NFC is a thing I missed even in the Indian version of Galaxy S2. I did not like the Galaxy S3 design either. I prefer rectangular shapes like S Advance. Galaxy S3 seemed like a bigger version of Galaxy S Duos to me. Galaxy S3 mini seems no different. If this phone is priced above Rs 17000 my November purchase would be Galaxy S2. The Galaxy S Advance's size seems perfect for my hand but it has a single Mali-400 core whereas S2 has 4 Mali-400 cores for GPU. Screen in S2 is also better. NFC, price would be the deciding factor for me when I will shopping. S2, S3 mini, Lumia 820 are the ones in my plan right now.
better go for galaxy s2 or galaxy s advance!!!not worth for money!!!! s3 mini sucks :@ only worth when it comes down to Rs.20,000/- range!!!!
I suspect this new NovaThor SoC may be at 28nm. If so, then this is superior to the other phones that people are comparing this to.
adiyer92, 11 Oct 2012It does dude. I guess the Spec page hasn't been updated, but the S III Mini has a Mali-400P, j... moreIt may have the same Mali-400 but I don't think that it has the same number of GPU cores like the SIII, i.e an overlocked Mali-400MP4 (4 cores). The lower amount of usable RAM (552MB out of 1GB) will also be a serious downgrade.
What a rubbish my Galaxy S2 is much better
than this GS3 Mini. Once my Galaxy S2 will
receive Android 4.1, It will be even as
powefull as the orginal Galaxy S3 is. It's even
more ridiculous than Samsung overpriced it.
Moto Razr Intel, Sony, HTC are much better
and cheaper than the GS3 Mini.
bunty pahuja , 11 Oct 2012there is no graphics processor (GPU).bunty.. there is gpu .. else u cant do anything on the phone :). Novathor has ARM's Mali-400 dual core gpu ..
bored samsung, better xperia p for the same range price / xperia u for lower price.
this phone costs around $500 that comes to Rs.25-26000 & that too with those kind of specification.It wud b silly of samsung if they sell for this price.Its wud b better to buy galaxy sII which costs Rs.24000.
bunty pahuja , 11 Oct 2012there is no graphics processor (GPU).It does dude. I guess the Spec page hasn't been updated, but the S III Mini has a Mali-400P, just like its bigger brother.
This phone should be named as galaxy S advance II but not galaxy S III mini.
Same specs like a Samsung I9070, only with Jelly Bean, if price vill be above 300 euros, it vill be a fail.
bunty pahuja , 11 Oct 2012there is no graphics processor (GPU).Include in the Novathor Chipset. Probably Mali400.
this is the same phone that I have the S Advance i9070 no difference except that this one looks like a mini s3 and my phone looks like a mini note I ... and for all of you that are wondering the GPU is a Mali 400 just like in the S advance
bunty pahuja , 11 Oct 2012there is no graphics processor (GPU).It is just not listed, I mean how will it work without a GPU?
Beoriginal9, 11 Oct 2012Piece of nonsense. Why would they give it the S3 name when it's not remotely close to the S3 e... moreThe Galaxy S falgships have made quite a name for themselves and Samsung was hoping that lending that name to, what I can tell is a repacked Galaxy S Advance, would make people buy this phone.
I myself would have also liked a smaller version of the S3 since I really hate all this 5 inch flagship nonsence, but I guess this just won't be it.