Samsung has finally announced the release of a smaller version of the renowned samsung galaxy S3 smartphone. Reducing the screen-size by 0.8 of-an-inch; galaxy S3 mini resembles its predecessor Samsung S3 in many ways. Various analysts consider this release, a strange twist for Samsung’s strategy to dominate the mobile market globally. Galaxy S3 mini will definitely give apple’s iPhone 5 a stiff competition in the market.
Weighing 112g just like iPhone 5, and 9.8mm thick, this galaxy mini looks like a shrunken Samsung S3 with a similar curved chassis and home button. It has a plastic body which is quite similar to S3 plus a removable battery-cover. The screen-to-bezel ratio is worse as compared to both iPhone 5 and S3, but this is expected, considering it is way smaller and affordable than S3. It is also thicker and heavier than S3. This phone comes packed with a 1500mAh battery which is way lower as compared to S3 which is packed with a 2100mAh battery.
This smartphone comes with a 4inches screen just like iPhone 5 and way smaller than S3, which has 4.8inches screen . This super AMOLED screen has a resolution of 480x800pixels (233pixels per inch) which is quite lower as compared to its big brother, which displays 720×1,136pixels, and iPhone 5, which displays 326inches per inch (1,136x640pixels), but similar to galaxy S2′s screen. This makes it a great device when it comes to playing games or watching movies.
Galaxy S3 mini does not have a 1.4GHz, exynos-4412 quad-core like its big brother; instead it comes packing a 1GHz NovaThor-UB420 dual-core processor which can run android 4.1 perfectly. Samsung also added a 1GB RAM to help run everything along smoothly. This is also quite lower than 1.2Ghz dual-core found in galaxy nexus and S2.
This galaxy mini has a 5MP rear camera with an LED flash which is lower as compared to 8MP on the S3 plus a front-facing VGA-snapper. Samsung also reduced galaxy mini’s HD-video recording from 1080p to 720p. For connectivity, this smart phone comes with NFC and DLNA technology, Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi b/g/n. Samsung designed this phone with an internal memory of 16GB and 8GB which can be expanded by up to 32GB using a microSD card. Unlike iPhone 5 and S3 which have 4G LTE support, this device comes with an antennae which lacks the 4G LTE support. This might end up being a downside for many technology lovers.
Another good news for Samsung lovers is that this galaxy mini is shipped with the latest mobile platform referred to as Jelly Bean. Jelly Bean includes the “project butter” upgrades, which promises you an upgraded buttery-smooth operation. This upgrade makes it quite better than the S3′s ice cream sandwich.
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