 keeps the Mini current. NFC, which makes content-sharing possible amongst a tap, volition become far onto LTE-enabled versions of the Mini. I'm non certain why Samsung isn't including NFC inward non-LTE Mini handsets, but it probable has something to practise amongst cost command for dissimilar markets worldwide.
Cameras as well as video Although the Milky Way S4 Mini may non deliver quite the rich particular of the S4's 13-megapixel camera, Samsung is however gifting the "decaf" device amongst an 8-megapixel shooter, which is no resolution to sneeze at, specially the agency Samsung typically outfits its photographic goggle box camera modules. Expect high-fidelity images as well as smoothen 1080p hard disk video.