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Samsung S6500 Galaxy MINI 2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1865 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and design. The screen and price also get good feedback, whereas there are some negative views about the features. There are some mixed comments about the camera.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung S6500 Galaxy MINI 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung S6500 Galaxy MINI 2

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 59 user reviews of Samsung S6500 Galaxy MINI 2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

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93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung S6500 Galaxy Mini 2 Sim Free Mobile Phone - YellowSamsung Galaxy Mini 2 S6500 TPU Gel Skin Case / Cover - Solid RedSamsung Galaxy Mini 2 S6500 TPU Gel Skin Case / Cover - Red

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung S6500 Galaxy MINI 2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Samsung S6500 Galaxy MINI 2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

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95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: New Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 S6500 Android 2.3 Gingerbread Two Colored Back Covers with 3.2 Mega Pixel Camera Video Wifi Gps Bluetooth Unlocked Smartphon

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Samsung Galaxy mini 2 review: Little by little

 

Whenever a Galaxy S phone thinks "Boy, it feels good at the top", there's always someone down below to say "You're welcome". Samsung most certainly know who to thank. It was smartphones like the Galaxy Ace and the Galaxy mini that made...

Quad-Band GSM and dual-band 3G support ; 7.2 Mbps HSDPA ; 3.27" 256K-color HVGA TFT touchscreen ; ARMv6 800MHz processor, 512MB RAM ; Android OS v2.3 (Gingerbread) with TouchWiz v3.0 UI ; 4GB internal storage, hot-swappable MicroSD slot ; 3.15 MP...

Poor display quality ; Fixed-focus camera, no flash ; No secondary video-call camera ; Video recording maxes out at VGA @ 25fps ; Sub-par ARMv6 CPU limits performance and app selection

The original Samsung Mini, released almost exactly a year prior to the mini 2, had very few points in its favor and the level of equipment wasn't among them. But it was cheap and it had Android. This made it a good option for anyone looking to see what...

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Samsung Galaxy mini 2 Review

 

Android smartphones come in all shapes and sizes, including cute and cuddly, as the case is with the Samsung Galaxy mini 2. This petite-sized entry-level device is the successor to last year's Galaxy mini, and as such, it comes with improvements both...

Small and pocket-friendly ; Fluid performance

Unjustified launch price ; Android 2.3 Gingerbread ; Earpiece could be better

After giving it a thorough examination we can conclude that the Samsung Galaxy mini 2 is a very respectable entry-level Android smartphone. It is suitable primarily for those users willing to have a taste of the smartphone experience without spending...

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Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 review

 

The Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 is a pocket sized fun machine from Samsung. Can it compete with the Sony Xperia U and HTC One V?

Palm size ; Rugged body

Poor screen ; High price ; Too similar to the original

It’s a struggle to see why the fun sized smartphone market exists when larger smartphones with better cameras, processors and add-on freebies like HTC’s 25GB DropBox subscription sit in the same (or much lower) price bracket.

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Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 review

 

Budget handset, but that's not a bad thing

Sturdy build ; microSD port ; Removable battery ; Pretty nippy

No ICS ; Hard to grip ; Poor camera

Overall at £150 it's difficult to knock the Samsung Galaxy Mini 2, which offers up a budget smartphone experience and carries it off with relative ease.

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Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 GT-S6500

 

The Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 is one of the cheapest phones in Samsung's Galaxy range.

Good battery life, Pocket-friendly size, microSD card slot

Camera could be better, Screen isn't great, Better Android phones are available for the same price

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Samsung Galaxy Mini 2

 

Mini by name and indeed mini be nature.

, finding it a little too small and basic. The Samsung Galaxy Ace 2, though has a slightly larger, higher resolution screen, 200Mhz faster processor (800MHz vs 600MHz), and more internal storage. It's still not likely to be a powerhouse but it could be...

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Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 hands-on

 

The Galaxy Mini 2 is unlikely to offer much in terms of hardware, but this compact and colourful Android phone is likely be very cheap, so it could prove alluring if the price is low enough. I'll be looking for decent build quality when I go hands-on.

Increased screen resolution ; Compact ; Colourful

Not very powerful ; Camera will probably be very limited

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Samsung Galaxy Mini 2

 

The Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 is an affordable smartphone with multimedia, web browsing and social networking tools at its heart. It has a 3.27-inch display with a 320 x 480 resolution, has an 800MHz processor, and runs the Android Gingerbread operating...

Those looking for an affordable phone that does most of the basics right would do well to give the Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 a look-in, however there are better, more powerful alternatives out there. Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 is tagged with Samsung, Galaxy...

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Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 review

 

With all the excitement around the release of the Samsung Galaxy S III, you could be forgiven for forgetting that Samsung also makes a wide range of other high-quality handsets. However, the Korean firm hasn't become the world's leading mobile-maker by...

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Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 review

 

Samsung's successor to its low-cost Galaxy Mini hopes to ensnare the youthful end of the market, but can the Galaxy Mini 2 outshine the competition?

Colourful, Youthful design, Sturdy construction

Average screen, Last-gen processor, Lack of Android 4.0

The Galaxy Mini 2 is a solid successor to the original Galaxy Mini, but the competition in this sector of the Android market has intensified over the past year, so it might have trouble keeping its cheaper rivals at bay

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Product Specifications

Camera

Autofocus: No
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:Unknown

Configuration

Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes

Connectivity

A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication:No / Yes
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions / 262.144
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
EASY USE PHONE: No
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Operator:3 / EE / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes
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