Samsung Galaxy mini 2 Preview
Android smartphones come in all shapes and sizes, including cute and cuddly, as the case is with the Samsung Galaxy mini 2. This petite-sized entry-level device is the successor to last year's Galaxy mini, and as such, it comes with improvements both on the inside and on the outside. To start, the screen is not only slightly bigger, but also sports HVGA resolution whereas the previous model had a modest QVGA display. Furthermore, the 600MHz processor has been ditched in favor of an 800MHz single core chip.
Hardware specs aside, we checked out the Galaxy mini 2 at MWC 2012 and it was not too shabby considering its entry-level nature. Now, however, it is time to give it a more thorough examination. What we have here is a prototype version of the Samsung Galaxy mini 2, which, although a bit crude and unpolished, can give us a general idea as to how the device performs in real life.
Unsurprisingly, the Samsung Galaxy mini 2 is made out of plain old plastic, but hey, don't forget that the device is meant to be cheap. There is a chrome-like shiny bezel around its side, while the back cover sports a fine texture that adds a little bit of extra grip and keeps fingerprints at bay. So yeah, no fancy materials anywhere in sight, but thankfully, the handset looks presentable and feels properly built.
You can compare the Samsung Galaxy mini 2 with many other phones using our Size Visualization Tool.
Volume key and microSD slot (left)
Power key (right)
3.5mm jack (top)
microUSB port (bottom)
The sides of the Samsung Galaxy mini 2
What we have on the Galaxy mini 2 is a 3.27-inch display with a resolution of 320 by 480 pixels (176ppi), which is okay for a low-level smartphone. It is sufficiently responsive to the touch and glows bright enough to be somewhat usable under broad daylight. Still, do not expect anything groundbreaking as the screen is of the TFT LCD variety.
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1. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2952; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
I don't like the TFT LCD screen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thumbs down SAMSUNG!!
2. kshell1 (Posts: 1112; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
You can't expect samsung to put a high end panel on every phone they release, for a entry level device this is quite nice and will fit most peoples needs just fine
7. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2952; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
I don't think AMOLED is high END any longer!!!
3. the_s2 (Posts: 196; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
Well, did you expect a Super Amoled plus HD panel?
8. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2952; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Expect?? Don't people expect better things??
4. andro. (Posts: 1890; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
The Galaxy mini was a very high seller despite its basic display as it was generally priced around the 90-100 euro mark,the mini 2 is an improvement on that so if its priced as competitvely people buying won't be complaining about not having super amoled screens etc.
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6. gmp009 (Posts: 8; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
AWESOME PHONE WAITING FOR RELEASE IN PAKISTAN>>>> :)
10. kashifkk (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)
Nice Cell Phone In Middle rang Good Thing is 4gb Internal Memory i am with that :)
11. samboycott (Posts: 11; Member since: 19 Jan 2012)
Apart from some generic issues likebattery and touch pad and WiFi, this phone has typing issues, you cannot tyoe a single line without errors in every word.
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12. surajitrath (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Apr 2012)
When will it be available in Kolkata market and what will be it's price in INC?