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Deal: Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini down to £15.50

Mobile phone operator T-Mobile is selling Samsung's just-announced Galaxy S4 Mini smartphone for a mere £15.50 per month with a free unlimited booster (with a choice of text, landline or T-mobile customers); that's a total cost of £532 over the duration of the two-year contract (you have to factor in a £150 upfront cost) or an effective monthly cost of £22.17. You get 100 minutes, 500 texts and 250MB data plus free Wi-Fi access to London Underground.

The Galaxy S4 Mini has only been unveiled recently and we suggested that it is closer, at least when specs are concerned, to the Galaxy S2 Rocket with the external characteristics of the Galaxy S4. In other words, the S4 Mini is turning out to be a poor man's alternative to the real deal.

Given that you can now get the Galaxy S4 from as little as £445 SIM Free and a mere £26 per month on a two year contract, one wonders whether the S4 Mini makes sense, assuming you don't care about size.

For the S4 Mini is smaller than the S4. It packs a 4.3in 960 x 540 pixel display, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz UI, 4G functionality, an 8-megapixel camera, a dual-core 1.7GHz system-on-chip, 1GB of RAM, 8GB onboard storage and more.

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