Question: How many Samsung galaxies are there?
Answer: more than the galaxies in the universe for sure!
The thing about Samsung is that they have a phone for every niche. From a basic mulika mwizi to the top notch Samsung Galaxy S III to the phablet Samsung Galaxy Note II. The later two gadgets are intimidating in size, and I’m currently using a Note II. I can’t carry it in my hand, and doesn’t fit into most of my pockets, and typing with one hand is a tough balancing act. If you are looking for all the specifications of an S III but in a smaller size, then the S3-mini is what I recommend.
The Samsung S III Mini is a thing of beauty. It fits perfectly into your palm and retains the same curved corners design as the Galaxy S III. In the pricing range, it’s a mid-priced phone going for about Ksh 38,000 and is available in Samsung dealer shops, and at Nakumatt, Tusksys and Safaricom shops.
Here are the key features of the S III Mini:
- Size: Thin, Sleek, fits easily in pocket and in your hand
- Dual-core 1GHz chipset and a 4-inch WVGA resolution screen, although these are much less than what’s in the S III, you will hardly notice the difference in performance. The difference in resolution is noticeable though
- Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean operating system
- 5MP rear camera with flash, and a VGA front camera.
I decided to give this phone to my mum who has been using a basic internet phone, in this digital age it is essential for everyone to have a smartphone. So far it’s been a quick adjustment to the Android echo system although we are yet to hit optimal utilization. So far her most useful apps include Gmail- no need to log into a computer to check emails, just use the phone app! The ability to tether or use the phone as a wi-fi hotspot is much welcome, modems get misplaced plus topping them up now and then is an issue. Buying bundles on your phone is much easier and more flexible. Now she has internet on demand on her laptop, something quite useful as she teaches some classes online. There is also the torch app that turns the camera’s flash on as a torch, very handy now that it is raining and power goes off as soon as there is a hint of rain.
Let’s not forget the camera which she uses mostly to take pictures of her grandson 🙂 I must admit there are many things that smartphone users take for granted. Read my post on how to make the most of your droid (Android device).
For those looking for a stylish phone, but don’t want a massive screen, a massive weight or a massive price tag, the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini should be your choice.
For a detailed review, check out this review on engadget.