Review Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini

Samsung Galaxy S3, which was launched in 2012 and proved to be successful in the market and managed to lure customers with its advanced technology. Unfortunately, the sophistication of S3 must be redeemed at a relatively high and beyond the reach of most consumer smartphones in Indonesia. Well, Samsung seems to want to reach users in the premium segment with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S3 ‘version of saving “the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini. Is Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini Samsung Galaxy S3 will be sophisticated? Here’s his review.

Concept and Design
The design of the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini still brought the concept of “Design For Human” ala Samsung Galaxy S3. And indeed they look very identical. S3 Mini still come with maintaining a slightly curved body design on the back, but with a smaller size.

The body as a whole looks quite slim and lightweight, the battery cover is made of plastic material. For those who have large hands, small size a bit difficult when it comes to typing on a virtual keyboard Mini. But for women with smaller hands, the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini includes convenient to use.

Comparison of the thickness of the Samsung Galaxy S3 and S3 Samsung Galaxy Mini.
To sweeten the body, silver bezel comes accompanied by a few buttons. The placement of the buttons on the left and right side of its body is pretty good and easy to access with one hand. The volume buttons are placed on the left, while the power button on the right body. At the bottom, you will find a micro USB port and above, 3.5 mm audio jack port.

As an efficient version of the Samsung Galaxy S3, there are some savings to be made. First, the dimensions and screen size. With smaller dimensions, touch screen shrinks to a size 4-inches but still carry the super AMOLED screen technology similar to Galaxy S3 with a lower resolution is 480 × 800 pixels. Even so, the pixel density is high at 233 ppi. The screen is sharp and has good contrast for different content.

Samsung Galaxy S3 is sandwiched between the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S3.
At the front, there is a secondary VGA resolution camera. For the main camera on the back, you get a 5 megapixel camera complete with flash (flash) LEDs. Galaxy S3 Mini has an internal memory capacity of 8GB which is quite small. Fortunately, you can increase it through a microSD card.


With the Android operating system 4.1.2 Jellybean Mini S3 interface enhanced with Samsung’s TouchWiz interface. Unfortunately, Samsung’s TouchWiz interface is quite a burden for the performance of the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini. There is a lag or gap that feel when logging into the application menu and return to the front page. But it is a minor complaint, because you can take advantage of a variety of alternative launcher available at Play Store. From the results of our testing, Nova Launcher and Launcher Apex managed to run more smoothly on the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini compared with TouchWiz.

Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone package comes as a series of smart features. And some excellent features can still be found on the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini. Call it features such as S Voice is a voice command features like Siri from Apple, Best Photo which can automatically take 8 photos automatically and recommend the best photo for the user, Direct Call which allows you to make calls while reading a message simply by gluing smartphone to your ear, which can detect the Smart Stay user’s eye to keep the screen in order to continue on and Pop Up Play which lets you watch videos while working on a task or open another application. Features that distinguish these Mini Galaxy S3 smartphone from other brands.

Depreciation further then looks at sector source. Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini equipped with a 1GHz Dual Core processor with 1GB RAM amount, under the existing Galaxy S3 processor quad-core.

And what about the benchmark results achieved? For Antutu benchmark test, S3 Mini 7008 recorded points by pocketing 3 stars. For benchmark test using Quadrant, Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini quite proud by winning third place Samsung Galaxy Nexus and LG Optimus 2X.

With a fairly good benchmark scores, the performance of S3 Mini quite reliable. To accompany everyday activities such as gaming, video playback, Internet browsing, the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini can be served with either. A variety of applications in the Android Market and some popular titles like Angry Birds and Temple Run 2 was successfully carried out. But you also need to consider the number of open applications. Because many applications are opened and not used, performance will decrease slowly.

One of the advantages of the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini is on the graphics chip. Although not as sophisticated processor Samsung Galaxy S3, but Samsung still maintaining chip Mali-400 GPU for graphics performance. When used for gaming Dead Trigger, Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini is still capable enough to play it and it just feels a little lag when zombies begin to appear in large numbers on the screen.

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini comes with a battery capacity of 1500mAh. Is the battery enough for the day? You do not need to worry because thanks to the use Jellybean Android OS is more stable and efficient results of our test battery Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini in fact fairly resilient and can last almost a day to light the dark setting of about 20% and enable the data packet to the needs of push mail.

With a camera that has a resolution of 5 megapixels, the images of the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini is quite. Photographing outdoors with good lighting does produce a relatively nice. But when the shooting conditions indoors or dim light conditions, the image quality dropped significantly with the loss of detail due to excessive noise reduction.

Some option settings Mini Samsung Galaxy S3 is also similar to the Samsung Galaxy S3. Some setup options such as choice of scene modes, photo effects, macro, ISO settings, White Balance, Metering, Burst Shot, and Best Photo still can be found in here. What is missing is a HDR image capture options. You do not need to worry because these features are easily replaced with downloading apps HDR photos are widely available in the Android Store.

For the images that can be viewed on the official Flick

+ Beautiful design without a corner, with the same philosophy as the Galaxy S3
+ OS Jelly Bean
+ Features quite complete and almost the same as the Galaxy S3
+ Performance is quite good
+ The screen is sharp

The Less:
– TouchWiz makes slow
– The images in the room is not good