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Samsung Galaxy S III mini

Samsung Galaxy S III mini
4"
480 x 800 pixels
5 MP
0.3 MP VGA front
STE U8420
Dual-core, 1000 MHz
RAM: 1 GB
BATTERY: 1500 mAh (7.83h 3G talk time)
MEMORY: 16 GB + MicroSD
Announced: Oct 11, 2012
Market status: Released
Features: Fingerprint Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Verizon, AT&T

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (233 ppi)
  • Too little RAM memory (1 GB RAM)
  • Low-resolution camera (5 megapixels)
  • 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 5.3 oz (151 g)
  • Colors:
    • Blue, White

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
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 59.55 %
  • Features:
    • Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • Popup5 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Hardware Features:
      • Autofocus, CMOS image sensor
    • Software Features:
      • 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.

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

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 1500 mAh
  • Type:
    • User replaceable, Li - Ion
  • Talk time:
    • 14.16 hours
      the average is 14 h (864 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 19.2 days (460 hours)
      the average is 16 days (376 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 7.83 hours
      the average is 16 h (973 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 15.0 days (360 hours)
      the average is 21 days (506 h)

MultimediaPopup

  • Mirroring:
    • DLNA
  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback, Custom equalizer, Preset equalizer
  • Radio:
      • FM, Stereo, RDS
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • Additional microphone(s):
      • Yes

Cellular

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

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
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Connectivity

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

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 11 Oct 2012

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 25 Oct 2012
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        A3LGTI8190 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 1.01 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.89 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 0.89 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.28 W/kg

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

differences:

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 17 Jan 2013
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        A3LGTI8190T link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.88 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 1.40 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 1.40 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.59 W/kg

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
  • Capacity:
    • 2000 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion
  • Talk time:
    • 11.00 hours
      the average is 14 h (864 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 15.4 days (370 hours)
      the average is 21 days (506 h)
  • Stand-by time (4G):
    • 14.2 days (340 hours)
      the average is 19 days (457 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 44.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 12.00 hours
  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 17, 5, 4, 2
  • Data:
    • LTE
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M3, T3
  • Other features:
    • TTY/TDD
  • Other:
    • NFC
  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 04 Sep 2013
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        A3LSMG730A link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.55 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.75 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 0.75 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.55 W/kg

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 5.3 oz (151 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
  • Capacity:
    • 2000 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion
  • Talk time:
    • 11.00 hours
      the average is 14 h (864 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 15.4 days (370 hours)
      the average is 21 days (506 h)
  • Stand-by time (4G):
    • 14.2 days (340 hours)
      the average is 19 days (457 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 44.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 12.00 hours
  • 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
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 13
  • Data:
    • LTE
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M4, T4
  • Other features:
    • TTY/TDD
  • Other:
    • NFC
  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 18 Nov 2013
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        A3LSMG730V link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.68 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.77 W/kg
    • Product Specific Use:
      • 0.77 W/kg
    • Simultaneous Transmission:
      • 1.24 W/kg

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