Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini Review, Bring 4-inch Super AMOLED Display

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini (GT-I8190) is an Android smartphone which was announced in October 2012 and released in November 2012. The Galaxy S3 Mini tech specifications includes a 4 inch Super AMOLED Display, dual-core processor running at 1 GHz with 1 GB of RAM, 5 MP rear camera and a front-facing camera for video calls or self-portrait photography.The device runs Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean). Other features are a Samsung’s TouchWiz Skin, S Voice, ChatON instant messaging, Smart alert, Buddy Photo Share, Pop up play, S Beam technology, S Suggests, Video Hub and Game Hub 2.0.

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The S3 Mini has a 4″ Super AMOLED screen of WVGA resolution (and a PenTile matrix). The 4-inch screen is protected by Corning 2 Gorilla glass and below it sits the central physical home button, flanked by two capacitive touch buttons for menu and Google Now (with a long press) on the left, and a back command on the right. Inside is modest ST-Ericsson NovaThor chipset with two Cortex-A9 cores, ticking at 1GHz, 1GB of RAM and a Mali-400 GPU. The main camera has a 5MP sensor and an LED flash and it’s capable of shooting 720p video. There’s a VGA front-facing camera too.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and has the Korean company’s TouchWiz skin draped over it. I’m a big fan of TouchWiz in its current guise and have liked it since the Galaxy S3 arrived earlier this year.

What it means for the S3 Mini is the same ‘inspired by nature’ UI as the full size S3, and that means the same watery effect on the lock screen and a wide range of motion controls, such as tilting the phone to zoom in on photos, pan the phone to move around when zoomed in, and turn the device over to mute an incoming call or pause playing music.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini offers quad-band 2G and tri-band 3G connectivity (with 14.4Mbps HSDPA and 5.76Mbps HSUPA), dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC. The internal storage comes in 8GB or 16GB versions and there’s a microSD card slot if you need more.

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini Key Features:

  • 4-inch display with 480 x 800 resolution
  • 1GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM
  • 8GB storage
  • 5-megapixel camera with HD video recording
  • Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Basically, the Samsung Galaxy S3 mini GTI8190 is a revamped I9070 Galaxy S Advance with looks to match the Galaxy S3. The dimensions of the phone are 121.6 x 63 x 9.9 mm and it weighs 111.5g and the battery has 1500mAh capacity.