4.2-Star Samsung Galaxy S III mini Review
While this miniature version does not include features as impressive as the original Galaxy S III, it still has enough power to hold its own. It includes a 1GHz dual-core processor, a 1GB RAM, and 8GB or 16GB of internal memory. That being said, we wish Samsung did not systematically downgrade everything and at least retained some of the original features of the bigger S III, like its 8-megapixel and 1080 video recorder. Here, we only have a 5-megapixel camera and a 720p video camera.
If Samsung's measurements are accurate, the Galaxy S III mini and its (1500mAh) battery will provide 850 minutes of conversation, a lot of talk time!
At only 120 grams, the Samsung Galaxy S III mini is more lightweight than the latest iPhone.
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It may not have features as shiny as the iPhone 4s (the latest model), but at only 120 grams, it is lighter than the iPhone 4S (which weighs in at 140 grams).
At 9.9 millimeters, it is thinner than the average bar phone
Not only does it have a 1GHz processor clock speed, but it also has two cores.
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It comes with these pre-installed games: The Sims 3, Bejewelled 2.
The Samsung Galaxy S III mini features a hefty user memory (16000MB/8000MB), but it may sometimes be better to buy a phone with an included memory card instead, since the memory card can then be reused in a future cell phone.
With its two (2) SIM card slots, you can swtich between two network cards on the fly.
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The Samsung Galaxy S III mini can record HD (1280 x 720 pixels) clips. Awesome! But we couldn't determine whether it had an HDMI port or not. Granted, HDMI (which lets you connect to your HDTV), is not an absolute necessity, but it seems like a desirable feature on an HD phone.
The touch screen is large, but it's only a capacitive model. Of course, capacitive screens are fine, but some analysts believe that resistive touch screens are much better.
** This phone is also known as: Samsung Galaxy S3 mini
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