[Q] Bought a Galaxy S4 Mini - few questions

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magus57

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It won't arrive for a little bit (1saleaday is slow to ship), so I figure I'll ask some questions in the meantime.


Does it support MHL 2.0? I've seen conflicting info, in that some places don't even mention MHL support. And if it's not 2.0, does it require that specific 11-pin Samsung adapter? Selling my HTC One and not sure if I should just include my current 5-pin adapter with it.

Does it work with the Smart Dock like the regular S4 and whatnot? Assuming it works with MHL 2.0, I don't see why it wouldn't work with the Smart Dock.

What kind of sound hardware does it have? I don't suppose its Wolfson...

Does it support exFAT for microSD? I've seen confirmation that it supports 64GB cards at least.

And any idea if it'll have a wireless charging back like for the S4? Don't know if it even supports wireless charging.
 

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I've tried mhl 1.0 and 2.0. Both don't work. Also tried USB OTG also doesn't work.

I have a 64gb micro sd but I can't remember how it's formatted. But definitely works.
 
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magus57

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I've tried mhl 1.0 and 2.0. Both don't work. Also tried USB OTG also doesn't work.

I have a 64gb micro sd but I can't remember how it's formatted. But definitely works.

Well crap, I was banking on at least regular MHL - are you sure its not the cable you're using (as in, it requires the Samsung specific 11-pin cable)? If not, then I guess GSMarena is wrong (wouldn't be the first time).
 

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I've tried both a cheap one from ebay and the samsung geniune one which works with my normal Galaxy S4 without using the power cable......both cable works on my normal GS4 but it doesn't work on my MIni GS4....i've also tried with or without the power cable attached and still doesn't work.
 
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magus57

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I've tried both a cheap one from ebay and the samsung geniune one which works with my normal Galaxy S4 without using the power cable......both cable works on my normal GS4 but it doesn't work on my MIni GS4....i've also tried with or without the power cable attached and still doesn't work.

Well that really sucks. Oh well, guess I'll stick to using my Tab Plus for that for the time being.
 

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Well crap, I was banking on at least regular MHL - are you sure its not the cable you're using (as in, it requires the Samsung specific 11-pin cable)? If not, then I guess GSMarena is wrong (wouldn't be the first time).

only the samsung hdmi adapter works with the GS4 mini due to a specific protocol since it is not HML enabled. I know... it sucks, but it has other ways to connect to a TV
 

adibadro

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Hahaha, Figured why have people keep searching for more info. Thanks!

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yeah... just got one and it was a much waited upgrade to my phone... and the size was the selling point i hate those damn 5inch-ers. why would anybody what all that power and resolution in a phone?
I would just go for an awesome camera... but that's just me.
If i run into some cool hacks, i'll come back and post them here.
Cheers!
 

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yeah... just got one and it was a much waited upgrade to my phone... and the size was the selling point i hate those damn 5inch-ers. why would anybody what all that power and resolution in a phone?
I would just go for an awesome camera... but that's just me.
If i run into some cool hacks, i'll come back and post them here.
Cheers!
Personally I can go for one.
Screen real estate has always been a plus for me but the remote got me on this.

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    I've tried mhl 1.0 and 2.0. Both don't work. Also tried USB OTG also doesn't work.

    I have a 64gb micro sd but I can't remember how it's formatted. But definitely works.
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    I've tried both a cheap one from ebay and the samsung geniune one which works with my normal Galaxy S4 without using the power cable......both cable works on my normal GS4 but it doesn't work on my MIni GS4....i've also tried with or without the power cable attached and still doesn't work.
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    Don't be shy, name a way or two.
    Lol ,thanks

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    :)) not shy :))
    samsung smart TVs have this almost-like "wifi-direct" connection and you can mirror through wifi the phone's display. like sony has with their phones&TVs. you need to be connected to the same wifi... that's it
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