The Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini has been released in the market last 2012 however it is getting a lot of attention lately since AT&T has offered it for just $0.99. Despite being almost a year old this smaller sibling of the former flagship model Galaxy S3 still packs a lot of power in it and can still compete against newer mid-range Android smartphones.
In terms of appearance the S3 Mini and the S3 look very much alike however this is where the similarity ends. The S3 Mini sports a smaller 4-inch display and packs in scaled back hardware specifications. Basically it is a smaller version of the S3 with underpowered hardware parts.
The device is relatively easy to handle with one hand owing to its small size. Despite being made of plastic materials it doesn’t feel cheap and there are no noticeable creaks when held tightly. It makes use of a Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. While this isn’t the best resolution you can get from a smartphone the images displayed are vivid and brilliant.
Powering this model is a 1 GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 CPU, Mali-400 MP GPU and 1GB of RAM. This configuration is comparable to most mid-range devices out in the market today.
When Samsung released the S3 Mini last year it came with Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) however right now it comes with Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean). It also runs the popular TouchWiz interface on top of android which enhances the user experience.
Other important features of this model includes
Smart User Interface – voice commands and movements makes the device smarter
Easy Mode & Samsung s Voice – creates a simple user experience
Samsung S Beam – easy sharing of files, photos, videos with other Galaxy devices
Pricing and Availability
The Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini has been available in the market for almost a year now. You can get the best deal from AT&T which is selling the device for only $0.99 with a standard two year contract.
Not a lot of people know this but the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini can play Flash content unlike the iPhone which cannot officially play Flash content. This can be done by downloading the Android Flash Player and installing it on the device. The player used to be available at Google Play but has already been delisted by Adobe due to security reasons.
The reason why people usually install a Flash Player in their S3 Mini is that there are websites that have not transitioned to HTML 5 and still use Flash.
Here are the easy steps to get the Android Flash Player on the S3 Mini