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    Neither ServiceNSW app nor Medicare Express app are compatible with the system Android 4,4,2. I can getvaround the Covid Qr scan with a normal QR Code scanner app and linking on line. Is there a way of getting around the Double vax certificate/passpirt? My wife is graduating from an old flip A411 and doesn't want anything large and my old s4 iscaboutbas small as I can find. Any ideas please?
    10-15-2021 09:03 AM
  2. hallux's Avatar
    You'll need a newer phone for her, that's just the tip of the iceberg of apps not being supported on such an old OS.

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    10-15-2021 09:16 AM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hi, unfortunately Andriod 4 is very outdated version and apps are not going be compatible with it and it also going lose 2g and 3g connectivity. Best bet move on and get something newer and more secure Andriod.
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    10-15-2021 09:16 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! You could look for a Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact, which is only a little bigger than the S4 mini.
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    10-15-2021 11:55 AM
  5. MNMobileGuy's Avatar
    Neither ServiceNSW app nor Medicare Express app are compatible with the system Android 4,4,2. I can getvaround the Covid Qr scan with a normal QR Code scanner app and linking on line. Is there a way of getting around the Double vax certificate/passpirt? My wife is graduating from an old flip A411 and doesn't want anything large and my old s4 iscaboutbas small as I can find. Any ideas please?
    You should be able to find plenty of good current models by doing a Google search for "small Android phones"
    10-15-2021 03:48 PM
  6. smvim's Avatar
    Your very dated S4 mini was a bit of an outlier even back in it was released back in 2013. Unfortunately, the trend the manufacturers have taken is to make bigger phones, despite a sizable number of people like your wife who would prefer a more easily manageable, smaller phone. I'd recommend you avoid getting any phone that's also dated simply because its smaller, the problem being unsupported phones are more likely to have more security and privacy weak points. Things are bad enough with new and newer phones now, intentionally buying an older phone that's already outdated involves increased risk.

    Another phone that matches the 4" size of your S4 mini is going to be a challenge. Newer Android phones tend to be in the 6" or more category, with a few older models still in the 5" plus range (the 2020 Pixel 4a is a very solid performer and with a 5.8" screen) but look at something like an Apple iPhone SE (2020 - 4.7") if that size factor is a must.
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    10-15-2021 04:25 PM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    The ASUS Zenfone 8 is one of the few recent flagship phones that is on the smaller side (though still substantially larger than the S4 mini): https://www.asus.com/Mobile/Phones/ZenFone/Zenfone-8/
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    10-15-2021 05:04 PM

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