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Samsung Galaxy S III mini Review

Call quality and Battery:

The Galaxy S III has a very good earpiece that delivers loud and clear sounds with ease. Well, the microphone of the handset on the other end of the line should also be of decent quality, but when it comes to the earpiece itself – it can do a great job. The mic of the S III mini is not as brilliant, as our voice didn't sound as well to our callers, but it's still more than decent.

The battery that supplies power to the Galaxy S III mini is a 1500 mAh one, but unfortunately, official talk-time and stand-by times have not been disclosed. Nonetheless, after we used the handset for a while, we came to the conclusion that it can easily go through two normal days of use, as long as you don't push it too hard. If you happen to be a heavy type of user, you can expect up to one day of battery life out of it.

Conclusion:

The Samsung Galaxy S III mini is a lovely mainstream smartphone. All of a sudden, the Galaxy S III's “nature-inspired” design looks and feels right in your hand. The device is easy to hold and operate, while its 4-inch screen is big enough to provide a comfortable and pleasant experience for smartphone users.

We won't really recommend this one if you're a diehard geek who wants the biggest and baddest device possible, but we can certainly recommend it to pretty much everybody else. It's a well-balanced performer with absolutely no major drawbacks.

With Samsung being dangerously close to conquering the high-end of the Android landscape, it looks like the South Koreans are now willing to take over the mid-range as well. With strong performers like the Galaxy S III mini, it looks like they will.

Software version of the reviewed unit: Android 4.1.1, Build JRO03H

Samsung Galaxy S III mini Video Review:


Pros

  • Elegant and compact design
  • Comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Cons

  • Video recording is so-so
  • The physical buttons could be better

PhoneArena Rating:

8.9

User Rating:

8.4
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