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Samsung Galaxy mini 2 S6500

Samsung Galaxy mini 2 S6500
alaScore 87

3224 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3224 reviews of Samsung Galaxy mini 2 S6500. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the battery and price. The performance and usability also get good opinions, whereas there are mixed reviews on the connectivity and camera.

size, usability, performance, price, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy mini 2 S6500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Galaxy mini 2 S6500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy mini 2 S6500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the design and performance. The price and portability also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the durability and screen.

usability, portability, price, performance, design

size, screen, durability

96% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung S6500 Galaxy Mini 2 Sim Free Mobile Phone - YellowSamsung S6500 Galaxy Mini 2 Sim Free Mobile Phone - Yellow

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Galaxy mini 2 S6500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy mini 2 S6500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the camera and battery. The portability and reliability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the reception.

performance, reliability, portability, battery, camera

reception

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: New Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 S6500 Android 2.3 Gingerbread Two Colored Back Covers with 3.2 Mega Pixel Camera Video Wifi Gps Bluetooth Unlocked SmartphonNew Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 S6500 Android 2.3 Gingerbread Two Colored Back Covers with 3.2 Mega Pixel Camera Video Wifi Gps Bluetooth Unlocked Smartphon

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: John McCann (techradar.com)

Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 review

 

Budget handset, but that's not a bad thing

Sturdy build ; microSD port ; Removable battery ; Pretty nippy

No ICS ; Hard to grip ; Poor camera

The Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 showed up at MWC 2012 in February and slides in at the lower end of Samsung's range, but it's not the firm's bargain basement offering.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 review

 

Is the Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 an overly basic Android or pocket sized hero?

Palm size ; Rugged body

Poor screen ; High price ; Too similar to the original

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Dan Sung (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

The bright yellow back of the Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 is a heavy clue as to who this phone is aimed at. Fresh off the back of the very successful, yes, you

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 GT-S6500

 

The Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 is one of the cheapest phones in Samsung's Galaxy range.

Good battery life, Pocket-friendly size, microSD card slot

Camera could be better, Screen isn't great, Better Android phones are available for the same price

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Edward Chester (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Galaxy Mini 2

 

Mini by name and indeed mini be nature.

, finding it a little too small and basic. The Samsung Galaxy Ace 2, though has a slightly larger, higher resolution screen, 200Mhz faster processor (800MHz vs 600MHz), and more internal storage. It's still not likely to be a powerhouse but it could be...

May, 2012

Expert review by: Thomas Newton (recombu.com)

Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 Review: In Depth

 

The Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 is a relatively entry level Android device from the Korean tech giant aimed at anyone who wants a pocketable, sturdy mobile with smartphone capabilities and NFC. Modestly specced…

Smart design ; Micro SD card expandable ; Smooth performance

Poor screen ; Disappointing camera ; Expensive ; Gingerbread on board

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Samsung Galaxy Mini 2

 

The Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 is an affordable smartphone with multimedia, web browsing and social networking tools at its heart. It has a 3.27-inch display with a 320 x 480 resolution, has an 800MHz processor, and runs the Android Gingerbread operating...

Those looking for an affordable phone that does most of the basics right would do well to give the Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 a look-in, however there are better, more powerful alternatives out there. Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 is tagged with Samsung, Galaxy...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: What Mobile (whatmobile.net)

Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 review

 

With all the excitement around the release of the Samsung Galaxy S III, you could be forgiven for forgetting that Samsung also makes a wide range of other high-quality handsets. However, the Korean firm hasn't become the world's leading mobile-maker by...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: (3g.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 Review

 

The Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 is a no-frills, small handset with an okay

Neat, chunky chassis; responsive display; coloured back; three-megapixel snapper takes okay pictures

Few snapper features; struggles with complex apps and games; display not vibrant

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Robert Zak (somobile.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Mini 2

 

The successor to Samsung's endearing Galaxy mini improves on its predecessor in several areas that would justify an upgrade if you're inclined towards more petite devices. The mini 2 is reasonably priced, but does it match up to other phones at the...

The Galaxy mini 2 is a competitive handset at the entry-level end of the market. If only it was upgradeable to Android 4.0 then I would unequivocally recommend it to anyone looking for an entry-level phone.

Jun, 2012

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1200 / 1300
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):540
Standby time (3G):410 / 420 / 7
Talk time (2G):11.1 / 11.2 / 11.3 / 11.33 / 680
Talk time (3G):410 / 6.5 / 6.8 / 6.83 / 7

Call management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting:No / Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:No / Yes
Built-in Camera:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:No / Yes
Camera resolution:2048 x 1536
Digital Zoom:3
Front Camera: No
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):3 / 3.2
Maximum frame rate:25
Rear Camera Resolution:2048 x 1536
Rear camera resolution (numeric):3 / 3.2
Second Camera:N / No
Sensor Type:CMOS
Smile detection: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):640 x 480
Video recording:Y / Yes

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.624

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Orange / Black, Yellow / White / Yellow
Form factor:Bar
Standard colour:Black / Black, Yellow

Display

Display diagonal:8.31 / 83.1
Display number of colours:0.262000 / 262144 colours
Display Resolution:320 x 480 / 480 x 320
Display Type:TFT
External display:N / No
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Touch screen:Y / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:0.5

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, AMR, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, eAAC+, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
FM radio:N / Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
RSS reader: Yes
Speakers:STEREO
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG
Video formats supported:H.263, H.264, MPEG / H.263, H.264, MPEG4

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
GPS:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM / GPRS, GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:900, 2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:CDMA / CDMA, HSDPA / HSDPA / HSDPA, HSPA, WCDMA / HSDPA, WCDMA / WCDMA
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, GAP, HFP, HSP, OPP, PBAP, SDAP, SPP, SSP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HSP, OPP, PBAP, SPP
Bluetooth version:3.0
Data network:2G, 3G / 3G / EDGE, GSM, HSDPA
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
WAP:2.0
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Active toolbar: Yes
Camera included: Yes
Connection to PC: / Yes
EDGE: Yes
Frame rate:25
GPRS: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player:Y / Yes
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Rotating: Yes
Slide show: Yes
Standby time:120
Talk Time:6
User memory:2600
Video Playback:Y / Yes
Voice Recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Connection: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Direct printing: Yes
Exchange support: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3 / 2.3.6
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Games / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Games, Notes, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Recorder
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid / Sim-lock free
SyncML: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
vCard: Yes
Video call:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A5
Processor family:ARM / QUALCOMM
Processor frequency:0.8
Processor Model:MSM 7227

Software

Exchange support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3 / 2.3.6
SyncML: Yes
vCard: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:512
Internal storage capacity:2.7 / 4
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid

Video

Video call:N / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.19 / 1.63 / 58.6
Height :10.9 / 11.63
Weight:105 / 106
Width:109.4 / 5.86