The Samsung Galaxy S4 mini is the device we expected it would be. A solid performer, it is the lineal step in the life of a Samsung product, and diversifies their overall lineup. It might be a shrunken version of the flagship Galaxy S4, but it also makes a few compromises. Some of those decisions are expected, while others are strange to us. In using the Galaxy S4, we found it a nice fit, both in form and function. While the experience is paramount, some of the omissions leave us wondering — and wanting.