A compact version of the award winning Galaxy S3, still packing a 4” screen and a great specification.
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|5MP||4"||Android Jelly Bean 4.1||1GHz dual core NovaThor processor||Up to 7 hours 10 minutes talk time|
Designed for those that want a powerful and feature packed phone in a smaller size and cost effective price, the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini is a great all-rounder.
The 1,500mAh battery is big enough to power the S3 Mini for 430 hours of standby time and up to 7 hours of talk time. With a 4” screen it’s easier to hold than it’s big brother, and with a resolution of 480x800 it’s still nice and sharp with a pixels per inch score of 233ppi. Android Jelly Bean 4.1 is the software it runs, while the processor is a 1GHz dual core variant. On the back the camera is 5MP, while the front facing camera is 1.3MP. For storing your files there’s 8GB, plus a slot for microSD cards up to 32GB (cards sold separately).
The touchscreen on the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini is a great blend of viewing area and portability. At 4" you can reach every corner of the screen with your thumb for easy one handed use, but it's still a great size for looking at the news on the BBC website, streaming videos on YouTube or looking at your photos from last night. Built using Super AMOLED technology, the screen not only gives vividly bright colours, but also gives better battery life than other technologies.
Inside the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini is a 1GHz dual core processor and 1GB RAM. This enables the S3 Mini to handle any apps you want from the app store, stream HD video content and handle multiple tasks at once. There's also HSPA wireless internet technology, which is a faster version of 3G. This means that your internet connection when on the move is faster and more reliable, letting you get on with whatever you want online.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini is designed to be practical for everyday use. Smart Stay recognises when you're looking at it and maintains a bright display until you look away so you can keep reading or browsing. Best Photo takes a fast burst of eight photos so you can choose your favourite. Smart Alert even gives a brief vibrating nudge to notify you of messages and missed calls you may have missed when you pick it up.
A range of great services make it easier to stay closer to friends. The 5MP camera gives you sharp and clear photography whenever you need and Social Tag can then link the faces in photos to people's social media streams, so you'll see your friends' current status when viewing their picture. Buddy Photo Share recognises a friend's face in a photo, so you can share it with them instantly while Samsung's ChatON messaging service makes it possible to chat with friends using all kinds of devices all over the world.
|Battery size (in mAh)||1,500 mAh||This is the amount of electric charge in the battery of the device, measured in millampere-hours (mAh). In general, the more mAh, the longer your device will last on battery power, although it does depend on usage and the power demands of the device.|
|Operating system||Android Jelly Bean 4.1||The software that runs the phone. Different software has different features and strengths, so it’s best to try out a few to decide which you prefer.|
|Standby time (up to)||430 hours||The maximum length of time the device can remain switched on before the battery needs recharging. Standby time is theoretical and based on lab conditions.|
|Talk time (up to)||7 hours 10 minutes||The maximum length of time you can make a phone call using the device (under ideal conditions) before the battery needs recharging.|
|Device size||121.6 x 63 x 9.9 mm||
The dimensions (size) in millimetres of the device.
|Device weight||111.5g||The weight of the device in grams.|
|Screen size||4"||The size of the main display screen of your device, in inches. The larger the screen, the better it is for movies and web browsing, but it can be more difficult to use.|
|Screen resolution||480 x 800 pixels||The resolution of the screen is the amount of pixels used along the length and width of the screen. Along with ppi, it is a good measure of screen detail – the higher the resolution, the more detail there is in the screen.|
|Screen sharpness||233ppi||The ppi (pixels per inch) is a measurement that takes into account the size of the screen and the resolution to give a sharpness rating. It can be compared across devices – the higher the ppi, the sharper the screen is, making it better for high resolution content and reading.|
|Screen technology||Super AMOLED||The type of technology that the display uses. Normally this is either LCD or AMOLED, but there are many variations, and each has its advantages. It is best to look at screens in the flesh to see which types you prefer most.|
|Sim type||Standard||The type of SIM that is used in the device. This is important as devices only take one type of SIM. If you don’t have the right SIM, it is easy to transfer your number to the correct type.|
|Touchscreen||Touchscreens allow you to control the device by tapping and swiping, navigate menus, access apps and interact with your content.|
|Voice recognition||Technology that enables your device to be activated and controlled by your voice. The latest devices let you control many features - check the weather, start the camera, make a note – whatever you need.|
|Frequency band||Quad band||The number of bands your phone works across. Dual bands will normally only work in your home country and continent, quad bands will work in the Americas.|
|Speakerphone||If this mobile phone has a built-in speaker, you can use it to have hands free conversations or share music with friends. (Dependent on your handset's features).|
|Works in USA||Often known as 'tri-band', this device can connect to mobile networks in Europe and the USA. You'll also need to make sure your UK network offers service in the place you're visiting.|
|Voice dialling||Begin calls to your friends without typing numbers - just say their name!|
|Camera quality||5MP||The amount of megapixels (MP) of the device’s camera. This is a measure of detail, so, as a general rule, the higher the megapixel count, the more detailed photos you’ll get.|
|Flash type||LED||The type of flash that is used by the device for taking photos in low light.|
|Front facing camera||0.3MP||Capture self portraits to use as your profile pics or share with friends. If your device supports video chats you can also use the front facing camera as a handy web cam, for face-to-face calls. Generally, the more megapixels (MP), the better the quality of the images you’ll get.|
|Video camera quality||720p HD||The resolution and quality of the video footage that the device’s camera shoots. Generally, the higher the quality figure is, the more detailed the video footage is.|
|Wi-Fi||If your device is compatible with Wi-Fi then you can access the internet via wireless networks, and enjoy broadband-like browsing speeds. Signal strength varies, and you might need a network key.|
|3G||3G is a wireless technology that transfers data between mobile devices. If you connect to the internet via 3G then you'll enjoy fast browsing and downloading speeds. Costs vary between networks.|
With 4G, internet is five times faster than older 3G connections. It’s perfect for streaming videos & music, and web pages load instantly. 4G lets you get the most out of your new phone.
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth is a wireless technology that lets your device send and receive media like pictures and songs, as well as connect to accessories like Bluetooth headsets for hands free calling.|
|Internet data connection||The device can connect to the internet without having to first connect to a Wi-Fi connection. The internet data connection covers all data types that are slower than 3G and 4G – check other features to check if this device can connect to the internet at faster speeds.|
|Mobile hotspot and tethering||This allows you to share the internet data connection of your device with other devices, allowing laptops and tablets, among other devices, to access the internet when they would otherwise need to find a Wi-Fi connection.|
|Other connectivity||NFC, DLNA||The other connectivity technologies that the device supports, allowing it to share to or control other devices.|
|Positioning||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS||The technologies that the device can access to update its location and tell apps, like Google Maps or Bing Maps, where the phone is, allowing for accurate navigation.|
|Apps||Discover a world of possibilities with downloadable applications on your device.|
|Music player||A music player lets you play music on the device that is stored in the device’s built-in memory.|
|Radio||A built in app that lets you listen to radio stations on your phone.|
|Number of cores||Dual core||The number of cores in the processor. Each core is the equivalent of a standalone processor.. Some processors have dual or quad cores, and may be better for certain tasks. Generally, the more cores a processor has, the more powerful it is.|
|Memory card type||MicroSD up to 32GB||Different devices use different types of memory expansion card, so it’s important you use the correct type. The cards slot into the device and let you boost the amount of memory that is available for music, photos and videos.|
|Internal phone memory||8GB||The amount of memory built into your device for movies, music and other files.|
|Processor name and model||1GHz dual core NovaThor processor||The full name of the processor that powers the device. If you have a specific need, check the strong points of your device's processor.|
|Processor speed||1GHz||The speed of the processor. Generally, the faster the processor speed the more powerful the processor and the faster it process information, making it better for games and complex tasks.|
|RAM||1GB||RAM is the memory used for running programs. Generally, the more RAM, the smoother everything will run, and the more complex apps you can run.|
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