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Samsung Galaxy S III mini preview: First look

11 October 2012 | Read the review | Post your comment
Samsung Galaxy S III mini preview: First look - read the full textThe Samsung Galaxy S III is one beast of a smartphone, but for many it is still too much to handle. A strong point can be made that a large screen is necessary for proper enjoyment of media on the go or great browsing experience, but not everyone is willing to put a with the body that...

 

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When it comes in India?????

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  • 2012-10-23 20:46
  • t}Ey

Those Galaxy S III owners with the 4.7" Screens,
Must still be wondering how the heck they get that dambed thing in their pocket.
Aha the Galaxy Mini with 4" screen! It even looks the same as the big thing so no one will know the difference!

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  • 2012-10-23 01:08
  • UFxB

hey would you ever imagine the reason why people buy sIII its because of the screen size and the specs what the use of having these mini if something will change i doubt it that it will have a lot of sale eventhough this is SIII

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  • 2012-10-21 05:45
  • MkXA

wow ..... weeeeeeeeew 1gb ram it is for playing large file game. secondary camera - it is for using skype... desing with jelly bean . fast web browser as like n9 wow superp amod display internal + external memory card ..... n it's price @ midrange - 60-70%... i willl bye it wow.

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  • 2012-10-20 23:23
  • PAXp

> In reply to nick @ 2012-10-13 00:55 from L2sQ - click to readhey can't uu understand . as it is at midrange which is half then real s3 - i would better prefer this then other.

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  • 2012-10-20 23:11
  • PAXp

> In reply to sachu @ 2012-10-11 20:16 from v{Mn - click to readS duos itself is like around 16k mate
n this has dual core, hd vids n d nifhty s/w features of its big brother
evn d s adv is selling fr 19k-this shud be arnd 20+, nearing SGR

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  • 2012-10-20 04:41
  • 2@Hj

I have galaxy s advance, i dropped it once and the display turn upside down, repairing cost 80% of the total cost, so I let it as is. i am really pissed, my galaxy mini can endure much more punishment than this one. now i see this s3 mini, what a joke, and an unfunny one by samsung, that is EXACTLY the same as galaxy s advance with new body.I really disappointed with samsung, I will buy sony experia this month, bye samsung.For those who have s advance or this, fortify your phone or you'll regret it!!!!!

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  • 2012-10-19 05:35
  • PEm1

good look and have nice specs bt camera clearity is not quite good also can see on http://deedfire.com/samsung-of...axy-s3-mini/

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  • 2012-10-18 18:12
  • utus

I would rather go for S2 than buying this phone.

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  • 2012-10-17 06:38
  • M}f$

Upon first impressions, this device is very underwhelming. With this device, Samsung is trying to compete with Apple in one very specific area. Screen size. And not awesome large screens. The exact same screen size. That said, I feel that this is more likely to fail than succeed. The specs, given that it is similar in form factor to the iPhone 5, are heavily underspecced. In fact, its specs are lower than that of the Samsung Galaxy S II, which is becoming a more and more affordable device as time goes on. The device is rather beefy (which for many will be a turn off, especially when you look at the iPhone 5's 7.6mm thick (thinner than the SGS2's 8.6(?)mm thick build) design). The camera is only 5MP, and probably worse than the Galaxy Nexus' 5MP shooter (again, compared to the iPhone 5, this could be a huge mistake). It's got a 1GHz dual core processor (which is fine for a device of it's size, but an Exynos with a higher clocking would have been a far better choice). The screen resolution should be slightly higher and/or Super AMOLED Plus; given the Super AMOLED Plus display on the Samsung Galaxy S II, which is only 0.3" larger, putting a PenTile display on a device with a non-HD resolution really feels like a slap to the face. While not a requirement/necessary, a 16:9 aspect ratio would have made it a little bit sweeter (assuming a Super AMOLED Plus display). This said, I feel it necessary to point out that no, I'm not an Apple fanboy. In fact, I'm a Samsung fanboy, and a particularly open minded one at that. While this device can be a success, against the iPhone 5, Samsung will have to market it very carefully and very strategically. One wrong move, one missed opportunity, can damn this devices chances for success. Samsung has to have the perfect way to convince people that the stuff that this device has compared to the competition makes it worth buying. Whether they will succeed, we shall see. Considerring this is basically a glorified Samsung Galaxy S, they have their work cut out for them, which is also why I say I see the chances of this failing being higher than its chances of success.

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  • 2012-10-16 05:48
  • 4Nc8

> In reply to mohammed @ 2012-10-12 14:37 from HD${ - click to readI agree, all this phone does is reduce the value of the real Galaxy S3 and destroy samsungs reputation, what a shame, it so embarrassing, i feel sorry for S3 owners who have to share the shame of this sub-standard phone.

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  • 2012-10-14 20:59
  • Kg{$

this is not laggy at all coz you do not need to upgrade it. some android devices lags because of unsupported upgrade. some upgrade is risky thats why some divices are lagy. this is a good phone at all.

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  • 2012-10-14 15:13
  • t7Xk

> In reply to saiki @ 2012-10-12 19:49 from vG77 - click to reads advance is not jelly bean competable...i suppose

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  • 2012-10-14 11:55
  • uuuA

> In reply to Levent Alpsal @ 2012-10-12 09:09 from 0IQg - click to readWhat are the price for it

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  • 2012-10-14 09:12
  • jxXT

Not worth it with these specs...

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  • 2012-10-14 05:51
  • HkqX

> In reply to ab @ 2012-10-12 10:44 from fCNZ - click to readErrr...what you smoking...lol

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  • 2012-10-13 20:50
  • fj7u

> In reply to Marc Aurel @ 2012-10-13 01:31 from nx6C - click to readST-Micro's NovaThor U8500 is not better than Samsung's Exynos 4 series. Samsung should've put Exynos 4 in this device.

One more thing, ST-Micro currently signed a deal of outsourcing its chips to Samsung.

I feel strong that there was a deal between two companies and EU involes in this matter.

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  • 2012-10-13 02:31
  • YPb1

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-10-12 17:31 from YPb1 - click to readIt's not just a theory, it's full blown conspiracy theory. The NovaThor U8500 also is a fairly good chipset for the price just like the tests in the review show. It's not supposed to match the four core chipsets or even dual core Kraits, which are more expensive.

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  • 2012-10-13 01:31
  • nx6C

> In reply to ab @ 2012-10-12 10:44 from fCNZ - click to readFor the same price as this S3mini you can get Sony Xperia S with 4.3" HD display, dual core 1.5ghz, 32GB storage, 12MP camera with full HD, front facing camera with 720p, NFC, bigger battery etc. etc. etc.

At the end of 2012 Samsung releases a phone with 5MP 720p camera?? funny..

But if they would make S3 mini with hd 4" display and better camera they really would hit the mark.

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  • 2012-10-13 00:55
  • L2sQ

This means my Galaxy S advance will be getting jelly bean update soon...

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  • 2012-10-12 19:49
  • vG77

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