AT&T Samsung Galaxy S3 MiniIf you're looking for a little(ish) phone with a diminutive price, AT&T's about to have it. The U.S. carrier will, erm, carry the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini starting Sept. 27 for just 99 cents on contract. It'll go up for preorder on Sept. 19.

We last took a look at this guy way back in December 2012. It's a 4-inch device running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, powered by a  dual-core 1.2 GHz processor with 1GB of RAM. It's also got a 5-megapixel camera.

The usual suite of Samsung apps is on board as well — including the TouchWiz user interface, S Beam for sharing files, and S Voice for voice control. 

Check out our hands-on video after the break.

Source: AT&T

 
There are 14 comments

NoNexus says:

Nice starter phone I guess but I would go with the One Mini. Samsung has to step it up a bit on the mini line

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Yeah one mini all the way :)

NoNexus says:

I miss read things a bit. I thought it was the s4 mini.

Doesn't change my opinion much but makes the specs more palatable

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My_Complex says:

wrong info... fix it please

GS3 mini have a 1GHZ dual core CPU
and latest oficial android is 4.1.2(see samFW)

outlooker says:

This is the perfect deal for a kid.

Mobius360 says:

How much is an S4 mini? I thought the GS3 regular phone was free now. The Optimus G is for sure. I guess if you want a smaller phone there's not many options.

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DeerSteak says:

This is dumb. Why not the S4 mini? The One Mini (and on Verizon, the Droid Mini) sports a 720p display and way better internals. Sure they're not 99 cents, but man.

technomom says:

It's actually a very good phone for kids, particularly if you want to encourage them to - I know this sounds crazy for a 21st century parent - actually pay for them with their own money!

My daughter loves her Galaxy Exhibit (TMo's branding of the S3 Mini). It really looks and feels like my bigger S3 and does everything she needs it to do. Plus, the battery lasts a good long time, well into a 2nd day with her usage. This and the LG F3 are "phones for kids" I would recommend.

Both my kids bought their phones outright so that we're not paying the contract tax. This is handy since they are college/late high school age and may be moving around the country quite a bit in a few years.

cowboys2000 says:

But this is on contract pricing isn't it?

technomom says:

Yes it is. If you're inclined to go that way, it's a pretty good deal.

doomtuba says:

Eh, if I had a kid I would probably get them a Lumia 520 for $99 off contract w/a prepaid plan.

MERCDROID says:

Yep.

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flipponater says:

I think its funny how this has 4.2 when some flagships on carriers(Im calling out HTC)don't have 4.2..

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flipponater says:

I think its funny how this has 4.2 when some flagships on carriers(Im calling out HTC)don't have 4.2..

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