The Galaxy Core is an interesting mid-ranger phone; primarily because it is one of the few reasonably-sized handsets. Where many phones in this price range today have displays that are 5-inches in size, the Core adopts a rather comfortable 4.3-inch screen size with an 800 x 480 pixel resolution. It is powered by an undeclared 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a reasonable 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. We suppose the chipset may not be very powerful, as the Galaxy Core can only record videos in 480p non-HD resolution. It's got a 5MP camera at the back with an LED flash, and a VGA front-facing camera. Its 1800 mAh battery sounds a little less than what we'd like.
Perhaps it is ironic that the Samsung Galaxy SIII "mini" is a phone with a 4-inch screen size (co-incidentally the same as the first Galaxy S). But when you have the Galaxy SIII measuring in at 4.8 inches, plus a few other Samsung handsets that go beyond the 5-inch barrier, maybe it is apt to call it "mini". So, that 4-inch Super AMOLED display has a reasonable 800 x 480 pixel resolution. The SIII mini i8190 is not just mini in size, it is stripped off the premium features of its big brother. Like the processor is a dual-core 1GHz, or the camera is just 5 megapixel with a 0.3MP front-facing camera. At least the RAM is kept intact at 1GB, also internal storage is fairly ample at 8GB or 16GB capacities. It runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Samsung's latest TouchWIZ overlay. Since the SIII mini doesn't have power-hungry components like a quad-core processor or an HD screen like its elder sibling, the battery capacity is lowered to 1500 mAh, which should be fair given this handset's spec. Unfortunately, the SIII mini never saw the light of day in the Indian market.