Samsung Galaxy S3 mini

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Key Features

  • Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • Performance

  • Display

  • Camera

  • Battery

  • 16 GB + 32 GB Expandable
  • Available
  • FM Radio

What makes Samsung Galaxy S3 mini unique?

  • The 4 Inch Samsung phone with the highest RAM

Buy For

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

Beware Of

  • 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.


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


Brand Samsung
Model Galaxy S III mini I8190
Operating System Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean)
SIM Slot(s) Single SIM, GSM
Network 3G: Available, 2G: Available


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Dimensions 121.55 (H) x 63 (W) x 9.90 (T) mm
Weight 120 grams
Colours Marble White, Pebble Blue


Screen Size
4 inches (10.16 cm)
Screen Resolution
480 x 800 pixels
Pixel Density
233 ppi
Display Type
Touch Screen Capacitive Touchscreen


Chipset ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8420
Dual core, 1 GHz
1 GB


Internal Memory
16 GB
Expandable Memory
Up to 32 GB


Main Camera

5 MP Primary Camera
LED Flash
Image Resolution 2592 x 1944 Pixels
Shooting Modes Continuos Shooting
Camera Features
Digital Zoom, Smile detection
Video Recording
1280x720 @ 25

Front Camera

0.3 MP Front Camera
Camera Features Fixed Focus


1500 mAh
Type Li-ion
Up to 7.83(3G) / Up to 14.16(2G)
Standby Time
Up to 360(3G) / Up to 460(2G)

Network & Connectivity

Network Support
3G, 2G
3G Speed:
HSPA , EV-DO category Rev.A



Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11, a/b/g/n
Wi-Fi Features
Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot
with A-GPS


FM Radio

Special Features

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

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31 Expert Reviews for Samsung Galaxy S3 mini

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  • Samsung Galaxy S III mini preview: First look
    GSMArena team
    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
    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,

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3 User Reviews for Samsung Galaxy S3 mini

Overall User Rating (4 Out of 5 based on 3 ratings)


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    Suresh Sawant Mumbai 400028
    03 Apr 2014
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    Pros: Otherwise a very good smart phone in its price

    Cons: Only the connectivity problem and the helpless showed by samsung and it's
    Service centres

    Overall: Have bought a s3 mini one year back .worked well for 6 months but now there's a problem with network connectivity .Visited 3different samsung Service centres but was turned down saying as it is not officially launched in India.. Also contacted samsung customer care but they showed the same helplessness.!

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    exilent smart phone
    30 May 2014
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    Pros: nice product

    Cons: nice display technic

    Overall: nice phone in price category

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