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Samsung Galaxy S III Mini (GT-I8190)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30420 reviews of Samsung Galaxy S III Mini (GT-I8190). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and price. The performance and usability also get good feedback, but comments are divided on the reception.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini (GT-I8190) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Galaxy S III Mini (GT-I8190)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2986 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy S III Mini (GT-I8190) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the size and portability. The performance and price also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the GPS navigation and reliability.

usability, price, performance, portability, size

reliability, GPS navigation

91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy SIII Mini UK SIM-Free Smartphone - BlueSamsung Galaxy SIII Mini UK SIM-Free Smartphone - Blue

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Galaxy S III Mini (GT-I8190)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10363 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy S III Mini (GT-I8190) 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 really like the design and price. The performance and portability are also appreciated. There are some critical views about the reception and reliability.

usability, portability, performance, price, design

reliability, reception

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung I8190 Galaxy S III Mini Unlocked Android Smartphone with 4.0-Inch Touchscreen, 5 MP Camera, Wi-Fi, 1GB RAM, 1 GHz, 8GB Memory - No Warranty - Samsung I8190 Galaxy S III Mini Unlocked Android Smartphone with 4.0-Inch Touchscreen, 5 MP Camera, Wi-Fi, 1GB RAM, 1 GHz, 8GB Memory - No Warranty -

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Samsung Galaxy S III Mini (GT-I8190)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy S III Mini (GT-I8190) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. Opinions about the portability and design are on the whole positive. The usability and performance also get good feedback. Many are critical about the sound.

price, performance, usability, design, portability

sound

83% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung I8190 Galaxy S III Mini Unlocked Android Smartphone - WhiteSamsung I8190 Galaxy S III Mini Unlocked Android Smartphone - White

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Thomas Thorn (techradar.com)

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini review

 

Is smaller always more beautiful?

Scaled down design ; Android Jelly Bean ; MicroSD support ; Bright Screen

Expensive ; Dual core ; Low Screen resolution ; Samsung Apps

The announcement that Samsung has sold the most phones, and in particular more than double the amount of iPhones, will no doubt be of little shock.

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung Galaxy S III Mini - Pocket-lint

 

The Samsung Galaxy S III Mini looks good and doesn't explicitly lack power, but the performance seems surprisingly sluggish when carrying out basic tasks.

Great build and nice design, plenty of tweaking to offer a wide range of functionality, microSD card slot, good battery life

Feels unexpectedly sluggish, looks overpriced

There's a lot to like about the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini. The range of tweaks that Samsung has layered in is impressive, it looks good and it's a flexible phone with the option to expand the memory and swap the battery if you need to.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini review

 

Can the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini compete with our phone of year - the Galaxy S3?

Slim profile ; Samsung apps ; Jelly Bean as standard

Lack of storage ; Poor camera ; Expensive

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung Galaxy S III Mini pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

The Samsung Galaxy S III Mini was announced in October, but has remained relatively elusive since then. We've now got one in the office for a full review,

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini

 

The Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini pairs a recognisable design with middling specs.

Android 4.1 with Samsung TouchWiz UI, Familiar, stylish design, Strong in-ear headphones

Poor 4-inch display, Disappointing 5-megapixel camera, Expensive for specs on offer

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy S3 mini vs Galaxy S4 mini review

 

How does the Galaxy S4 mini compare to its predecessor, the Galaxy S3 mini? We take a look in our in-depth Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Galaxy S4 mini comparison review.

The Galaxy S4 mini is clearly a better phone in a number of areas compared to the Galaxy S3 mini. Unsurprising really consider it's the newer model. Pending on the price, it's the one to go for out of these two Samsung smartphones.

May, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy S3 mini video review

 

The Galaxy S3 mini looks almost identical to its bigger brother, the Galaxy S3, apart from a few minor, almost unnoticeable, cosmetic changes and of course the fact it's smaller.

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy S3 mini review

 

Looking for a decent Android smartphone, but don't want one as big and expensive as the Samsung Galaxy S3 or HTC One X+? Then read our Galaxy S3 mini review to find out if this is the phone for you.

The Galaxy S3 mini is a reasonably good mid-ranged Android smartphone with good software and battery life. However, unless you particularly want a smaller smartphone, we can't see any major reason to pick the Galaxy S3 mini over the cheaper but higher...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini review

 

A Samsung Galaxy smartphone at a price and screen size that won't stretch your bank balance (or fingers) too much? Yes please

A solid, shrunken down version of its bigger brother but we can't recommend the Mini over the cheaper and far superior Nexus 4

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Galaxy S3 Mini comparison review

 

What's the difference between the Galaxy S3 Mini and Galaxy S3? We take a look in our in-depth comparison review.

Our first impressions are that the Galaxy S3 Mini will be a book to those who find the Galaxy S3 too large and too expensive. However, at 4in in screen size, the Mini isn’t particularly small and there is a significant downgrade in specifications to...

Oct, 2012

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1500
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):430 / 450 / 460
Standby time (3G):260 / 360 / 370 / 430 / 500 / 7.1
Talk time (2G):10.5 / 13.3 / 14 / 14.1 / 14.16 / 14.17 / 14.2 / 7.8
Talk time (3G):500 / 7.1 / 7.8 / 7.83 / 8

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes
Voice dialing:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Camera:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Camera resolution:2560 x 1920
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:No / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum frame rate:30
Photo effects:black&white, Negative film, Sepia
Rear Camera Resolution:2560 x 1920
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second Camera:No / Y / Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Sensor Type:CMOS
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:720p
Zoom capability:Y / Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.584 / 0.758
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:No / Yes
DLNA certified:Y / Yes
Head SAR (EU):0.522 / 0.624
Head SAR category (EU):B

Design

Colour of product:Black / Blue / Brown / Grey / Red / White
Curved Design: No
Form factor:Bar
Standard colour:Blue / Grey / White

Display

Aspect Ratio:5:3
Display diagonal:10.2 / 101.6
Display number of colours:16.0 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:480 x 800 / 800 x 480
Display Type:AMOLED / SAMOLED
External display: No
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Second display: No
Touch screen:Y / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch sensitive screen:Y
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

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

Memory

Internal RAM:1

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):No / Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, AMR, ASF, FLAC, M4A, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WMA / AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, FLAC, MP3, WMA / AAC, AMR, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV / AAC, AMR, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WMA / AAC, AMR, FLAC, MP3, WMA / AAC, AMR, FLAC, WMA / AAC, AMR, MP3, OGG, WMA / AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG, WMA / AAC, MP3, OGG, WMA
FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Radio Data System (RDS):Y / Yes
RSS reader: Yes
Speakers:STEREO
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1
Video formats supported:3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, H.263, H.264, MKV, MP4, MPEG4, VC-1, WEBM, WMV / 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, VMW7, VP8, WMV8 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, WMV / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV, WMV8 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VP8, WMV / VC-1, WMV / WMV
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Position location: Yes
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100 / 900, 1900, 2100 / 900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA, HSPA / HSDPA, HSPA, HSUPA / HSPA / HSPA+, HSUPA, UMTS / HSPA, HSUPA
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PBAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PBAP, SSP / A2DP, AVRCP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PBAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, HID, MAP, OPP, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HID, MAP, OPP, PBAP, SPP
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE
Data network:3G
Near Field Communication (NFC):No / Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / MiniSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Active toolbar:Y / Yes
Camera included:Y / Yes
Connection to PC: Yes
EDGE:Y / Yes
GPRS:Y / Yes
Java technology:Y / Yes
Mobile operating systems supported:Android 4.1
Music player:Y / Yes
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Polyphonic ring:Y / Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Rotating:Y / Yes
Video Playback:Y / Yes
Voice Recording:Y / Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Connection:Y / Yes

Packaging Content

Battery charger included:Y / Yes
Cables included:USB
Carrying case: Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Office support:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.1 / 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets / Icons, Shortcuts / Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid / Sim-lock free
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
SyncML: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:2.5 mm / 3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A9
Processor Cores:2
Processor frequency:1 / 2
Processor Model:U8420

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.1 / 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
SyncML: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:1024
Internal storage capacity:16 / 4 / 8
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage:Y / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube

Video

Video call:Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1 / 9.85 / 9.9
Height :12.2 / 120 / 121.5 / 121.55 / 22 / 6.3
Weight:111 / 111.5 / 112 / 120 / 121.55
Width:12.2 / 6.3 / 63