Check that your IMEI is authentic. goto:
1) Bring up your dialpad and enter *#06# and enter the 15 digit number in the box and press 'analyse'
This will reveal the details of your phone straight away. If it asks for more details to be entered then the phone is suspect.
2) Google Play Store is not the same as Samsung Apps. Any Android phone can access Google Play. If the shortcut in your app drawer is named 'Apps' and not 'Samsung Apps' then it is 99% likely that you have purchased a "clone phone".
3) One last thing. Do you have S-Voice in your app drawer and does it work correctly?
Freefaller™, 28 Aug 2013@ n8friend
It is beginning to sound as though your phone is a fake. There are ways to check... morethank u bro very much,i have checked all what you said about my Samsung,and i had everything.
The Samsung is on the cover
The IME is also there under the battery
And i can use the Samsung store which is google play,and i have downloaded whats app,viber,tango,Skype,and many more,
I downloaded games like temple run,subway surface though the phone cant run them,when i click on then temple run it ll load to the 1st image and exit itself after some seconds,and sometimes the subway will indicate that is loading and do the same thing,
Unless that am having Apps instead of Samsung Apps as u said.
So does this means is still fake????
Rocker, 21 Aug 2013Can s3 mini play 1080p videosYes, it can support 1080p videos but it skips some frames.
no major complaints. Just the lack of shutter camera key (goes for s3 and s4) u experience a bit of lag time from the time you press shoot to the time the camera captures. longer delay time with flash on
but the qualify is good. even at night it adjust automatically and without even the flash ul see what you captured
best medium priced smartphone out thre
ive seen other reviews criticizing Samsungs keyboard input. ..but I beg to differ. it the voice input. swipe imput (so accurate) and the ability to get data from social networks of how you time...typing cannot be any easier
zafor, 29 Aug 2013this samsung galaxy S3 mini has video call on skype. ??Pls pls pls reply me yes...it does. it has a secondary vga camera but believe me its as good as a 2mege pixel the clar
Randy@, 11 Aug 2013Does it support hd games over 1GB?Answer plz plz plz and thanks in advance.yes.real raceing 3
i think those who are complaining are sammy haters. i was using galaxy y for a yr w/o problem and now galaxy s
manpolito, 26 Aug 2013Yes this is because u are not using the original S3 mini, what u have is a clone type of S3 ... moreI think you mean Microsim...Mini Sim is the same as Typical sim...dont confuse yourself
zafor, 29 Aug 2013this samsung galaxy S3 mini has video call on skype. ??Pls pls pls reply me yes it has :-)
zafor, 29 Aug 2013this samsung galaxy S3 mini has video call on skype. ??Pls pls pls reply me yes.
Frnds here are some codes to check whether your phone is samsung's..these codes work only on Samsung phones..
*#0228# for battery
*#0*# for dead pixel test
*#7353# for hw test
this samsung galaxy S3 mini has video call on skype. ??Pls pls pls reply me
i regret buying this phone,im constantly calling vodacom to check what wrong with phone and all they say is that i should contact samsung
nice phone but the main shooter is kinda sucky.very blur pictures if u start zooming in on the taken pictures.
I bough Samsung galaxy s3 mini just after one day it started developing problem I called it complications i.e its like the left selection key is being over sensitive, it dials, changes setting,play audios without my notice I need help.
AnonD-105768, 28 Aug 2013I confuse to buy Galaxy S3 Mini or Galaxy Core ? Please HELP me !!both are pieces of sh*t . the better option is the Sony Xperia L