Samsung Galaxy Mini 2, review

Samsung Galaxy Mini2

After the success that Samsung had with the Galaxy Mini two years ago, they decided to launch again a best-buy. So they launched the Galaxy Mini2. It is a low budget smartphone for those who don’t have enough money to buy a flagship like the Galaxy S3 or One X. The Galaxy Mini2 has the same aspect as all the Samsung phones; I like the chrome frame which is around the phone. It also comes with and additional yellow back panel besides the black one.

The camera is capable to take pictures at 3.15 MP and record VGA videos at 25 fps. Outdoor photos have good quality but inside they are poor. We can’t ask for more from a phone in this class range. But Samsung could put a LED flash on the new Mini. It features only geo-tagging and autofocus.

At the display we can see an improvement from the Galaxy Mini. The Galaxy Mini2 has a 3.27 inches HVGA display with a resolution of 320×480 pixels and 176ppi pixel density which supports multitouch. With the brightness level set high it can manage to cope in sun light.

The Galaxy Mini2 runs Android OS version 2.3.6 Gingerbread with Samsung’s interface TouchWiz 4.0. A thing that I like at the TouchWiz UI is that you can call or give an SMS to someone only by sliding your finger over the contact to the right to call and to the left to compose a SMS.

On the hardware part it comes packed with a Qualcomm MSM7227 chipset and on it is the 800 MHz processor. The GPU is the well-known Adreno 200 helped by 512Mb of RAM. This configuration is used on the Galaxy Gio too. It makes the phone to run very smooth for its class range. Internal memory has 4GB and it can be expanded with microSD card up to 32GB. Only 2.7GB from internal memory are user-available. The Galaxy Mini2 features accelerometer, compass, proximity and light sensors.

At connectivity it has Wi-Fi with b/g/n protocols, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, 3G HSDPA speed up to 7.2 Mbps, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, microUSB 2.0 slot and optional NFC.

The battery has 1300 mAh which is quite enough for this phone. The galaxy Mini2 can manage to stay on for about 1 and a half day using 3G and Wi-Fi connections, browsing, gaming, listening to music and checking email and social media networks.

The phone has 109.4×58.6×11.6mm and weighs 105g. It looks and feels smaller than the specified dimensions, maybe because its rounded shapes.

Overall Samsung Galaxy Mini2 has a design which makes it to look more expensive and performant than it is. In reality the major change from the first Mini is its internal memory. Few low budget smartphone have such a big internal memory. It is a smartphone for those who want an accessible phone with decent performance and if you are interested to buying a Galaxy Mini2 you can check good deals on www.mobilephonedeals.com.

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