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      23.07.2014 04:18
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      Best Phone Ever

      Best Phone Ever. Bought one a couple of months ago, and loved it since. Even though it's not as good as the S5 (which my wife owns) It Is Also Cool to Own.

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      21.07.2014 03:36
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      • "the size is small"

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      good phone cant fault it

      Samsung are good phones they brought this phone for the people who dont want the big screen or cant afford the samsung galaxy s4. It does what it needs to and does it well it might not have all the tech of the samsung galaxy s4 has but its took the bits we like from it so thumbs up

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      11.07.2014 03:01
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      A must-buy smartphone.

      I bought it 6 months ago and i am really pleased. This phone is one of the best in the market right now. The processor is really fast (1,9GHz), so Samsung Galaxy S4 mini is suitable for everyone who likes to play games or download a lot of demanding apps. The sound quality of this phone is really nice and the built-in speakers are quite good for a smartphone. In my opinion its size and its display is excellent to run apps, watch videos etc. An other really attractive option is the design. I believe it is much better than the iPhone''s one. Finally I loved the camera of Samsung S4 mini, which has a lot of nice functions and takes awesome shots.

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      16.03.2014 18:51
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      its very gud phone worth buying.

      i bought this phone from ebay last month. in few working days i got this. accessesories comes with it are earphone, charger, datacable, menual . after using it about a month ihave no problem with this device . i am fully satisfied with this device.many features are available in this. and camera quality is very nice.all the hd games work in this like gta sanandreas with high resolution. and can watch movies hd 1080 p. one thing i notice about this device is its battery backup is reaaly nice. since i alresy have galaxy s 3 but it dont have good battry backup and lag some times . but in this device i thing i have never seen any lag.or any app that crases accept some hd games .but the build quality for daily users are very goid. and handy device .with good bright and big disply .i dont have ever any issue about hand grip of device . it really fits in hands thogh. i prefer it to whom who loves to surfing ,playing games ,watching movies,chating. best buy .

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        03.03.2014 17:05
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        A lovely little phone that you can personalize to suit you.

        INTRODUCTION
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        When it comes to mobile phones, I like to choose one that is relatively simple and easy to use. In all honesty, I'm not to bright when it comes to the technical side of things when it comes to phones and PC's and the like, so will just tell you about what I know and like about this phone.

        THE PHONE
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        I have had this phone for little over a year now. What I like about this phone is that you can adapt it to how you like it. You can swipe the screen and add 'pages' to it with apps and gadgets that you want and need. I particularly like the fact that you can add and delete pages depending on the amount of gadgets and/or apps you have on your phone. For instance, on one page I have got my emails, Whatsapp, facebook, camera, gallery, Skype, my cloud drive and the game Solitaire on one page. And on another page I have an app about the weather and my favourite contacts.

        I like the fact that you can arrange any apps and gadgets you got on your phone on different pages and how you can personalize it to suit your needs. Although I'm not a big fan of playing games on my phone, I only have Solitaire installed, I do like apps that can help me in life, like Google Maps, which is already pre-installed on the phone.

        The screen dimensions are 9.5 cms long and 6 inches long. I find this suitable for me, and the phone is lightweight too and easily fits into your pockets. I find the phone quite sturdy. I do, however, have mind in a case, but even on the rare occasion I have dropped it, it's been alright. I've never got it wet or dropped it in water, so can't comment on how waterproof it is.

        CAMERA AND VIDEO
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        The camera I find takes excellent pictures and the quality of the pictures is really good and clear. I find the same applies with videos I take with this phone too. I have taken videos in the past with it, and the picture and sound quality is really clear. It is also easy to transfer photos and videos over to the PC. I plug my phone into my PC and transfer them over that way. You can put a picture of your choice as a background picture which I like.

        CONTACTS
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        When adding contacts to your phone, I like how you can add a picture to the contact, and it will show by the contacts name in the menu. You can add them to a group, ie, friends, family, work etc. And you can also add their address, email, and more than 1 phone number. I find this useful as I am often forgetting peoples addresses and email addresses. You can also make video calls from this if their phone is adapted for this too. You can also add contacts to your favourites, the favourites is shown on your screen. I like this option if you contact a certain person a lot.

        SOUND AND VOLUME
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        Another thing I like about this phone is the volume on it. I am hard of hearing in one ear, so need my devices a bit louder than normal so I can hear them. So I have this phone as loud as it will go. I find the ring tone I have which was pre-installed on the phone loud enough for me to hear. This also applies to the tone on any text messages I receive. The handy thing about the ringtone and text message tone is you can set a specific tone to a person. This can be handy so you know who is calling or texting you.

        MY OPINION
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        Would I recommend this phone? On a personal level, yes I would. I love my little phone and it suits me for what I need. I like the way you can make it look how you want to look, change the ringtones of each contact and the picture quality of the phone is really good.

        This phone is currently being sold in Argos for a starting price of £359.95.

        NOTE: This review can also be found on Ciao under the same username.

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          26.02.2014 22:02

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          Overall an easy to use reliable phone, as long as you charge it every few days!

          I have used Samsung for the last 3 mobile phones I have had and I have to say, I am the least impressed with the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. Don't get me wrong, it is a very compact phone, light and has an easy to use touch screen, however the battery life is now starting to get ridiculous! I use my phone for maybe 15 minutes of calls, 10 text messages maximum and around 15 minutes on Facebook each day and the battery lasts for a maximum of 2 day's! I had the Samsung S2 before this phone and used it for the same things and that battery lasted around a week! On the plus side, the phone is very easy to use, the touch screen is not overly sensitive so it is easy to navigate around the different applications, send texts, answer calls etc. It also comes in black or white so you have a choice of colour to suit you.

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          15.01.2014 17:59
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          Amazing phone

          I have had this phone for about four months now, and it is the only phone I have never got bored of. I changed from an apple I phone four S, because I wanted to try out other options.

          The pros:

          You are able to use google play, which has a wider range of apps than apple in my opinion. You are also not tied to samsung software. You can download music for free through an app. Samsung don't seem to just be wanting to grab your money, they want you to have a good experience.

          The phone is attractive, large and very light

          The camera is brilliant with loads of good features such as beauty shot, panoramic view etc.

          The Cons:

          The phone doesn't come with any anti virus so you have to download your own, but it is free and there are some really good ones such as avast.

          As you can make the touch sensitivity as high as you like, it's easy to end up pressing loads of random buttons in your pocket, but you can turn the sensitivity down.


          Overall I love this phone, and will get the s five when it is out without even seeing it as the galaxy has a good reputation. I would definitely recommend this phone to a friend.

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            07.01.2014 21:02
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            Great little phone

            ~~* INTRODUCTION *~~

            After my phone contract ran out I was debating on either to stay with contract phone or to simply go with pay as you go, after a few days of debating I decided on staying with the phone company and got a new contract with them. I was browsing the shop online for a new handset, as I didn't like the nokia one that I had for 2 years, so I decided on this Samsung phone which was cheaper to get a contract with then the old nokia that I had, so was pretty happy.

            ~~* IN THE BOX *~~

            You will get the handset
            Battery
            Usb lead to charge your phone
            The plug
            And not forgetting the instruction booklet.

            ~~* INFORMATION *~~

            First glimpse at the phone I was happy with it, and that was without playing about with it to see what it can do as a phone and also with what features it had inside. After fully charging the phone I decided it was time to have a play with and see how it felt and what it could do, even though I only tend to use my phone for the odd phone call and texting, and sometimes to read emails.

            The 4.3 inch amoled screen makes the phone much brighter in the colours and very clear, compared to the nokia I had. The screen on this Samsung helps with what it can fit on the screen, I love large screens on phones, but some phones have a large screen but tends to cut half the picture off when setting it, or the colours seem to suffer and is pixelated, but glad to say this has nothing like that.

            The photos that I take with this phone are very clear, and again the colours are deep in colour, I do use my phone quite a lot when taking photos as I do not have a camera, this is something that is essential when choosing the phone, I need a good camera, and with this phone having a 8mp camera, it never lets me down. I have also noticed when taking photos I have not had any photos that are either blurred or red eyed which you get with some phones.

            I have also use the video recording on the phone as I recorded my sons Christmas play, and when playing it back there was no fault with it what so ever, so I was very happy, it was very clear like when you record of a camcorder, I don't tend to do a lot of recording on the phone as it isn't my thing, but that was a special play that I needed to store and remember.

            The phone itself is fast with everything it does, whether browsing the web, reading emails or even playing games, When switching between web sites it never lags or slows down, it never freezes, but I guess that is down to the 1.7GHz duel core processor inside the phone. The dual core processors means that you can access double the amount of apps, we browsers as you would normally do on a phone with just a single core, and won't slow down or freeze up your phone.

            The 8 GB storage allows you to download games, apps, songs and games and store them to your phone, although I don't keep songs on my phone as I have an iPod to do that, and I listen to all my songs on there. I do however use my phone occasionally to play games mostly Facebook games, so the space I have on my phone is simply for storage for my photos that I have taken with the phone.

            ~~* ABOUT THE PHONE *~~

            The phone itself is easy to use, and with it being 125mm by 61mm it fits into my hand with ease, it doesn't bulk through pockets as it is very slim at just 8.94mm I have even put this phone in my purse when I haven't got any pockets that's just how slim it is. Also it's not very heavy either which is always a good thing in a phone weighing at just 109gms, which won't weigh you down when carrying it around with you.

            The phone does come with certain apps installed mostly to do with google, like google maps, google plus, Gmail, google apps store, and many more. Unfortunately you cannot delete these from the phone, as I have tried to free up more space on the phone for more important things, but never mind. I do use some of the services as the google store sometimes and Gmail.

            The sound quality on the phone is very clear, crisp and loud for a phone. There are a few ringtones that come on the phone, and message beeps, and that is really the only sound I have on my phone. I use the phone sometimes for alarms when I need to get up in a morning or even when I have a crafty nap in the afternoons. Also when I use the phone for phone calls I have noticed it does cut out most if not all background noise, so its loud and clear when I call someone which is also important.

            ~~* LOOK AND FEEL *~~

            The look of the phone is sleek, slim and very light to handle which is everything in a phone, you don't want something that is bulky and heavy. The white smooth case hugs the 4.3 inch screen, giving the phone a very expensive look and feel to it. The phone is also dust and water resistant which is also a good thing, now I haven't tried putting the phone in water just in case, but this is what the woman on the phone told me, I have never seen any dust on the phone, so that bit must be true.

            Like I have mentioned the white case is a very smooth touch, but that doesn't mean it's hard to handle or carry round with you as there is still enough grip to the phone. The phone is small enough to hold in one hand with ease, so at least you can multitask much easier.

            ~~* AVAILABILITY AND PRICE *~~

            I mentioned in my introduction that I got this on contract with virgin, but you can get this phone on pay as you go from places like:-

            Amazon at £253
            Argos at £389.99
            Car phone warehouse at £549

            These are just places I have found that sell the phone, but I would shop around.

            ~~* FINAL OPINION *~~

            Well what more can I say that what I have already said, well the phone works with android jelly bean 4.2, which is a popular operating system for phones. Do I think the phone is worth what I pay a month? Yes I do, would I pay for the phone if I had to? Yes I would, it does everything I want it to do with no faults. I haven't dropped the phone or anything yet so cannot comment on the durability, and hopefully this won't happen. I have to say I am very happy with this phone and I don't think I will be changing it for a while. Although it does everything I need and want it to do it does brilliantly.

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              07.01.2014 15:31
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              A great phone and so very much more

              As a 46 year old male I thought I was far too old for one of the latest smart phones, as all I usually did was ring and make calls. I could not be more wrong. It is stylish and compact and a thing of beauty and seems to surf the web faster than my (very) old laptop. I am still discovering everything this phone has to offer and so far it hasn't disappointed. With the help of my techno savvy 9 year old, it appears a bright new world has been opened to me. It is fast and light and even bounces well I can now watch youtube on the go, checking emails and staying in touch with work and is an ideal companion for that long commute to work either reading, checking out the papers or playing angry birds, and yes, it even makes calls and receives texts

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                20.11.2013 20:46

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                A really powerful phone with some little disadvantages

                I got this smartphone a month ago and I have to admit that its the best phone I ever had!
                The display is absolutely great due to its brightness. An argument to buy this phone is also the processor, which is clocked at 1,9GHz, so this phone is also suitable for everyone who likes to play games or watch videos.
                The sound quality of this smartphone is really nice. Also a good feature is the equalizing section at the mp3-application. It allows the user to make the sound fit the music genre. So when you're listening to rock music and choose the "rock" equalizer setting, it sounds a lot better!
                The built-in speakers are not really good, but I think that's rather normal for smartphones.
                The new chassis of the S4 reminds of the iPhone, but I personally like it, because it guarantees a nice handling.
                A disadvantage I found is that while charging or playing games which use a lot of the processor's power, the backside of the phone gets really warm. Besides, the battery life may be not really long lasting, but that depends on the kind of using it. After a day at work my S4 Mini usually has 60-70% left, but if you use it permanently, it might decrease a lot faster!

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                12.11.2013 23:11

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                Love it despite some of the issues which can be overlooked

                I really enjoy this phone! It is very light and fits in the hand perfectly unlike some of the other models which are huge. I've had some of those before but I can't even hold them in one hand comfortably. So this one is perfect for me. It is also extremely very fast and powerful. I love it.
                Sadly though I do believe there are two problems with it. One is the internal memory of the device, I looked around EVERYWHERE and couldn't find any information about it. It is only 8Gb so if you need more, you might want to look around for another phone. It must be due to its size that they had to limit the internal storage. The good thing is that you can always get more storage in the Micro SD, of course, another expense.
                Lastly, it doesn't operate as smooth as I want it to when I play games on it. I unfortunately cannot figure out why, but it is a concern of mine.
                Overall though I really recommend anyone buy this if you need a light, normal sized and operational smart phone.

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