The first Mini of the Samsung smartphone portfolio, the Galaxy S3 Mini, was too expensive and did not offer much in terms of value-for-money. So much so that it can now be had for under £200, a price that we feel is still too expensive for what it offers.
Its follow-up, the Galaxy S4 mini, has an even worse competitive landscape to deal with. The device, which was unveiled earlier this year, has to face the cheaper and more mature Samsung Galaxy S3, a much better all-rounder, with hardware that's reminiscent of the Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus from two years ago.
It is built on a dual-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz with 1GB of RAM, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, a 4.3in Super AMOLED display with a 960 x 540 pixel resolution, an 8-megapixel camera and a 1,900mAh battery.
BuyMobiles sells it for £20.75 per month, that's a total cost of ownership of £498, which is around two thirds more than the price of the handset by itself. It is available on O2 at this price with £30 cashback. Check out our review of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini here.
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