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Samsung Galaxy S III Mini (i8190)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25535 reviews of Samsung Galaxy S III Mini (i8190). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and portability. The performance and usability also get good comments, but there are some mixed comments about the apps. There are some less positive comments about the reception and battery.

size, usability, performance, portability, price

battery, reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini (i8190) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Galaxy S III Mini (i8190)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1644 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy S III Mini (i8190) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the size and portability. The price and performance also get good reviews. There are some critical comments about the GPS navigation and reliability.

usability, performance, price, portability, size

reliability, GPS navigation

91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

May, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Galaxy S III Mini (i8190)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8321 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy S III Mini (i8190) 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. People are impressed by the size and portability. The price and performance also get good views. There are some negative comments about the connectivity and reception.

usability, performance, price, portability, size

reliability, reception, connectivity

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

May, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Samsung Galaxy S III Mini (i8190)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy S III Mini (i8190) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the portability and design. The usability and performance also get good views, but there are some critical views about the sound.

price, performance, usability, design, portability

sound

83% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

May, 2019

Expert review by : James Trew (engadget.com)

Samsung Galaxy S III mini review: a small Galaxy with few stars

 

Samsung made a bold move when it announced the Galaxy S III mini. Here was an Android phone with the potential to take the iPhone 5 head-on. While the

Excellent battery life ; Same software experience as the GS3 ; Attractive, modern design

Slower performance than on the GS3 ; No NFC or S Beam ; Mediocre display

If you were hoping for a mini Galaxy S III, this isn't it. If, instead you fancy a decent mid-spec phone with a modern design, this is a great choice.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Samsung I8190 Galaxy S III mini review: The Halfling

 

Design and software experience coming straight from the most successful droid of all times, packed in a shell that's far easier to pocket. Now, who wouldn't want some of that? The Samsung Galaxy S III mini is the company's most premium compact Android...

Quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G support ; 14.4 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA support ; 4.0" 16M-color Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen of WVGA (480 x 800 pixel) resolution ; Android OS 4.1 Jelly Bean with Nature UX ; 1 GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 CPU,...

Pricey ; Pentile matrix display ; No 1080p video recording ; No dedicated camera key

Is the Samsung I8190 a shrunk-down Galaxy S III? It vastly depends on your understanding of a mini version, but we believe that it isn't. It's more of a Galaxy S Advance repackaged in an Galaxy S III-styled body and with a tad extra RAM. It's not a bad...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Samsung Galaxy S III mini preview: First look

 

The Samsung I8190 Galaxy S III mini is like a nostalgic return to the roots for the highly successful Galaxy S franchise. Quite similar to the original Galaxy S specs-wise, the new SIII mini aims to get as much of the Galaxy S III's personality into a...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Eugene Kim (pcmag.com)

Samsung Galaxy S III Mini (AT&T)

 

The AT&T Samsung Galaxy S III Mini is a decent entry-level Android smartphone with an affordable price, but it doesn't come close to matching its full-sized namesake.

Comfortable form factor. Affordable. Responsive and stable.

Lower resolution, PenTile display. Mediocre call quality.

Multimedia and Conclusions The S III Mini was able to play all of our music test files, including FLAC, WAV, and OGG. For video, the Mini played back H.264, MPEG4, AVI, and Xvid files at up to 1080p resolution, but it doesn't support DivX video. In my...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini review

 

One dollar on contract. That's pretty much all you need to know about why AT&T is selling an Android phone that's a year old, and why anyone would choose the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini over many other "minis" -- the HTC One Mini , Motorola Droid Mini , and...

The Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini delivers Android 4.2, 4G LTE, NFC, and a solid 5-megapixel camera for just $1 on contract.

Mediocre call quality and internal speed hiccups are two trade-offs for the price; you'll especially notice shutter lag.

First-time smartphone buyers get a lot for a little with Samsung's year-old Galaxy S3 Mini, but keep in mind that this is no high-end performer.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

Review Samsung S3 Mini GT-I8190 Smartphone

 

Mini-size, maxi-performance? Samsung introduces a new compact version of its successful flagship model Galaxy S3. The Samsung Galaxy S3 mini GT-I8190 includes Android 4.1.1 and a super AMOLED touchscreen with a 4-inch diagonal screen measurement and is...

compact and lightweight, AMOLED display: bright and contrast rich, Use of Android 4.1.1, many apps available, main camera (720p videos, 5 megapixel, LED-flashlight), battery life, Decent performance in a compact, elegant chassis and the Micro SD card...

Transmitting and receiving performance only average, performance not very high, only 12 month warranty, front camera, The processor could have been faster and the cameras should feature higher MPs

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Ray S. (phonearena.com)

Samsung Galaxy S III mini Review

 

The Samsung Galaxy S III mini is designed to bring most of the goodies of the Galaxy S III in a significantly smaller form-factor. However, the S III mini is more intriguing than your typical mid-range model, as it has the privilege of being named...

Elegant and compact design ; Comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Video recording is so-so ; The physical buttons could be better

The Samsung Galaxy S III mini is a lovely mainstream smartphone. All of a sudden, the Galaxy S III's “nature-inspired” design looks and feels right in your hand. The device is easy to hold and operate, while its 4-inch screen is big enough to provide a...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : YugaTech (yugatech.com)

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini Review

 

We guess what keeps this an S3 is the software, while the hardware deserves to be called S3 Lite rather. We loved a part of the hardware and the software, but there are a few things that hold it back. It needs a larger screen for most people as typing...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Scott Croucher (landoftechnology.com)

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini Review

 

ForewordThe Samsung Galaxy S3 was and still is the best selling Android phone in the market. An amazingly spec'd device with killer features. So it will come as no surprise ...

Running JellyBean 4.1 ; Battery Life ; Screen performance

Slight lag ; Camera

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : cellphones.ca (cellphones.ca)

Samsung Galaxy S III mini

 

While keeping some of the feel and design elements of the full-size Samsung Galaxy S3 , the Galaxy S3 Mini is offered as a less expensive alternative with a midrange feature set. Powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and up to 64GB of...

Good camera, Solid, comfortable design

Mediocre call quality, Some performance trade-offs

Feb, 2013
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