Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Duos
  • Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • 4.3 "(10.9 cm) touchscreen, 540 x 960 pixels
  • WLAN, UMTS / HSPA +
  • 1.7GHz dual-core processor
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The Samsung Galaxy S4 mini duos with the model name I9192 largely corresponds to the normal S4 mini, but provides other than this 2 SIM card slots. So if you already know the variant with only one SIM slot, may waive the actual Samsung Galaxy S4 mini Duos test almost. For all others, and those who want to know exactly how the S4 mini Duos controls the 2 SIM cards, we have tested it anyway.

Now available in Germany

Although the S4 has come at the same time mini duos with the single-SIM version on the market, it was in this country for a long time or not at all as expensive gray market to buy. Meanwhile, demand has however prevailed and the dual SIM mobile phone can be ordered in Germany well online. Samsung itself, it has, however, still not officially. The characterized circumstantial market the S4 mini Duos let the dealer currently at an extra cost of 50 € and more pay mini over simply S4. Unfortunately, this worsens the price / performance ratio accordingly.

4.3 "display - good for everyday wear, a little small for home theater

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Duos in black

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Duos is also available in black.

Because cell phones with 5-inch screen and larger displays are becoming increasingly popular, is the "mini" in a screen size that has been regarded until recently as a rather large: At 4.3 "it can be operated with one hand easily, Videos and games have but definitely enough space on the screen. Who love to use his phone for home cinema or extensive game nights on the sofa, will probably put more in the fraction of at least 5-inch smartphones. For everyday wear, to call, chatting and mobile surfing the display ranges on the S4 mini duos from easy, it also fits in pockets, but also in Jackets. The resolution is 540 x 960 pixels, also called qHD. The offers on this screen format a very tight pixel density at which one perceives any individual pixels more in normal operation. Brilliance, Viewpoint, the reaction accuracy on touch commands and the response time we found in the mobile test as very good. The sAMOLED display shows, however, how many other AMOLED displays also, a little to the Green Yellow solid color matching. However, this is not really a disadvantage, but rather a matter of taste.

Android 4.2.2 Dual SIM extension

So far, the latest Android versions 4.3 and 4.4 come in very few smartphones used in dual SIM mobile test we encountered no more single. Thus, the S4 mini duos with Android 4.2.2 comes first in terms of operating system. Samsung sets - as usual - even the user interface Touch Wiz about it that provides some meaningful and useful functions. In addition, in the "Settings" menu and in the status bar (which you can pull down from the top of the screen) or integrated special functions for the control or the spontaneous change of 2 SIM cards. The SIM management is solved very clear and inuitiv. Who has clear ideas with which he SIM perform calls or wants to use the internet, can quickly adjust. Who is not so concretely know can set the phone so well that it asks before each call, before each SMS, etc. to the SIM each desired.

Mobile Internet with high-speed, but without LTE

The S4 mini duos is one of the fastest dual-SIM phones in terms of mobile Internet. It offers UMTS and HSPA +. Like all other previously tested dual SIM smartphone is also no LTE yet. For support HSPA + all four world popular frequencies 850, 900, 1900 and 2100MHz, so abroad fast browsing is possible - however, one should pay attention to the roaming conditions here, otherwise it can quickly become expensive. On the other hand is this just an advantage of dual-SIM smartphone: you can simply insert a SIM with a favorable tariff surf travel destination as a second card if you want to do without one of the otherwise engaged SIMs on vacation.

WiFi, DLNA & Co.

For home supports Smartphone WLAN, including the transmission standard WiFi Direct and DLNA (eg for data exchange with multimedia devices). For more data transfers and microUSB and microSD slot are available, the latter even holds up to 64 GB cards, while most other dual SIM models allow a maximum of 32 GB.

Speed and Processor

The display of everyday apps and games is very fluid, with 3D games but the S4 mini Duos pushed to its limits. Although this is only a dual-core processor, the fairly high clock speed of 1.7GHz for good overall performance makes. Also, the scrolling and zooming of Web pages, switching between running apps and similar requirements has mastered the tester well. Sometimes there was a bit sluggish response, but without jerking or Hakeln.

Test Result

Display, performance and multimedia quality agree with the Galaxy S4 mini duos. Even materials and processing vote without shine - there are installed the conventional plastics, which one is accustomed from other Samsung models. Who be dual SIM would like to use mobile phone mainly for communicating with others, and in any case a Samsung fan, on a large Full HD display and maximum computing power can do without but is likely to find a good, unfortunately a bit over-priced solution with the S4 mini duos. His brand brother Galaxy S Duos (test) it is technically superior, cost but also more than doubled. If the mobile phone may also be somewhat larger and of another manufacturer, that would be even slightly higher scores 4.5 "model Acer Liquid E2 (test) a tip, with which one could save about 150 € the time of testing.

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