Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 80
Rated 2 out of 5 by dat22 I upgraded grom a Galaxy II and I wish I had it back.
I recently upgraded from a Galaxy II and I have been disappointed in this mini. I chose this because of the size. I have always loved samsung but the largeness of the new phones do not fit my lifestyle, I like to keep my phone in my back pocket. Being a mother of 2 I love to take pictures and I loved the quality of my II. But, this camera is not good. I can never get a good shot. Also, it seems so much slower. I dont even have half of what I had on my II and this phone just takes a while to get going. I really miss my old phone :( was hoping for an exciting upgrade with samsung but have been disappointed. Good thing my husband got an iphone.
15 April 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Russlush3 Nice, could be great
I just switched from an iPhone and have to say I am quite happy with the easy transition. I'm just not interested in gigantic phones that are now approaching the size of my face, so the S3 was out. This mini fits very comfortably in the hand and in a pocket so I think is an optimal size for a phone. However this is nothing like the S3, the screen is sub-par (you can see the pixels easily) and the phone can get pretty laggy upon heavy processing. I hope Samsung realizes sooner rather than later that many people like myself want a powerful, high quality phone in "smaller-" (I would call "regular-") sized form. Perhaps as soon as the S4 mini? Please?
12 March 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by mazzer AAAAArrrrrrrggggggghhhhhhhh:(
I have had mine for 3 days..........and although the phone itself works great and has access to all the best apps etc....There seems to be no way to turn off the vibration alert for notifications......so I can have silent notifications but they still vibrate...so every time an email comes through or a message or when an app needs an update etc it buzzes, and this happens all night long!:( I need to leave it turned on at night so family can get hold of me in emergencies and also for the alarm clock on the phone to work...........but I am being woken up all night to the phone buzzing. I am going to return it today for this stupid reason:(
11 October 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by teom An amazing smartphone!
I received this smartphone from my boyfriend for my birthday. I did not knew that this sweet thing is so amazing until i put my hands on it. It has a great shape so i can handle it very easy. Also, has some features that i absolutely adore: s voice, smart stay etc. In other words, i love not just the design of this telephone, but the inside too.
I would say that this is a phone that suites better to a girl because of the dimensions and design. And, instead of choosing the s3, you can buy this mini love if you are not looking for the power, performance and the glam of his big brother.
If you have the economical resources to buy this wonderful smartphone, do not hesitate! I simply love it!!!
22 March 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by neeme1 A great purchase
I bought this phone for my sister. This is her first smartphone. She loves this phone. It's the standard mobile size and the 5MP camera is very good. For her it is easy to navigate, but if like me you are an iPhone user, it may take you a while to familiarise yourself to the layout and functions. It has everything you need in a 'top end' smartphone really;- there's not much to add (the price is very reasonable for this type of smartphone too).
Only problem is that the phone has 8Gb internal space (however because of the preinstalled programs stored on the phone, you actually only get 5Gb space to use), so I would recommend purchasing a microSD card.
04 March 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by jazzy While the phone is quite decent it is not even as good as the S2
Samsung could have had a real winner here if they had packaged the S3 in a small form factor. I got this phone because the S3 was just too big a phone. The design of the phone and the more pocket friendly 4" screen really appealed. This is a big step back from the S3. The camera is much poorer and to go backwards from a quad core processor to a dual core was not a good move. The processor, GPU and camera are not even as good as its predecessor S2. Especially with the update of the S2's OS to ICS you could get the older far superior phone for cheaper.
15 December 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Daveyboy26 Beautiful looking phone but....
....unfriendly and overly cumbersome menu systems make it a pain to use, txting is also trickier then my tried and trusted HTC One due to Samsung's decision to leave neat 'gaps' around the letters on the keyboard so the keys are smaller then they need to be. Don't get me started on the 'swipe to take or reject a call'.... I also don't like the way the back just clicks on and off, it's not secure enough in my opinion, prefer the 'usual' type where they are locked in place.
24 December 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by PhoneCritic Amazing Product!
Amazing product! Wonderful screen resolution. I love that it is smaller than the normal S3 but works perfectly! Everything about this phone is great! Perfect for teenagers! It is my second smartphone and I am incredibly pleased. I keep getting compliments on how it looks. The only thing I can say is that the battery life could be better but compared to some other smartphones (the iPhone for example), the battery is fine. I am very pleased with this product!
01 September 2013