The 10 Coolest Smartphones Of 2013, Plus A Bonus


Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini

After hitting it big with the Galaxy S4, Samsung went small with the Galaxy S4 Mini, a shrunken version of its top seller that also deflates many of that machine's stellar specs. Its 4.3-inch LCD displays exactly one-quarter the resolution -- 960 x 540 pixels -- of its larger counterpart (hence the qHD designation). That's 256 ppi. The processor is a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 running at 1.7MHz with 1.5 GB of RAM. And its 8MP rear and 1.9MP front cameras also are standard fare. The Galaxy S4 Mini is available for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon for around $99 with a contract or unlocked from AT&T or T-Mobile for $599. The S4 Mini is a decent smartphone in its own right, but its name sets an unrealistic expectation.



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