• 4" (800x480) Super AMOLED
  • 1GB
    NovaThor U8420 SoC
    16GB Storage
  • 5-MP 1 Rear 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 (Launched 2012-10-01), 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
Hardware Features
  • Flash
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)

The last time we checked, the Galaxy S3 mini was retailing at around $295 online. Things may have changed a bit since.
No. the Galaxy S3 mini has not been rated as water-tight as we do not see an IP-Rating.
No, the Galaxy S3 mini 800x480 display resolution is not 4K.
No, the Galaxy S3 mini is not compatible with Wireless Charging.
No, the Galaxy S3 mini does not have Qi Wireless Charging.
No, the Galaxy S3 mini does not seem to work on 4G networks.
No, the Galaxy S3 mini does not work on 5G networks.
No, the Galaxy S3 mini is not a USB-C handset.
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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