Samsung’s Galaxy S4 is a great device, but some people think the phone is slightly too big for comfort. Enter its little cousin, the Galaxy S4 Mini. Featuring a 10,9 cm qHD Super AMOLED display, this 107 g beauty fits neatly into your hand. It runs Android’s 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system and features a 1,7 GHz dual core processor that makes mincemeat of data-intensive tasks. You also get a rear-facing 8 MP camera and a 1,9 MP HD camera up front for face-to-face chats.
Among the familiar “fun” features are Sound & Shot (which adds voice and sound to still photos) and Story Album. The latter automatically gathers your photos according to your timeline and geo-tagging information to create photo albums. The handset also allows you to share and play your music simultaneously on up to eight Galaxy S4 or S4 Mini devices. It converts text to voice and vice versa on a variety of applications, including e-mail, text messages and ChatON. Other features include Wi-Fi, GPS navigation, Bluetooth and 8 GB of memory (expandable to 64 GB). Price: about R6 000. Visit www.samsung.com