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Samsung I8190 Galaxy S III mini review: The Halfling

28 November 2012 | Read the review | Post your comment
Samsung I8190 Galaxy S III mini review: The Halfling - read the full textDesign and software experience coming straight from the most successful droid of all times, packed in a shell that's far easier to pocket. Now, who wouldn't want some of that? The Samsung Galaxy S III mini is the company's most premium compact Android smartphone and is here to prove...

 

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"coupled with Samsung's home-brewed Nature UX and its cool software tricks goes some way towards justifying the higher price tag."

does anyone really care for those "software tricks"?

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  • 2012-12-06 14:27
  • L4xX

The Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate is a much better deal and can do everything this phone does.

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  • 2012-12-06 04:08
  • qWPF

I think that the only use for the most powerful phones is to play games... But I wonder if there is anyone who play on the phone for more than 15 minutes instead of only showing for the friends what their phone is capable of (not to mention that the majority of these games run on much less powerful hardware).

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  • 2012-12-04 20:58
  • L4xX

Ok ok - we know how popular samsung is but please gsm arena - where is nexus 4 review? A lot of us want to know when it is coming! Please please at the very least let us all know if you are even reviewing it as weve been waiting a long time now!

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  • 2012-12-04 12:17
  • 39D@

I think the Samsung Rugby Pro (i547) is a much better phone for the $$$, especially if the 4" screen and smaller size is the main concern. Better specs and much tougher to boot (it is a little thicker though). i547 was just released also thus should be getting Jellybean and a couple of other updates before it is shelved.

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  • 2012-12-04 05:38
  • q{HP

the phone is brilliant but the price iss too high

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  • 2012-12-02 22:56
  • t}Ki

the price of the phone is costly as compare to the features. so,the price must decrease otherwise there are more option

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  • 2012-12-02 22:55
  • t}Ki

tooooooooo much costly phone as compare to other mid range android phones in market..,, why ??

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  • 2012-12-01 11:29
  • 6Q3m

The price should be lowered. Or people will just buy the xperia s or galaxy sii. Which have bigger screens. And better cameras. But the siii mini has jellybean. And it's the cheapest phone (or should be, once it gets cheaper than the nexus 4) with it.

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  • 2012-11-30 21:55
  • m1Px

The truth is that this GS3 Mini is just yet another midrange phone, with an average camera that you can find on $200 phones and when compared with phones in the same price range it is a subpar camera.

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  • 2012-11-30 14:01
  • mx7Z

Uncle Sammy give to you anyway you like it

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  • 2012-11-30 12:51
  • NwFH

"at this pricepoint" ???
Look what you get at half the price of a iPhone.
If you're not a gaming enthousiast or don't need 30 programs open at one time you hardly notice the difference with a SGSIII.
It's still a great phone even when it's not a full blown SGSIII.
In my country it's 333,00 euro's. i'm sure the price will drop under 300,00.

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  • 2012-11-30 10:33
  • 9xEP

> In reply to stol @ 2012-11-29 12:54 from 0@i1 - click to readAgreed, instead of making a useless phone release the S2 sources

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  • 2012-11-29 15:30
  • n%jD

Who will buy this??
It's better to buy the I9100 SII instead

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  • 2012-11-29 12:54
  • 0@i1

This costs about $400 in my country.
Xperia S and SL costs $360 and $370.

It doesn't even need common sense to decide what to get.

And a little bit more $ I can be able to grab an HTC OneX.
Stupid Samsung. All those sh**ty specs glittered in a premium price. WTF.

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  • 2012-11-29 11:49
  • t7Xi

So pricy for S3mini i rather go get S2 or Samsung galaxy advance.

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  • 2012-11-29 10:58
  • KgZR

I do own the SI9070P Advance and I find it more attractive that the SIII mini. I guess it's a question of taste, but side by side, although in real life the SIII looks was smaller than SIII advance, it's about the same size.Honestly, I am having both in my hand now and the S Advance looks better, has that Nexus look...front and back...
Anyway, will buy Motorola Razr I as I think they just came back with this model. I would prefer the Sony design (if only would fix the lag they have in every model) with a superamoled screen).Design: Sony are the best. Screens: Samsung's superamoled, Nokia's clear black,LG's Super LCD II, and Iphone 5.
Sometimes I am wondering, why no Android based model can't compete with the Iphone. Are they so blind to see what market really want?I bet we all would love a 4-4.2 inch screen (there is no way you want a bigger screen on a phone)with as less as they can bezel around the screen, not only sides but also upper & lower screen.It is a phone, in the end of the day! It's so easy to forget when we were chasing the smallest phone around....

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  • 2012-11-29 10:52
  • b9KQ

"Shine On You Crazy Diamond" on the Music Widget on page 4. Internet brownie points for you GSMArena!
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Oh, and I really don't think this phone's worth the cash. At least not for the expected price in India.

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  • 2012-11-29 10:06
  • vGBr

Lg l9 is batter thn this.

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  • 2012-11-29 08:24
  • U{2E
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come on Samsung
give it a 2000mah battery

that shall justify the price tag

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  • 2012-11-29 07:44
  • fCIZ

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