Galaxy S3 Mini - £140
Why this smartphone is built for you
The Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini
The Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini is a mid-range smartphone that runs on a version of Android Jelly Bean that has been augmented with Samsung's own 'TouchWiz' UI. It is a compact version of the Galaxy S3 but still offers many of the same features of its bigger brother.
This phone has a 4 inch touchscreen that displays in 233PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The Galaxy S3 Mini has a 5MP camera, can record video in up to 720p and has a 0.3MP front facing camera for taking selfies and making video calls.
Performance is provided by a 1GHz dual core processor and 1GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 40 out of 100.
The S3 Mini has an estimated battery life of around 14 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 2000mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh. The battery on this phone is removable.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The S3 Mini comes with 8 or 16GB internal storage (depending upon the model) and an expandable memory card slot which makes it possible for you to add a further 32GB external storage. It also comes with Google Drive installed which gives you an additional 15GB of free cloud storage.
The S3 Mini has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit). It has Wi-Fi which means that it can connect to your home network or public Wi-Fi hotspots such as those available in many coffee shops, cafes or hotels. It has NFC which enables you to make contactless payments and wirelessly share files with your friends. It is also able to connect to DLNA and Miracast ready devices, including many laptops and smart TVs, which enables you to stream content both to and from this phone wirelessly.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini has an FM radio and an MP3 player. It is able to integrate with social media via designated Facebook and Twitter Apps and comes preloaded with Google Maps, Gmail, Chrome, Google+ and YouTube. Other apps, such as Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat and Spotify are available to download from the Google Play Store, along with the latest music, films, TV shows and games. This phone also offers Google Voice search as standard.
The Galaxy S3 Mini is a competent smartphone and the inclusion of features such as DLNA and NFC helps to distinguish it from many of its competitors. Its smaller size helps to make it more portable that its very popular bigger brother.