Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini Launched in the Philippines

S3 Mini lands in the Philippines officially
S3 Mini lands in the Philippines officially

Galaxy S3 too big? Get the S3 Mini!

The Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini is finally officially available in the Philippines! For all intents in purposes, the S3 Mini is literally a slightly smaller version of the Galaxy S3. The specifications are also slightly bumped down but they still pack quite a punch. The device boasts of a dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean right out of the box. It also has all the bells and whistles of high end smartphones including Bluetooth 4.0 and even NFC (Near Field Communications).

Here’s a quick rundown of the specifications:

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini Spec Sheet

  • 1GHz dual-core CPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB and16GB storage, expandable via microSD up to 32GB
  • 4-inch WVGA Super AMOLED Display, 480 x 800 pixels, ~233 ppi
  • 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus and LED Flash
  • VGA front-facing camera
  • WiFi a/b/g/n, GPS/GLONASS
  • NFC, Bluetooth 4.0(LE)
  • Accelerometer, Digital compass, Proximity, Gyro
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • 1,500 mAh battery

What makes the Galaxy S3 Mini more attractive is the price. There are several ways on how to get it. If you want to go postpaid, you can get it from Globe at zero cash out via their My Super Plan 999 (P900 consumable, 50MB data, 2 call and text freebies) or their My Super Plan Unli Surf Combo 999 (Unlimited Data and one call and text freebie). That’s a pretty compelling offer.

If you want to get just the unit there are several online stores and gadget shops selling it already. At malls the Galaxy S3 Mini usually goes for a little over Php14,500. In online stores like Widget City you can get it for just Php13,190.

S3 side by side the S3 Mini (photo from
S3 side by side the S3 Mini (photo from

If ever you guys get one let us know what you think. If Samsung PH sends us a review unit we’ll definitely feature it here. 🙂

Carlo Ople

Carlo is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of During daytime he’s the Managing Director and Partner of a Digital Marketing Agency in the Philippines and by nighttime he’s living out his passion as a gadget enthusiast and story teller through Unbox.

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