Samsung Galaxy S III mini 

Released November, 2012
  • Android 4.1.2
  • 3.5G
  • 4"
  • Dual core 1 GHz
That said despite the lower resolution, the Super AMOLED screen is bright and reproduces colours very well which makes for a more than acceptable user experience.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2013)
Of course, under the right circumstances the Galaxy S III mini makes sense - processing power is enough for everything but the heavy games (which work better on the larger screens anyway), Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is great to have and there's sufficient storage and you can easily (and cheaply) expand it.
by GSM Arena (Nov, 2012)
6.6 Out of 10

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1,955 ms
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1.1 fps

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296 min

Reviews Word on the street for the Samsung Galaxy S III mini

Outdoor visibility isn't very good, just like on most other AMOLED screens.

Colours are bright and there is a good level of contrast.


8.0 Out of 10

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If you shield the display with your hand, though, you'll be able to make out the stuff on screen.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2012)
We didn't adjust the screen brightness, mainly because we were so used to having an auto-brightness feature.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2013)
Camera focuses well on important details, with contrast maintained throughout the image.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2013)


We're big fans of auto-brightness features, as they can really help the battery life.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2013)
It's located behind the battery, and isn't a pop-in slot.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2013)
The dual-core innards and the smaller screen, coupled with Samsung's battery-saving tech, meant that it lasted during a day's use, and we did find ourselves sending messages on the Wi-Fi for a considerable period.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2013)


Opening the music app to begin, you are faced with the standard Android options of all your music, playlists, albums, artists, the aforementioned music square, folders, and nearby devices.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2013)
As for ChatON, we mentioned that earlier, and as we concluded, we don't see it being a major rival for BBM or iMessage as we don't know many people - even with Samsung phones - who use it.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2013)
It also comes in direct competition with cross OS apps such as WhatsApp and Kik, so we wonder if we'll ever use it.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2013)


The back of the phone is a smart white (or blue) affair, housing the 5MP camera sensor, a small flash, the loud speaker and the obligatory Samsung branding.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2013)
The image quality is okay but not perfect - there are no noise or compression artifacts, though there's noticeable jaggies on diagonal lines and oversharpening halos.
by GSM Arena (Nov, 2012)
It has both autofocus, as well as selective focus should you wish to focus off.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2013)

Battery life

Within the power saving mode are a variety of standard features, and more interestingly the ability to limit the CPU power to eke out the last few drops of battery juice.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2013)
If you happen to be a heavy type of user, you can expect up to one day of battery life out of it.
by PhoneArena (Oct, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Size 4"
Resolution 800 x 480
Touchscreen Capacitive
Multitouch Yes
PPI 233 ppi


Has an assisted GPS Yes


Supports FM radio Yes


Operating system Android 4.1.2
Multitasking Yes
App store Android Market
Adobe flash support No
App store size 850,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes
Supports NFC No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0

form factor

Weight 120 g
Thickness 9.9 mm
Size 63 x 121.5 x 9.9 mm


Clock speed 1 GHz
Number of cores Dual core
Internal storage 16 GB
Supported card formats
  1. SDHC
  2. SD

photo & video

Camera 5 MP
Resolution 5 MP
Flash Yes
Secondary camera 0.3 MP
Video resolution 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps


Generation 3.5G
  1. HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
  2. GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
  3. UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
  4. EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
  5. Unknown (14.4 Mb/s)
  6. GSM (0.01 Mb/s)
  7. HSDPA (14.4 Mb/s)


Talk time (3G) 469.8 min
Standby time 27,648 min
Standby time (3G) 21,600 min
Capacity 1,500 mA·h
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