I guess it's still kinda solid phone if you get it for cheap. My sister was using it for 3 years and now she gave it to my mother and she's still using it to this day. Only thing that was changed was battery because it basically died, it was lasting for like half an hour before phone would shut down. Performance is not really anything special, I won't lie, I saw there's some stuttering and lag even when just going through the phone, but I understand it since it's almost five years old phone now. I guess it can be better if you install custom ROM on it, since old Touchwiz was laggy on it's own. Overall, it was solid phone for it's time, but now I would only suggest it if you want to text and call, use whatsapp, viber, messanger and stuff like that, and play some light games, since I really doubt it can handle something more demanding, maybe only if you install custom ROM on it.
SandaPanda, 25 Nov 2016It was a good phone in its first year and a half of use.
I've also had this phone for less th... moreSame here. I've tracked the problem to the use of internet too.
I tought it has something to do with the battery, as after resetting it said the batt was discharged or had some battery jumps, even when a new battery, but has nothing to do with it, given that it resets even when is plugged to the wall.
Anyone has found what happened here?
good phone, lasted me 4 years, original battery still working just the charging port is on its way out. Thanks s3 mini
its a good phone over all but the problem is the battery and the processor if only they had made a quad core like the galaxy s3
such a horrible shit, lags, no wifi, no proper gps accuracy, weak 3g/gsm sygnal, throwed him on the street after one year. Samsung is a horrible crap
Anonymous, 27 Oct 2016Good phone, but outdated software. But with a custom rom it shines.Lolipop
I've had my phone since June 2015; it has a 2-year warranty but Samsung won't honour this. It's been playing up for a while now and, as others have said, the battery is always needing to be charged, often the "swipe to open" doesn't work and the sound changes without me doing anything.
I would never choose a Samsung again after this experience and I can't get an upgrade until June 2017, so I'm stuck with a pretty rubbish phone till then.
I wouldn't mind but I don't have my phone constantly in my hand and am not using it all the time.
It's very good modal I broke my phon I lost all my contect how can I get pls tell me
Best phone i have ever used since 2012 up to now....Big Up to Samsung
maria, 21 Nov 2016my husband has a Samsung galaxy S 111 mini for 3 years now and the other day all of a sudden i... moreIt was a good phone in its first year and a half of use.
I've also had this phone for less than 2.5 years, and it keeps shutting down when I use the internet for 5 minutes. Even after resetting it, the problem wasn't solved.
my husband has a Samsung galaxy S 111 mini for 3 years now and the other day all of a sudden it went dead, he tried everything and took it also to a shop where they repair mobile phones, they said there is nothing they could do. its not the batter. when we turn it on it just says Samsung Galaxy mini 111 and then it goes black screen and 10 seconds later again it says the same and so on. what can we do?
Bad battery n overheating fast, but good phone when 3 years ago... now its time to say goodbye...