Samsung launched the Samsung Galaxy S several months ago, and haven't looked back since. The Galaxy S is easily the most popular Android phone to date, and has sold more than 10 million devices. It is the only Android smartphone which can be truly called an iPhone 4 competitor in terms of popularity.
After the success of the Galaxy S, Samsung also launched the Galaxy Tab, the number one Android tablet by sales, and the follow up Galaxy S 2 which looks excellent. It also launched a few budget phones, like the Galaxy 3 and Galaxy 5, but they weren't nearly as popular as the Galaxy S.
As well as high end devices Samsung is also releasing more budget Android phones. Phones like the Samsung Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Fit, Galaxy Gio and the Galaxy Mini which I will be reviewing in this post. Of the lot, the Samsung Galaxy Mini is the cheapest one and sports the lowest specs you can find in an Android smartphone. It has a 3.2 inch display, 600 MHz processor and a 3 MP camera. It comes with Android 2.2 Froyo and is one of the best budget Android smartphone options in 2011. If you are looking to migrate from a feature phone to an Android smartphone, but want to test the waters first, the Samsung Galaxy Mini is what I would recommend you to try out.
- Dimensions: 110.4 x 60.8 x 12.1 mm
- Weight: 105 gms
- Display: 3.2 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display, 240 x 320 pixels
- OS: Android 2.2 Froyo, TouchWiz 3.0 UI
- Processor: 600 MHz processor
- RAM: 384 MB RAM
- Memory: 160 MB internal storage, up to 16 GB microSD card support
- Camera: 3.15 MP camera, 2048 x 1536 pixels
- Connectivity: GPRS, EDGE, 3G HSDPA, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP
- GPS: GPS with A-GPS support
- Battery: 1200 mAh Li-ion battery