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    • Compact size makes this phone super practical
    • High powered processor will keep everything running smoothly
    • Perfect for just about anybody

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    With 4G, internet is five times faster than older 3G connections. It’s perfect for streaming videos & music, and web pages load instantly. 4G lets you get the most out of your new phone.
    Find out more in our 4G comparison hub.

    Camera quality Screen size Operating system Processor name and model Talk time (up to)
    8MP 4.3" Android Jelly Bean 4.2 1.7GHz dual core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 processor Up to 12 hours talk time

    Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini

    The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is a powerful, compact smartphone full of loads of handy tricks and features that make it perfect for everyday life.

    The essential tech specs.

    The battery certainly isn’t mini in the S4 Mini. At 1,900mAh it’ll give 300 hours of standby time or 12 hours of talk time. The operating system is  Android Jelly Bean, version 4.2.2, and combining this with a 1.7GHz dual core Snapdragon 400 processor makes it run perfectly. Its 4.3” screen uses 720p qHD resolution, so it’s very sharp, giving 256 pixels per inch (PPI). Flip it over and you’ll find the impressive 8MP camera, while the front camera is 1.9MP. There’s 8GB of built-in storage, plus space for a microSD card up to 64GB (cards sold separately).

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    All the power, less of the size.

    The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini has the same styling and design as the full sized Galaxy S4, but is much more compact. Lighter and more manageable, it’s perfect for slotting into skinny jeans or handbags. The 4.3” display is bright and sharp, but importantly a little smaller than on the larger S4. This makes it easier to use the touchscreen, especially if you’ve slightly smaller hands.

    The latest tech for advanced hardware.

    With a 4.3” qHD Super AMOLED display, the Galaxy S4 Mini has a stunning screen that’s perfect for everything from viewing photos on Facebook and Twitter, to playing games and watching your favourite programmes. It also uses Adapt Display, a feature that’ll automatically adjust the screen to make everything look its best. You can also make manual changes to keep the screen how you like. Behind the screen is a powerful 1.7GHz dual core processor, powerful enough for high end 3D games, running multiple apps at once, and anything you need to do with your smartphone.

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    Capture your memories: cameras front and back.

    The Galaxy S4 Mini allows you to capture the important moments in your life with an 8MP rear facing camera as well as a 1.9MP HD front facing camera. Special features include Sound&Shot, which stores sounds and images together in a single photo, and Panorama Shot, which allows you to take super wide panoramic shots. You can also receive travel assistance and information services through the S Travel preloaded app, which can even recommend a new trip and provide destination guides.

    Translate languages and control your TV.

    The S4 Mini is still a clever and powerful bit of kit. The S Translator feature gives you instant translations using text or voice on applications including email, text message and ChatON. You can also use WatchON’s infrared remote which transforms your Galaxy S4 Mini into a remote to control your home entertainment systems including TV, set-top box and DVD player.

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    Samsung Galaxy Gear compatible.

    When you get the latest software update for your phone, you'll be able to use the Samsung Galaxy Gear with it. This is Samsung's smartwatch, the ultimate convenient gadget. It lets you control your smartphone, check notifications and make calls all from your wrist. You can even send texts with your phone in a bag.

    Battery life and operating system

    Battery size (in mAh) 1,900 mAh This is the amount of electric charge in the battery of the device, measured in millampere-hours (mAh). In general, the more mAh, the longer your device will last on battery power, although it does depend on usage and the power demands of the device.
    Operating system Android Jelly Bean 4.2 The software that runs the phone. Different software has different features and strengths, so it’s best to try out a few to decide which you prefer.
    Standby time (up to) 300 hours The maximum length of time the device can remain switched on before the battery needs recharging. Standby time is theoretical and based on lab conditions.
    Talk time (up to) 12 hours The maximum length of time you can make a phone call using the device (under ideal conditions) before the battery needs recharging.

    Body and screen

    Device size 124.6 x 61.3 x 8.9 mm

    The dimensions (size) in millimetres of the device.

    Device weight 107g The weight of the device in grams.
    Screen size 4.3" The size of the main display screen of your device, in inches. The larger the screen, the better it is for movies and web browsing, but it can be more difficult to use.
    Screen resolution 540 x 960 pixels The resolution of the screen is the amount of pixels used along the length and width of the screen. Along with ppi, it is a good measure of screen detail – the higher the resolution, the more detail there is in the screen.
    Screen sharpness 256ppi The ppi (pixels per inch) is a measurement that takes into account the size of the screen and the resolution to give a sharpness rating. It can be compared across devices – the higher the ppi, the sharper the screen is, making it better for high resolution content and reading.
    Screen technology Super AMOLED The type of technology that the display uses. Normally this is either LCD or AMOLED, but there are many variations, and each has its advantages. It is best to look at screens in the flesh to see which types you prefer most.
    Sim type Micro The type of SIM that is used in the device. This is important as devices only take one type of SIM. If you don’t have the right SIM, it is easy to transfer your number to the correct type.
    Touchscreen Yes Touchscreens allow you to control the device by tapping and swiping, navigate menus, access apps and interact with your content.

    Call

    Frequency band Quad band The number of bands your phone works across. Dual bands will normally only work in your home country and continent, quad bands will work in the Americas.
    Speakerphone Yes If this mobile phone has a built-in speaker, you can use it to have hands free conversations or share music with friends. (Dependent on your handset's features).
    Works in USA Yes Often known as 'tri-band', this device can connect to mobile networks in Europe and the USA. You'll also need to make sure your UK network offers service in the place you're visiting.
    Voice dialling Yes Begin calls to your friends without typing numbers - just say their name!
    Voice recognition Yes Technology that enables your device to be activated and controlled by your voice. The latest devices let you control many features - check the weather, start the camera, make a note – whatever you need.

    Camera

    Camera quality 8MP The amount of megapixels (MP) of the device’s camera. This is a measure of detail, so, as a general rule, the higher the megapixel count, the more detailed photos you’ll get.
    Flash type LED The type of flash that is used by the device for taking photos in low light.
    Front facing camera 1.9MP Capture self portraits to use as your profile pics or share with friends. If your device supports video chats you can also use the front facing camera as a handy web cam, for face-to-face calls. Generally, the more megapixels (MP), the better the quality of the images you’ll get.
    Video camera quality 1080p full HD The resolution and quality of the video footage that the device’s camera shoots. Generally, the higher the quality figure is, the more detailed the video footage is.

    Connectivity

    3G Yes 3G is a wireless technology that transfers data between mobile devices. If you connect to the internet via 3G then you'll enjoy fast browsing and downloading speeds. Costs vary between networks.
    4G Yes

    With 4G, internet is five times faster than older 3G connections. It’s perfect for streaming videos & music, and web pages load instantly. 4G lets you get the most out of your new phone.
    Find out more in our 4G comparison hub.

    Bluetooth Yes Bluetooth is a wireless technology that lets your device send and receive media like pictures and songs, as well as connect to accessories like Bluetooth headsets for hands free calling.
    Internet data connection Yes The device can connect to the internet without having to first connect to a Wi-Fi connection. The internet data connection covers all data types that are slower than 3G and 4G – check other features to check if this device can connect to the internet at faster speeds.
    Mobile hotspot and tethering Yes This allows you to share the internet data connection of your device with other devices, allowing laptops and tablets, among other devices, to access the internet when they would otherwise need to find a Wi-Fi connection.
    Other connectivity NFC, DLNA, Infrared The other connectivity technologies that the device supports, allowing it to share to or control other devices.
    Positioning A-GPS, GLONASS The technologies that the device can access to update its location and tell apps, like Google Maps or Bing Maps, where the phone is, allowing for accurate navigation.
    Wi-Fi Yes If your device is compatible with Wi-Fi then you can access the internet via wireless networks, and enjoy broadband-like browsing speeds. Signal strength varies, and you might need a network key.

    In the box

    Charger Yes

    A mains charger is included to charge your phone.

    Earphones Yes

    Earphones are included. These feature a built-in microphone to take calls.

    USB cable Yes USB cable included in the box.

    Music and entertainment

    Apps Yes Discover a world of possibilities with downloadable applications on your device.
    Music player Yes A music player lets you play music on the device that is stored in the device’s built-in memory.
    Radio Yes A built in app that lets you listen to radio stations on your phone.

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    Processor and memory

    Number of cores Dual core The number of cores in the processor. Each core is the equivalent of a standalone processor.. Some processors have dual or quad cores, and may be better for certain tasks. Generally, the more cores a processor has, the more powerful it is.
    Memory card type MicroSD up to 64GB Different devices use different types of memory expansion card, so it’s important you use the correct type. The cards slot into the device and let you boost the amount of memory that is available for music, photos and videos.
    Internal phone memory 8GB The amount of memory built into your device for movies, music and other files.
    Processor name and model 1.7GHz dual core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 processor The full name of the processor that powers the device. If you have a specific need, check the strong points of your device's processor.
    Processor speed 1.7GHz The speed of the processor. Generally, the faster the processor speed the more powerful the processor and the faster it process information, making it better for games and complex tasks.
    RAM 1.5GB RAM is the memory used for running programs. Generally, the more RAM, the smoother everything will run, and the more complex apps you can run.

    Deliveries

    Free delivery within 2 days (Order before 5pm)
    Saturday delivery is £7.50

    You'll receive a 1 hour time slot on the morning of your delivery. If it doesn’t suit you, just text or email to reschedule. Delivery date for out of stock items will vary and will not be next day.

    Free nominated day delivery

    Please note delivery and choice of dates for items on pre-order may vary.

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    For full details on your deliveries, please visit our Help site.

    The above services are available on all phones, Pay monthly SIM cards, free gifts and everything else over £50. Delivery is made by DPD. All non handset items under £50 are delivered by Royal Mail first class, and will not qualify for next day delivery guarantees or the above services.

    These services are not available in certain remote locations. For remote locations, you should allow up to 1-2 working days and you may be charged extra.

    These services are not available on Sundays and bank holidays.

    Returns

    Product purchased online

    • Most items can be returned or exchanged within 14 days of the date we first try to deliver your product
    • If something's not working, give us a call on 0870 111 6565^. We will tell you whether you are eligible for a return, exchange or repair.
    • If you have no reception on your new network, you can return your device within 14 days of the date we first tried to deliver it to you
    • Online purchases can also be returned to your nearest store

    What do I need to return/cancel my order

    • Your product in its original condition and preferably its original packaging.
    • All the accessories and other content that came with the product.
    • Proof of purchase.
    • Any free gifts that came with the product.
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    Full information on the above returns policies is available on our Help site.

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