Samsung Galaxy I8190 (Galaxy S III mini) Specifications

Written By Mekhels O' Cypher on Thursday, January 31, 2013 | 3:25 PM

The actual Galaxy S3 is still very much top of Samsung's smartphone tree, so don't be confused by this stripped down alternative -- it looks like a slightly smaller S3 at first glance, but sits quite a few branches further down, with a slower processor, duller screen, less capable camera and a rather inflated asking price.

It's on sale now for around £290.

Despite the name, the S3 Mini has little in common with the original S3. But despite a considerably lower spec it's still a pretty decent smartphone with a decent level of performance. However, the game-changing price point of the Google Nexus 4 (around £239) which offers a quad-core processor, better screen and camera, plus the very latest Android, makes it seem very expensive for what's on offer.

Specs Galaxy S III mini:

GENERAL
  • 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G Network HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100
SIM
  • Mini-SIM
BODY
  • Dimensions 121.6 x 63 x 9.9 mm (4.79 x 2.48 x 0.39 in)
  • Weight 111.5 g (3.92 oz)
DISPLAY
  • Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size 480 x 800 pixels, 4.0 inches (~233 ppi pixel density)
  • Multitouch
SOUND
  • Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
  • Loudspeaker
  • 3.5mm jack
MEMORY
  • Card slot: microSD, up to 32 GB
  • Internal: 8/16 GB, 1 GB RAM
DATA
  • GPRS
  • EDGE
  • HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
WLAN
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR
  • NFC (Market dependent)
  • USB
  • Yes, microUSB v2.0
CAMERA
  • Primary: 5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality
  • Features: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection
  • Video 720p@30fps, check quality
  • Secondary VGA
FEATURES
  • OS Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • Chipset NovaThor U8420
  • CPU 1 GHz dual-core Cortex-A9
  • GPU Mali-400
  • Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
  • Browser HTML5
  • Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
  • Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
  • SNS integration
  • MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
  • MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Document viewer
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
  • YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input (Swype)
BATTERY
  • Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery
  • Stand-by Up to 450 h (2G) / Up to 430 h (3G)
  • Talk time Up to 14 h 10 min (2G) / Up to 7 h 10 min (3G)