The Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini may well be out gunned by its big brother the Galaxy S3 but that doesn't matter as they are not in competition with each other. The SGS3 Mini is perfectly suited for consumers that don't need a huge, top of the range smartphone and clearly this will be reflected in the price of the device.

Specs wise, the SGS3 Mini isn't bad at all for a mid range device. Sporting a beautiful Super AMOLED 4 inch display and powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor it is still pretty nippy. I think one of its selling points will actually be its size. Non smartphone geeks that go into a retail store to upgrade are going to be attracted to the SGS3 Mini, not only as it looks good, but it feels great in the hand. The 4 inch display is still the sweet spot for many smartphone users and with the device running Android Jelly Bean straight out of the box there really isn't much to dislike about it.

Available in both 8/16GB models, with MicroSD card support and removable battery these options will attract many consumers. With a 5MP camera and video recording in 720P HD the specs are more than adequate for the majority of Android users and I suspect this latest Galaxy variant could well be a great seller for the South Korean company.

You can catch the full specs below:

  • 4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED display
  • 1GHz dual-core processor
  • Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • Dimensions: 121.55 x 63 x 9.85 mm
  • Weight: 111.5g
  • NFC capable
  • Wi-Fi a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth v4.0
  • microSD slot (up to 32GB)
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Network: HSPA 14.4/5.76 900/1900/2100 & EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900
  • 5-megapixel (rear) camera w/ AF and LED flash
  • VGA front camera
  • Video recording/playback: 720p
  • 8/16GB ROM
  • 1500mAh battery
  • Game/Video/ Readers/Music Hub
  • Kies, KiesAir
  • FM Radio (RDS)
  • TouchWiz