Samsung Galaxy S III mini Samsung Galaxy S III I9300

Samsung Galaxy S III mini vs Samsung Galaxy S III

Samsung Galaxy S III mini

Reasons to consider the Galaxy S III mini

3.5G, Google Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Weight Lighter 111 g vs 133 g Around 20% lighter
Size Slightly smaller 122×63×10 mm vs 71×137×9 mm Around 10% smaller
Samsung Galaxy S III I9300

Reasons to consider the Galaxy S III

3.5G, Android-4.0.4
Network Much faster max data speeds HSPA+ (84 mbps) vs HSPA (14 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (6x faster)
Standby time Significantly more standby time 32.9 days vs 15 days More than 2x more standby time, less frequent charging
Internal storage Significantly more internal storage 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more internal storage, which means more music, photos and movies
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 720x1,280 vs 800x480 Around 2.5x higher resolution screen
Screen PPI Higher PPI screen 305 PPI vs 233 PPI More than 30% crisper display of text, images and video
Camera resolution Higher resolution camera 8 MP vs 5 MP Take photos with 60% more detail for larger prints
Processor Faster processor Unknown, 1400 MHz vs Unknown, 1000 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (40% faster)
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720 x 1,280 @ 30fps Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Screen size Larger screen 4.8"" vs 4.0"" Around 40% larger screen
Thickness Slightly thinner 9 mm vs 10 mm More than 10% thinner
Talk time Slightly more talk time 11.7 hours vs 7.8 hours Around 50% more talk time per battery charge


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Screen type The {better}'s screen is fantastic, and the {worse}'s is pretty good too
Bluetooth The latest bluetooth support
Thickness Thin
Galaxy S III mini10 mm
Galaxy S III9 mm
Internal storage More internal storage than most for storing music, photos and movies
Galaxy S III mini16 GB
Galaxy S III32 GB
Multi-touch Both support multi-touch
Intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
Wifi Both have fairly fast wifi support
802.11n (150 mbps)
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
Network Fast data transfer
Galaxy S III miniHSPA (14 mbps)
Galaxy S IIIHSPA+ (84 mbps)
Screen PPI Sharp display of text, images and video
Galaxy S III mini233 PPI
Galaxy S III305 PPI
FM Radio Both have built-in FM radios to listen to news and music from FM stations
Listen to music from your favorite stations
App store Many apps available at their app store(s)
Android App Market
Camera resolution Capture very high resolution images
Galaxy S III mini5 MP
Galaxy S III8 MP
App store Both have an app store, makes it easy to add new games and programs
Easily get games and programs for your phone
Numeric keypad Neither has a numeric keypad
Its often harder to dial numbers with a touch screen or keyboard

Compared to recent smartphones

Pros Cons

We're not aware of any interesting pros shared by these two products.

Keyboard Neither has a physical keyboard
No keyboard


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