Recently, Samsung officially announced the Galaxy S3 Mini. Now, price tags are beginning to emerge.
Previously, the smaller version of the highly-popular Galaxy S3 was believed to challenge the iPhone 5. It was thought to sport the same hardware like its bigger brother, but with a smaller 4-inch display. It was said to target potential buyers who thought the S3 was too big. Apparently, this wasn’t the case.
The new handset turned out to be a mid-range handset, rather than the iPhone killer many believed it to be. It sports a 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, which is nothing compared to the Galaxy S3’s 4.8-inch 720p display and the iPhone 5’s retina display. Many believed that the handset would sport a powerful quad-core processor sitting under the hood. Sadly, a measly 1GHz dual-core processor sat under the bonnet instead. The only advantage this phone has over its bigger brother is the version of Android that powers it. It runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). The latest version of Android is only beginning to roll out to the Korean tech giant’s flagship.
Back to the phone’s price, you can get your hands on the SIM-free version of the Galaxy S3 Mini for a reasonable £298.80 (VAT not included). You can also get your hands on the smartphone for free, if you sign up for a two-year contract with network operators. It is available for monthly plans ranging from £25 to £36 a month.
Although you may be disappointed the Galaxy S3 Mini is not the iPhone killer you were expecting, it is still a decent mid-range handset. If you’re not willing to spend an arm and a leg for the Galaxy S3, then maybe the S3 Mini is more for you.
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