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Samsung Galaxy S III Mini I8190 Unlocked, Ceramic White
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97 of 99 people found the following review helpful
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The Samsung S3 Mini is a lite version of the Samsung S3 smartphone. It sports a smaller 4” screen with a resolution of 480x800 and is an entry-level phone compared to the more pricy and feature-packed S3. This phone does not support 4G, which is curious since the S3 does. It supports 2G and 3G, as long as it works well with your carrier.

And this is the part of the review where I state a friendly warning. The vendor selling this phone states the phone is compatible with GSM carriers, such as AT&T and T-Mobile. This may not be entirely true.

I purchased this phone while setting up service with T-Mobile here in the US. I wanted an unlocked phone that my wife could use with our new service. The vendor sent us a Samsung S3 Mini “Orange” phone that originated in Europe and had European firmware installed on it. While the phone worked fine and upgraded itself properly, we were never able to get any speeds more than 2G with a data speed of about 100Kbps, which is painfully slow. The smartphone was unable to host any smooth streaming media due to this slow bandwidth.

I then learned that the phone does not support the US T-Mobile 3G transmission frequencies. It will work with T-Mobile, but only at 2G speeds. If you live in the US and plan to use this phone with T-Mobile as your carrier, expect only to use 2G service. This may be fine for some people. If it is, this phone is worth considering.

The charger is an international charger that comes with a North American adapter. The phone comes with a pair of headphones and a battery. It does not come with an SD card, case, or protective cover, as is typical with cell phones in general.

We were able to return the phone and get our money back from Amazon. Amazon is very good about returns. While this phone didn’t work for us and it was advertised to work with AT&T and T-Mobile, in fairness to the vendor who sold it, they also do say that “not all carrier features may be supported.” You're best to take this into consideration before purchasing this phone.
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34 of 38 people found the following review helpful
on March 21, 2013
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THIS EXCELLENT CELL USE IT COMES IN VENEZUELA MODE UNLOCKED CAMERA VERY FAST AND SUPER GOOD IS BROUGHT ALL THE ACCESSORIES EXCELLENT MENSIONA
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on August 28, 2013
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I am very disappointed... First this phone come from CHINA and this is a fake phone with software really bad... Second I cant connect internet with any band I try every supplier on my country, because this is a fake version dont work. I will never bought this if I knew this is. Third I wait so long time to get it on my hands. I want find a solution to get back my money how soon is possible. You can have a big problem with the authorities in USA cause of this. Not did any warning that this is from China... I could buying a original version with the same price.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on April 19, 2013
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This phone with android 4.0 is awesome. Well balanced, very light, fast and the right size. Recomended as a replacement for IPhone. Certainly the best android phone I've owned so far
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on June 5, 2013
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This phone meets all specifications, goods in good condition, I'm from Venezuela and works perfectly with the operators here. I recommend it. Thank you!

este telefono cumple con todas las especificaciones, mercancia en buen estado, soy de Venezuela y funciona perfectamente con las operadoras de aca. lo Recomiendo. Gracias!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on March 24, 2014
Samsung would have records and this copy has only a yellow triangle that says indicates its falsity. This phone is an imitation of Samsung. It is a Chinese copy. I buy one in December gave me the damage in January and then 30 days. We carry the Samsung in Caracas / Venezuela spend escaneer say the serial is not Samsung, not the battery. It is Chinese copy. Those who bought advise you to remove the battery and check if they have the yellow triangle, but check or by an authorized Samsung store to surprise me is that I di den. I bought it through my friend Jose who made the purchase and so I could not claim such a scam. I hope Amazón investigate each case and discard those scammers page
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on February 4, 2014
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I will go to return this phone is a imitation it not a original galaxy s3 mini i want my money back, this kind of seller wouldnt be here in amazon, it cause me a big problem i am from Venezuela so i have to pay more for get this phone back because i dont want a fake phone
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on November 17, 2013
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The cell phone does not work properly. It does not charge the battery, does not read the memory card and constantly show an error message on the screen. Now after two days of use, the cell phone is completly dead.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on July 6, 2013
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Excellent, my package arrived fast and in good condition to my locker. the phone has a wide range of functions. I recommend it
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on September 22, 2013
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The phone is very nice but did not work with Movilnet. I could never make a call or connect to the internet and turns itself off. The phone is made in Korea and not in USA so I think that is false. I hope my money back or send me a mobile again. I feel very bad with my purchase. is the first time I get this on amazon.com ... I'm from Venezuela ...
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