Measuring 121.55 x 63 x 9.9mm and weighing 111.5g, the Galaxy S3 Mini as you might have guessed is the downsized version of the Galaxy S3 which came out earlier this year. If we consider the external design, the Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy S3 Mini are identical, both featuring those rounded edges. However, internally, the siblings differ in some aspects.
The Galaxy S3 Mini’s dual-core NovaThor set-up clocked at 1GHz certainly can’t match the speed of the 1.4GHz quad core Cortex A9 CPU of its big brother not to mention the difference in RAM – 1GB for the Galaxy S3 Mini compared to 2GB for the Galaxy S3. Another major difference between the two is the rear camera. Unfortunately, the Galaxy S3 Mini features only a 5 MP camera (720p video) at the back and is thus very far from the photographic capabilities of the Galaxy S3. If we now take a look at the display, both devices feature Super AMOLED screens. However, the Galaxy S3 Mini’s 4inches screen doesn’t look very convincing with its much lower 480×800 pixels resolution. The fact is that many other phones with the same price as the Galaxy S3 Mini have better quality displays. If we look at the software side however, both run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
On the overall, the Galaxy S3 Mini is a decent mid-range smartphone but it is actually a bit overpriced. Other smartphones such as the Google Nexus 4 which has almost similar specifications can be obtained at a much lower price. A bit of disappointment thus here for those who maybe expected to experience the joys of the Galaxy S3 while spending less money. Its younger sibling is much less impressive.
Approximate Price: Rs 14,500