Samsung GALAXY mini User Reviews
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domini99 posted on 07 Apr 2013, 11:39
Galaxy mini, worst phone i ever had!
domini99 has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
It has a bad screen, extremely bad! The cpu is only 600 mhz, which is not even good enough to open facebook! So no gaming at all, angry birds is a lag-hell, booting up the phone can take up to 2 minutes, its a piece off s**tBuild quality 6/10Reception 4/10Call quality 8/10Internet 3/10Multimedia 3/10Camera 7/10UI speed 1/10Everyday usage 3/10Text input 8/10Display 1/10Battery 9/10
- The battery
- The camera
- Everything else!
akkypaul posted on 20 Feb 2013, 04:45
Samsung Galaxy Pop / Mini
akkypaul has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
The phone is a good entry level budget phone but just to make sure that it falls in budget, Samsung has used very low quality stuff that gives you a not so smooth and classy Android experience. The phone is fine for the normal text messaging and calling but then again, you just don't buy a smartphone for that. The only good thing about the phone is its camera quality which is unexpectedly amazing.Build quality 4/10Reception 6/10Call quality 6/10Internet 4/10Multimedia 6/10Camera 7/10UI speed 6/10Everyday usage 6/10Text input 5/10Display 5/10Battery 6/10
- Everything else
carilotoz posted on 30 Oct 2012, 07:29
carilotoz has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
it is very very very baaaad.
first : the resolution of the screen is very very very bad 127 ppi.
the processor is very very very bad too 600 mhz
it is very slow and lagging too espicially in games like angry birds.
the galaxy y is better of course.Build quality 4/10Reception 5/10Call quality 4/10Internet 4/10Multimedia 4/10Camera 6/10UI speed 5/10Everyday usage 5/10Text input 6/10Display 3/10Battery 3/10
Junming posted on 02 Oct 2012, 13:04
Decent for a lower end budget smart phone.
Junming has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Since this is a lower end budget smartphone, your expectations from this gadget shouldn't be that high. Pretty decent phone for calls, messaging, music.
But it's definitely not a good choice for gaming. Games such as Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja tend to lag.
One of the major cons I have with this gadget is the camera. It doesn't have flash and auto-focus. I won't compare with other Samsung mobiles, I'll take my previous Nokia 3120 Classic for instance. The Nokia 3120 Classic has flash, but the Galaxy Mini does not have any, which is a rather bad decision from Samsung.
Cheers!Build quality 6/10Reception 7/10Call quality 7/10Internet 7/10Multimedia 7/10Camera 6/10UI speed 6/10Everyday usage 6/10Text input 7/10Display 5/10Battery 5/10
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JasonEV posted on 15 Aug 2012, 11:26
Really bad screen resolution!
JasonEV has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
The galaxy mini is a good phone for someone who wan't just to get in the android world but it's really bad for the advanced users. it have a very bad screen with only 240X320 pixels resolution and the CPU is below mediumBuild quality 6/10Reception 6/10Call quality 7/10Internet 5/10Multimedia 6/10Camera 6/10UI speed 6/10Everyday usage 6/10Text input 7/10Display 5/10Battery 6/10
- it haves gingerbread version of android
- Good wifi performace
- good screen responce with multitouch (capacitive touchscreen)
- no flash support at browser
- no flash at camera and poor video quality
- bad screen (127dpi)
- Not so good CPU (600Mhz)
lonestrider posted on 31 Mar 2012, 10:34
Very great phone for the price
lonestrider has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
I've own this phone since the launching. At the first sight, this phone is small, but can do everything. A bit laggy after install and use some applications that use background data.
But for the user of this phone, we should very happy, because there's a lot of developer for our device. They bring very great custom ROM for us. CyanogenMod is the best one at the moment. Really improve the performance very great.
And CyanogenMod9 would improve the video recording ability! Cheap phone but very worth it!
I've drop this phone a few times. Yet there's no a single scratch!!!Build quality 9/10Reception 7/10Call quality 8/10Internet 7/10Multimedia 6/10Camera 6/10UI speed 7/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 9/10Display 7/10Battery 7/10
- Have a lot of custom ROM
- Could be overclocked up to 864 MHz
- Hard to see the display under the sun even at 100% brightness
- Small display
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Sridhar posted on 12 Aug 2011, 05:23
Sridhar has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Im using this phone since 1 week. The only problem i found was the battery backup. Except that everything is really kool.
I need some tips.
1. Can i replace my phone's battery with any other samsung galaxy batteries(better one)
2. Is there anything I should do to increase my battery backup.Build quality 10/10Reception 9/10Call quality 9/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 8/10UI speed 8/10Everyday usage 7/10Text input 8/10Display 8/10Battery 6/10
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Riddoy posted on 10 Aug 2011, 10:18
Samsung Galaxy Mini Overall Review
Riddoy has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Samsung Galaxy Mini, my 2nd Smartphone,
Its quite excellent phone in its price range,
Best part is the Operating System of Android,
it has Good Capacitive Touchscreen with Multi touch,
Low Quality of 3.15 MP fixed focus Camera, I have used 3 MP camera before it was quite better than the Galaxy Mini,
Resolution is average of 256K colors
Gaming is slow
Browsing is excellent
Wifi, GPS, Bluetooth & Internet is excellent
All is Good about this Handset
only 3 Main Disadvantage:
1. Bad Camera
2. Battery drains off quickly
3. Bad Screen resolution
This things covers up when you see the price.
Build quality 7/10Reception 9/10Call quality 9/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 5/10UI speed 7/10Everyday usage 8/10Text input 10/10Display 7/10Battery 5/10
Tushant Baranwal posted on 10 Aug 2011, 02:22
Best phone..ever had!
Tushant Baranwal has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
This is the perfect phone...for a person...who want to try or android!
Perfect touch...perfect speed!
Display and the battery is the problem...but tge update wil fix it soon!
Waiting for the updates!!!
Guys plz..dnt try to update eur phone ...eu can get it bricked!!
i wonder if anyone can help me i
cant send pics by text because when i
do it says sending, it says it will send it
when the service comes availabe can
anybody tell me how i can get that
service??Build quality 9/10Reception 9/10Call quality 10/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 9/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 9/10Battery 7/10
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Sherwin posted on 03 Aug 2011, 10:54
Samsung Galaxy Mini
Sherwin has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
So far so good. It is a great mini Android hehehe. Well, I'm still exploring it. I wish the official gingerbread for this phone in my region (southeast asia) is out coz the battery is draining more than i expected. This is my only issue on this phone so far and oh the speaker placement!!! you can't hear anything once your hand or finger get over it.Build quality 7/10Reception 9/10Call quality 9/10Internet 8/10Multimedia 8/10Camera 3/10UI speed 7/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 8/10Display 7/10Battery 3/10
- Needs more improvement
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Ghulam Murtaza Panhwar posted on 20 Jul 2011, 13:53
Best Fone Ever Had....
Ghulam Murtaza Panhwar has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Thats amazing Phone............ Im using Android 2.3.4 on it.. Gr8 performance for gaming........ One abt that phone is position of speaker is not rite when i play games i got my finger on it......................................................................................Build quality 8/10Reception 9/10Call quality 10/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 8/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 8/10Battery 8/10
- Low Budget Phone
- Touchwize 3.0
- Gaming Performance
- Display font size
- Position of speaker on bottom
Fawaz posted on 19 Jul 2011, 15:54
Fawaz has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
* ~300 MB RAM
* 3.14' Display
* Wifi and gps
* Good UI response & Graphics
* 3g Support
The Galaxy Mini is a 3.5G smartphone that offers quad-band GSM and announced with two-band HSDPA (900/2100) at 7.2Mbps. The display is a 3.14-inch (80 mm) TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen of vertical QVGA (240x320) resolution. There is also a 3-megapixel camera, capable of recording videos at QVGA (320x240) resolution. The Galaxy Mini comes with a 1200mAh Li-Ion battery. The Galaxy Mini runs on Android 2.2 Froyo.
Galaxy Mini is presented as a entry-level smartphone, and is -- as of 13th of May 2011 -- one of the cheapest Android phones around.
In May 2011, Samsung announced that the Galaxy Mini (along with other Galaxy models) will get an official upgrade to Android 2.3.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 5/10
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Joita posted on 16 Jul 2011, 00:16
Joita has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
A very nice phone....A am using from June 15 and it is giving me a two days battery backup....The 3G speed is very nice....And the touchwiz is awsum...It's kind of entry level for android phone ..
If someone wanna try Android system .. this phone is the right choice ...
Thanks to Samsung !!Build quality 8/10Reception 8/10Call quality 8/10Internet 8/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 7/10UI speed 8/10Everyday usage 8/10Text input 9/10Display 7/10Battery 8/10
- 2 Days Battery Backup
- High Internet Speed
- Camera Is Good
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Mahmood Safwat posted on 30 Jun 2011, 17:29
Best in Class
Mahmood Safwat has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Battery is not more than one day using a mild
3 megapixel camera and screen colors 265
Response to the touch screen is very excellent
voice in the conversation device for ultra-pure
Processor speed too good to not feel he was 600
Ram, a few, but rarely hanging
Good choice and disadvantages that I mentioned may not be important for some users
Best in his Class
If you can spend a little money go to htc wildfireBuild quality 9/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 8/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 9/10Battery 8/10
- touchscreen responsiveness
- fast UI
- good Built
- android 2.2
- 1day battery
- 265k color
- 240 * 320 display
Mahmood Safwat alternatives:
HappyRon posted on 25 Jun 2011, 09:22
Galaxy Mini - Help 2 migrate Samsung SGH-C130 Phonebook to Galaxy Mini
HappyRon has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Galaxy Mini is an awesome and attractive device at the affordable price. All features and functions correspond to the Android Operating System and the phone hardware for the low price.
I need some valued help to migrate my Samsung SGH-C130 phonebook to my Samsung Galaxy Mini. To copy upto 250 names/numbers to the SIM card is NOT an option since one name has multiple numbers on the phonebook, where as the SIM card stores only one number for any name that is copied from the phonebook to the SIM card and the name is truncated to 10 characters. The copy option essentially destroys the integrity of the phonebook on the SIM destination media.
If anyone has a better, practical and proven solution, I will greatly appreciate an emailed (HappyRon@MyWay.Com) solution.
The SGH-C130 has no infra-red or bluetooth. I have secured a Samsung data cable and Samsung New PC Studio (Ver. NPS IF1 GH46-00991A).
I am not having any luck with progressing to get the SGH-C130 recognised when it is hooked to my laptop.
Thanks to those who may be able to reflect with a workable solution.Build quality 9/10Reception 9/10Call quality 9/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 7/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 9/10Display 9/10Battery 8/10
- Great Features & Price
annonymous posted on 19 Jun 2011, 13:47
annonymous has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
i have had this phone for 2 months and this is the best phone iv'eever had. it has very responsive touch screen. although the battery life isn't great it still has those amazing feutures such as pinch zoom etc. the 600 mhz processor is quite good and with the 3.14 screen you can do lots of things with it.
overall brilliant phone. would reccommend do EVERYONE>
THANKSBuild quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 9/10
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SrdjanGuitar posted on 17 Jun 2011, 07:26
Great phone for the price!
SrdjanGuitar has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
I`ve had this phone for 2 months,and all I can say is that it`s probably the best phone for the money.Everything works as it should.The only weaknesses i found are its short battery life and poor screen resolution.There are tons of applications for it on Android Market.Its back is patterned so you don`t have to worry that you will drop it.It`s screen is not the best:the resolution is really bad,but the overall quality is okay.It`s a capacitive touch screen which means that it has multi touch.It`s biggest rival is LG optimus me,which has similar technical characteristics,but i would always recommend buying samsung. Overall,this is a great mobile phone for those who want a android device,but don`t want to spend too much money.Build quality 9/10Reception 9/10Call quality 9/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 8/10Camera 7/10UI speed 8/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 9/10Display 6/10Battery 7/10
- Good text input
- Capacitive touch-screen
- Fast UI
- Android OS
- Very stable and reliable
Jaikrishna posted on 04 Jun 2011, 10:50
Jaikrishna has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Great value for money. Everything is great except the Camera which is Fixed Focus. But thats not a great issue.
The battery was poor at the beginning, but after a month, it became great.
IDK why there's poor rating for Display here.
This is getting Gingerbread update soon, and it will rock then!Build quality 9/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 9/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
Maverick007 posted on 18 May 2011, 10:29
great every day usage
Maverick007 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
This is my first Android mobile phone and I am suprised, because the value for money is excellent. Build quality is very good, like samsung galaxy s, first impression - design is impressive. This phone is for everyone, for students, adults, men's and women's.
Overall, its a nice first Android phone!Build quality 9/10Reception 8/10Call quality 7/10Internet 8/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 8/10UI speed 8/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 6/10Battery 6/10
- Every day usage
- Build quality
- UL speed
- Music player
- Nice camera (better than HTC wildfire 5 mpx camera)
- Display resolution is very low
- Batery (support 1-1.5 days)
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Krisnantyo posted on 17 Apr 2011, 00:35
Samsung GALAXY mini GT-S5570
Krisnantyo has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
it's my first Samsung's Android phone, but my 3rd Samsung's phone i've ever have..
first of all, i've been impressed experiencing with this Galaxy mini, 'coz i'm the newbie in Android. but, afterall, Galaxy mini did the great job of my daily usage. but, i kind of disappointed about the battery, it easily drains off when i use extensively on WiFi or connecting Bluetooth (A2DP Bluetooth Headset), although those marks great point of their performance..but at last a little bit tweaks thanks of the battery saver app (i found it on Android Market, free) could longer my Galaxy mini's battery life..Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 8/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 6/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 10/10Display 7/10Battery 5/10
- - Android v. 2.2 (Froyo)
Husnain posted on 03 Apr 2011, 03:26
Galaxy in the real Galaxy
Husnain has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Well much to say about that phone but latterly i hate two things about the phone, one is is display i mean it is fine but it should be 16m not 256k. and secondly camera without flash and fixed focus. other wise the phone is just great and fast. this is indeed a good phone with this price range.Build quality 7/10Reception 8/10Call quality 7/10Internet 7/10Multimedia 7/10Camera 6/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 9/10Display 7/10Battery 10/10
heyitsmocha posted on 30 Mar 2011, 09:54
Samsung Galaxy Mini Review
heyitsmocha has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I AM INLOVE WITH MY SAMSUNG GALAXY MINI. no seriously. i have no plans in buying a galaxy phone :/ because well. i thought it was pricey but no. the price is cheap but the operating system is just AWESOME. internet is fast if you're near in a wifi open area. bluetooth is dependable. it gives you only a few seconds (unless you're using it, like sending stuffs) to make your bluetooth visible to others so that it won't get any cookie or virus files.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 5/10
- Fast Internet
- Good Music
- Nice Photo Quality if in a good lighting
- GPS Support
- Love the Notifications Bar
- It's Android. It's pretty fast.
- Battery Life. :/
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Tintumon posted on 19 Mar 2011, 09:53
Tintumon has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Great phone..Android froyo is fast. Cool display even though 240x320.
Fast and performance is good! Camera is also good for 3.2mp. Touch is very responsive. Good priced.Love it. Anybody would love it. But its price may naturally come down due to competition. I would suggest anyone to buy it. Cool phone for your daily needsBuild quality 9/10Reception 9/10Call quality 9/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 9/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
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Srinivassh posted on 16 Mar 2011, 04:21
Galaxy Mini (Pop in India) - MFA (My First Android)
Srinivassh has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Well this is my first android phone. I find it very comfortable when it comes to apps, messaging and the internet. Some features like XVid/DivX video support a good camera can be excused, since this is the best android mobile with really good features in this price range.Build quality 5/10Reception 7/10Call quality 6/10Internet 8/10Multimedia 7/10Camera 5/10UI speed 7/10Everyday usage 7/10Text input 9/10Display 8/10Battery 6/10
- Good Internet
- Decent Music and Videos
- Light Weight
- Good Touch Response
- Nice Apps
- Good Call Quality
- Nice Hands-Free
- Hard Keys
- No Music Keys
- Mediocre Lasting Battery
- Mediocre Display
- No XVid/DivX Support
- No 3G Video Calling (Apps may help)
- Mediocre Camera
soepriadi posted on 07 Mar 2011, 22:05
affordable android mobile phone
soepriadi has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I bought this handphone 4 days ago .. I am satisfied with its facility ..
It's kind of entry level for android phone ..
If someone wanna try Android system .. this phone is the right choice ...
Thanks for Samsung !!
I agreed with its slogan "Get BIG with MINI !!"Build quality 7/10Reception 7/10Call quality 7/10Internet 8/10Multimedia 8/10Camera 8/10UI speed 8/10Everyday usage 8/10Text input 7/10Display 7/10Battery 6/10