The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Plus is yet another addition from Samsung to the popular Galaxy series. Most of the features of this phone are pretty similar to others in the Samsung series smartphones. Some unique features may impress the users, particularly the slimness and the compactness of the model. It is one of the most lightweight and easy to function phones in the recent times.
The phone clubs in most of the high-end smartphone features with some additions such as FM Radio etc. that are found in low-end models. It has a good mix of facilities for the personal and professional use and is an overall a good choice for someone looking at a well-functioning and easy-to-handle smartphone.
One of the most famous things about the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Plus is the lightness and the compactness of the device. Being just 8.94mm thin, it is 107 grams in weight and has the dimensions of 124.6mm x 61.3mm. It is easy to have a comfortable grip on the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Plus with just one hand and perform functions smoothly. It is a boon for those users who hate large-screen phones that sometimes require the use of both hands.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Plus is a touchscreen phone with a screen size of 4.3 inches and a Super AMOLED display. The screen resolution is 540 x 960 pixels (with a pixel density of 256 ppi), which is a bit of a disappointment as most people have started associating HD screens with a smartphone and consider it to be a default feature on the phone.
The operating system on the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Plus is Android 4.4. (KitKat), which happens to be one of the most popular Android systems by far and guarantees the smooth performance of the device. The phone also features a 1.2GHz quad-core processor of Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 make with an internal RAM of 1.5GB and an internal storage of 8GB. Interestingly, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Plus happens to be the lightest Samsung phone with a quad-core processor.
The RAM and storage of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Plus could have a little bit of a disappointment, as some of the most recent models from other manufacturers in the same price range have started feature 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal memory. However, the good news is that the memory on Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Plus is extendable with microSD up to 64 GB. That gives enough scope for a user to transfer some of the apps to the card and still perform functions smoothly on the phone.
In terms of the sensors, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Plus has the popular Proximity and Accelerometer sensors but lacks on the compass sensor. It also has the Ambient Light Sensor and Gyroscope but does not have the Temperature sensor and Barometer. These are, of course, features that concern serious tech-lovers and otherwise do not bring any obstacles in the smooth usage of the phone.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Plus has an 8MP rear or primary camera that gives decent pictures. When compared to some similar phones from other manufacturers, this one is a little behind because others have 12MP or 13MP primary cameras. The front camera is not so good either, as it is only 1.9 MP and will not give great results in low-light; not good news for selfie lovers. There is a flash feature on both the cameras. Other camera features include video recording, auto focus, and digital zoom.
All the usual video and audio file formats can be played on the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Plus . And there are facilities for the loudspeaker and audio jack of 3.5mm and FM Radio as well.
One of the biggest advantages of owning the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Plus is the plethora of connectivity options that it gives, including Bluetooth 4.0, Hotspot, WiFi, LTE, NFC, 3G, etc. It is indeed quite useful for working professionals who need these options all the time for smooth workflow on the go.
The battery of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Plus is 1900 mAH, Li-ion giving up to 14 hours of talk time on 3G. Some of the other phones in the same series provide 2000mAH or higher, but the battery performance on Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Plus is pretty good overall. You can also enjoy long hours of video playing or gaming on the device without any issues.
While the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Plus has some good features and lives up to the Galaxy series, there are some things that it lacks, which competitors have picked up and improved on. Here are the pros and cons of this device for you to decide how well this phone works for you.WHAT WE LIKED
With the kind of features that the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Plus offers for personal and professional uses, it is overall a good deal packed in a compact and lightweight body. For users who are not too fond of big, flashy phones, this is a perfect choice that brings in all smartphone features at a reasonable price, except of course the non-HD display and average quality of the cameras.