Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini comparison

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Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini
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Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
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Samsung Galaxy S4

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3

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Price $168 to $249 at 2 stores $287 to $299 at 3 stores $499 at 1 store $299 to $729 at 4 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.3 (3.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.5 stars out of 2 reviews 4.0 stars out of 4 reviews 3.5 stars out of 184 reviews 3.5 stars out of 50 reviews
Release date September 27, 2013 November 08, 2013 March 05, 2013 August 28, 2013
The Bottom Line First-time smartphone buyers get a lot for a little with Samsung's year-old Galaxy S3 Mini, but keep in mind that this is no high-end performer. Its reliable specs and availability on four carriers make the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini an easy-to-find midtier buy, but you should also compare the S4 Mini with its substantial competition. Its laundry list of features require time and effort to truly master, but the Galaxy S4 is the top choice for anyone looking for a big-screen, do-everything smartphone. Though its plastic skin doesn't do its high price justice, Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 makes the most compelling case yet for a supersize phone.

Basic specs

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Cellular technology Info unavailable WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
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Specific absorption rate (SAR) 0.71 W/Kg
1.08 W/Kg
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Weight 3.93 oz
3.88 oz
4.6 oz
5.9 oz
Wireless Interface Info unavailable Bluetooth 4.0
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
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Service Provider AT&T
Info unavailable T-Mobile
AT&T
Band / mode Info unavailable WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
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