Samsung

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini

Features

  • 4G LTE Capable
  • Android
  • 8 megapixels
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • Talk time: Up to 10h
  • Standby: Up to 12d 12h
  • View full specs
 

Review Score:

75/100

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Phone Plan Contract Value Data Price How to Buy
 
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
$0 upfront
$35 Optus My Plan Plus
Share data with up to 5 mobile broadband devices
  • One off $5 set up fee per device for data sharing
  • Unlimited standard national SMS/MMS
  • Additional data $10 per extra 1GB
Deal
Bonus Jawbone UP Accessories Voucher
24
Months
300 mins
Up to 300 mins
500MB
Details
$35/mthMin. Total Cost $840
over 24 months
Call Optus Sales
1300 557 939
Go to site

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.0293.

 
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
$0 upfront
$35 Optus My Plan Business
Share data with up to 5 mobile broadband devices for just a one off $5 set up fee per device
  • Unlimited standard national SMS/MMS
  • Additional data $10 per extra 1GB
  • Usage alerts to help you avoid hefty excess fees
Deal
Bonus Jawbone UP Accessories Voucher
24
Months
300 mins
Details
500MB
Details
$35/mthMin. Total Cost $840
over 24 months
Call Optus Business
1300 664 176
Go to site

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.0293.

 
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
$0 upfront
$50 Optus My Plan Plus
Share data with up to 5 mobile broadband devices
  • One off $5 set up fee per device for data sharing
  • Unlimited standard national SMS/MMS
  • Additional data $10 per extra 1GB
Deal
Bonus Jawbone UP Accessories Voucher
24
Months
600 mins
Up to 600 mins
1GB
Details
$50/mthMin. Total Cost $1,200
over 24 months
Call Optus Sales
1300 557 939
Go to site

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.0195.

 
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
$0 upfront
$50 Optus My Plan Business
Share data with up to 5 mobile broadband devices for just a one off $5 set up fee per device
  • Unlimited standard national SMS/MMS
  • Additional data $10 per extra 1GB
  • Usage alerts to help you avoid hefty excess fees
Deal
Bonus Jawbone UP Accessories Voucher
24
Months
600 mins
Details
1GB
Details
$50/mthMin. Total Cost $1,200
over 24 months
Call Optus Business
1300 664 176
Go to site

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.0195.

Optus
Hard to choose? Switch to Optus My Plan Plus and get loads of data you can share with up to 5 mobile devices, like your tablet
 
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
$0 upfront when you stay connected for 24 months
$55 Mobile Accelerate Plan
Unlimited SMS within Australia to standard Australian numbers
  • All to std Australian numbers (excl use O/S)
  • Australia’s most reliable mobile network
24
Months
$550
Details
500MB
Details
$55/mthMin. Total Cost $1,320
over 24 months
Call Telstra Now
1300 847 281
Go to site
 
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
$0 upfront
$60 Optus My Plan Plus
Share data with up to 5 mobile broadband devices
  • One off $5 set up fee per device for data sharing
  • Unlimited standard national SMS/MMS
  • Additional data $10 per extra 1GB
Deal
Bonus Jawbone UP Accessories Voucher
24
Months
Unlimited
standard minutes for talk to Australian mobiles & landlines, 13/1300 numbers
2GB
Details
$60/mthMin. Total Cost $1,440
over 24 months
Call Optus Sales
1300 557 939
Go to site

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.0122.

 
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
$0 upfront
$60 Optus My Plan Business
Share data with up to 5 mobile broadband devices for just a one off $5 set up fee per device
  • Unlimited standard national SMS/MMS
  • Additional data $10 per extra 1GB
  • Usage alerts to help you avoid hefty excess fees
Deal
Bonus Jawbone UP Accessories Voucher
24
Months
Unlimited
standard minutes for talk to Australian mobiles & landlines, 13/1300 numbers
2GB
Details
$60/mthMin. Total Cost $1,440
over 24 months
Call Optus Business
1300 664 176
Go to site

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.0122.

 
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
$0 upfront when you stay connected for 24 months
$65 Easy Share Business Plan
Unlimited SMS & MMS within Australia to standard Australian numbers
  • Unlimited Messagebank or MessageBank PLUS
  • Australia’s most reliable mobile network
  • All within Australia (excl. use overseas)
24
Months
$550
Details
1GB
for use in Australia
$65/mthMin. Total Cost $1,560
over 24 months
Call Telstra
1300 553 385
Go to site
 
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
$0 upfront when you stay connected for 24 months
$70 Mobile Accelerate Plan
Unlimited SMS to standard Australian numbers
  • All to std Australian numbers (excl use O/S)
  • Australia’s most reliable mobile network
24
Months
$700
Details
1.5GB
Details
$70/mthMin. Total Cost $1,680
over 24 months
Call Telstra Now
1300 847 281
Go to site
 
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
$0 upfront
$80 Optus My Plan Plus
Share data with up to 5 mobile broadband devices
  • One off $5 set up fee per device for data sharing
  • Unlimited standard national SMS/MMS
  • Additional data $10 per extra 1GB
Deal
Bonus Jawbone UP Accessories Voucher
24
Months
Unlimited
standard minutes for talk to Australian mobiles & landlines, 13/1300 numbers
3GB
Details
$80/mthMin. Total Cost $1,920
over 24 months
Call Optus Sales
1300 557 939
Go to site

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.0114.

 
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
$0 upfront
$80 Optus My Plan Business
Share data with up to 5 mobile broadband devices for just a one off $5 set up fee per device
  • Unlimited standard national SMS/MMS
  • Additional data $10 per extra 1GB
  • Usage alerts to help you avoid hefty excess fees
Deal
Bonus Jawbone UP Accessories Voucher
24
Months
Unlimited
standard minutes for talk to Australian mobiles & landlines, 13/1300 numbers
3GB
Details
$80/mthMin. Total Cost $1,920
over 24 months
Call Optus Business
1300 664 176
Go to site

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.0114.

 
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
$0 upfront when you stay connected for 24 months
$85 Easy Share Business Plan
Unlimited SMS & MMS within Australia to standard Australian numbers
  • Unlimited Messagebank or MessageBank PLUS
  • Australia’s most reliable mobile network
  • All within Australia (excl. use overseas)
24
Months
$800
Details
1.5GB
for use in Australia
$85/mthMin. Total Cost $2,040
over 24 months
Call Telstra
1300 553 385
Go to site
 
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
$0 upfront when you stay connected for 24 months
$95 Mobile Accelerate Plan
Free talk 7pm - 7am every night and all day Sat and Sun, plus unlimited SMS, all to standard Australian numbers (excludes use overseas)
  • All to std Australian numbers (excl use O/S)
  • Australia’s most reliable mobile network
24
Months
$950
Details
2.5GB
Details
$95/mthMin. Total Cost $2,280
over 24 months
Call Telstra Now
1300 847 281
Go to site
 
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
$0 upfront
$100 Optus My Plan Plus
Share data with up to 5 mobile broadband devices
  • One off $5 set up fee per device for data sharing
  • Unlimited standard national SMS/MMS
  • Additional data $10 per extra 1GB
Deal
Bonus Jawbone UP Accessories Voucher
24
Months
Unlimited
standard minutes for talk to Australian mobiles & landlines, 13/1300 numbers
5GB
Details
$100/mthMin. Total Cost $2,400
over 24 months
Call Optus Sales
1300 557 939
Go to site

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.0098.

 
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
$0 upfront
$100 Optus My Plan Business
Share data with up to 5 mobile broadband devices for just a one off $5 set up fee per device
  • Unlimited standard national SMS/MMS
  • Additional data $10 per extra 1GB
  • Usage alerts to help you avoid hefty excess fees
Deal
Bonus Jawbone UP Accessories Voucher
24
Months
Unlimited
standard minutes for talk to Australian mobiles & landlines, 13/1300 numbers
5GB
Details
$100/mthMin. Total Cost $2,400
over 24 months
Call Optus Business
1300 664 176
Go to site

All for use within Australia. Cost of 1MB included data is $0.0098.

 
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
$0 upfront when you stay connected for 24 months
$100 Easy Share Business Plan
Free calling during 9-5pm weekdays within Australia to standard Australian numbers
  • Unlimited Messagebank or MessageBank PLUS
  • Australia’s most reliable mobile network
  • All within Australia (excl. use overseas)
24
Months
$950
Details
2GB
for use in Australia
$100/mthMin. Total Cost $2,400
over 24 months
Call Telstra
1300 553 385
Go to site
 
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
$0 upfront when you stay connected for 24 months
$130 Mobile Accelerate Plan
Unlimited talk, SMS and MMS to standard Australian numbers (excludes use overseas)
  • All to std Australian numbers (excl use O/S)
  • Australia’s most reliable mobile network
24
Months
Unlimited
Conditions Apply
3GB
Details
$130/mthMin. Total Cost $3,120
over 24 months
Call Telstra Now
1300 847 281
Go to site
 
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
$0 upfront when you stay connected for 24 months
$135 Easy Share Business Plan
Unlimited calls anytime and unlimited SMS & MMS within Australia to standard Australian numbers
  • Unlimited Messagebank or MessageBank PLUS
  • Australia’s most reliable mobile network
  • All within Australia (excl. use overseas)
24
Months
Unlimited
Conditions Apply
3GB
for use in Australia
$135/mthMin. Total Cost $3,240
over 24 months
Call Telstra
1300 553 385
Go to site
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Included Value

Optus - $60 Optus My Plan Plus
Share data with up to 5 mobile broadband devices

Here's what you get...

You can make as many calls as you want to local, national, and local GSM mobile numbers. Refer to the carrier's Fair Use Policy for more information.

 

Tip: You can refine your usage estimates at the top of the page

300 Minutes - Analysis

Optus - $35 Optus My Plan Plus
Share data with up to 5 mobile broadband devices

Here's an example:
  • 150 x 2 min calls
Optus
Flagfall$0.00 per call
Voice calls$0.00 per minute
SMS$0.00 each
MMS$0.00 each
Video flagfall$0.00 per call
Video calls$0.00 per minute
 

Tip: You can refine your usage estimates at the top of the page

300 Minutes - Analysis

Optus Business - $35 Optus My Plan Business
Share data with up to 5 mobile broadband devices for just a one off $5 set up fee per device

Here's an example:
  • 150 x 2 min calls
Optus Business
Flagfall$0.00 per call
Voice calls$0.00 per minute
SMS$0.00 each
MMS$0.00 each
Video flagfall$0.00 per call
Video calls$0.00 per minute
 

Tip: You can refine your usage estimates at the top of the page

600 Minutes - Analysis

Optus - $50 Optus My Plan Plus
Share data with up to 5 mobile broadband devices

Here's an example:
  • 300 x 2 min calls
Optus
Flagfall$0.00 per call
Voice calls$0.00 per minute
SMS$0.00 each
MMS$0.00 each
Video flagfall$0.00 per call
Video calls$0.00 per minute
 

Tip: You can refine your usage estimates at the top of the page

600 Minutes - Analysis

Optus Business - $50 Optus My Plan Business
Share data with up to 5 mobile broadband devices for just a one off $5 set up fee per device

Here's an example:
  • 300 x 2 min calls
Optus Business
Flagfall$0.00 per call
Voice calls$0.00 per minute
SMS$0.00 each
MMS$0.00 each
Video flagfall$0.00 per call
Video calls$0.00 per minute
 

Tip: You can refine your usage estimates at the top of the page

$550 Value - Analysis

Telstra - $55 Mobile Accelerate Plan
Unlimited SMS within Australia to standard Australian numbers

Here's an example:
  • 207 x 2 minute calls
  • +Unlimited text messages (SMS)
  • +110 picture messages (MMS)
  • =$550 value
This is an estimate usage pattern only. Call rates are shown on right.
Telstra
Flagfall$0.40 per call
Voice calls$0.99 per minute
SMS$0.00 each
MMS$0.50 each
Video flagfall$0.40 per call
Video calls$0.99 per minute
 

Tip: You can refine your usage estimates at the top of the page

Included Value

Optus - $60 Optus My Plan Plus
Share data with up to 5 mobile broadband devices

Here's what you get...

You can make as many calls as you want to local, national, and local GSM mobile numbers. Refer to the carrier's Fair Use Policy for more information.

 

Tip: You can refine your usage estimates at the top of the page

Included Value

Optus Business - $60 Optus My Plan Business
Share data with up to 5 mobile broadband devices for just a one off $5 set up fee per device

Here's what you get...

You can make as many calls as you want to local, national, and local GSM mobile numbers. Refer to the carrier's Fair Use Policy for more information.

 

Tip: You can refine your usage estimates at the top of the page

$550 Value - Analysis

Telstra Business - $65 Easy Share Business Plan
Unlimited SMS & MMS within Australia to standard Australian numbers

Here's an example:
  • 275 x 2 minute calls
  • +Unlimited text messages (SMS)
  • +Unlimited picture messages (MMS)
  • =$550 value
This is an estimate usage pattern only. Call rates are shown on right.
Telstra Business
Flagfall$0.00 per call
Voice calls$1.00 per minute
SMS$0.00 each
MMS$0.00 each
Video flagfall$0.00 per call
Video calls$1.00 per minute
 

Tip: You can refine your usage estimates at the top of the page

$700 Value - Analysis

Telstra - $70 Mobile Accelerate Plan
Unlimited SMS to standard Australian numbers

Here's an example:
  • 264 x 2 minute calls
  • +Unlimited text messages (SMS)
  • +140 picture messages (MMS)
  • =$700 value
This is an estimate usage pattern only. Call rates are shown on right.
Telstra
Flagfall$0.40 per call
Voice calls$0.99 per minute
SMS$0.00 each
MMS$0.50 each
Video flagfall$0.40 per call
Video calls$0.99 per minute
 

Tip: You can refine your usage estimates at the top of the page

Included Value

Optus - $80 Optus My Plan Plus
Share data with up to 5 mobile broadband devices

Here's what you get...

You can make as many calls as you want to local, national, and local GSM mobile numbers. Refer to the carrier's Fair Use Policy for more information.

 

Tip: You can refine your usage estimates at the top of the page

Included Value

Optus Business - $80 Optus My Plan Business
Share data with up to 5 mobile broadband devices for just a one off $5 set up fee per device

Here's what you get...

You can make as many calls as you want to local, national, and local GSM mobile numbers. Refer to the carrier's Fair Use Policy for more information.

 

Tip: You can refine your usage estimates at the top of the page

$800 Value - Analysis

Telstra Business - $85 Easy Share Business Plan
Unlimited SMS & MMS within Australia to standard Australian numbers

Here's an example:
  • 400 x 2 minute calls
  • +Unlimited text messages (SMS)
  • +Unlimited picture messages (MMS)
  • =$800 value
This is an estimate usage pattern only. Call rates are shown on right.
Telstra Business
Flagfall$0.00 per call
Voice calls$1.00 per minute
SMS$0.00 each
MMS$0.00 each
Video flagfall$0.00 per call
Video calls$1.00 per minute
 

Tip: You can refine your usage estimates at the top of the page

$950 Value - Analysis

Telstra - $95 Mobile Accelerate Plan
Free talk 7pm - 7am every night and all day Sat and Sun, plus unlimited SMS, all to standard Australian numbers (excludes use overseas)

Here's an example:
  • 359 x 2 minute calls
  • +Unlimited text messages (SMS)
  • +190 picture messages (MMS)
  • =$950 value
This is an estimate usage pattern only. Call rates are shown on right.
Telstra
Flagfall$0.40 per call
Voice calls$0.99 per minute
SMS$0.00 each
MMS$0.50 each
Video flagfall$0.40 per call
Video calls$0.99 per minute
 

Tip: You can refine your usage estimates at the top of the page

Included Value

Optus - $100 Optus My Plan Plus
Share data with up to 5 mobile broadband devices

Here's what you get...

You can make as many calls as you want to local, national, and local GSM mobile numbers. Refer to the carrier's Fair Use Policy for more information.

 

Tip: You can refine your usage estimates at the top of the page

Included Value

Optus Business - $100 Optus My Plan Business
Share data with up to 5 mobile broadband devices for just a one off $5 set up fee per device

Here's what you get...

You can make as many calls as you want to local, national, and local GSM mobile numbers. Refer to the carrier's Fair Use Policy for more information.

 

Tip: You can refine your usage estimates at the top of the page

$950 Value - Analysis

Telstra Business - $100 Easy Share Business Plan
Free calling during 9-5pm weekdays within Australia to standard Australian numbers

Here's an example:
  • 475 x 2 minute calls
  • +Unlimited text messages (SMS)
  • +Unlimited picture messages (MMS)
  • =$950 value
This is an estimate usage pattern only. Call rates are shown on right.
Telstra Business
Flagfall$0.00 per call
Voice calls$1.00 per minute
SMS$0.00 each
MMS$0.00 each
Video flagfall$0.00 per call
Video calls$1.00 per minute
 

Tip: You can refine your usage estimates at the top of the page

Included Value

Telstra - $130 Mobile Accelerate Plan
Unlimited talk, SMS and MMS to standard Australian numbers (excludes use overseas)

Here's what you get...

You can make as many calls as you want to local, national, and local GSM mobile numbers. Refer to the carrier's Fair Use Policy for more information.

 

Tip: You can refine your usage estimates at the top of the page

Included Value

Telstra Business - $135 Easy Share Business Plan
Unlimited calls anytime and unlimited SMS & MMS within Australia to standard Australian numbers

Here's what you get...

You can make as many calls as you want to local, national, and local GSM mobile numbers. Refer to the carrier's Fair Use Policy for more information.

 

Tip: You can refine your usage estimates at the top of the page

2GB Data

within Australia
Optus - $60 Optus My Plan Plus
Share data with up to 5 mobile broadband devices

Here's a usage example:
  • 1750 web pages
  • +1000 emails
  • +80 videos
  • =2GB
First 2GB is at full speed.

This estimate is a guide only. Based on web page=0.8MB, email=0.2MB, video=5MB
OptusExtra data:
No extra data options available.

 

Tip: You can refine your data requirements at the top of the page

500MB Data

within Australia
Optus - $35 Optus My Plan Plus
Share data with up to 5 mobile broadband devices

Here's a usage example:
  • 437 web pages
  • +250 emails
  • +20 videos
  • =500MB
First 500MB is at full speed.

This estimate is a guide only. Based on web page=0.8MB, email=0.2MB, video=5MB
OptusExtra data:
No extra data options available.

 

Tip: You can refine your data requirements at the top of the page

500MB Data

within Australia
Optus Business - $35 Optus My Plan Business
Share data with up to 5 mobile broadband devices for just a one off $5 set up fee per device

Here's a usage example:
  • 437 web pages
  • +250 emails
  • +20 videos
  • =500MB
First 500MB is at full speed.

This estimate is a guide only. Based on web page=0.8MB, email=0.2MB, video=5MB
Optus BusinessExtra data:
No extra data options available.

 

Tip: You can refine your data requirements at the top of the page

1GB Data

within Australia
Optus - $50 Optus My Plan Plus
Share data with up to 5 mobile broadband devices

Here's a usage example:
  • 875 web pages
  • +500 emails
  • +40 videos
  • =1GB
First 1GB is at full speed.

This estimate is a guide only. Based on web page=0.8MB, email=0.2MB, video=5MB
OptusExtra data:
No extra data options available.

 

Tip: You can refine your data requirements at the top of the page

1GB Data

within Australia
Optus Business - $50 Optus My Plan Business
Share data with up to 5 mobile broadband devices for just a one off $5 set up fee per device

Here's a usage example:
  • 875 web pages
  • +500 emails
  • +40 videos
  • =1GB
First 1GB is at full speed.

This estimate is a guide only. Based on web page=0.8MB, email=0.2MB, video=5MB
Optus BusinessExtra data:
No extra data options available.

 

Tip: You can refine your data requirements at the top of the page

500MB Data

within Australia
Telstra - $55 Mobile Accelerate Plan
Unlimited SMS within Australia to standard Australian numbers

Here's a usage example:
  • 437 web pages
  • +250 emails
  • +20 videos
  • =500MB
First 500MB is at full speed.

This estimate is a guide only. Based on web page=0.8MB, email=0.2MB, video=5MB
TelstraExtra data:
250MB$5.00
1GB$15.00
3GB$30.00
6GB$60.00

 

Tip: You can refine your data requirements at the top of the page

2GB Data

within Australia
Optus - $60 Optus My Plan Plus
Share data with up to 5 mobile broadband devices

Here's a usage example:
  • 1750 web pages
  • +1000 emails
  • +80 videos
  • =2GB
First 2GB is at full speed.

This estimate is a guide only. Based on web page=0.8MB, email=0.2MB, video=5MB
OptusExtra data:
No extra data options available.

 

Tip: You can refine your data requirements at the top of the page

2GB Data

within Australia
Optus Business - $60 Optus My Plan Business
Share data with up to 5 mobile broadband devices for just a one off $5 set up fee per device

Here's a usage example:
  • 1750 web pages
  • +1000 emails
  • +80 videos
  • =2GB
First 2GB is at full speed.

This estimate is a guide only. Based on web page=0.8MB, email=0.2MB, video=5MB
Optus BusinessExtra data:
No extra data options available.

 

Tip: You can refine your data requirements at the top of the page

1GB Data

within Australia
Telstra Business - $65 Easy Share Business Plan
Unlimited SMS & MMS within Australia to standard Australian numbers

Here's a usage example:
  • 875 web pages
  • +500 emails
  • +40 videos
  • =1GB
First 1GB is at full speed.

This estimate is a guide only. Based on web page=0.8MB, email=0.2MB, video=5MB
Telstra BusinessExtra data:
250MB$5.00
1GB$15.00
3GB$30.00
6GB$60.00
10GB$100.00
15GB$150.00
Plus 1 more options

 

Tip: You can refine your data requirements at the top of the page

1.5GB Data

within Australia
Telstra - $70 Mobile Accelerate Plan
Unlimited SMS to standard Australian numbers

Here's a usage example:
  • 1312 web pages
  • +750 emails
  • +60 videos
  • =1.5GB
First 1.5GB is at full speed.

This estimate is a guide only. Based on web page=0.8MB, email=0.2MB, video=5MB
TelstraExtra data:
250MB$5.00
1GB$15.00
3GB$30.00
6GB$60.00

 

Tip: You can refine your data requirements at the top of the page

3GB Data

within Australia
Optus - $80 Optus My Plan Plus
Share data with up to 5 mobile broadband devices

Here's a usage example:
  • 2625 web pages
  • +1500 emails
  • +120 videos
  • =3GB
First 3GB is at full speed.

This estimate is a guide only. Based on web page=0.8MB, email=0.2MB, video=5MB
OptusExtra data:
No extra data options available.

 

Tip: You can refine your data requirements at the top of the page

3GB Data

within Australia
Optus Business - $80 Optus My Plan Business
Share data with up to 5 mobile broadband devices for just a one off $5 set up fee per device

Here's a usage example:
  • 2625 web pages
  • +1500 emails
  • +120 videos
  • =3GB
First 3GB is at full speed.

This estimate is a guide only. Based on web page=0.8MB, email=0.2MB, video=5MB
Optus BusinessExtra data:
No extra data options available.

 

Tip: You can refine your data requirements at the top of the page

1.5GB Data

within Australia
Telstra Business - $85 Easy Share Business Plan
Unlimited SMS & MMS within Australia to standard Australian numbers

Here's a usage example:
  • 1312 web pages
  • +750 emails
  • +60 videos
  • =1.5GB
First 1.5GB is at full speed.

This estimate is a guide only. Based on web page=0.8MB, email=0.2MB, video=5MB
Telstra BusinessExtra data:
250MB$5.00
1GB$15.00
3GB$30.00
6GB$60.00
10GB$100.00
15GB$150.00
Plus 1 more options

 

Tip: You can refine your data requirements at the top of the page

2.5GB Data

within Australia
Telstra - $95 Mobile Accelerate Plan
Free talk 7pm - 7am every night and all day Sat and Sun, plus unlimited SMS, all to standard Australian numbers (excludes use overseas)

Here's a usage example:
  • 2187 web pages
  • +1250 emails
  • +100 videos
  • =2.5GB
First 2.5GB is at full speed.

This estimate is a guide only. Based on web page=0.8MB, email=0.2MB, video=5MB
TelstraExtra data:
250MB$5.00
1GB$15.00
3GB$30.00
6GB$60.00

 

Tip: You can refine your data requirements at the top of the page

5GB Data

within Australia
Optus - $100 Optus My Plan Plus
Share data with up to 5 mobile broadband devices

Here's a usage example:
  • 4375 web pages
  • +2500 emails
  • +200 videos
  • =5GB
First 5GB is at full speed.

This estimate is a guide only. Based on web page=0.8MB, email=0.2MB, video=5MB
OptusExtra data:
No extra data options available.

 

Tip: You can refine your data requirements at the top of the page

5GB Data

within Australia
Optus Business - $100 Optus My Plan Business
Share data with up to 5 mobile broadband devices for just a one off $5 set up fee per device

Here's a usage example:
  • 4375 web pages
  • +2500 emails
  • +200 videos
  • =5GB
First 5GB is at full speed.

This estimate is a guide only. Based on web page=0.8MB, email=0.2MB, video=5MB
Optus BusinessExtra data:
No extra data options available.

 

Tip: You can refine your data requirements at the top of the page

2GB Data

within Australia
Telstra Business - $100 Easy Share Business Plan
Free calling during 9-5pm weekdays within Australia to standard Australian numbers

Here's a usage example:
  • 1750 web pages
  • +1000 emails
  • +80 videos
  • =2GB
First 2GB is at full speed.

This estimate is a guide only. Based on web page=0.8MB, email=0.2MB, video=5MB
Telstra BusinessExtra data:
250MB$5.00
1GB$15.00
3GB$30.00
6GB$60.00
10GB$100.00
15GB$150.00
Plus 1 more options

 

Tip: You can refine your data requirements at the top of the page

3GB Data

within Australia
Telstra - $130 Mobile Accelerate Plan
Unlimited talk, SMS and MMS to standard Australian numbers (excludes use overseas)

Here's a usage example:
  • 2625 web pages
  • +1500 emails
  • +120 videos
  • =3GB
First 3GB is at full speed.

This estimate is a guide only. Based on web page=0.8MB, email=0.2MB, video=5MB
TelstraExtra data:
250MB$5.00
1GB$15.00
3GB$30.00
6GB$60.00

 

Tip: You can refine your data requirements at the top of the page

3GB Data

within Australia
Telstra Business - $135 Easy Share Business Plan
Unlimited calls anytime and unlimited SMS & MMS within Australia to standard Australian numbers

Here's a usage example:
  • 2625 web pages
  • +1500 emails
  • +120 videos
  • =3GB
First 3GB is at full speed.

This estimate is a guide only. Based on web page=0.8MB, email=0.2MB, video=5MB
Telstra BusinessExtra data:
250MB$5.00
1GB$15.00
3GB$30.00
6GB$60.00
10GB$100.00
15GB$150.00
Plus 1 more options

 

Tip: You can refine your data requirements at the top of the page

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Specs

Display
TypeSuper AMOLED
Screen Resolution540 x 960 pixels
Screen Size4.3 inch (10.9 cm)
TouchscreenYes
Camera
Resolution8 megapixels
3D Resolution-
Flash TypeLED
Optical Zoom-
Digital Zoom-
Video Camera1080p
Music & Video
Music PlayerYes
Video PlayerYes
Video CallsYes
FM RadioNo
Audio FormatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3, FLAC
Video FormatsMP4, DivX, XviD, WMV, H.264, H.263
Memory
RAM2.05GB
Internal7.91GB
ExpandableUp to 64GB
Physical
Form FactorSlate
Width61.3 mm
Height124.6 mm
Thickness8.9 mm
Weight107 grams
AccelerometerYes
GyroYes
Connectivity
Main Connectivity4G LTE
Maximum Data Speed100Mbps
QuadbandYes
Wi-Fi802.11 b/g/n
USB2.0
BluetoothYes
NetxG CapableYes
Telstra Blue TickNo
NetworksGSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
Data NetworksHSDPA 850, 900, 1900, 2100, LTE - GT-I9195
Messaging
Push EmailYes
Text Messages (SMS)Yes
Picture Messages (MMS)Yes
EmailSMTP, IMAP, POP3
General
GPSYes
MP3 RingtonesYes
Battery (2G Talk)Up to 10 hours
Battery (Standby)Up to 12 days 12 hours
App StoreGoogle Play
Processor TypeDual-core 1.7GHz
Operating SystemAndroid
Release DateJuly 2013

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Review

In a world obsessed with size, we are surrounded by 'minis' and 'maxis'. Some minis are very good, like the cars, and the excellent iPad Mini. Others leave you wishing they'd been super-sized.

Design

The presentation of the Galaxy S4 Mini is comfortingly familiar. If you've read our review of the Galaxy S4 (GS4) you'd know that we loved the original, and anything like it can't be all bad. The Mini has the same basic shape and feel, just scaled down for smaller hands and even smaller pockets. The buttons are in the same position as they were on the original, it has the same earpiece speaker grille, and it has the same subtle dimpled pattern across its plastic chassis.

More importantly, Samsung uses the same Super AMOLED screen from the Galaxy S4 in this Mini version. It doesn't have as many pixels-per-inch, but it doesn't need to either with the smaller panel size. It looks like a good screen too, with good text clarity, great colour and very good viewing angles. It does have the same blueish hue that we find on most AMOLED screens, but this isn't too distracting.

It's amazing how small a 4.3-inch screen feels after using screens of about 5-inches this year. It seems like such a small difference in size, but it makes a big difference after being used to having more space to work with.

The trouble is, there is no real trade-off for the savings in size. The Mini weighs about the same as the larger GS4, and it is as thin, or thick, depending on how you look at it. This is more a testament to the hard work Samsung engineers have put in the more expensive flagship than it is a criticism of the Mini, but it's true nonetheless.

User Experience

Running on the same version of Android (4.2.2) and the same version of Samsung's TouchWiz UI as the GS4, the Mini is packed with the same usability tweaks and annoying quirks as the phone we reviewed six-months ago. Pull down the notification curtain and you'll find all the same Quick Settings options, which is great. But try and and move icons around on the home screens and you'll find that you can't; not without entering into a special edit mode.

There are a few Samsung apps missing from the Mini, too. The excellent S-Health app and pedometer tool is not included in the Mini, which is a shame for the health conscious. There is the S-Translator tool, seen in Samsung's GS4 commercials, though. There's also the great Trip Advisor app that comes preinstalled.

The most obvious place where the smaller handset size impacts use is the on-screen keyboard, and the S4 Mini does suffer from tiny keys syndrome.

It can be tricky to type out a long message if you are used to quickly bashing on an iPhone keyboard: the Samsung designed keyboard just isn't as accurate when cleaning up your (inevitable) errors. Luckily, there is a 'continuous input' option in the keyboard's settings which allows you to create words by swiping your finger across the keys that make up the word you want. Weirdly, this mode is far more accurate at predicting words and far easier to use.

Camera

While Samsung is obviously saving money where it can on the S4 Mini, it has left the camera experience intact. In fact, the camera, with its 8-megapixel image sensor, is probably the best part about this handset. It is super fast to find focus and fire off off photos, and the picture quality is quite good.

It is a camera best used outdoors, as most are; but we did notice that photos taken indoors, even under good, bright lights, tend to turn out grainy and a bit blurry. With sunlight behind it, the photos were much better, with good, sharp focus and great depth.

Connectivity

One thing to check before you buy an S4 Mini is whether or not you are paying for a 4G variant. Samsung make both 4G LTE and 3G-only models, and if you're on a network that supports it, you should definitely use the 4G version.

Testing the phone in Sydney on the Vodafone network, the Mini performs well, with speeds at around 20Mbps for both uploads and downloads. The latency is good too, at around 35ms. We did notice some annoying fluctuations in signal strength, but this isn't necessarily a problem with the radios in the handset.

Performance and battery

The most important scaling down in the Mini has happened under the hood. Rather than use the quad-core 1.9GHz processor in the GS4, Samsung opts for a cheaper dual-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon 400 chipset, and while the number of cores in a processor isn't directly tied to performance, there is a dip between the performance of the Mini and many other phones in market.

You shouldn't seen this performance sacrifice too much in everyday use. The phone moves about the home screens speedily enough, and in and out of apps. Multitasking is fine, and apps that you switch to are responsive almost straight away.

Benchmark scores for the Mini suggest that you might see more lag while web browsing, or in apps that rely on a connection to the web, like the Google Play Store and Google Maps. These are apps that can benefit from multi-core processors, and while the Mini can handle these tasks, it does so with a little more thinking time.

Battery life for the Galaxy S4 Mini is pretty good, with about 27-hours of mixed use, and just short of six-hours of continuous web browsing on a Wi-Fi connection. In everyday use terms, the Mini will get you through a work day, and should probably survive the night if you don't have a charger handy. This is a good result coming from a 1900mAh battery, which is a good bit smaller than the battery in the GS4.

Overall

Tens of millions of iPhone users worldwide suggest there is a market for phones with smaller displays, and while the Galaxy S4 Mini has a screen slightly larger than the iPhone, it should appeal in much the same way; to people who think the 5-inch phones across the top-end of the Android market are just too big.

There is a power sacrifice to be made here, so this isn't the phone for someone who may want to push the phone with the latest 3D games or other processing heavy tasks, but for core smartphone use, like calls, browsing and social media, the Mini will do just fine.

There is an obvious cost saving too. Telco plans tend to offer the Mini for between $5 and $10 each per month, or $120 to $240 cheaper over the life of a plan. This means you can typically get the Mini for less, or choose a plan with more talk, text and data with the money you save.

At the time of writing, the Galaxy S3 is still available on telco plans, which could also be a good option for someone who wants to save some money, but doesn't want the smaller display.

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