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Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini and Sony Xperia J Go on Sale

Samsung has launched its Galaxy S3 Mini to the global market, while Sony's "affordable" Xperia J has also gone on sale.

The Galaxy S3 Mini, a less-powerful device when compared to its big brother, features a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, 1GHz dual-core CPU and NFC. The handset, which runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, has a a 1,500mAh battery, 1GB RAM, accompanied by 8 or 16GB of internal storage, which can be expanded to 32GB through microSD.

In addition, the revised smartphone boasts a 4-inch Super AMOLED screen, while its five-megapixel camera is capable of recording video in a 720p format. A front-facing VGA camera, GPS, GLONASS, FM radio and Bluetooth 4.0 are also included in the device.

The Galaxy S3, meanwhile, has already smashed several sales records worldwide. It remains one of the best selling Android-powered smartphones of all time with over 30 million sales, as well as overtaking iPhone 4S' title as the best-selling smartphone on the planet.

As for Sony's Xperia J, the smartphone delivers a 4-inch 480x854 display, 512MB o RAM, a 1GHz processor, 5 megapixel rear camera and a 1,750mAh battery. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is the operating system the handset runs on. While there's just 4GB of built in storage, a microSD slot to increase storage capacity is included.

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  • I dont see the desire for a mini S3. Except for those handful of people that like the original S3 but think its too big. I went the other direction and got the Galaxy Note the big brother of the S3 and about to go even bigger with a Note 2 and a 5.5 inch screen.
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  • RealJames
    my gf can barely hold the galaxy S (very small hands), so she's really looking forward to the mini

    Also, the screen is the biggest battery drain in these devices, so even though the battery will also be smaller (i assume) i imagine overall battery life will be longer
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  • RealJames
    my gf can barely hold the galaxy S (very small hands), so she's really looking forward to the mini

    Also, the screen is the biggest battery drain in these devices, so even though the battery will also be smaller (i assume) i imagine overall battery life will be longer
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  • wilem_WAR246810
    Zak Islam and no 'Apple' word in article? am I dreaming?
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  • freggo
    soldier2013I dont see the desire for a mini S3. Except for those handful of people that like the original S3 but think its too big. I went the other direction and got the Galaxy Note the big brother of the S3 and about to go even bigger with a Note 2 and a 5.5 inch screen.

    Well, not everyone has the budget for the full version !
    Most of us in the USofA are not rich, you know :-)
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  • jimmyjohnz
    Well the comment section on this article just fails.
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  • hoofhearted
    I actually went the other direction and got the Note 2 :)
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  • wemakeourfuture
    I was waiting to show the S3 mini, iPhone 5 to my wife who is waiting to buy a new smartphone. She does not want something that is heavy and large (obviously rules out the +180g Lumina 920).

    the S3 mini is simply pathetic.
    - 5MP camera that is 720p, that's garbage.
    - 223ppi screen, oh god how dated is that.
    - no LTE

    the obvious 4 inch choice is the iPhone 5, the S3 mini is inferior in specs and support (updates, help).
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  • kartu
    accompanied by 8 or 16GB of internal storage, which can be expanded to 32GB through microSD.

    Dear ZakIslam,

    It can be expanded to 16+32, which is 48Gb.
    Actually, it is likely to support 64Gb mSD cards, which makes it 64 + 16 => 80Gb.
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  • Camikazi
    kartuDear ZakIslam,It can be expanded to 16+32, which is 48Gb.Actually, it is likely to support 64Gb mSD cards, which makes it 64 + 16 => 80Gb.I think he meant "by" and not "to".
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