I like to go back sometimes in time to have a look at interesting devices. Samsung Galaxy S3 mini was a really cool device when it came out. Because we didn’t get an S2 Mini.
This was suppose to be a mini variant of S3 but it had lower specs and was way more fat! It kinda looked a bit cute and funny. Like a baby pig phone. But it had it’s charm. Many was curious on the device.
Main specs on Galaxy S3 mini: 4.0 inch Display, 480×800 pixels screen, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, NovaThor U8420 Chipset, 1.0GHz Dual-core processor with Cortex-A9, Mali-400 GPU, 5MP primary camera and VGA secondary camera.
This was back in the days when front selfie cameras had mega low megapixel! The memory inside this phone was 8GB/16GB variant and 1GB of RAM + microSD card up to 32GB! 1GB of RAM makes so you can’t really play any games with heavy performance requirements.
The battery in this phone was tiny 1500mAh! Something that was considered very common back in the days. These days we are shocked if we see a phone with a battery below 2000mAh! But the cool thing was how you could remove the battery in this phone.
This phone was using a larger SIM card the Mini-SIM type. In terms of video recording you could pull it off at 720p with 30 frames per second. It came with a 3.5mm audio jack for audio listen. Something that was standard in 2012 but is getting more common 2018 that companies remove that option!
The USB connector on Galaxy S3 mini for charging was the good old microUSB 2.0. Bluetooth it had pre-installed was 4.0. Another interesting thing was the amount of colours it got launched in: White, Blue, Titan Gray, Amber Brown, Garnet Red and Onyx Black! The browser already in 2012 was using HTML5!
A couple of years ago I made an unboxing of the Galaxy S3 mini. It was very fun to do. Let me know if you want me to get more cool phones in the future!