Because of the success of the Galaxy S3, the company decided to come up with the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini which is its downsized counterpart. As far as design is concerned, nothing has changed much about the new product. You can still expect the same features and position of the basic components on a smaller gadget. The product weighs only 111.5 grams, which is lighter than many mini phones.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini runs on 2G and 3G. Using the 2G network is done through GSM 850/900/1800/1900. Using 3G is done through HSDPA 900/1900/2100. The networks are accessed using the mini-sim. The Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini was announced in October 2012 and released the next moth. The device measures 4.79 x 2.48 x 0.39 inches and weighs only 3.92 ounces. It features the Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 16 million colors and a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. The 4-inch screen is multitouch. You can also set the alert using WAV, MP3 and vibration ringtones.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini has a loudspeaker and 3.5 mm jack for your headset. Aside from the internal memory of 8/16 GB and 1 GB RAM, you can install a microSD memory card to increase it up to 32 GB. There is EDGE and GPRS data transmission as well. Using HSDPA will provide you speed of up to 14.4 Mbps while HSUPA will give you speed of up to 5.76 Mbps. You can also connect using Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, dual-band and DLNA. There is Bluetooth v4.0 connectivity with A2DP, EDR and LE. The NFC and microUSB v2.0 are also available.
Camera and Processor Features
The Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini has a 5-megapixel camera providing you with images with a resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels. The camera also has LED flash, autofocus, face detection, geo-tagging and touch focus. There is a video camera and a secondary VGA camera. Videos are recording in 720p at 30 fps. The Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini runs using the Android OS v4.1 JellyBean. It also features the NovaThor U8420 chipset, the Mali-400 GPU and the 1 GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 CPU. There are a number of sensors such as the gyro, compass, accelerometer and proximity sensor. Taking photos with the camera will render bright and sharp images.
Sending messages is done through MMS, IM, SMS, RSS, Email and Push Mail. The product also has an HTML5 browser, stereo FM radio with RDS, Java support, GLONASS and A-GPS support. Other features available include the SNS integration, predictive text input, image and video editor, document viewer, player for FLAC, MP3, MP4, WAV, WMV, XviD, H.263, H.264, eAAC+ and AC3, organizer, voice memo, voice commands, voice dial, Google Search, Google Talk, YouTube, Gmail, etc.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini is powered by the Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery which provides about 14 hours of talk time using 2G and 7 hours using 3G. Standby time is over 400 hours. The product is available at $350 to $430 depending on the source and location.
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