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Free on a £26 a month deal, or £349.99 on pay-as-you-go

One of Samsung's newest members of the Galaxy S4 family, the Galaxy S4 Mini, is now available to purchase from Three UK. The S4 Mini can be had for no initial payment on a new, two-year, £26 and above contract, or can be purchased on Three's new pay-as-you-go tariff for an outright payment of £349.99. 

Despite sharing the name of the Galaxy S4, the Mini just isn't a shrunk down Galaxy S4. It's a solid enough mid-range smartphone with a 4.3-inch qHD display, a 1.7GHz dual-core processor, an 8MP rear camera and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Samsung's latest version of the Touchwiz UX laid over it. But, at £349.99 it still feels over priced, especially considering that less money will get you the higher spec'd Huawei Ascend P6 when it launches later this week. In any case, if you're looking for one on Three, head over to the online store or your local brick and mortar from today and pick one up. 

Source: Three UK

 

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini now available at Three UK

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The S4 mini is a miss all around its just way to poorly specced for the price. I mean come on 16GB is the minimum any android phone should have at this point.

definitely overpriced, 720p screen should be expected on a mid range phone these days qHD and lower is strictly entry level, low end. 16GB would be nice too, 8gb or lower is no longer acceptable for anything other than entry level smartphone.

I've always felt it was kind of misleading marketing to call these phone S4 Mini's as they in reality have very little in common with an S4, other than design.

There are several points to make here. Firstly, aside from the Nexus 4 I cannot see one decent mid or high tier Android device that I don't view as overpriced. The same can be said of the iPhone (the platform I have just left to move to Android, on a Nexus 4 as my 'try it and see' device). Secondly, I feel this hardware specification war between devices is a little redundant; to spec the S4 Mini to the same level as an S4 would make it a pointless endeavour. There has to be an up sell to the hero device. Finally, and my biggest point to make, is my wife! There are plenty of people (mainly women) who hate this huge handset screen war. My wife wanted to replace her iPhone with something more exciting but not insanely huge. Even I find the S4 ridiculous in size. For her the S4 Mini was the only sensible choice as a decent tier device of a non hand stretching calibre. In that market (decent brand, build quality, specs but with a moderate screen size) I can't see any device competing with the S4 Mini.

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