Koodo S4 mini

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Which store has S4 mini?

Is this phone available in white?

S3 vs S4 mini..which one is best choice?
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yep its available in white. I think the S4 mini would be better since it seems to be alot faster and smoother than the s3 according to what ppl are saying.They should be available in koodo retailers. Koodo may offer only black, im not sure.
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doesn't look like Koodo has the mini in white

I would say the mini would be the best choice as long as you can live with the 8gb of internal memory.

As for the stores you may have to check with the ones in your area
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It has expandable memory. So I don,t see any problem with less internal memory.
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Ecept you cant put appsbor games on the SD Card only pics, videos & music. Unless you root it I guess
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I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 & I am able to put apps on the SD Card & its not rooted at all.
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This topic is about the S4 Mini however (new phone) which may have different restrictions.
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The Galaxy S4 is a very special case and is only able to do so because of the backlash Samsung got from customers over the amount of storage space that was taken up by the operating system with the additions Samsung made of all their features and apps. When it was first released it didn't have the option to move apps to the SD Card and only become an option after an update to the OS. They added this option to add a little extra space to lessen ppl anger over the limited storage space available to the user.

The option has not be available since Jelly Bean 4.1 and the S4 will be the only phone that will have that option without root, no other phone will ever have that option ever again, it's to help battle ppl using stolen apps (paid apps for free). Samsung now has an area in the storage area of settings showing how much of the internal storage is being taken up by the OS to avoid the bash lash from occurring again of ppl being surprised by how much of the internal storage is actually usable by the user. The first phone to show this is the Galaxy Note 3
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I'm assuming you're asking about the regular S3 (not the Mini version as Koodo doesn't sell it) vs the S4 Mini.

S3 over S4 Mini:

- better display quality (306 ppi, 720p)
- larger screen (whether this is a positive depends on you)
- Quad core (S4 Mini is dual-core)
- More internal memory

S4 Mini over S3:

- Newer Android version (4.2.2 vs 4.1.2 on the S3)
- More RAM (1.5 GB vs 1 GB on the S3).
- easier one-handed use
- better battery life (according to GSMArena, 13:10h 3G talk time, 9:47h web browsing, 13:12h video which is almost 2h more than the S3 in talk, almost 3.5h more browsing, and almost 3h more video playback

My vote goes to the S4 Mini, despite the lower internal memory. Yes, Paul brings up a good point about Apps2SD, but that's not relevant to everyone. I don't keep too many large apps on my phone. Yes, I play quite a few large mobile games, but that's on my Nexus 7 tablet. My phone's primary functions are calling, messaging, browsing, and music and if I was to more gaming, my battery life would become unacceptable. So until we see much better battery life in phones, 8 GB if internal storage (providing there is expandable memory for photos, videos, and music) is enough for me.
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My bad, clicked on wrong variant.
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Its ok we'll let it slide since your not an Android guy and you had to look up the specs lol.
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Paul, I disagree about your statement about who buys a tablet. Whoever wants a tablet, buys a tablet and I really don't see how their choice of phone has any correlation. In fact, I've seen more people with crappy phones + tablet than the other way around, but I still can't make the claim that this is the standard.

Plus, a $400 phone can in no way be classified as a low-end device, at least not in my book.

I look up specs for every phone before talking about it as I don't trust my memory. ;)
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Ivan the tablet market has struggled up until recently thats why many manufacturers have decided not to make tablets or not make them until this year. So not many ppl buy a tablet and a phone. I do what you do though and use my Nexus 7 2013 for games & my Nexus 4 for just apps, texting and phone calls and it is a great way too go.
Also I didnt say a low end device I said lower end device as in not a top end device or flagship device.
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Yeah, but then you can dismiss anything other than a flagship as lower-end. It's misleading in my opinion.

The tablet market has only struggled if you remove iPads from the equation. But even so, so what? That's beside my point.

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