Summary: Overall this is a good phone although its price is a bit expensive as it is more expensive than the Galaxy S II although they are more or less same in everything and the S II even has a bigger screen and a better camera.
Pros: Latest Android Jellybean version and a very good size
Excerpt: Packing an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS in a smaller package than the original, the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini offers Super AMOLED skills but it’s up against the Motorola Razr i, Sony Xperia P and the original iPhone 4. The Mini remains identical to the Samsung Galaxy S3 in design terms.
Pros: Slim profile, Jelly Bean Android standard (out of the box), Super light
Cons: Small storage capacity, mediocre camera, Expensive for its specs
Summary: Samsung’s mini handset looks and feels like the Galaxy S3, but falls behind in several key areas. The screen doesn’t have the sharpness or quality of the original, and the specs aren’t up to scratch. We’d advise you look elsewhere for a mid-range handset.
Pros: Sturdy, familiar design, Great battery, Not quite worth the SIM-free price
Summary: At £200 the Galaxy S3 Mini would be a thoroughly excellent proposition with Android Jelly Bean, excellent battery life, and above average performance. But it costs around £300 offline and, given the competition, that’s way to expensive for what’s on offer here.
Pros: Excellent performance, even on CPU/GPU-intensive games, great battery life, Android Jelly Bean (4.1.1)
Cons: Way too expensive, weak camera, limited storage