Samsung Galaxy SIII Mini: Is It Worth It?

As stated last week, Samsung revealed its new smartphone Galaxy SIII Mini on Thursday triggering all analysts’ curiosity. After taking a first look at it, tech lovers at Wired had big problems determining whether Samsung’s Galaxy SIII Mini is really worth buying.

Apple has often stressed the importance of having smartphones that can be controlled with just one hand, but Samsung demolished their strategy by announcing the launching of the Mini version of Samsung Galaxy SIII; thus, meeting the needs of customers who want smaller phones. However, it is not just the size that was reduced, but also the quality of its components, according to analysts who have closely studied the device.

Samsung Galaxy SIII Mini was endowed with a 4-inch display, which is considerably small in comparison with the 4.8-inch display that usually comes with Galaxy SIII.  The big difference arises from the fact that producers have used a screen resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, which could be described as obsolete considering that most smartphones have a 1280 x 720 pixel resolution. Moreover, the SIII Mini was downgraded to a 1GHz dual-core chipset, whereas its larger predecessor comes in two versions, one with a quad-core processor and another one with 1.5GHz dual-core CPU.

If you were hoping to get the same good quality pictures with the Mini smartphone as you normally did with the original Galaxy SIII, then you were wrong. The gadget has a 5-megapixel rear camera instead of the 8-meapixel camera we’ve seen on Samsung’s top notch smartphone. The front-facing camera is a VGA, but you probably won’t use it very often given that Samsung Galaxy SIII Mini is not compatible with the 4G technology.

On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy SIII Mini looks and feels just like its bigger SIII brother. The phone has the same style, is running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, so it could be a satisfactory replacement for customers who can’t afford the high-class Samsung Galaxy SIII.

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