You've got no shortage of options for carriers if you want a Galaxy S4 Mini in the United States. Verizon and Sprint have already released the phone, and now prospective US Cellular customers are getting a crack at it. The carrier posted the phone to its online store today with neither pomp nor circumstance. You can pick it up for $49.99 on a two-year contract or a whopping $499.99 without.


That price is pretty much in line with what the other carriers are offering - for example, Verizon wants fifty bucks more up front, but $100 less off the full price. For that much dough you get a respectable midrange phone for those who don't like the super-sized handsets that are filling up the market. The qHD screen is 4.3 inches, giving the S4 Mini a relatively small size of 124.6x61.3x8.9mm. Inside you'll find a 1.7Ghz quad-core processor, a handy 1.5GB of RAM, an 8MP camera, and 16GB of storage plus an open MicroSD card slot. The removable battery is 1900mAh, which should give you a decent run-time, and the software is Android 4.2 plus TouchWiz.

The Galaxy S4 Mini holds up decently well compared to the other phones in US Cellular lineup, fitting neatly in between the budget models and the flagships. That said, the carrier is currently offering the full-sized Galaxy S4 and the Moto X for free on contract, so there are better deals to be had if you don't mind a larger phone.

Source: US Cellular Web Store

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • Roy

    500 bucks for this crappy phone? Do they even realize the nexus 4 and 5 exist?

    • baconslayer09

      The Moto X costs less unsubsidized.

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    • ProductFRED

      They're hoping you don't.

    • Vorastra

      Agreed. For the US market this phone makes no sense. However for countries other than the US, this phone is not this expensive compared to others.

    • Petter Johnson

      But still, Its broken LCD screen is quite a worth nire than Nexus, you can sell that LCD out to http://www.brokenlcds.com

  • Mehmet Fatih

    Definitely not worth it. I bought this phone after my s2's screen broke. I have to say I am deeply dissapointed. Touchwiz and android 4.2.2 just kills the smoothness of phone. it has almost the same specs as s3 on the paper but it sucks on reality. Buy it only if you are going to flash custom roms on it. otherwise it sucks on touchwiz and all the shitty samsung apps which you cant install. also camera is worse than galaxy s2's (I-9100). No led notification. no haptic feedback on softkeys (which sucks very bad for me).

    tl,dr: Dont buy it, buy something else.

    • ChavaM

      Why did you buy it?

  • NinoBr0wn

    What's wrong with them charging 500 for this? And I don't mean there's nothing wrong with it. I'm asking what mental hangup is at play here.

  • Yanksrock1000

    This seems like a joke when the Nexus 5 costs $350