The Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 is a simple Android smartphone that’s as entry-level as it gets. Or is it? Samsung is in the business of pumping out noteworthy Android smartphones for those on a budget. How does the Galaxy Mini 2 stand out?
The Mini 2 was designed to be a very affordable yet quite capable mobile phone with the Android operating system. It doesn’t come with all the bells and whistles that might be present in other more expensive handsets. But it does feature a couple of interesting things on its spec sheet.
Firstly, it has a 3.27-inch HVGA screen, which is definitely better than the QVGA-variants that are available in competing products. Also, it has an NFC chip inside it, making it compatible with services like Google Wallet. Its other features include a 3-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS with A-GPS, and FM radio.
With an 800MHz single-core CPU and 512MB of RAM, the Galaxy Mini 2 is certainly not the most powerful handset out there. However, having such innards allows it to last over 8 hours of moderate to heavy use per charge. That’s about average battery performance for a device in its price range, given that it has a 1,300mAh battery.
It may not be the best-looking or the best-performing handset out of the low-cost bunch worth considering, but there’s no denying it provides plenty of bang for the buck.
Need To Know: Samsung Galaxy Mini 2
1. Android 2.3 Gingerbread is the default operating system, which is good because there’s plenty of official and third-party software support. (The Good)
2. HVGA native resolution looks much better than QVGA on the 3.27-inch screen. (The Good)
3. An upgrade to later versions of the Android software is not in the cards. (The Bad)
4. The built-in camera performs poorly even in well-lit environments. (The Bad)