With a 4.0” Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, the Samsung Galaxy III Mini doesn’t really look that mini. It actually has a fairly spacious display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, which is pretty standard for its size. The display is reasonably bright and has good visibility. It also provides enough space to type comfortably on its virtual keyboard. The screen is equipped with Touch-sensitive controls, Multitouch, Gyroscope, Accelerometer and Proximity sensor.
The SIII Mini uses Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean) as its operating system. It’s pretty fast and can deliver fluid and smooth graphics. A dual-core 1 GHz processor is responsible for the phone’s performance. It works together with Mali-400 GPU and 1 GB of RAM. 8/16 GB of internal storage (optional) is ready to accommodate your documents and multimedia files. The storage capacity can be expanded by using external memory card up to 32 GB. For the connectivity, you can have some options like Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot; microUSB v2.0; and Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR.
On the camera department, the SIII Mini offers a 5 MP camera which is attached on the back of the phone. The camera features autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, and video recording capability (720p@30fps). You can also find a secondary VGA camera on the front panel. You can use it for video calling or taking self pictures.
- GPS with A-GPS support and GLONASS
- Stereo FM radio with RDS
- Digital Compass
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic;
- TouchWiz with the S Voice assistant;
- SmartStay that shuts off the screen when you’re not looking at it
- S Beam with tap to share for songs and files as big as 10MB
- 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, Google Talk, Picasa
- Voice memo, voice dial, voice commands.
Size: 121.6 x 63 x 9.9 mm (4.79 x 2.48 x 0.39 in)
Weight: 111.5 g (3.92 oz)
Turning the device on and off
When turning on the device for the first time, follow the on-screen instructions to set up your device. Press and hold the Power button for a few seconds to turn on the device.
Backup and reset
Change the settings for managing settings and data.
• Back up my data: Set to back up settings and application data to the Google server.
• Backup account: Set up or edit your Google backup account.
• Automatic restore: Set to restore settings and application data when the applications are reinstalled on the device.
• Factory data reset: Reset settings to the factory default values and delete all data.