Samsung Galaxy S III mini

Announced:
Oct 11, 2012
Market status:
Released

PhoneArena Rating:

8.9
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  • Fingerprint
  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE*
  • Waterproof
  • NFC*
  • Dual SIM

Display

Display size:

4.0 inches

Resolution:

480 x 800 pixels

Pixel density:

233 ppi

Technology:

Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio:

59.55 %

Features:

Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

5 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus, CMOS image sensor

Flash:

LED

Video recording:

1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)

Features:

Digital image stabilization, Video calling

Front:

0.3 megapixels VGA

Design

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 6 oz (173 g)

Colors:

Blue, White

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

STE U8420

Processor:

Dual-core, 1000 MHz

GPU:

Mali-400 MP

RAM:

1 GB

Internal storage:

16 GB

Storage expansion:

up to 32 GB

OS:

Android (4.1.2, 4.1.1), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Battery

Capacity:

1500 mAh

Talk time:

14.16 hours
the average is 23 h (1388 min)

Stand-by time:

19.2 days (460 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 h)

Talk time (3G):

7.83 hours
the average is 23 h (1396 min)

Stand-by time (3G):

15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 26 days (636 h)

Cellular

UMTS:

900, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data:

HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

4.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band

USB:

USB 2.0

Connector:

microUSB

Features:

Mass storage device, USB OTG, USB charging

Location:

A-GPS, Glonass

Other:

Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

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

Multimedia

Screen mirroring:

DLNA

Radio:

FM, Stereo, RDS

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

Additional microphone(s):

Yes

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Oct 25, 2012

FCC ID value:

A3LGTI8190 link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

1.01 W/kg

Body:

0.89 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.28 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.89 W/kg

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 from the main variant:

Other:

NFC

Samsung Galaxy S III mini I8190T

Differences from the main variant:

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jan 17, 2013

FCC ID value:

A3LGTI8190T link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

0.88 W/kg

Body:

1.40 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.40 W/kg

Samsung Galaxy S III mini G730A

For AT&T

Differences from the main variant:

Processor:

Dual-core, 1200 MHz

Internal storage:

8 GB

Capacity:

2000 mAh

Talk time:

11.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1388 min)

Stand-by time (3G):

15.4 days (370 hours)
the average is 26 days (636 h)

Stand-by time (4G):

14.2 days (340 hours)
the average is 26 days (627 h)

Music playback:

44.00 hours

Video playback:

12.00 hours

LTE (FDD):

Bands 17, 5, 4, 2

UMTS:

850, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data:

LTE

Other:

NFC

Hearing aid compatibility:

M3, T3

Other features:

TTY/TDD

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Sep 04, 2013

FCC ID value:

A3LSMG730A link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

0.55 W/kg

Body:

0.75 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.55 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.75 W/kg

Samsung Galaxy S III mini G730V

For Verizon

Differences from the main variant:

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 6 oz (173 g)

Processor:

Dual-core, 1200 MHz

Internal storage:

8 GB

Storage expansion:

up to 64 GB

Capacity:

2000 mAh

Talk time:

11.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1388 min)

Stand-by time (3G):

15.4 days (370 hours)
the average is 26 days (636 h)

Stand-by time (4G):

14.2 days (340 hours)
the average is 26 days (627 h)

Music playback:

44.00 hours

Video playback:

12.00 hours

LTE (FDD):

Bands 13

CDMA:

800, 1900 MHz

Data:

LTE

Other:

NFC

Hearing aid compatibility:

M4, T4

Other features:

TTY/TDD

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Nov 18, 2013

FCC ID value:

A3LSMG730V link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

0.68 W/kg

Body:

0.77 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.24 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.77 W/kg

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Discontinued

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Thick body (0.39 inches)
  • Does not support automatic screen brightness
  • Too little RAM
  • Low pixel density screen (233 ppi)

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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