Samsung Galaxy Mini review

To infinity and beyond? You're in for a bumpy ride

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Samsung Galaxy Mini review: Video

You probably won't want to use the video feature on the Samsung Galaxy Mini after your first experience with it. Although it's very easy to use, the quality is very poor.

To access the video app, click into the camera app and hit the camera icon on the top right corner. This will change the functions bars on either side of the screen to inform you that you're now able to record a video.

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Video playback is very grainy, recorded in QGVA at 15fps. There's no video light, so you can only use the feature during the day or else end up with a mostly black screen for the duration of the video. Again, this is a compromise that needs to be made as a result of the low cost of the phone.

The volume rocker becomes the zoom in and out buttons, but when using them during a recording, the sound of the button being tapped will also be heard in the playback.

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Images become very blurry when zoomed in to the maximum (3x zoom) so taking videos of objects far away is tricky. Also, zooming in and out isn't fluid but jerky, so it will be very obvious when this function is being used.

The video function gives you the option to record in negative, black and white or sepia modes, as well as choosing from normal, fine and superfine video quality. We recommend shooting in superfine or else playback will be even more grainy than usual.

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