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Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini : Accessories buying guide
The Samsung Galaxy S4 was one of the most popular releases of 2013, but snot everyone is looking to shell out so much for a phone, or are looking for a smartphone with a smaller display. To capture this market, Samsung launched the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini last year. It was a device that looked a lot like the Galaxy S4, but with a smaller 4.3-inch display. While this Mini version doesn’t feature the high-end specs of the bigger sibling, it’s price range and looks made up for that.
Today, we’ll be rounding up some of the best accessories for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. Let’s get started!
For more cases, view our best Galaxy s4 mini Cases list.
The Incipio Frequency case for the Galaxy S4 Mini is made from a stretch and tear resistant material, and features a glossy/matte graphic pattern on the back, making it quite stylish. It also features a wrap around construction, with a raised bezel around the display of the device, for added protection from face down falls, and a covered volume rocker. The case adds protects your device without adding any bulk to it. The Incipio Frequency case is available in multiple color options, including black, mercury (grey), pink, and turquoise. Buy now on Amazon for $21.50.
The rugged Trident Aegis Case meets military standards for vibration and drop (26 drops on concrete from 4 feet) tests, and features a silicone skin with double-thick silicone corners, along with anti-skid pads, to protect your device from bumps and shock. A sleek hardened-polycarbonate outer frame provides even more protection. The charging port and headphone jack are covered with silicone plugs, keeping dirt and debris out, and the case features high-quality dust filters that prevent dust particles from entering smartphone through the speaker bays and other ports. There is also a raised protective bezel around the front of the device to prevent damage from face down drops, with the package also including a screen protector for more display protection. Color options available include black, blue, and pink. Buy now on Amazon for $21.99.
- Otterbox Commuter ($36.99) – Buy now on Amazon
- Poetic Atmosphere ($3.95) – Buy now on Amazon
- Shell Holster Kickstand Combo case ($8.99) – Buy now on Amazon
- Galaxy S4 Mini Bumper case ($12.92) – Buy now on Amazon
- Galaxy S4 Mini S-View Flip Cover ($18.99) – Buy now on Amazon
iSmooth Ultra Clear HD 3 pack
The iSmooth Ultra Clear Premium HD screen protectors are made from the highest quality Japanese PET film and promises zero interference in viewing the display. Installation of this screen protector is very easy and bubble free. You also get a lifetime replacement warranty. The package comes with a premium microfiber cleaning cloth, four dust removal stickers, installation tips with a video, and three ultra clear HD screen protectors. Buy now on Amazon for $9.97.
TechPro Real Tempered Glass Screen Protector
The TechPro screen protector is made of tempered glass, that makes it easier to install, and provides your device with the best surface protection without sacrificing the responsiveness of the touchscreen. Despite its slim 0.4 mm glass base thickness, this transparent tempered glass is nearly impossible to scratch or penetrate thanks to its rating of 8-9H hardness, and also features an oleophobic coating that makes it resitant to smudges and fingerprints. The edges of the screen guard are tapered, to be chip resistant and more durable. Included in the package is an alcohol cleaning pad, microfiber cloth, and squeegee card. Buy now on Amazon for $12.99.
- Berlin Gear Anti-Glare Matte 3 pack ($5.99) – Buy now on Amazon
- ArmorSuit MilitaryShield ($9.98) – Buy now on Amazon
- COD Clear 3 pack ($7.85) – Buy now on Amazon
Chromo Inc. Backup Re-chargeable Battery Case
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Power Bank External Battery Case is a hard shell case that prevents dust, dirt, and scratches from accumulating on your phone, but more importantly, features a built-in 2,600 mAh battery that provides additional power to your device. LED battery status lights let you know when you need you need to charge the battery, and all you need to do is press a button to start using the backup battery. Buy now on Amazon for $32.99.
Onite Spare Battery (x2) with Charger
The Onite 2,100 mAh batteries for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini are great spares to keep around in case the battery in the device is running low. With this pack, you get 2 spare batteries and a wall charger. These batteries don’t include NFC support, but will definitely be very useful in a pinch. Buy now on Amazon for $19.98.
- IntoCircuit 11,200 mAh External Power Bank ($29.99) – Buy now on Amazon
- RAVPower Deluxe 14,000 mAh ($42.99) – Buy now on Amazon
- Ivation 8,400 mAh External Battery Pack ($21.99) – Buy now on Amazon
As is the case with every Samsung smartphone, the Galaxy S4 Mini features a microSD slot, and with its very limited in-built storage, these cards are a big requirement. SanDisk Ultra microSD cards feature 30 Mbps transfer rates and starts at $14.41 for 16 GB, and goes up to $48.68 for 64GB. On the other hand Transcend products feature a transfer rate of 45 Mbps but is cheaper (subject to change), and start at $12.98 for 16 GB, up to $48.68 for 64 GB. Buy now on Amazon – SanDisk and Transcend.
Samsung Multimedia Desktop Dock
The Samsung Multimedia Desktop Dock automatically puts your device into a customizable desktop mode, where you can arrange key features and apps which you use while your smartphone is docked, and the device is fully functional. You can also watch movies or listen to music by connecting speakers to the in-built stereo audio port, while the device is charging. Buy now on Amazon for $39.99.
iClever Universal One Touch Car Mount
The iClever Universal Car Mount features a super strong suction cup that is capable of adhering securely to any smooth surface when the lever is pulled down, and leaves no residue when removed. The suction cup is also fully washable, which returns it to a like-new condition. The adjustment screws allow for 360 degree rotation and flexible tilting, for optimal viewing experiences. Easy one-touch mounting requires no additional tools. A single touch with lock the device in place, and pressing the side buttons will release it. Compatible with smaller sized devices like the Galaxy S4 Mini. Buy now on Amazon for $9.99.
- RAVPower Universal Desktop Sync Dock and Charger ($15.99) – Buy now on Amazon
- iOttie Universal One Touch Car Mount ($17.98) – Buy now on Amazon
Samsung Galaxy Gear
To be able to use the Samsung Galaxy Gear with the Galaxy S4 Mini, you will first need to receive the official update to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean which adds compatibility with the smartwatch, which has been rolling out in different regions over the last month. Samsung Galaxy Gear proves to by surprisingly functional for anyone who doesn’t want to pull out their smartphone every time they get a notification or message. The Galaxy Gear provides features such as making and receiving calls, S-Voice integration, notifications (needs the phone to see the message, but opens relevant app straight away on the smartphone), photos, touchless voice memos, media controller, auto lock, pedometer, and more. Buy now on Amazon for $191.90.