Anonymous, 17 Oct 2012In UK it costs GBP 249 (excluding tax), which is equivalent to approximately RS. 21,165.00(exc... more no gorilla glass screen protection,
lower quality dual core Chipset,
no HD screen.
......gs3 mini not worth buying if priced above Rs 17,000/- in India.
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.
It is very very very bad pricing from samsung. You can get Htc One S, LG 4X HD or the old All Star SGS2 in this price range which in terms of specs are 100 times better than SGS3 mini. If samsung are gonna make SGS3 mini work for them, they need to do a better job on pricing this device. Does anyone Agree?
In UK it costs GBP 249 (excluding tax), which is equivalent to approximately RS. 21,165.00(excluding tax i.e VAT) in RS. if we add VAT tax of 14% in INDIA(differs wid state i guess), then its gonna cost us around RS.24,128 (Inclusive of taxes). In my view this amount is too costly wid this specs.....this is my personal opinion...i welcome any critics on dis...
Wil97, 17 Oct 2012'Now tell me which part of the phone is better than 2010 Samsung Galaxy Nexus.' look at your c... moreMy bad. I was wrong. But S3 mini only better than Nexus S for certain part. Is S3 mini worth upgrading from Nexus S?Not me
sweetpotato, 15 Oct 20121GHz NovaThor is better than 1.2GHz Cortex A9?Let benchmark decide. Both have 5MP camera but m... more'Now tell me which part of the phone is better than 2010 Samsung Galaxy Nexus.' look at your comment first. You said '2010 Galaxy Nexus' so that means Google Nexus S. Tell me if I was wrong, the one with 1.2ghz TIOmap is the 2011 version.
lal, 17 Oct 2012no zooming option and very slow it has 4x zoom in front camera.
It has 1.2 Ghz dual core ST-Ericsson Nova Thor processor and Mali 400 Combined is a class product.over all its a great buy if the price range is less than 22k or 23k.
winnie, 17 Oct 2012of course you can. what does android have that WP don't besides being more popular? A do-it-yo... moreWP and IOS will stay on their nature even until the end of world. While android being an open source gives an array of possibility to the user.
Let us compare it this way. An android as a desktop computer while IOS and WP is your laptop. While your desktop is open for upgrade due to the fact that parts of it can be easily upgraded (like an open source). Laptop stays on what they are keyboard/monitor/PSU stays in one package that you cannot alter, else when the laptop can be upgraded via its own retailer (that is an OS upgrade). While desktop can be upgraded anytime you like when you opened it (rooted android).
Simple word would be Android is an Open source while IOS and WP only supports by their developer.