Anonymous, 12 Oct 2012the problem is, Samsung i9100 Galaxy SII is no longer available. even if you somehow manage to... moreFrom where I came from S2 i9100g is replacing the original i9100 & still in the market, selling at 500usd which is about the same as S3 Mini.
It doesn't matter what is the model code, what we trying to said is S3 mini is over priced & is not logic to get this low spec phone with the same price as a higher spec S2.
Enough said S3 mini is a epic fail.
I'm waiting for Lumia 820, much better device with a good modern operating system.
Anonymous, 12 Oct 2012Why he/she trying to say is that for the same amount of money one car get a higher spec S2 rat... morethe problem is, Samsung i9100 Galaxy SII is no longer available. even if you somehow manage to find one, it still ±US$100 higher than Samsung i8190 Galaxy SIII Mini.
btw, Samsung Galaxy SIII Mini is just a name.
if you look at its model number, you will know that it belongs to mid-class and has nothing to do with the original Galaxy SIII.
here's the line up :
- Samsung i8150 Galaxy W
- Samsung i8160 Galaxy Ace 2
- Samsung i8190 Galaxy SIII Mini
We don't have "carriers" in the UK. Since when did this strange word appear?
I9100 4 me, 12 Oct 2012You can tell be the model number that this is not similar above the SGS 2. The SGS 3 MINI mod... moreit's just marketing, everyone now knows what is galaxy s3, but less know/worry about spec, they expect it to sell better with the s3 mini tact.
The reason the Galaxy Mini exists is because the older 2010 and 2011 Galaxy phones that are still on sale invalidate the Apple patents.
That's why they created this. Remove the older Galaxy phones from sale, and sell this which shouldn't invalidate Apple's patents that Samsung were found guilty of copying.
I9100 4 me, 12 Oct 2012You can tell be the model number that this is not similar above the SGS 2.
The SGS 3 MINI mod... moreWhy he/she trying to say is that for the same amount of money one car get a higher spec S2 rather than this lame specs S3 Mini.
Samsung will launch another model in between S3 & S3 mini called Samsung Galaxy Premier using Nexus specs with 4.65” screen 8MP came 1.5ghz duo core processor, I wonder how would Samsung price it, since the differences between S3 & S3 mini merely $150 ?
If you want to enjoy the full extent of Sam just go for Note2. If cant afford or dont need, you got like a million midrange alternatives, Sgs3 mini doesnt make any news.
S3 mini is funny, 12 Oct 2012Yes,i would rather buy samsung galaxy s2.You can tell be the model number that this is not similar above the SGS 2.
The SGS 3 MINI model number is I8190.
SAMSUNG have correlated the model numbers to the features and if it were better than the SGS 2 it would have model number higher tahn 9100
Orange are doing the Galaxy S3 at £26.00 per month with £49.00 as a down payment. This seems a much better deal.