Samsung Galaxy Mini review

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Samsung Galaxy Mini review: Media

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Samsung obviously decided that media was not a priority on the Samsung Galaxy Mini. It comes with a bog standard media player and FM radio app, which gets pretty good reception even when on the go.

Listening to music with headphones is an average experience, but you'll have to buy your own as Samsung doesn't provide you with a pair. The jack is a standard 3.5mm so it'll be very easy to find some that fit.

Listening to music with headphones is much more pleasant than with the speakers, as using the latter distorts the sound quality, making it sound tinny and muffled. Tracks are also distorted when played at a high volume.

Navigating from one track to the next is as easy as hitting the next track button, and music can also be played on a loop. However, you won't be able to store much on the 160MB built-in memory. It does come with a 2GB memory card (with full SD adapter, which is handy), but again 2GB won't mean you can carry around your full music library.

It supports MP3, WAV, eAAC+, MP4 and H.264 formats, so you're relatively limited in what can be viewed or listened to, although it does tick the main boxes. DivX support would have been a great plus.

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The Gallery app combines all videos and pictures taken on the Mini, which can be viewed as thumbnails or full screen.

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There's also an option to change the format so that images are grouped by the date they were taken.

The Samsung Galaxy Mini doesn't come with any editing tools on board, but a quick search on the Market will bring back a list of suites – paid for and free.

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In terms of streaming, the YouTube app comes pre-installed with any Android device, and the Samsung Galaxy Mini is no exception. Videos look better when the phone is flipped on its side, because when upright, information about the video is displayed at the bottom of the screen, making the clip much smaller.

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