Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 50
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 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
Rated 3 out of 5 by DaPsy Battery life is a disaster
I came from a galaxy gt i5800, so the upgrade to the S3 mini is a big step forwards, or should be. But, the maximum time I did with a full battery is 13 hours, and then battery need to be recharged. I didn't even call with my phone, I only used it a couple of times to check facebook over 3G, that's it. If a phone can't even do 24 hours it's a waste of money. I always keep my old 5800 with me, in case I need to call, when this one goes down.
11 December 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by LovinIt S3's little brother
The Samsung galaxy S3 is a wonderful phone and I really like it. But the size is way too big. With the S3 mini, you get all of the same features of the S3 but in a smaller package that can actually fit in your pocket.
PROS : The motions are wonderful, and the battery life exceeds expectations.
CONS: The phone does not have NFC
Also, when you take out the battery and feel the phone's weight, it is like holding a piece of paper
10 April 2013