Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini 3G T-Mobile Vivacity

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini vs T-Mobile Vivacity

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini 3G

Reasons to consider the Galaxy S4 Mini

4G, Google Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Headphone jack Has a headphone jack 3.5 mm vs None Almost the same
Network Much faster max data speeds LTE (100 mbps) vs EDGE (0.384 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (around 260.5x faster)
Bluetooth Much newer bluetooth support 4.0 vs 1.0 Typically faster data transfer and lower power consumption connecting to other bluetooth devices
Screen type OLED screen Super AMOLED vs TFT LCD The S4 Mini has a OLED screen, which are generally brighter and more vivid
Processor Significantly faster processor Unknown, 1700 MHz vs Single core, 800 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (more than 2x faster)
Camera resolution Higher resolution camera 8 MP vs 5 MP Take photos with 60% more detail for larger prints
Internal storage More internal storage 8 GB vs 512 MB 16x more internal storage, which means more music, photos and movies
Screen size Larger screen 4.3"" vs 3.5"" Around 50% larger screen
Thickness Thinner 9 mm vs 11 mm Around 20% thinner
Talk time More talk time 12 hours vs 4 hours 3x more talk time per battery charge
Standby time More standby time 12.5 days vs 8.3 days 50% more standby time, less frequent charging
Screen resolution Slightly higher resolution screen 960x540 vs 800x480 Around 40% higher resolution screen
Weight Slightly lighter 107 g vs 118 g Around 10% lighter
T-Mobile Vivacity

Reasons to consider the Vivacity

3G, Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
FM Transmitter Includes an FM transmitter Yes vs No Listen to music through your car stereo without cables
Screen PPI Slightly higher PPI screen 265 PPI vs 256 PPI Almost the same


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Multi-touch Both support multi-touch
Intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
Thickness Thin
S4 Mini9 mm
Vivacity11 mm
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
Wifi Both have fairly fast wifi support
802.11n (150 mbps)
Screen PPI Sharp display of text, images and video
S4 Mini256 PPI
Vivacity265 PPI
FM Radio Both have built-in FM radios to listen to news and music from FM stations
Listen to music from your favorite stations
Numeric keypad Neither has a numeric keypad
Its often harder to dial numbers with a touch screen or keyboard

Compared to recent smartphones

Pros Cons
App store Both have an app store, makes it easy to add new games and programs
Easily get games and programs for your phone
Keyboard Neither has a physical keyboard
No keyboard


Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini 3G T-Mobile Vivacity Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini 3G T-Mobile Vivacity T-Mobile Vivacity


Which phone do you like, and why?

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