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

Samsung Galaxy S4
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HTC One

HTC One
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Price $0 to $249 at 2 stores $291 to $295 at 2 stores $49 to $499 at 4 stores $429 at 1 store
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)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.8 (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 4.5 stars out of 135 reviews
Release date September 27, 2013 November 08, 2013 March 05, 2013 April 19, 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. A few quibbles notwithstanding, the powerhouse HTC One is a beautifully crafted, near-ideal smartphone.

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
5.04 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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