Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini Review

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Samsung Galaxy S3 MiniThere’s a lot to like about the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini.  To start with is the size, don’t let the ‘mini’ name fool you, this is what most people would’ve once considered a normal sized smartphone, one that can be operated in one hand and easily placed in your pocket or bag.

In use the S3 Mini doesn’t feel like an under powered version of it’s bigger brother; It’s really nippy in use with no lag when zipping around menus.  The screen is a good size and is crisp and clear with buttons well placed under the screen.

The S3 Mini comes pre-loaded with a choice of web browser, both of which are very quick in use. The navigation bar buttons allows you to quickly adjust settings you won’t need all the time (and so don’t want a widget on the desktop) but do need often enough to make delving into menus a pain (e.g. bluetooth or wifi).

Considering this is the S3 Mini and not the S4 Mini you might expect this to feel like an old phone, but it really doesn’t.  This is still a great mid range phone.

One issue with S3 Mini, which is a general issue with Samsung phones in general, is that although it feels well built Samsung have used a slippy plastic on the back. On this sized phone it’s not too bad, but a nice finish on the back would’ve made this a five star phone.  Interestingly the plastic works far better on the S3 Mini than on the larger S3 or S4.

This is available SIM free for a decent price, but with it being an older handset there are some fantastic contract deals to be had.

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Mark J Draper is a self-confessed gadget lover who forged a career in the telecommunication and utility industry while maintaining a hobby of writing and filming reviews that are published on YouTube and Reviewify.co.uk.

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