Reviews and Problems with Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 / Jena / S6500
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Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 review: budget handset, but that’s not a bad thing
28 September 2012
Excerpt: The Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 showed up at MWC 2012 in February and slides in at the lower end of Samsung’s range, but it’s not the firm’s bargain basement offering. Replacing the original Samsung Galaxy Mini , the Galaxy Mini 2 can be picked up for around £150 ($200) SIM-free and you can get it for...
Summary: The Samsung GALAXY Mini 2 is small, and deliberately so. It’s very much affordable and belongs to that lower-middle price range. You’d be immediately cautious of this stature; what is it about the Mini 2 that is lacking? And we’re here to tell you that, for its size, the Mini 2 has a lot to offer.
Pros: Solid, trendy design, Good performance, NFC capable
Summary: Even for an entry-level device, the mini 2 is rather well-built and feels solid in our hands. The plastic parts are nothing to write home about, but it is presentable enough for it to be seen in public without you feeling self-conscious.
Conclusion: While the Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 offers snappy performance for a pocket sized phone, between the high asking price, out of date OS, under-performing camera and underwhelming screen, we aren't won over.
Samsung Galaxy S2 Mini – an affordable, smaller version of the big screen, dual core monster
6 May 2011
Conclusion: The Samsung Galaxy S2 Mini will be available on the UK’s 3 carrier, and will probably come to other countries, including the US, soon after. The pricing hasn’t been specified, though it should be around $100-200, seeing as its marketed as a high end device and has some pretty good specs.
Summary: Budget handset, but that's not a bad thing
Pros: Sturdy build, microSD port, Removable battery, Pretty nippy, For a cheap handset the Galaxy Mini 2 produces relatively decent performance and while it doesn't have the zip of pricier handsets, it's by no means a slouch which constantly leaves you waiting. The clever placement of the microSD port ...
Cons: No ICS, Hard to grip, Poor camera, The camera feels like a bit of an afterthought and it lags behind the competition, with even the cheaper Huawei Ascend G300 offering up a better snapper. It's also a shame to see yet another 2012 smartphone launch with Android Gingerbread, with Ice Cream Sandwic...
Summary: • Good battery life • Affordable • Beautifully built • Supports NFC connectivity • Fast processor • 4GB internal storage • Screen could have been better • Should have ICS update • Fixed-focus camera, no flash • No front camera Samsung has always surprised us with it new and latest smartphones.
Summary: The Galaxy Mini 2 is a solid successor to the original Galaxy Mini, but the competition in this sector of the Android market has intensified over the past year, so it might have trouble keeping its cheaper rivals at bay
Pros: Colourful, Youthful design, Sturdy construction
Cons: Average screen, Last-gen processor, Lack of Android 4.0