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£230 Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini: It’s actually not a bad deal at that price

The Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini smartphone for £230 (including delivery) is yet another great deal from DigitalRev, a site that turns out to be more than just a social network dedicated to photography.

We criticised the S3 Mini (which we reviewed here) for being too expensive and for being (much) less than just a miniature version of its bigger brother, the Samsung Galaxy S3.

In fact, we posited that it had more in common with the Galaxy S2 than with the S3 (which means that it should have been called S2 Mini perhaps).

The phone which is also known as the i8190, comes with a dual-core ST-Ericsson U8500 SoC clocked at 1GHz, 1GB of RAM, 8GB onboard storage, a microSD card slot, a 4in Super AMOLED display with a 800x480 resolution, a 5-megapixel rear camera, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Other than its “organic” and “human centric” design, the S3 Mini also inherited Direct call, S Voice, Smart alert from its bigger brother. Still, there are compelling alternatives to the S3 Mini, four of which we explored here.

Note that you can grab the S3 Mini on a two-year contract for a mere £15.50 per month (although at this price, you can get a quad-core model).

Desire worked at ITProPortal right at the beginning and was instrumental in turning it into the leading publication we all know and love today. He then moved on to be the Editor of TechRadarPro - a position he still holds - and has recently been reunited with ITProPortal since Future Publishing's acquisition of Net Communities.