Samsung Galaxy S III mini Specs

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.

This device is also known as Samsung I8190, Samsung I8190N, Samsung I8190T

Cons

  • Thick body (0.39 inches)
I want it 36 users
I have it 35 users
I had it 39 users

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Display

Size: 4.0 inches
Resolution: 800 x 480 pixels, 233 PPI
Technology: Super AMOLED
Screen-to-body: 59.55 %
Colors: 16 777 216
Features: Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip: STE U8420
Processor: Dual-core, 1000 MHz
GPU: Mali-400 MP
RAM: 1GB
Internal storage: 16GB
Storage expansion: microSDHC up to 32 GB
OS: Android (4.1.2, 4.1.1), Samsung TouchWiz UI Screenshots
Device type: Smartphone

Battery

Capacity: 1500 mAh
Type: Li - Ion, User replaceable

Camera

Rear: Single camera Camera samples
Main camera: 5 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)
Flash: LED
Video recording: 1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
Features: EIS, Video calling
Front: 0.3 MP VGA
Dimensions: 4.78 x 2.48 x 0.39 inches (121.5 x 63 x 9.9 mm)
Weight: 4.23 oz (120.0 g)
Keys: Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Colors: Blue, White

Cellular

3G: Bands 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Data Speed: HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Multimedia

Headphones: 3.5mm jack
Speakers: Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Features: Album art cover, Background playback, Custom equalizer, Preset equalizer
Screen mirroring: DLNA
Radio: FM, Stereo, RDS
Additional microphone(s): Yes

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth: 4.0
Wi-Fi: 802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
USB: microUSB, USB 2.0
Features: Mass storage device, OTG, Charging
Location: A-GPS, Glonass
Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Other: Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Notifications: Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Other features: Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:
Date approved: Oct 25, 2012
FCC ID value: A3LGTI8190
Measured SAR:
Head: 1.01 W/kg
Body: 0.89 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission: 1.28 W/kg
Wireless Router: 0.89 W/kg

Availability

Oct 11, 2012
Officially announced: Yes
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Alternative variants

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
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: 8GB
Capacity: 2000 mAh
Type: Li - Ion
4G (FDD): Bands 17(700 b), 5(850), 4(AWS-1), 2(1900)
3G: Bands 5(850), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Data Speed: LTE
Hearing aid compatible: M3, T3
Other: NFC
Other features: TTY/TDD
FCC approval:
Date approved: Sep 04, 2013
FCC ID value: A3LSMG730A
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:
Processor: Dual-core, 1200 MHz
Internal storage: 8GB
Storage expansion: microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB
Capacity: 2000 mAh
Type: Li - Ion
Dimensions: 4.76 x 2.46 x 0.39 inches (121 x 62 x 10 mm)
Weight: 3.99 oz (113.0 g)
4G (FDD): Bands 13(700 c)
Data Speed: LTE
Hearing aid compatible: M4, T4
Other: NFC
Other features: TTY/TDD
FCC approval:
Date approved: Nov 18, 2013
FCC ID value: A3LSMG730V
Measured SAR:
Head: 0.68 W/kg
Body: 0.77 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission: 1.24 W/kg
Wireless Router: 0.77 W/kg

Carrier Availability

Discontinued

Verizon
AT&T

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User Reviews

Overall User Rating
Build quality
8.8
Camera quality
8.2
Performance
8.5
Display
8.8
Battery life and charging
7.6
Rating breakdown (out of 10)
5
Mini Muddle
Phone owned for less than a year

Upfront: very disappointed. I love Samsung, love Samsung Galaxy... They just kept getting better and better... until the mini. I was assured by Verizon it was high end, not entry-level. It's become a sad joke among my multitude of contacts as I have to start off the calls with, "have I told you today how much I abhor this phone? When we get cut off, you call me back." It randomly opens windows, apps, and screens. It randomly freezes, regularly lags, and refuses to respond. The screen design is poor - I have never had to hold a phone away from my face to keep from touching the screen durning conversations. When texting, the Swype drops words, randomly inserts words and rearranges sentences. The SD card won't accept anything nor read... The RAM is minimal. It came so overloaded with useless/unwanted programs that couldn't be removed. I have barely been able to add the apps I want and need. I can't run Spotify on it, my yahoo mail takes nearly 10 minutes to open. As I said, I am very disappointed.

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10
One of the best phones ever
Phone owned for more than a year

Having it for more than a year now and I must say it gives me an amazing experience, recommended for anyone that is looking for a good priced phone with decent features! ^_^

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10
it is good phone
Phone owned for less than a month

I've had the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini for over a month now and can say that it's a simply, marvelous phone and extremely easy to use. It's very fast and it feels great in your hand! The battery life is also pretty impressive and has a wide range of fantastic apps for you to explore and download. Would highly recommend it to anyone wondering whether to purchase the S3 Mini.

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