PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Galaxy S III mini vs Optimus L7 II

Performance

Processing power and speed

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Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Talk time (3G), Standby time (3G), Standby time and Battery capacity

Reviews

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PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

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Samsung Galaxy S III mini 

PhoneRocket recommends the Samsung Galaxy S III mini  based on its performance and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy S III mini vs Optimus L7 II

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Samsung Galaxy S III mini

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy S III mini

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Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
Store more stuff 16 GB vs 4 GB 4x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Better theoretical download speed 14.4 Mb/s vs 7.2 Mb/s 2x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Front view of LG Optimus L7 II

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Supports NFC Yes vs No Somewhat common; Enables payment by phone and other wireless communications
Significantly longer standby time (3G) 47,952 min vs 21,600 min Around 2.2x longer standby time (3G)
More battery capacity 2,460 mA·h vs 1,500 mA·h Around 65% more battery capacity
Higher resolution front camera 8 MP vs 5 MP 60% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Bigger screen 4.3" vs 4" More than 5% bigger screen

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy S III mini  vs Optimus L7 II 

8.9
7.0
Outdoor visibility isn't very good, just like on most other AMOLED screens.
Galaxy S III mini

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Galaxy S III mini  vs
Optimus L7 II 
Type AMOLED Super IPS LCD2
Size 4" 4.3"
Resolution 800 x 480 800 x 480
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Multitouch Yes Yes
PPI 233 ppi 216 ppi

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes Yes

software

Operating system Android 4.1.2 Android 4.1
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC No Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v3.0

form factor

Galaxy S III mini  vs
Optimus L7 II 
Weight 120 g 116 g
Thickness 9.9 mm 9.7 mm
Size 63 x 121.5 x 9.9 mm 66.6 x 121.5 x 9.7 mm

hardware

Clock speed 1 GHz 1 GHz
Number of cores Dual core Dual core
RAM 1 GB 0.75 GB
Internal storage 16 GB 4 GB
Supported card formats
SDHC
SD

photo & video

Camera 5 MP 8 MP
Resolution 5 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 0.3 MP 0.3 MP
Video resolution 1280 x 720 @ 30 fps 720 x 480 @ Unknown

cellular

Generation 3.5G 3.5G
Networks
HSDPA (14.4 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
Unknown (14.4 Mb/s)
HSPA (unspecified)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time (3G) 469.8 min 720 min
Standby time 27,648 min 25,776 min
Standby time (3G) 21,600 min 47,952 min
Capacity 1,500 mA·h 2,460 mA·h
Samsung Galaxy S III mini
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