Samsung Galaxy S Advance soon will be partnered by Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini. Galaxy S3 Mini is already made available in some European countries. Soon it will hit Indian soil and some other countries in sub continent. Well, till date Galaxy S Advance is doing quite well in mid-high segment. With the arrival of SGS3 Mini Samsung will strengthen it’s hold in the market. Well, in this post I’ll make a comparison between Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini vs Samsung Galaxy S Advance. Take a look at details-
Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini vs Samsung Galaxy S Advance
1. Operating System
Samsung recently released a list of devices that will be getting upgrade to Android 4.1.1 JellyBean soon. Galaxy S Advance is there in the top half of the list. On the other hand, SGS3 Mini will run JellyBean out of the box. So, you have no room for complaint.
Current market trend suggests multi-core processor is favored by customers. That’s the reason Samsung used dual core ST Ericsson U8420 chipset in SGS3 Mini. On the other hand, Galaxy S Advance is powered by dual core ST Ericsson U8500 chipset. Performance wise these droids are close. But in overall comparison SGS3 ensures slightly better performance as it is supplied 1 GB of RAM whereas Galaxy S Advance packs 768 MB RAM.
Winner: Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini
Both these droids feature 4 inch Super AMOLED Capacitive touch screen with WVGA resolution 480×800 pixels at 233 ppi. Therefore, both boasts similar display type and resolution. All in all, display is brilliant; sunlight visibility is also quite impressive. In comparison to high end droids display is not impressive but in mid-high segment these specs are impressive. For better user experience accelerometer, proximity, gyroscope, magnetometer sensor are there in both handsets.
Galaxy S Advance comes with 8/16 GB storage models. 16 GB storage with 32 GB micro SD card support is preferred by customers. On the other hand, Galaxy S3 Mini is supplied 16 GB on board storage with micro SD card slot expandable up to 32 GB. Once again, a segment comparison yields no result, it’s tied again.
Rear 5 MP camera is a common feature in mid-high range smartphones. Auto focus, LED flash, face detection, smile detection, touch focus are there to take quite brilliant images. Both, SGS3 Mini and Galaxy S Advance record HD 720p video. Front facing camera for video calling is there as well. In front camera segment Galaxy S Advance features 1.3 MP camera while in Galaxy S3 Mini front camera is VGA. Well, this doesn’t make too much of difference but Galaxy S Advance gets an edge over it’s competitor.
Winner: Samsung Galaxy S Advance
6. Network & Connectivity
In this segment both these droids are once again pretty close. Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, micro USB are there. NFC is an optional feature in both these handsets. For data network connectivity in GSM network GPRS/EDGE are there, speed up to 237 Kbps. Both these droids are capable of hitting up to 14.4 Mbps HSDPA speed in 3G network.
Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery is supplied with both handsets. Seven to fifteen hours of talk time is ensured. Since there is no difference in display type and size battery life is pretty much the same.
8. Media & Entertainment
Both Galaxy S3 Mini and Galaxy S Advance are featured with native music player, video player and stereo FM Radio with RDS. DivX, XviD video formats are supported by both of duos. HTML5 supported web browser ensures pleasant web browsing experience.
9. Design & Dimension
SGS3 is measured to have dimension of 121.6x63x9.9 mm whereas Galaxy S Advance is slightly thinner and having dimension of 123.2x63x9.7 mm. But it’s bit heavy as compared to it’s fellow mate. Galaxy S Advance looks having square edges whereas SGS3 Mini is having more rounded edges.
In this segment Samsung Galaxy S Advance is better choice as it’s priced less. SGS3 is priced around 370 Euro whereas Galaxy S Advance is considerably cheaper and is available at around 280 Euro.
You can both these Samsung products are quite brilliant and featured with similar type of hardware. Therefore, you cannot exclude one out of the duos by just seeing the name. You have to compare these handsets thoroughly to conclude. Performance wise Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini is slightly better. In overall comparison, Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini vs Samsung Galaxy S Advance comparison yields result in favor of Galaxy S Advance.