The S4 mini probably doesn't need too much introduction considering the success of the Galaxy S series as a whole.
However, it's worth pointing out that the gap in spec between the S4 and S4 mini isn't huge (bearing in mind the S4 is still one of the best premium smartphones on the market today) and of course you're paying a lot less for the smaller version.
So where does that leave us? Well, the S4 mini has 8GB of internal memory instead of 16GB but is expandable up to 64GB, making loads of room for apps, music, pictures and games.
The processor is a bit of a drop from the full-size S4, but performance should still be pretty fast, and certainly as good as you can expect on most mid-range smartphones. Also, it's 4G-ready.
The camera isn't quite as impressive as the S4, but it still has 8MP with LED flash, and a 1.9MP selfie camera. That's a big improvement on the S3 mini and makes it the best overall camera set-up in our range at this price.
The S4 mini also beats the S3 mini on its screen, which is slightly bigger (but still nice and compact), and has sharper resolution. The glass has been strengthened in this version.
Our view: good mid-range smartphone option if you love your Samsungs but couldn't eat a whole one.
- Use your phone as a TV remote control with the 'WatchOn' app
- Record sound when you take a picture to capture more ambiance
- Broadcast music, photos and documents to Galaxy phones nearby