Samsung Galaxy Mini review

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Samsung Galaxy Mini review: Maps and Apps

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The Samsung Galaxy Mini has Google Maps and Navigation on board – a truly great sat nav which never fails, regardless of which Android device they run on. With Google Navigate, you can say the destination you want, choose to navigate by car or walking and navigate to one of your contacts if they've given you an update on their location.

The Market has a number of satnav applications available for download, but Google Navigation is easy to use and a fail-safe when lost.

GPS works really well on the Samsung Galaxy Mini, especially while using a sat nav app, and is remarkably accurate at pinning down the handset's location.

It keeps up pace when driving fast down London's motorways, and doesn't even drop in the City, where some high-end smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S tend to fail. This ensures you can use the Samsung Galaxy Mini as a full-time replacement for a standalone sat nav.

Other apps can be downloaded from the Market, which is by far our favourite app store, because the list to choose from is plentiful and will keep you occupied for hours on end. Users will frequent the Market, because there very few pre-loaded apps on the handset.

All apps on the handset are standard Android ones, including the Calendar, YouTube, Memo and Quickoffice, while Samsung only incorporates its pretty pathetic Samsung Apps store. To a large degree, it's great to see plenty of space for personalising and little space being used by useless additions.

Basic widgets are available, including news and weather, and some social networking apps come with a widget extension once the app is downloaded.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodTouchscreen
Wireless LANYes
Contract TypeSIM-free
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported32 GB
Built-in Memory164 MB
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyEDGE, GPRS, HSDPA
SAR Value0.96 W/kg
GPS ReceiverYes
Multi-SIM SupportedNo
Near Field CommunicationNo
Integrated TV TunerNo
Cellular Generation3.5G
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 2100
Rear Camera Resolution3 Megapixel
Number of SIM Card Supported1
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
ColourSteel Grey
Operating SystemAndroid
Brand NameSamsung
Battery Talk Time9.50 Hour
Product ModelGalaxy Mini
Screen Size8 cm (3.1")
Screen Resolution240 x 320
Touchscreen TypeCapacitive
Weight (Approximate)106.6 g
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE
Maximum Video Resolution320 x 240
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Operating System VersionAndroid 2.2 Froyo
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height110.4 mm
Width60.6 mm
Depth12.1 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time570 Hour
Product NameGalaxy Mini Smartphone
Processor Speed600 MHz
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeAccelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass
Manufacturer Part NumberGT-S5570AAAXEU
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

The Galaxy Mini embodies great productivity and performance in a compact design. With a flashy colour stripe along the side, the Galaxy Mini is not only stylish but keeps you connected to everything that is important to you. It also conveniently has Google services built-in to the mobile, so you can enjoy all the familiar services that you are used to. Add to this the access to Android Market for loads of app fun, SWYPE texting, and the brilliant 3.14" screen, and you are ready to really embrace smartphone life. Never has a compact phone been so powerful and enjoyable.

Show Off Your Identity

The GALAXY mini is perfectly-sized for easy mobility and ergonomic comfort. The bright colour strip on the side makes a flashy statement and lets you know you're in for a good time. Bold and striking, the mobile commands attention and lets everyone know exactly what kind of person you are! Show off your mobile; show off your style!

Package Contents
  • Galaxy Mini Smartphone
  • Battery
  • Travel Adapter
  • Quick Start Guide