• 4" (800x480) Super AMOLED
  • 1GB
    NovaThor U8420 SoC
    16GB Storage
  • 5-MP Rear: 1 Camera
  • 1500 mAh

The Samsung Galaxy S3 mini phone has a 4-inch (800x480) Super AMOLED screen, a 5MP main camera and a 0.3MP selfie camera. The battery capacity is 1500 mAh and the main processor is a NovaThor U8420 with 1 GB of RAM.

Specifications Highlights
ProductGalaxy S3 mini (2012), Price: 295 USD at Amazon
Display4" 800x480 Super AMOLED
Rear Camera(s)
  • 5-MP (Primary)
Selfie Camera(s)
  • 0.3-MP
  • NovaThor U8420 SoC
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB Storage
  • MicroSD (32GB max.)
Battery1500 mAh
DesignIP Rating, 111.5g (3.9oz), 121.6x63x9.9 mm (4.79 x 2.48 x 0.39 inches)
Price (Market)$295
TypeSuper AMOLED
Diagonal (inches)4"
Display/Body Ratio59.4%
Sharpness (PPI)233 PPI
  • Multitouch
Color Depth24 bit (16,777,216 Colors)
Primary Camera
Sensor Pixel Size µm
Hardware Features
  • Flash
Software Features
  • Geo Tag
Video Resolutions
  • 720p/30fps
Battery TypeLi-Ion
Battery Capacity (mAh)1500 mAh
Battery Features
  • Removable
Talk Time14 hours
Processor NameNovaThor U8420
Processor # Cores2
Main Processor Frequency (GHz)Yes GHz
RAM Options1GB
Internal Storage Options16GB
Memory Card TypeMicroSD
Mem. Card Max. Size32GB
Operating System + VersionAndroid 4.1
Modem Features
  • GPRS
  • EDGE
WiFi Speed
  • a
  • b
  • g
  • n
WiFi Features
  • Hotspot
  • Dual-band
  • WiFi Direct
Bluetooth VersionBluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Features
  • A2DP
  • BT LE
  • BT EDR
NFC Features
  • NFC Supported
Connector TypeMicro USB
SAR US Head1.03 W/Kg
SAR US Body1.28 W/Kg
SAR EU Head0.52 W/Kg
Multimedia Features
  • DLNA
Audio Alerts
  • MP3
  • WAV
Audio Features
  • Loudspeaker
  • 3.5mm Port
  • FM Radio
Audio Formats
  • MP3
  • WAV
  • FLAC
Video Formats
  • MP4
  • DIVX
  • XVID
  • WMV
  • H.264
  • H.263
  • Accelerometer
  • Compass
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity

Galaxy S3 mini Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is the Samsung Galaxy S3 mini waterproof?

No. Our data indicates that the Galaxy S3 mini is NOT water-proof an has no IP-Rating certification. I.P means Ingress Protection, which is the level of protection against dust or water that could get into phones.

Is the Galaxy S3 mini 4K?

No, the Galaxy S3 mini resolution of (800x480) is not defined as 4K. 4K is usually defined to be 4096×2160 (2160p) or 3840×2160 (UHD) resolution on handsets, but there are more variations for Cinema and Televisions.

Does the Galaxy S3 mini support Wireless Charging?

No, the Galaxy S3 mini is not capable of Wireless Charging.

Is the Galaxy S3 mini 4G?

No, the Galaxy S3 mini does not seem to work on 4G-LTE networks.

Is the Galaxy S3 mini a 5G device?

No, the Galaxy S3 mini is not a 5G NR smartphone.

Is the Galaxy S3 mini USB-C?

No, the Galaxy S3 mini does not have a USB Type C connector.

Does the Galaxy S3 mini have a removable battery?

Yes, the Galaxy S3 mini has a removable battery.

Samsung Galaxy S3 mini Specs & Speed Benchmarks


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Battery Capacity (mAh)

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