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4-inch Samsung Galaxy S III mini officially unveiled

11 October, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
4-inch Samsung Galaxy S III mini officially unveiled - read the full textNo, we didn’t scale the images wrong, it's the new Samsung I8190 Galaxy S III mini that was just announced in Germany. Brought on by an increasing demand for 4" droids with good specs, the S III mini wants to please people who find the 4.8" screen of its big brother to be just too big. Bearing...

 

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SII is better and cheaper. Big disappointment from Samsung.

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  • 2012-10-11 21:16
  • n980

Pointless, lame and boring.
So, they have so little originality that they even copy themselves?
Clearly overpriced and boring. For far less you get an XperiaP with better screen, 8mpx camera with xmorR sensor with great light sensitivity and a much fresher design.
Oh, and by the way, the P Is several months old.
This galaxy is nothing than a poor excuse of a high end phone only bought by people who can't afford the normal one. Not worthy of the galaxy SIII moniker or the title of "high end"

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  • 2012-10-11 21:16
  • nwhd

> In reply to Motaz @ 2012-10-11 20:58 from SqJ$ - click to readOk, that was taking it a bit too far, wasnt it? A HTC can never be worth $480, #1 requirement for a cellfone is still that it must work. HTCs fast declining revenue and even faster declining profit speaks a universal language: their phones do not work.

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  • 2012-10-11 21:07
  • vaNH
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For people complaining about the price, Do you remember when Ace 2 and Mini 2 were announced? They were announced with a heavy price tag. When they got released and became sold in stores, there was a good drop in their price.

But, this is a slight upgrade from the S Advance, chipset is almost identical, the S advance and SIII Mini will get/have Android 4.1 respectively, the camera is the same, etc...
The only things I like compared to S advance is that S III mini has 1GB of ram compared to 768MB on S advance (not a big difference), supports HTML5.

Dont wait, get the S advance if you want a phone with the exact same screen, and sells for a bit more than something like Xperia Go as an example. S advance is really awesome!

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  • 2012-10-11 21:06
  • 6pAJ

OMG, this is dirty business. Demand for smaller high end units says samsung, but where is the high end unit? I see a high end price and a few software specials, and midrange specs with a lowrange screen resolution. The entry level $270 Xperia J has higher resolution 4 inch screen (FWVGA), and it is not pentile (= much higher perceived resolution).

If any Samsung fanboy come and tell us now how evil Apple is to make so high profit on their products becoz of their name after this... Backfired, didnt it? Tell us again how evil and greedy apple is now? Lower midrange at $480, how evil is that?

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  • 2012-10-11 21:01
  • vaNH

$480?! I would buy an HTC One X with that!

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  • 2012-10-11 20:58
  • SqJ$

Samsung is positioning this device in the S3 family based in software specs, not hardware specs. Remember that when they launched the S3 they made it very clear that features like S Voice and Smart Stay will remain exclusive to their flagship devices. You may not like it, feel cheated that instead of doing a firmware upgrade to your old device they launched a phone with the same hardware but with the new software features, but it's a valid strategy from Samsung (although Apple might sue them for copying their strategy of launching same the iPhone 4 with Siri and calling it an iPhone 4S). If they succeed or not, time will tell.

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  • 2012-10-11 20:43
  • nsGR

> In reply to Formiga @ 2012-10-11 20:29 from 8KvE - click to readLol wp has no multitasking, now lumia 900 won't get any support with its useless wp versipns while ace plus will enjoy smooth jellybean and lumia and sgs 3 are made from same polycarbonate

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  • 2012-10-11 20:39
  • MDVw

name is misleasing though best specs at best price i think, until now happy with sony ericsson live with walkman on official ics, android is the best in midranges while lumia midranges cannot even run angry birds and wp 8 which is quite like android with no widgets nd live wallpapers and mulyitasking needs dual core to run lol people wake up do not be fooled! btw ace plus and xperia 2011 will enjoy full smooth jb while lumia 900 won't get wp8 lol

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  • 2012-10-11 20:36
  • MDVw

> In reply to Ultraman1966 @ 2012-10-11 20:28 from nxru - click to readTrolls please understand, it is a real powerful smooth unlimited cheap one with best stuff and os and price

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  • 2012-10-11 20:30
  • MDVw

looking to your Youtube video,
GsmArena,are you promised not to show this phone until it goes official,
Hatsoff,
Responsible Journalism
Good.

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  • 2012-10-11 20:29
  • uu$a

> In reply to =/ @ 2012-10-11 20:27 from g8N2 - click to readLol troll, unlimited cheap jellybean powerful one is better thAN l920

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  • 2012-10-11 20:29
  • MDVw

> In reply to TheMan @ 2012-10-11 19:27 from fqeB - click to read"Nokia? Who buys Nokia these days?"

I do. I had a Motorola Defy and an HTC One S. I'm pretty happy now with my Lumia 900, it rocks.

"And Nokia make the worse camera ever otherwise why they did fake Lumia samples and video?"

They didn't. The lumia 920 optics wasn't done at the moment they did the footage. BTW, there's nothing in the video saying they took it with a Lumia 920. It's just a simulation of the technology, every single manufacturer does the same with their products. Don't be so naive.

"And BTW Nokia is the one use cheap build quality from WP source they build their phone in Foxccon and Compal which both known for their human's right violation and low build quality"

Oh yeah, you're right... Nokia phones are cheap built, I can clearly see it when I compare the built quality of my lumia with the plastic GS3... And yeah, Samsung factories are the best place on earth to work, as you can see right below:

http://www.businessweek.com/ne...d-group-says

http://www.bgr.com/2012/09/06/...ese-factory/

http://libcom.org/news/samsung...ded-16072011

"And WP phones are always laggy and buggy too although WP phones doesn't support multitasking i don't know they lag?"

I can see you are really familiar with Windows Phone. Big roll eyes here.

I will never buy an Android phone again, since Windows Phone does every single thing I need and does it better than Android devices. It's all about people choice and need here, and not your opinion that matters.

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  • 2012-10-11 20:29
  • 8KvE

£298? I wouldn't pay more than £150, and that's being generous. I'm pretty sure those prices will drop once they realise that people aren't THAT stupid.

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  • 2012-10-11 20:28
  • nxru

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-11 20:25 from MDVw - click to readExcept it isn't cheap, nor powerful.

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  • 2012-10-11 20:27
  • g8N2

What, , this is a midrange cheap powerful one, one of the best smooth jellybean powrrful cheap packages!

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  • 2012-10-11 20:25
  • MDVw

and....they organised an event to launch this piece of ****, sammy are just doing what nokia used to do in its prime time, release new phones with minor tweaks everyday...! god knows what market they are targetting with this dumb phone, only selling point for this will be to reduce the price within £200.00 after a month of release date...!
rgds,
sgs3 owner!

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  • 2012-10-11 20:21
  • nx8Q

i would rather buy Sony Xperia P which is cheaper n better than S3 mini. Xperia P cost US $320 (25000tk) apprx...

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  • 2012-10-11 20:19
  • uNVL

What? It should be called Galaxy S2 mini! It's weaker than Galaxy S2!

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  • 2012-10-11 20:17
  • p@BC

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