Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 Hands-on Review

Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 Hands-on Review
The Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Beam are undoubtedly the coolest devices that Samsung has on display at MWC 2012, but it is now time to check out a device that is a bit more on the low-end. We are talking about the Samsung Galaxy mini 2, which is a basic Android smartphone that is to succeed the previous mini model.

Even though it is an entry-level smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy mini 2 does not feel that cheap. Actually, it is pretty compact and rests nicely in the hand. Don't get us wrong, it is clearly just a basic smartphone, yet it looks and feels quite nice considering its price point. What we have on its front is a 3.27-inch display with a resolution of 320 by 480 pixels. Yes, we finally have an entry level smartphone with a decent display resolution, and we are very pleased with that fact. 

The Samsung Galaxy mini 2 unit at MWC 2012 runs Android 2.3, which is an indication that it might run Gingerbread at launch too. And that is not a particularly good thing, though we are hoping that Ice Cream Sandwich will make its way onto the smartphone one day. As far as performance is concerned, the 800MHz processor coupled with 512MB of RAM has no trouble performing every day tasks, but then again, its burden is not that heavy due to the HVGA display resolution. Last but not least, the Samsung Galaxy mini 2 has a 3-megapixel camera on its back, and offers 4 gigabytes of on-board storage. 

Overall, the Samsung Galaxy mini 2 is a pretty decent device suitable for first-time smartphone users. Its hardware is low-end no matter how you slice and dice it, but after all, you get what you pay for.

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GALAXY mini 2
  • Display 3.3 inches
    480 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 3 MP (Single camera)
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, 0.5GB RAM
  • Storage 4GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1300 mAh
  • OS Android 2.3.6
    Samsung TouchWiz UI


1 Comment

1. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

A nice entry level phone,the original galaxy mini was and still is a very good seller for us,and very little trouble with faults or returns either. A smartphone with big screen,decent browser and email,facebook,google maps,google market with games and apps all for about 100 euros,customers couldn't go wrong really as the basic feature phone nokias costing around 50-60 euros. This is an improvement on that and if the price is similar then it will sell very well.

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