Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini Full Specification, Product Review and Price Philippines 2013

samsung galaxy s3 mini Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini Full Specification, Product Review and Price Philippines 2013


A. Samsung I8190 Galaxy S III mini Listed Price in the Philippines

PhP 14,500


B. Samsung I8190 Galaxy S III Mini Full Phone Specifications

 Also known as Samsung I8190 Galaxy S3 mini, Samsung Galaxy S III more. Available as Samsung I8190N Galaxy S III mini with NFC.


Basic Specifications
Device Type Bar, Smartphone, Touchscreen
Announced 2012, October
SIM card One Sim
Chipset NovaThor U8420
CPU 1 GHz dual-core Cortex-A9
GPU Mali-400


Internal Storage 8GB
Card slot type microSD
Storage Up To 32 GB


Screen Type Super AMOLED
Screen Size 4
Pixel Density 233
Screen Colors 16M
Touch Screen Multitouch

Video& Photos

Primary Camera 5 MP
Primary Camera Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, autofocus, LED flash
Secondary Camera Yes, VGA
Video Yes, 720p@30fps
Photos 2592×1944


Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes


FM Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS


Audio connector 3.5mm jack
Mini USB Yes, microUSB v2.0

Wireless Connectivity

Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
NFC Yes (Market dependent)


2G (TDMA, CDMA) GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
2.5G (GPRS, EDGE) Yes
3G (CDMA, EV-DO, UMTS, EDGE) HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100
3.5G (HSPA) HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps


Operating System Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Document editor Document viewer
Voice Commands Voice memo/dial/commands
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Browser HTML5
Other Features SNS integration

MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player

MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player


Image/video editor

Google Search, Maps, Gmail,

YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa

Predictive text input (Swype)



Battery type Li-Ion 1500 mAh
Stand-by Up to 450 h (2G) / Up to 430 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 14 h 10 min (2G) / Up to 7 h 10 min (3G)


C. Samsung I8190 Galaxy S III mini Product Review

This year has been the year of the Samsung Galaxy S3. Winning five-star reviews and a string of awards from all manner of publications, it was proof more than ever that a product doesn’t need to have an Apple logo on it to be seriously desirable.

However, with its 4.8-inch screen and high-end smartphone price tag, the S3 wasn’t going to be for everyone, so in steps the Samsung Galaxy S3 mini, in the hope it can work the same magic on the mid-range smartphone market.

The Samsung Galaxy S III Mini (GT-I8190) is an Android smartphone which was announced in October 2012 and released in November 2012. The Galaxy S III Mini tech specifications includes a 4 inch Super AMOLED Display, dual-core processor running at 1 GHz with 1 GB of RAM, 5 megapixel rear camera and a front-facing camera for video calls or self-portrait photography. The device runs Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean).Other features include Samsung’s TouchWiz Skin, S Voice, ChatON instant messaging, Smart alert, Buddy Photo Share, Pop up play, S Beam technology, S Suggests, Video Hub and Game Hub 2.0.

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Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini Review!


While it looks like an S3 from afar, pick it up and you’ll soon notice the difference. It’s a little thicker at 10mm (as opposed to 8.6mm) and the display has shrunk from 4.8-inches to 4-inches. Instead of the original’s 720p HD resolution of 720×1, 280 pixels, the Mini make do with a more conventional 480×800 pixels.

Admittedly the more advanced screen may be too big for some, but it’s a shame the Mini’s display couldn’t retain the HD credentials. It’s not bad though, and the Super AMOLED technology ensures it’s still bright and bold with vibrant colours, even if the details aren’t quite as sharp.

Features and performance

Instead of the grown-up S3′s 1.4GHz quad-core processor backed by 2GB RAM the Mini has a dual-core version clocked at 1GHz and backed by 1GB RAM. But while it may not be at the cutting edge it’s still pretty nippy in action, helped by the Jelly Bean version of Android, which is the operating system’s slickest incarnation yet. It’s running the 4.1 version though — just slightly behind the very latest 4.2 version you’ll find on the Google Nexus 4.

As usual, Samsung has added its TouchWiz interface over the top, which largely consists of some alternative shortcut icons and a few uniquely Samsung-esque widgets, like S-Planner — essentially a calendar app but with a more intuitive layout than the Android alternative. You also get Samsung’s own (rather sparse) app store and S-Voice, the Koreans’ answer to Apple’s Siri, which still has a way to go. It does okay with basic requests like tomorrow’s weather, but doesn’t have Siri’s depth and intuitive capabilities when it comes to more complicated questions.

The 5-megapixel camera can’t match the 8-megapixel snappers on the original S3 or the Nexus 4 — details aren’t quite as clear, and it takes a little longer to focus. That said, pic quality isn’t at all bad, with naturalistic colours and there are plenty of focus and exposure options to play with, as well as extras like smile shot and panorama. There’s a basic VGA quality camera on the front for video calls and video recording on the main camera can go up to 720p and its okay, if nothing to write home about.

For backing up your pictures and videos, it comes in 8GB or 16GB versions, but unlike the Nexus 4, you can add up to 32GB of memory via microSD card.


Despite the name, the S3 Mini has little in common with the original S3. But despite a considerably lower spec it’s still a pretty decent smartphone with a decent level of performance. However, the game-changing price point of the Google Nexus 4 which offers a quad-core processor, better screen and camera, plus the very latest Android, makes it seem very expensive for what’s on offer.

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