If you've been hoping for a fully-fledged flagship phone with all the bells and whistles of the the other elite mobiles just in a more compact size, prepare to be disappointed. The Galaxy S5 Mini matches the regular S5 in name and looks, but not in specs. If you're after a comfortable to use phone with the Samsung name and enough power for everyday use, it'll suit well. For a true compact flagship, look towards Sony's Xperia Z3 Compact.
T-Mobile's ZTE ZMax may have a big 5.7-inch touchscreen, but its off-contract price is affordably small.
As dozens of tiny wireless speakers flood the market, here's a look at CNET's current top picks for mini Bluetooth speakers that you can take with you wherever you go.
The new iPad Mini somehow shrinks down the iPad Air into an even more compact package, sacrificing nearly nothing. It's more expensive than before, but it's also the perfect smaller tablet.
It's not uncommon for mobile manufacturers to release scaled-down versions of their popular marquee handsets. But don't be fooled -- though these mini flagships be but little, they are fierce.
Alcatel's latest budget Android phones range from 4-inch LTE to super-sized...with an included mini-phone accessory for making calls.
While it's fairly expensive at $200, the Bose SoundLink Mini is one of few standout products in the ultracompact wireless speaker category, featuring a top-notch design and very good sound for its tiny size.
Its reliable specs and availability on four carriers make the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini an easy-to-find midtier buy, but you should also compare the S4 Mini with its substantial competition.
The 2014 Mini Cooper benefits from a small but powerful engine, and connected cabin tech with a bit of whimsy, but its handling feels more grown up than the previous generation's.
The suave Harman Kardon Esquire Mini Bluetooth speaker handles business and pleasure with music streaming and conference calls.
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