REVIEW: Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 a.k.a. Jena, Try Return Success of the “Mini”

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If the previous entry-level Samsung took aim with his Mini Series, Samsung S6500 Galaxy Mini 2 can be regarded as improvement or enhancement of the first edition of the Samsung Galaxy Mini. What distinguishes the two is the Galaxy Mini 2 adopts a slightly larger screen (only 0.13 inch difference), a slightly different design, as well as its thickness is thinner. The most visible improvement on the use of the processor, memory storage, as well as its OS. What kind of performance of this phone is nicknamed Jena?


Dimensions: 109.4 x 58.6 x 11.6 mm Weight: 105.3 g;
Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 has a more rounded design than Samsung Galaxy Mini, with the next key combination instead similar to the Samsung Galaxy S. In general, all four corners rounded with a little impressed. There are navigation buttons at the bottom of the screen, which is flanked by two softkeys go to Settings and Back. There is a Hotswap MicroSD and volume buttons on the right side of the phone.

While on the left side, there is a button lock. At the bottom there is a Micro USB port. Impressively trendy, when you consider the composition of the color of the casing. Although the dominance of solid plastic material, still comfortable to use. There are extra casing in sales box, you can flexibly choose the color, either yellow or dark gray.

Interface and Screen

Display: TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, Screen 320 x 480 pixels, 3.3 inches (~ 175 ppi pixel density) color screen Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, multitouch;
Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 equipped with touch screen measuring 3.3 inch HVGA TFTF has been prepared to support the performance of this smartphone. Given the dimensions of the screen, slightly larger (the difference is only 0.13 inches) from the Samsung Galaxy Mini. Super support and multitouch AMOLED screen, provide the experience and input text is quite pleasant on the phone.

Equipped with Android™ Gingerbread 2.3 platform, and intuitive TouchWiz interface. You will get a pleasant experience when opening a variety of menu pages.


Processor: Qualcomm MSM7227, 800 MHz, GPU Adreno 200;
With a 800Mhz processor that can handle a lot of functions and applications with ease. You do not have to worry about the processor will be able to respond quickly and air-multitasking. In addition there are functions for the benefit of WiFi and HSDPA internet on this smartphone. Samsung's internet function Galaxy Mini 2 can accommodate up to 7.2Mbps HSDPA with speed.

Internet and Connections

Connectivity: GPRS / EDGE: Speed ​​HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 2 Mbps; Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspots, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, microUSB v2.0;
To help you transfer data between devices, there are a variety of features that connection on this phone is quite complete, even down to the WiFi sharing capabilities to multiple devices. Data transfer and pairing process went smoothly without any obstacles. Not only that, the Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 equipped with USB 2.0 that supports a fast connection to transfer files easily and it is also available Bluetooth v 3.0 + which offers high-speed wireless connections to other devices such as headsets, printers, PCs and other devices .

Do not worry about the performance of its Internet browsing, as we try to open the web with video content not found significant obstacles. Pinch zoom the screen to get a maximum.

Features ChatOn owned by Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 allows phone owners to use a variety of platforms and can chat via instant messaging and group chat (chat group). There is also a Social Hub there, which lets users view email, IM and social communication are all one in the box. And his Music Hub brings easy access to more than 17 million songs. And Game Hub that brings users into a new online game.

Camera and Video

3.15 MP (2048 × 1536 pixels) Geo-tagging, Video, VGA video recording @ 25fps; MP4/H.264/H.263 player
In this sector we initially a little suspicious of affixing the name of "Jena". As is known, Jena is a town with a tradition is a very busy industry located in Thüringen, Germany and is situated on the banks of the River Saale. Jena specializes in industrial measuring equipment, drugs (pharmaceuticals), optical equipment, and renowned as a manufacturer of photographic equipment. Zeiss optical industry's leading centers in the city. Apparently, we thought wrong.

Because the camera used by the Samsung Galaxy Mini Samsung built-in camera 2 is regular. Quality shots of the room still looks foggy, and the results a little better when a slingshot out of space. While the video player, video recording quality is quite good and crystal clear audio supported. The quality of the video recording with VGA resolution, good enough and can minimize the effects of fractures.


Radio (Stereo FM radio with RDS), MP3/WAV/eAAC + / AC3/FLAC player
Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 equipped with an FM radio provides audio entertainment at no cost to enjoy the songs and the latest news, coupled with support for RDS transform and display various information from radio or songs that are on-air. When you want to listen to music, simply plug in your headset into the 3.5 mm audio jack.

Audio player in the sector, although the music player look not much different from other Galaxy series featuring the album art, and a set of audio panel. There is a music equalizer settings that are complete in it. In addition to working multitasking, strong audio quality and a round bursts (not broken), although the volume is positioned optimally.


Antutu Benchmark v2.7.3
To test the ability of the CPU and graphics quality at this cheap mobile phones, we conducted a series of tests via 'Antutu Benchmark'. Galaxy Mini Samsung managed to carve figures 2 2368, with the position under the Sony Ericsson X10i. While the graphics performance when testing the game and moving images with Nena Mark 1, the phone scored 54.1 fps.


Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 will probably follow the lead of the series successful predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy Mini which was first released a year ago. Samsung Galaxy Mini 2, which also has a series Jena S6500 is an updated version of the Samsung Galaxy Mini by adding some more features. Reasonable priced, and excellent product quality, this smartphone can be recommended for limited budget you Android lovers.

• CPU performance and stable browser to surf
• Complete connection
• Reasonably priced
• Multitouch
• Hotswap microSD

• Virtual keypad small
• The camera without LED flash and front camera


Network          : GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 ,3G HSDPA 900 /1900 / 2100

Type                : TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size                 : 320 x 480 pixels, 3.27 inches (~176 ppi pixel density)

Type                : 109.4 x 58.6 x 11.6 mm / 105.3 g

Fixtures           : Vibration, MP3 Ringtones
Output             : 3.5mm jack audio
Speakerphone  : Yes

Internal            : 4 GB storage, 512 MB RAM
External           : microSD, up to 32GB

3G                   : HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps, HSUPA, 2 Mbps
EDGE             : Yes
GPRS              : Yes
WLAN            : Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth         : v3.0 with A2DP
Infrared           : Unavailable
USB/Port        : v2.0 microUSB

Primary            : 3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels, autofocus
Secondary       : Unavailable
Video Record : Yes

Type                : Standard battery, Li-Ion 1300 mAh
Standby           : Up to 120 h
Talk Time        : Up to 6 Hours

OS                   : Android OS, v2.3.6 (Gingerbread)
CPU                : Qualcomm MSM7227, 800 MHz, GPU Adreno 200
Browser           : HTML
GPS                 : A-GPS support
Messaging       : SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Java                 : via Java MIDP emulator, Fitur tambahan: - SNS integration - Organizer - Image/video   editor - Document viewer - Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration - Voice memo/dial - Predictive text input

Multiple SIM  : Unavailable
Video Player   : MP4/H.264/H.263 player
MP3 Player     : MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA/AC3/Flac player
Audio Record : Yes
TV                   : Unavailable
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August 26, 2014 at 4:47 PM

I am completely impressed! Keep stuff like this coming.

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