Samsung Galaxy Mini - The Tradition That Floats Over The Market
The Galaxy Mini was one of four small Galaxy handsets released by Samsung to complement its highly popular flagship phone, the Galaxy S. The Galaxy Mini follows the same design principles as the Galaxy S, albeit with a more pocketable form factor and affordable price tag. While the Galaxy Fit, Galaxy Gio and Galaxy Ace are also more affordable cousins of the Galaxy S, the Galaxy Mini is perhaps the one handset of the four that is most faithful to the design of the original.
While the Galaxy S came with a very large 4" screen the Galaxy Mini comes with a more petite 3.14" display. The TFT screen runs on capacitive technology and also comes with an accelerometer for auto-rotation of the interface. While the phone uses Google Android 2.2 Froyo as its operating system it also comes with Samsung's TouchWiz UI, which allows for some fantastic features like Swype text input.
As the Samsung Galaxy Mini is a more affordable handset the features are not quite as high profile as those found on the Galaxy S, but there is still enough on offer to whet your appetite. The phone comes with high speed HSDPA and Wi-Fi connections providing you with constant instant access wherever you may be. This is good news because the Galaxy Mini has many fantastic online features to play around with.
For example, the Galaxy Mini comes with excellent social networking integration for popular social networks like Facebook and Twitter. With direct access to these services you can update your status, post on someone's wall or just send out a tweet without the need to open up the phone's web browser. the web browser is itself excellent for viewing most web pages, including web based email clients such as Gmail, and the Galaxy Mini also supports YouTube so you can enjoy streaming videos online.
Some other Google services on offer include Google Talk and Google Maps, and the Galaxy Mini also comes with Picasa integration so that you can easily share photos that you have captured with the phone's camera. The camera is only 3.15 megapixels but does come with a fantastic array of features including geo-tagging and QVGA video recording. The Galaxy Mini does not come with a secondary camera so video calling is not possible.
While the Galaxy Mini allows you to stream video and music content from online you can also enjoy this media from the comfort of the phone itself thanks to the excellent media player. There is only 120MB internal storage space for music and video but this can be expanded with up to 32GB microSD cards. A 2GB microSD card is included with the phone to get you started. On top of this, the Galaxy Mini comes with an FM radio with RDS support.
The Galaxy Mini is a great little smartphone and really does feel like the Galaxy S's little cousin. While the Galaxy Mini does not offer the same gaming potential and its visual and video prowess is not on the same level, the Galaxy Mini offers a great range of features for a phone at such an affordable price. Visiting mobile phone contracts can help you to make appropriate selection for you.
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