Reviews and Problems with Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 / Jena / S6500
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19 July 2012
Conclusion: Those looking for an affordable phone that does most of the basics right would do well to give the Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 a look-in, however there are better, more powerful alternatives out there.
Pros: For an affordable smartphone, the Galaxy Mini 2, despite its plastic build, is a well-built piece of kit. It feels better than even some more costly smartphones, and is very reassuring from the moment you pick it up. Design-wise it’s pretty basic, but a stylish coloured back panel helps to make the Galaxy Mini 2 stand out from the crowd. Without it, the Galaxy Mini 2 would resemble your bog-standard Android smartphone. The interface might be looking a little dated now...
Cons: The best of today’s smartphones have brilliant screens for watching movies on. The Galaxy Mini 2’s screen is a tad on the short side, and doesn’t offer the best picture quality in comparison to the best out there. Those looking for a fuller multimedia smartphone experience are advised to look elsewhere, even think about upgrading to the superior Samsung Galaxy S3. The 3-megapixel camera also fails to impress. The lack of autofocus is disappointing, and image quality l...
Summary: The Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 is a budget blower designed for a younger owner. It's light on features and not very powerful but as a cheap and cheerful first-time smart phone it's charmingly basic. There are more powerful and capable Androids at bargain basement prices so do your homework before committing your pocket money.
Cons: Not very powerful; Screen isn't the greatest.
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While the Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 offers snappy performance for a pocket sized phone, between the high asking price, out of date OS, under-performing camera and underwhelming screen, we aren't won over. The NFC on board is a nice touch, but if you're prepared to sacrifice that, the Huawei Ascend G300 costs just £100 and performs better across the board. If you're happy to stump up an extra £25 or so, you could even go dual-core with the Sony Xperia U .
Excerpt: Android-smartphones kommer efterhånden i alle tænkelige former, farver og størrelser, og nogle er ligefrem søde og nuttede – som i tilfældet her med Samsung Galaxy mini 2. I forhold til forgængeren – sidste års Galaxy Mini er der sket forbedringer både på indersiden og på ydersiden. For det første er skærmen blevet en smule større og den gamle 600MHz processor er blevet skrottet til fordel for en 800MHz single-core chip.