as of the latest firmware update 4.1.2 jelly bean ,sadly samsung removed the ripple effect on the lock screen :((
It is a very sad day for me since that was the feature that i loved alot,it was making the device diffrent then the other companies(htc,lg etc)...
I dont know whay the heck samsung did this,but there it goes(also the ripple effect has been removed from the S2 as well with the 4.1.2)
So if u wanna stick with the awesome ripple effect lock screen dont update,keep it to 4.1.1(the upgrade is allrdy going over the air for some time now)
-mustang-, 27 Feb 2013ha, i got it, thx bro... btw what is the meaning direct call in s3 mini? it's just same as jus... more@ mustang
Direct call is pretty useless, but here goes.
Setup: Go Settings/Motion and turn it on. Then tap on Motion and tick the top box (Direct call). Now return to your Homescreen and choose Contacts. Choose the contact to call and lift your handset to your ear. The phone will call the contact.
The thing is that having Motion activated costs you battery life. Not worth bothering with.
Freefaller, 27 Feb 2013@ mustang What do you mean by "How to use S Voice?". Do you mean turn it on? If ... moreha, i got it, thx bro... btw what is the meaning direct call in s3 mini? it's just same as just push button to call, isnt it??
-mustang-, 27 Feb 2013how to use svoice?@ mustang
What do you mean by "How to use S Voice?".
Do you mean turn it on? If so, you can activate it by double pressing the Home key twice in quick succession.
If you mean "What can it do?", then simply try it. Ask it a question.
To those who DON'T use S Voice....
S Voice waits for the user to press the Home key a second time, which causes a delay (lag). Open your App drawer, start S Voice, and press the left soft key. In Settings, untick the option marked 'Open via the home key'. You will find it removes the delay when you press the Home key.
Hey, anyone owning this phone?
Just wanna ask if there is a front camera?
It can take a pic and what is the mega pixel?
Sorry, I get confused when there is no mega pixel contain about the specification of the phone, I'm worried that there is none, I love taking pictures using the front cam., well thanks;)
KC, 26 Feb 2013There are two sim slots in the phone. I tried putting the micro sim in the slot where the sim ... moreThere is only one SIM slot, other one is for SD Card.
Next to camera is SIM slot, the one behind battery is SD Card.
I've been using this phone for a week now and it's my second Android. So far, I have no complaints at all!
Key points from firsthand experience:
1. Contrary to some reviews I've read online, the quality of the photos is actually great! Although the pre-installed Samsung camera was okay, I installed Camera360 to make the experience much more fun. Also, the panorama mode was quite a surprise since the picture quality was great with it too. :) .
2. Great audio quality.
3. Works well with Viber and Skype.
4. Games run smoothly without any lags.
5. Jellybean is awesome and I am loving this phone as I use it day by day.
6. The battery life is good even if I used 3g and played games the entire day as well as taking occasional pictures.
7. Quick touch response.
overall verdict: Must buy! Hopefully, I won't encounter any problems with my s3 Mini. If ever I do, will most def. update this post. :)
AnonD-117589, 26 Feb 2013I'm a new android user and now using this S III mini. So far it's shows good performance, but ... more@ doombot
On your Homescreen, hold down the Home button for two seconds and the Task Manager will appear. You can close any running apps showing by 'swiping' them to the right.
KC, 26 Feb 2013There are two sim slots in the phone. I tried putting the micro sim in the slot where the sim ... more@ KC
Two sim slots? I don't think so. There is one sim card holder and one micro SD card holder.
If you have inserted the sim card correctly and you are receiving a message telling you that there isn't one inserted then your phone is locked to a different network than the card you are trying to use in it.
There are two sim slots in the phone. I tried putting the micro sim in the slot where the sim sign is shown, but for some reason the phone says no sim.
Does it need a special sim?
AWESOME PHONE! :) but after a week i get some lags. but maybe its because im a heavy user. i txt alot and play. but overall. i love the phone :) and im thinking if I will root this or not :D but maybe for now. I wont root my phone :) Buy it. worth it :D
I'm a new android user and now using this S III mini. So far it's shows good performance, but the battery life isn't as long as I expect. Maybe it's because some apps running in background? If it so, then how to close that?
Got the Phone 2 weakz beforee :) Love It !
Bezt midrange smartphone Battery back is not bad :
Last Two dayz onwards got some stuck ....
when clicking messeges and contatcts it takes b
it time for loading alsosame rob for camaa too ...
PLZ HELP ???
trusty, 25 Feb 2013i don't know how to root my samsung s3 mini phone. who have the heart to help me with this.the most simple way to root your s3 mini is by flashing pre-rooted ROM via Odin, this link may help you if you want to do it
klaha, 24 Feb 2013by doing the 'root' thing, u can gain access and fully control ur phone. why do they root? ... morei don't know how to root my samsung s3 mini phone. who have the heart to help me with this.
can somebody tell me please the use of the s voice in s3 mini. please answer me... thanx!
I love galaxy s3 mini and so far this is the best i have ever use with android jelly bean out of the box, battery life is just good for a day and the screen is vivid and bright although resolution is not that great but i love samoled screen, it has sturdy built and the display is scratch resistant with anti glare and one thing i love this phone is the audio quality when using headset it has deep bass and clear sound im just dissapointed with camera becoz it cant focus well so pictures i took is always blurred but overall its a best phone for those looking for affordable and useful smartphone.