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Samsung Galaxy S III mini

Announced
Oct 11, 2012
Market status
Released

US carrier availability

Available: AT&T
Discontinued: Verizon

Pros

  • Dual core processor

Cons

  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

The Samsung Galaxy S III mini is an affordable 4.0-inch handset that comes with the latest of Android, 4.1 Jelly Bean. The interesting thing about the handset is that it has all the unique features that came in the original S III: TouchWiz with the S Voice assistant, SmartStay that shuts off the screen when you’re not looking at it and S Beam with tap to share for songs and files as big as 10MB. Hardware-wise, the Samsung Galaxy S III mini is a mid-range device with 4.0-inch Super AMOLED WVGA (480 x 800-pixel) screen, 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 5-megapixel rear camera and microSD slot.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (4.1.2, 4.1.1) TouchWiz UX UI
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.78 x 2.48 x 0.39 inches (121.5 x 63 x 9.9 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.23 oz (120 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 4.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 480 x 800 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 233 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • Super AMOLED
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • Popup5 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Features:
      • PopupCMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
  • Camcorder:
      • 1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)
    • Features:
      • Digital image stabilization, Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 0.3 megapixels VGA

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • STE U8420
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Dual core, 1000 MHz
  • Graphics processor:
      • Mali-400MP
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 1024 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 14.16 hours
      the average is 12 h (713 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 19.2 days (460 hours)
      the average is 20 days (489 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 7.83 hours
      the average is 15 h (903 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 15.0 days (360 hours)
      the average is 30 days (709 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1500 mAh

MultimediaPopup

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback, Custom equalizer, Preset equalizer
  • Radio:
      • FM, Stereo, RDS
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, Twitter

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • A-GPS, Glonass
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB Host, USB charging
  • Other:
    • DLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Additional microphone(s):
      • Yes
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 11 Oct 2012

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as Samsung I8190, Samsung I8190N, Samsung I8190T


Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Samsung Galaxy S III mini I8190N

(NFC enabled)
Differences:
  • Other:
    • NFC

Samsung Galaxy S III mini I8190T


Samsung Galaxy S III mini G730A

(For AT&T)
Differences:
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Dual core, 1200 MHz
  • Built-in storage:
    • 8 GB
  • Talk time:
    • 11.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (713 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 15.4 days (370 hours)
      the average is 30 days (709 h)
  • Stand-by time (4G):
    • 14.2 days (340 hours)
      the average is 23 days (543 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 2000 mAh
  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 700 (band 17), 850 (band 5), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1900 (band 2) MHz
  • Data:
    • LTE
  • Other:
    • NFC
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M3, T3
    • TTY/TDD

Samsung Galaxy S III mini G730V

(For Verizon)
Differences:
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.76 x 2.46 x 0.39 inches (121 x 62 x 10 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.99 oz (113 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Dual core, 1200 MHz
  • Built-in storage:
    • 8 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB
  • Talk time:
    • 11.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (713 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 15.4 days (370 hours)
      the average is 30 days (709 h)
  • Stand-by time (4G):
    • 14.2 days (340 hours)
      the average is 23 days (543 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 2000 mAh
  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 700 (band 13) MHz
  • Data:
    • LTE, EV-DO Rev.A
  • Other:
    • NFC
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M4, T4
    • TTY/TDD

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