Galaxy Mini is the cheapest variant of the Samsung Galaxy family. On this article, we will review Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570, complete with the pros and cons of this cell phone that using “Get BIG with mini” tagline.
Samsung Galaxy Mini Specifications:
- Size: 110.4 x 60.8 x 12.1 mm, weight: 105 g
- Network: GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 / HSDPA 900 / 2100 (7.2 Mbps)
- Screen: TFT capacitive touch screen, 256K colors, 240 x 320 pixels, 3.14 inches
- Memory: Internal: 160 MB, external: micro SD, up to 32GB
- Camera: 3.2 MP, 2048 x 1536 pixels, Video 320 x 240 pixel @15fps
- Operating System: Android OS, v2.2 (Froyo)
- Processor: 600 MHz, GPU Adreno 200, RAM 279 MB
- Feature: Sensor Accelerometer, Touch Wiz v3.0 UI, 3.5mm jack, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v2.1, connector Micro USB, Radio FM,GPS, Digital Compass
In the sales package, we’ve got the mobile phone, charger, a 2 GB Micro SD, stereo hands-free, two driver CD, manual book and a warranty card. Note: your package might be different.
Samsung Galaxy S5570 available in Black color with gray colored list, Black color with green list and white color with gray list. The mobile phone size is 110.4 mm length, 60.8 mm width, and 12.1 mm thick, weighing about 105 g.
At the first time we hold the phone, we feel that this phone is a bit wide. This is because the screen has big diagonal size; the screen size is 3.14 inches. On the bottom side of the screen, there are three buttons, which is the menu button, home button and back button. On the back side, there is a camera lens without flash, and speaker holes. The back of the phone using rough texture which make’s it not slippery.
On the left there is the power button and Micro SD slot, on the right, there are the volume keys. At the top there are 3.5 mm Audio (hands free) jack and a cable data/ charger port, while at the bottom there are only a microphone hole.
Samsung S5570 Galaxy Mini uses a 3.14-inch, 240 x 320 pixels resolution TFT capacitive touch screen, with 256.000 colors depth. The screen resolution used in this phone is small compared to the size of screen used. Usually for a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels, the diagonal screen is only by 2.8 inches max. This causes the display of images; especially the text looks big on Samsung Galaxy S5570, compared to other phones that use the same resolution but with smaller screen size.
Some people say S5570 Samsung screen looks a little bit unsmooth, but we think it is still in reasonable and still quite comfortable to use. In fact, with a large screen size, it will make it easier for us when we want to type using the virtual keyboard.
The colors displayed by the phone screen looks bright and still good enough to read outdoors. Because the technologies used are capacitive type, then the screen will be responsive when the user touch it with finger. In addition, this phone already supports multi-touch screen, so you can do pinch zoom or pinching the screen to perform zooming.
Performance and Gaming Capabilities
Samsung S5570 Galaxy Mini uses 600 MHz processor with 279 MB of RAM and is also equipped with a GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) Adreno 200. Switching between menus run smoothly without lag and mobile phones can run well even though we have several applications open simultaneously.
Based on the specification, this phone is a worthy choice for those of you who want a mobile gaming phone at an affordable price. On this Samsung Galaxy Mini review, we tried to install 3D games: Need for Speed Shift and this game running well.
Camera and Video
Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570 equipped with a 3.2 MP camera (2048 x 1536 pixels). The photo quality is quite good, but unfortunately the camera is not auto focus. This phone can also record video with a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. If the phone is used to record from a long distance, the results looks not so good. But when used to record the object from short distance, the video looks pretty good, but unfortunately the video looks a little bit laggy, because it can only record 15 frames / second.
Samsung S5570 Galaxy Mini is equipped with a mono speaker located on the back of the phone. By the time we set it at full volume, the sound is not broken and quite loud. For the speaker audio quality is quite good, but if we set at maximum volume, the sound becomes somewhat flat. When we use the original hands free, the sound hears well. The music instrumental can be heard clearly. In the music player you can set the equalizer with a choice of rock, jazz, classical, dance, pop, live, concert hall, wide, extra bass, clarity and there is also an option for 5.1 Channel Mode.
Samsung Galaxy Mini Review-Advantages and Disadvantages
- Having a good performance at an affordable price
- Using the Android OS 2.2 (Froyo)
- The screen is large on its class and it support multi-touch
- The camera is not auto focus and video can only record at 15 fps
- Although it is already using the Android OS Froyo, but this phone does not support Adobe Flash on its browser.
- There is no dedicated button for the camera
Review Samsung Galaxy Mini S5570-Conclusion
This phone is suitable for those of you who want to learn about mobile phones Android but don’t want to spend a lot of money (first time user). Although the price is affordable, but the features offered is not disappointing. You can find almost all the features that can be found at high end Android phone. The difference between Galaxy Mini with high end (expensive) Android phone is the performance, screen quality, material quality and of course the prestige 🙂