Samsung Galaxy S3 mini

Samsung Galaxy S3 mini

Samsung Galaxy s3 mini with nfc chip android jelly bean smartphone
The Samsung Galaxy S3 mini is a compact version of the flagship smartphone. Not everyone needs or wants the most powerful smartphone and some people just prefer a somewhat smaller 4 inch device.
The Galaxy S3 mini has a 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, a WVGA AMOLED screen and android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
And .. NFC chip of course, p2p sharing with nfc and wifi if you find another S Beam-enabled device.
“The battery contains a built-in NFC antenna. Handle the battery carefully to avoid damaging the NFC antenna.”
“If the screen is locked, your device will not read NFC tags or receive data.” (manual)
When and where available? Sorry, no official info yet.

Update dec.’12;
Available in many countries.
NFC chip is optional!! Some reviewers write “No NFC” ? Our info here is always based on first-hand source, nowhere the word “optional” in Samsung’s info. Packaging, battery and settings are places to look for the word NFC.
Update jan.’13;
The NFC enabled Galaxy S 3 Mini will be available to buy in the UK across all major networks, physical stores and online retailers from the end of January. (source; Samsung press release)
At Finnish retailer Gigantti, the NFC version costs 349 euros. The non-nfc costs 299 euros. 50 euros (~67 Dollar) extra! 😯

From the reviewers;

S3 is a reference to the design and software. The hardware is more like the Galaxy S Advance.
The good;
Great design and comfortable in hand
Jelly Bean
The bad;
It deserves a higher screen resolution

Recommendable and a competitor for .. the Nexus 4. The price will be important.


Network HSPA 14.4/5.76 900/1900/2100EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900
Display 4.0” WVGA Super AMOLED
Chipset Dual Core 1GHz
OS Android™ 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Camera  5MP AF + LED Flash / VGA Front
Video H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1,SorensonSpark, WMV7, WMV8

Recording/ Playback : 720p

Audio MP3, AMR-NB, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+,WMA, OGG(Vorbis), FLAC




Game/Video/ Readers/Music Hub
Kies, KiesAir
FM Radio (RDS)
Google™ MobileServices Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google LatitudeGoogle Play Store, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies

Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk,

Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads

Connectivity WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi HT40GPS/GLONASS


Bluetooth® 4.0(LE)

Sensor Accelerometer, Digital compass, Proximity, Gyro
Memory 8/16GB ROM+ 8Gb RAM,microSDup to 32GB
Dimension 121.55 x 63 x 9.85 mm, 111.5 g
Battery 1,500 mAh

Source; Samsungmobilepress.com

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  1. May

    Can galaxy S3 mini use mifare classic 1k tags?

    1. Joao Rostli

      The S3 mini doesn’t support mifare classic tags.
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