Welcome the extended family of Galaxy S4. Today the Korean giant launched Samsung Galaxy S4 mini in India for Rs 27,990. The smaller sibling of Galaxy S4 was first announced in May and later the Galaxy S4 Active and Galaxy S4 Zoom joined the famed family.
Samsung is trying to milk the S4 fame and hype by squeezing in many variants. Unfortunately, except for the name monicker and the semblance to Samsung’s flagship smartphone, Galaxy S4 mini is no match to the bigger bro when it comes to the specs.
Galaxy S4 mini has a 4.3 inch Super Amoled display with a qHD resolution (960×540 pixels). The resolution pales in comparison to Galaxy S4’s full HD.
Again the processor is smashed to a lower end with a dual-core 1.7 GHz processor, 1.5 GB RAM and internal memory of 8 GB. The shooter is also minimized to a 8 megapixel and a 1.9 MP front facing camera. As a saving grace, Samsung has borrowed and rolled out some of the camera features from Galaxy S4 like Sound and shot, Panorama shot and also Story album that automatically organizes the captured images into album based on time, events and place.
Galaxy S4 mini runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean the latest Android version cooking now and has garnished it with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI.
Other features like S Translator, S Health etc that was found in Galaxy S4 also are available here.
S4 mini stores under it’s belly a 1,900 mAh battery and weighing an impressive 107 grams its delightful on hand.
But the bottom line, will the S4 branding help sell Galaxy S4 mini at the price tag of Rs. 27,990 which does not merit the inferior hardware specs.