Samsung Galaxy Mini 2

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Samsung Galaxy Mini 2: Product Review

If you’re looking for an entry-level Android phone that can meet your basic mobile needs, the Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 is a great option that you may try to consider.

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GalaxyMini2If you’re looking for an entry-level Android phone that can meet your basic mobile needs, the Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 is a great option that you may try to consider. This unit runs the Gingerbread operating system, offering intuitive text input and a more refined user interface for a hassle-free mobile experience. At a budget-friendly price tag, you can now enjoy smooth and fast performance as this handset is powered by an 800 MHz processor. Apart from that, you’ll get to use a number of Google services for free and access the Android market to discover more apps from different categories.

Design and Display

The Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 is a bit smaller than the Galaxy S II, though these two units share almost the same design. It is quite light at a mere weight of 106 grams, and compact at dimensions of 109.4 mm x 58.6 mm x 11.85 mm, ideal for those who are after a much handy and portable handset. Underneath the screen are the buttons for home, menu, and back. Up top is the 3.5mm audio jack while the micro USB slot is found at the base of the unit. To the right is the power/lock button while the left holds the volume rocker and the microSD card slot.

This handset is armed with a fairly average 3.2-inch display, a bit bigger than the screen of the original Galaxy Mini. It also offers a pretty reasonable resolution at 240 by 320 pixels, displaying text and images with an acceptable sharpness, vividness, and brightness.

Camera

If you’re into photography, this unit may not suit your needs as it is only equipped with a humble 3 megapixel rear camera. Also, it lacks an LED flash, so you may also want to limit your expectations when taking pictures at night or in dingy environment as you’ll get drab colors with noticeable grains. On a lighter note, this little snapper is very quick to launch, so you can then start capturing photos in a snap.

As what you would expect for an entry-level smartphone, there’s no front facing camera available, so you won’t be able to use Skype or other apps for video chats to talk with your loved ones in real time. However, it is does manage to record videos in VGA. A handful of scene modes are available too. If you want to edit your pictures, you can always use the adjustment settings.

Apps

Some of the useful apps found on the Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 include the Social Hub 2.5, AllShare, Music Hub, as well as Google+. And since this unit runs the Android platform, you can always visit the Google Play Store and browse some of the popular apps from social, entertainment, games, business, finance, music and videos, communications, to educational apps.

Connectivity

Some of the connectivity options offered by this unit include the 3.5mm headphone jack, A-GPS, Bluetooth, and everything in between. It is also NFC (Near Field Communication)-enabled, so you can easily share the content of your phone to any NFC-enabled electronics by just placing the two gadgets near to each other. Apart from that, it is Wi-Fi ready, so for those of you who are engaged to other third party phone services like RingCentral, it’s a big advantage because you can still use the service to communicate with family, business partners, or other colleagues as long as they’re connected to the Internet.

To learn more about the Samsung Galaxy Mini, feel free to browse the Internet and read in-depth reviews from the experts, and other users, so you’ll know if this is the right handset that suits your daily mobile needs.

Edward is an article writer that talks about business and technology. He contributed different business and technology related articles like gadgets review, latest tech news, small business phone guides and business phone service in different websites. Aside from writing, he also loves to read books, to travel and do skydiving during his free time.

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