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Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini

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A compact version of the award winning Galaxy S3, still packing a 4” screen and a great specification.

                                                
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500MB data, 100 minutes and 1,000 texts

O2 Tracks The Official Top 40 now playing everywhere. O2 Tracks puts the latest hits on your phone. No streaming. Whatever your network. Text TRACKS to 61202

O2 Priority Moments exclusive offers and experiences nationwide

O2 Wi-Fi Get O2 Wifi free. Thousands of UK locations. Fast, free internet without eating into your data allowance.

£129.95 Plus £10 top-up
Product code: 19186290
O2 Pay & Go

500MB data, 100 minutes and 1,000 texts

O2 Tracks The Official Top 40 now playing everywhere. O2 Tracks puts the latest hits on your phone. No streaming. Whatever your network. Text TRACKS to 61202

O2 Priority Moments exclusive offers and experiences nationwide

O2 Wi-Fi Get O2 Wifi free. Thousands of UK locations. Fast, free internet without eating into your data allowance.

£129.95 Plus £10 top-up
Product code: 19186291
Vodafone Freedom Pay As You Go

Freedom Freebee gets you unlimited UK texts and 150 UK minutes all for just £10.

Vodafone Freebee Rewards Collect Points every time you top up and you can grab all sorts of fantastic instant rewards, or grow points to save for something bigger.

Now £119.95 Plus £10 top-up
Was £169.95
Product code: 18613472
Vodafone Freedom Pay As You Go

Freedom Freebee gets you unlimited UK texts and 150 UK minutes all for just £10.

Vodafone Freebee Rewards Collect Points every time you top up and you can grab all sorts of fantastic instant rewards, or grow points to save for something bigger.

Now £119.95 Plus £10 top-up
Was £169.95
Product code: 18473932
Vodafone Freedom Pay As You Go

Freedom Freebee gets you unlimited UK texts and 150 UK minutes all for just £10.

Vodafone Freebee Rewards Collect Points every time you top up and you can grab all sorts of fantastic instant rewards, or grow points to save for something bigger.

Now £119.95 Plus £10 top-up
Was £169.95
Product code: 18473950
Vodafone Freedom Pay As You Go

Freedom Freebee gets you unlimited UK texts and 150 UK minutes all for just £10.

Vodafone Freebee Rewards Collect Points every time you top up and you can grab all sorts of fantastic instant rewards, or grow points to save for something bigger.

Now £119.95 Plus £10 top-up
Was £169.95
Product code: 18473936
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1GB data, 400 texts and 100 mins with a £10 Smart Pack. Valid for 30 days.

Call me back Free call me back texts if you run out of credit

Low balance alerts Get free notification texts when your balance is running low

£119.95 Plus £10 top-up
Product code: 18473908
T-Mobile Pay As You Go

1GB data, 400 texts and 100 mins with a £10 Smart Pack. Valid for 30 days.

Call me back Free call me back texts if you run out of credit

Low balance alerts Get free notification texts when your balance is running low

£119.95 Plus £10 top-up
Product code: 18473922
T-Mobile Pay As You Go

1GB data, 400 texts and 100 mins with a £10 Smart Pack. Valid for 30 days.

Call me back Free call me back texts if you run out of credit

Low balance alerts Get free notification texts when your balance is running low

£119.95 Plus £10 top-up
Product code: 18613478
T-Mobile Pay As You Go

1GB data, 400 texts and 100 mins with a £10 Smart Pack. Valid for 30 days.

Call me back Free call me back texts if you run out of credit

Low balance alerts Get free notification texts when your balance is running low

£119.95 Plus £10 top-up
Product code: 18473914
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O2 Pay & Go Upgrade

You can keep your current tariff and you don't need to top up.

O2 Rewards Up to 10% of your top-ups back every 3 months

O2 Priority Moments Exclusive offers and experiences nationwide

O2 International Top up £10 - £14 for 50MB data per month or £15+ for 100MB data

£99.95
Product code: 18473885
Vodafone Freedom Pay As You Go Upgrade

You can keep your current tariff and you don't need to top up.

Vodafone Freebee Rewards Collect Points every time you top up and you can grab all sorts of fantastic instant Rewards, or grow Points to save for something bigger.

£99.95
Product code: 18473949
Vodafone Freedom Pay As You Go Upgrade

You can keep your current tariff and you don't need to top up.

Vodafone Freebee Rewards Collect Points every time you top up and you can grab all sorts of fantastic instant Rewards, or grow Points to save for something bigger.

£99.95
Product code: 18613470
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£99.95
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2 for 1 Cinema tickets
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PizzaExpress
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£99.95
Product code: 18473953
T-Mobile Pay As You Go Upgrades

You can keep your current tariff and you don't need to top up.

Call me back Free call me back texts if you run out of credit

Low balance alerts Get free notification texts when your balance is running low

£99.95
Product code: 18473907
T-Mobile Pay As You Go Upgrades

You can keep your current tariff and you don't need to top up.

Call me back Free call me back texts if you run out of credit

Low balance alerts Get free notification texts when your balance is running low

£99.95
Product code: 18473915
T-Mobile Pay As You Go Upgrades

You can keep your current tariff and you don't need to top up.

Call me back Free call me back texts if you run out of credit

Low balance alerts Get free notification texts when your balance is running low

£99.95
Product code: 18613477
Virgin Pay As You Go Upgrade

You can keep your current tariff and you don't need to top up.

Big Talk Unlimited landline calls and 120 cross-network mobile calls when you choose Big Talk

Big Data and Texts 1GB internet and 3000 texts when you choose Big Data and Texts

£99.95
Product code: 19182804
Virgin Pay As You Go Upgrade

You can keep your current tariff and you don't need to top up.

Big Talk Unlimited landline calls and 120 cross-network mobile calls when you choose Big Talk

Big Data and Texts 1GB internet and 3000 texts when you choose Big Data and Texts

£99.95
Product code: 19182805
Camera quality Screen size Operating system Processor name and model Talk time (up to)
5MP 4" Android Jelly Bean 4.1 1GHz dual core NovaThor processor Up to 7 hours 10 minutes talk time
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini

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.

Samsung Galaxy SIII

The essential tech specs.

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).

4" touchscreen for a smaller, easier to use shape.

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.

Samsung Galaxy SIII
Samsung Galaxy SIII

Mini in size, but not on power.

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.

Smart thinking.

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.

Samsung Galaxy SIII
Samsung Galaxy SIII

Stylishly social.

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.

*Any smartphone is classed as a smartphone purchased in the UK in the last 10 years with an operating system running iOS, Android, Windows or Blackberry OS. This offer is valid on selected Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini pay monthly contracts or upgrades purchased from Carphone Warehouse since 2nd July 2014. Trade-in process must be initiated through promotional link www.carphonewarehouse.com/tradeinpromo in order to receive additional £25. £25 will be automatically added to the value of the Trade-in. Maximum of one Trade-in in per connected Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini. Trade-in amount will be sent to customer via cheque or BACs transfer once approved.

Battery life and operating system

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.

Body and screen

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 Yes Touchscreens allow you to control the device by tapping and swiping, navigate menus, access apps and interact with your content.

Call

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.
Voice recognition Yes 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.
Speakerphone Yes 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 Yes 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 Yes Begin calls to your friends without typing numbers - just say their name!

Camera

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.

Connectivity

3G Yes 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.
4G No

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.
Find out more in our 4G comparison hub.

Wi-Fi Yes 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.
Bluetooth Yes 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 Yes 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 Yes 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.

Music and entertainment

Apps Yes Discover a world of possibilities with downloadable applications on your device.
Music player Yes A music player lets you play music on the device that is stored in the device’s built-in memory.
Radio Yes A built in app that lets you listen to radio stations on your phone.

Processor and memory

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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Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini  with Insurance & Tech Support - Mobile Complete for just £6.99 per month

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