Sunday, May 29, 2011

Review: Samsung Galaxy Mini

Samsung Galaxy Mini  is the Samsung flagship product for entry-level class through the Android-based smartphone market. With prices in the range of 1.6 million rupiah, indeed this is one inexpensive option Android devices are not made in China. If the country of origin is not a problem, it is the entry-level Android remains the cheapest Chinese-made, for example Nexian Journey of a specification even higher than the Galaxy Mini, only interest in this smartphone is very large so it is relatively hard to find in the market.Actually there are other Android devices in the same price range, namely LG Optimus ME, its official price is 1:55 million rupiah. When promotion 26-27 March 2011, LG Optimus ME dibandrol only 999 thousand dollars, much like Nexian Journey, but only for 200 first buyers.
Concept & Design
Like most current smartphones box, small box size.
The content is also minimalist:
  1.  Handset
  2. 2 GB with MicroSD to SD adapter
  3. 3 pieces of leaflets: quick start guide, instructions for use, and a list of authorized service place
  4. 2 pieces of mini CD containing the application Kies
  5. Charger
  6. Handsfree
Thing that caught my attention is not given micro USB cable, making this Kies applications such useless bundled.

The form is quite small making it easily grasped by the hand. 3:14 screen size "diagonal, QVGA resolution of 320 x 240, aka, the same resolution with the Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro. There are 3 buttons at the bottom of the screen: menu, home and back.

At the bottom looks a microphone hole, and behind it visible holes loudspeaker. The sound produced from the loudspeaker is not bad, just slightly below the sound quality of Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro.
At the top as usual is the location of the speaker's ear, then a standard 3.5 mm jack for handsfree / headset, and micro USB plug with a lid.

On the left side there is just a volume control knob.
 On the right side there is the power button and MicroSD slot, complete with lid.
Close the battery is relatively easy to open, and Samsung Galaxy Mini is equipped with a capacity of 1200 mAh batteries.

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