Samsung Galaxy S3 mini

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Key Features

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  • Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • 16 GB + 32 GB Expandable
  • Wi-fi
  • Available
  • FM Radio
  • Lightweight (120 g)
  • Slim (9 mm thickness)
  • Performance



  • Display



  • Camera



  • Battery



What makes Samsung Galaxy S3 mini unique?
  • The 4 Inch Samsung phone with the highest RAM

For

  • Excellent Display
  • Stunning looks
  • Good camera
  • A complete mobile

Against

  • No Quad core

Big things packed in small

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini is the successor to one of the world’s best selling Android mobile the Samsung Galaxy S3. It has been made especially for the people who liked everything about the Samsung Galaxy S3 except of its monster size. Samsung Galaxy S3 mini packs the same oomph factor but in a small package.

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini features a 4.0 inch, 480 x 800 pixels, 16M colors, Super Amoled touch screen running Android 4.0 toppled with Nature UX user interface. The screen is excellent with high quality display, wide angles and sunlight legibility. No complaints here.

The phone has been powered by a Dual core 1 GHz processor, Mali-400MP GPU and 1GB Ram to ensure buttery smooth performance of the mobile.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 mini packs a feature loaded 5 Mega Pixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash which can also capture videos of up to 720p@30fps. Some of other camera features include smile and face recognition. The pictures shot from the camera are the best a 5 Mega Pixel snapper can shoot.

It’s a complete mobile on the connectivity front as well. It packs all the connectivity features like 3G, Wi-Fi, DLNA, GPS, Micro USB etc. The phone also houses a 16GB of inbuilt memory which is further expandable via Micro SD slot.

Verdict

Like its predecessor, Samsung Galaxy S III mini is a complete package. It is the best mid range Android mobile. Though it houses a dual core processor and 5 MP snapper instead of Quad core and 8MP respectively, but that is what makes it affordable. It is the perfect alternative for those who did not buy the original S3 just because it iss too large or costly. If you are one among them, go for S3 mini undoubtedly.

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Samsung Galaxy S3 mini Specifications

General

Brand Samsung
Model Galaxy S3 mini
Operating System Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean)
SIM Slot(s) Single SIM, GSM
Box Contents Handset, Battery, Charger, Earphone, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card

Performance

Good
Performance compared to
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This Device
52 /100
Average in group
41 /100
Best in this group
99 /100
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Processor
Dual core, 1 GHz, Chipset: NovaThor U8420
Good
Processor compared to
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Dual core, 1 GHz, Chipset: NovaThor U8420
Average in group
Dual core, 1.3 GHz, Chipset: MT6572E
Best in this group
Octa core, 2.2 GHz + Quad core, 1.7 GHz, Chipset: MediaTek
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RAM
1 GB
Good
RAM compared to
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1 GB
Average in group
512 MB
Best in this group
4 GB
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Storage

Excellent .
Internal Memory
16 GB
Very Good
Internal Memory compared to
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16 GB
Average in group
4 GB
Best in this group
64 GB
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Expandable Memory
Up to 32 GB

Display

Very Good
Display compared to
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81 /100
Average in group
45 /100
Best in this group
99 /100
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Screen Size
4 inches
Screen Resolution
480 x 800 pixels
Pixel Density (sharpness)
233 ppi
Very Good
Pixel Density (sharpness) compared to
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233 ppi
Average in group
233 ppi
Best in this group
629 ppi
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Display Type
Super AMOLED

Camera

Fair
Camera compared to
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25 /100
Average in group
24 /100
Best in this group
99 /100
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Main Camera
5 MP, Auto focus
Good
Main Camera compared to
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5 MP
Average in group
5 MP
Best in this group
41 MP
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Front Camera
0.3 MP
Basic
Front Camera compared to
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0.3 MP
Average in group
1.3 MP
Best in this group
13 MP
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Video Recording
HD @ 25
Zoom
Digital Zoom
Camera Features Smile detection, Scenes, Continuos Shooting, Multi Shot

Battery

Fair
Battery compared to
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30 /100
Average in group
54 /100
Best in this group
99 /100
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Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Capacity
1500 mAH, Li-ion
TalkTime
Up to 14.16(2G) / Up to 7.83(3G)
Stand By Time
Up to 460(2G) /Up to 360(3G)

Connectivity

GPRS
EDGE
3G
HSPA , EV-DO , Rev.A
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 802.11, a/b/g/n, Mobile Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth
v4, EDR, A2DP, LE
GPS
with A-GPS
USB Connectivity
No

Design

Touch Screen
Capacitive Touchscreen
Weight
120 grams
Very Good
Weight compared to
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120 grams
Average in group
135 grams
Best in this group
71 grams
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Dimensions
121.55 x 63 x 9.90 mm
Very Good
Dimensions compared to
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9.90 mm
Average in group
10.4 mm
Best in this group
4.7 mm
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Colours

Features

Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Compass, Light sensor, Gyroscope
Applications Document Viewer

Multimedia

FM Radio
RDS

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36 Expert Reviews for Samsung Galaxy S3 mini

Recent Expert Reviews
  • Samsung Galaxy S III mini preview: First look
    GSMArena team
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    11 Oct 2012 | gsmarena

    The Samsung I8190 Galaxy S III mini is like a nostalgic return to the roots for the highly successful Galaxy S franchise. Quite similar to the original Galaxy S specs-wise, the new SIII mini aims to get as much of the Galaxy S III`s personality into a smaller package that`s easy on the thumb - and pocket. The original Samsung Galaxy S III is currently the smartphone to beat, but to many it`s too large of a slab to handle. A strong point can be ma...

  • Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini review
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    21 Nov 2012 | cnet

    Just as the Galaxy S2 got the Galaxy S Advance as its cheaper, slightly more basic mini-me, the S3 has now been joined in Samsung`s smart phone line-up by the S3 Mini. Naturally, the S3 Mini is much cheaper than its big brother, and you can nab one SIM-free for around £300, while the S3 floats around closer to the £400 mark. You can find the S3 Mini on a two-year contract from £15.50 per month. The two phones seem to be miles apart in te...

    Pros: Latest version of Android,Decent battery life and call quality,Feels comfortable in your hand,

    Cons: Too expensive,Outclassed by the cheaper Google Nexus 4,

  • Is smaller always more beautiful?
    Thomas Thorn
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    26 Mar 2013 | techradar

    The announcement that Samsung has sold the most phones, and in particular more than double the amount of iPhones, will no doubt be of little shock. The Samsung Galaxy S3 was the most popular selling smartphone in Q3 2012, following in the footsteps of its older brother, the now 18 month-old Samsung Galaxy S2. One of the secrets of Samsung`s success has to be the quality of its devices, but another is that it has targeted every corner of the marke...

    Pros: Scaled down design, Android Jelly Bean, MicroSD support, Bright Screen,

    Cons: Expensive, Dual core, Low Screen resolution, Samsung Apps,

    Verdict: The S3 Mini ticks all the right boxes, and comes in at a very decent price. The truth of the matter is, though, that it`s launching right smack bang against the Google phone, the Nexus 4. Would we recommend buying it over the Nexus? Not really....


  • Samsung Galaxy S III mini Review
    Ray S.
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    30 Sep 2012 | phonearena

    The Samsung Galaxy S III mini is designed to bring most of the goodies of the Galaxy S III in a significantly smaller form-factor. However, the S III mini is more intriguing than your typical mid-range model, as it has the privilege of being named......

    Pros: Elegant and compact design ; Comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

    Cons: Video recording is so-so ; The physical buttons could be better

    Verdict: The Samsung Galaxy S III mini is a lovely mainstream smartphone. All of a sudden, the Galaxy S III`s u201cnature-inspiredu201d design looks and feels right in your hand. The device is easy to hold and operate, while its 4-inch screen is big enough to...

  • Samsung Galaxy S3 mini review
    Chris Martin
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    07 Feb 2013 | pcadvisor

    Looking for a decent Android smartphone, but don't want one as big and expensive as the Samsung Galaxy S3 or HTC One X+? Then read our Galaxy S3 mini review to find out if this is the phone for you....

    Verdict: The Galaxy S3 mini is a reasonably good mid-ranged Android smartphone with good software and battery life. However, unless you particularly want a smaller smartphone, we can't see any major reason to pick the Galaxy S3 mini over the cheaper but highe...

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3 User Reviews for Samsung Galaxy S3 mini

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