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Samsung Galaxy mini 2 Review

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Samsung Galaxy mini 2 Review
When it comes to in-call audio quality, the Galaxy mini 2 performs well, but we are left wishing that Samsung had done a better job. That is because the earpiece sounds muffled, albeit being sufficiently loud for us to understand what the other party is saying. The microphone, on the other hand, works just fine and we are satisfied with its performance.

Out of the phone's 1,300mAh battery you can expect getting 7.5 hours of talk time on 3G or about two and a half weeks of stand-by. Both of these ratings come close enough to the average for a smartphone, so we cannot complain.


Conclusion:

After giving it a thorough examination we can conclude that the Samsung Galaxy mini 2 is a very respectable entry-level Android smartphone. It is suitable primarily for those users willing to have a taste of the smartphone experience without spending too much cash, but a teenage kid will be very happy with it as well.

However, whether getting the Galaxy mini 2 is a good deal or not greatly depends on how much you can buy it for. We fear that its price is currently too close to some very decent smartphones from last year – smartphones that are superior both in terms of hardware and software. For example, the Sony Ericsson Xperia ray, Xperia neo V, Xperia mini, and LG Optimus Black are available online for well under $300 from several reputable retailers. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy mini 2 will be the one to choose over devices like the HTC Wildfire S, HTC Explorer, LG Optimus L3, or the Samsung Galaxy Y.

Samsung Galaxy mini 2 Review:



Pros

  • Small and pocket-friendly
  • Fluid performance

Cons

  • Unjustified launch price
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • Earpiece could be better
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posted on 16 May 2012, 04:22 1

1. x7black7x (Posts: 117; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)


i should have bought thins one instead of galaxy y
i cant play temple run, world of goo and good games like that

posted on 16 May 2012, 05:49 4

2. Jericho (Posts: 302; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Hey phonearena the other day when you posted the LG optimus L3 review you gave this phone i think 4/10 and you are giving this phone 7.5 just because its ''SAMSUNG'' The price between these two differ alot and the specs are almost the same except for the screen resolution and in your review you said the performance lg optimus L3 is good and it has a better design. And now the pricing

www.ebay.com/ctg/Samsung-Galaxy-Mini-2-GTS6500-4GB-Black-Orange-Unlocked-Smartphone--/113056271?_refkw=samsung+galaxy+mini+2&_pcatid=801&_ipg=&_pcategid=9355&_from=&_dmpt=Cell_Phones&_armrs=1

the galaxy mini 2 costs like 249 dollars which is the price of xperia ray and neo v while optimus L3 costs 154 dollars

www.ebay.com/ctg/LG-Optimus-L3-E400-1GB-Black-Unlocked-Smartphone--/113152575?_refkw=lg+optimus+l3&_pcatid=801&_ipg=&_pcategid=9355&_from=&_dmpt=Cell_Phones&_armrs=1

the differfence is a about 90 dollars and you guys compared optimus L3 to xperia ray the difference between those to is about a hundred dollars you guys are being biased i don't want phonearena to be biased because this is one of the best(for me its THE best) tech websites but you know this is not fair. I need are reason why you are being so biased.

posted on 18 May 2012, 00:18

3. Sangeet (Posts: 225; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I am not a typical Samsung fanboy but i have used handsets of both samsung and LG and so far i have concluded the following

1. Samsung is way ahead in the userr experience and other things in which LG doesn't even come close
2. Lg optimus l3 may be good on the design but man, it's resolution really sucks who would want to buy a phone with a resolution in which almost 30% of the apps from the android market is not even supported and using the phone is the pain to the eye and image looks far pixelated wheras the samsung has a decent screen and it is way important as the screen is the thing which helps us to enjoy the contents of a cellpone
3. My LG Optimus Black cracked on falling from a height of about 2 meters but my Galaxy mini that i have used before have fell several times and is still alive, and that is the phone i am currently typing from, that means it is still alive

4. LG Optimus L3 is targeted towards the one who wants a good looking phone at a decent price while the Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 is targeted towards those who want to have a proper decent smartphone that can do all things that Android can except some really HD gaming

and many apps aren't even supported for the LG Optimus L3 cuz it has the s**tty QVGA resolution of the 2001..

So just shut up and don't compare these two phones

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 19:28

4. dianitaysendyloves (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Oct 2012)


excelent movil :)

posted on 26 Jan 2013, 11:03

5. AndroidLTU (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Jan 2013)


plese help me. I can't choose between samsung galaxy ace and mini 2. Which has a better battery life? I know, mini 2 is newer and has a better processing power, but ace has a better camera and Gorilla Glass display. Please help me choose the better :) P.S. it will be my first smartphone and first touchscreen :)

posted on 04 Aug 2013, 03:00

6. m4r13 (Posts: 1; Member since: 08 May 2013)


The Galaxy mini 2 already has an upgrade to Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). Did you include that?

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Display3.3 inches, 320 x 480 pixels (176 ppi) TFT
Camera3 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227A, Single core, 800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A5 processor
512 MB RAM
Size4.31 x 2.31 x 0.47 inches
(109.4 x 58.6 x 11.9 mm)
3.77 oz  (107 g)
Battery1300 mAh, 12 hours talk time

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