S3 Mini Galaxy smartphones

The Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini as been introduced recently as one of the galaxy smartphones you can buy. When you have a look at this cell phone then you see it is the little brother of the Galaxy S3 with its 4-inch display and design. Additionally, the hardware specifications are also a bit less compare to the S3 Mini. It has a processor, which is slower, and it does not have 4G LTE support. Therefore, it is part of the galaxy smartphones because it has the same name as the Samsung flagship, but the specifications are not the same.



The Galaxy S3 is a midrange smartphone that is part of the Samsung galaxy smartphones, but if you are looking for a Galaxy S3 that is smaller with all its features intact then you should choose this one. It’s because it has DLNA sharing as well as S Voice and this makes this smartphone not common and that is the thing Samsung wants. It wants it design and brand to stick above the rest of the market by use of there aesthetics.


Hardware and Design


It is strange because in 2010/2011 a cell phone with a 4-inch display and high-end processor would never been called “mini”. In today standard and great assortment of gadgets the relative “small” Super AMOLED screen that has a resolution of 800 x 480 (WVGA) is considered small. Compared to the Galaxy S3 that has 305.96 (ppi) it has 233 pixels per inch and the 4-inch display handles the resolution well within its range.


The smartphone weighs 111.5 grams, is 4.8 inches tall by 2.5 inches, and is only 0.39 thick so that makes it 121.55 by 63 mm by 9.85 to be exact.


Many galaxy smartphones look alike but this S3 mini looks about the same as the original Galaxy S3 apart from the size. It has been a very clever step I think of Samsung to advance with there brand. The original Galaxy S3 has a great look and nice sleek feel to it and so does this mini S3 cell phone.


When you have a look at the specifications then you see it offers a dual-core CPU that runs on 1 GHz and no quad-core CPU like the Galaxy S3. Although, it doesn’t have the fastest hardware around it might very well perform fast for a great deal of users.


When you look at its camera then you can apply the same hardware decrease as the CPU. The Samsung Galaxy S3 and S3 Mini are galaxy smartphones that are in a different price range and different segment. The 8 MP camera on the S3 is not included with the S3 Mini however, a 5 MP one is. It still has a front camera and the back camera also includes a LED flasher.


The connectivity supported are the HSPA bands namely: 14.4/5.76 900/1900/2100 and also GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 bands. And so if you look at these bands you conclude it has not LTE support. Samsung wanted people to use 3G networks with this mobile phone.


Because the smartphone is smaller then other cell phones it also has a smaller battery of 1,500 mAh that needs to be charged every day. The other galaxy smartphones such as the Galaxy S3 has 2,100 mAh of battery.


OS and software


This Samsung mobile comes standard with Android Jelly Bean (4.1), so this is a big advantage as compared to the hardware the S3 mini has, that will not break any records.


Samsung will have its typical TouchWiz on top of the user interface that they are famous for. And with it comes many more extras as far as software is concerned such as S Beam that is similar to Android Beam sharing file system, which uses NFC to connect mobiles together and picture sharing for network mobiles.


Additional software extras are when you look at your screen the camera will see this and will let your display be lit. DLNA sharing which can be used to transfer multimedia files between devices that support it. However, keep in mind that many of these extra features will deplete your battery faster and this is not so handy when you have one of the smartphones that has a mini battery.




Even though it has been recently released and there is no official price known, I would say it would fall into the range of 350 to 430 USD. Therefore, if you are looking for one of the galaxy smartphones but do not have the money to spend for a Galaxy S3 and don’t mind having a less powerful S3 then this the cell phone the pick. However, I think they should have called it differently and not being part of the galaxy smartphones because they should keep this range for the high-end class.


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