Full Performance Review: Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 aka Jena, Trying to Return the Successful of Mini

If the previous Samsung targeting entry-level with its Mini-series, Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 S6500 can be considered an improvement or enhancement from the first edition of the Samsung Galaxy Mini. What differentiates from both are Galaxy Mini 2 adopts a slightly larger screen (only 0.13-inch difference), a slightly different design, as well as thickness is thinner. The most visible improvement on side of processor usage, memory storage, as well as its OS. What kind of performance of this nicknamed Jena’s phone?

The design

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 front key combination instead similar to 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 enclosed by two softkeys leading to Settings and Back. There are 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 color on the casing. Although solid plastic material domination, still comfortable to use. There are extra casing in the sales box, you can flexibly choose colors, either yellow or dark gray.

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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 3.3-inch size HVGA TFTF prepared to support performance this smartphone. Given screen dimensions, slightly larger (the difference is only 0.13 inches). From the Samsung Galaxy Mini. Support & Super AMOLED screen and multitouch, provide the experience and input text is quite enjoyable on this phone.

With the Android™ platform Gingerbread 2.3, and intuitive TouchWiz interface. You will get an enjoyable experience when opening various menu pages.


Processor: Qualcomm MSM7227, 800 MHz, GPU Adreno 200;

With an 800Mhz processor that can handle a lot of functions and applications easily. You do not have to worry about the processor will be able to respond quickly and also multitasking. In addition, there are functions for the benefit of WiFi and HSDPA internet on this smartphone. Samsung’s Galaxy Mini 2 internet function can accommodate HSDPA with up to 7.2 Mbps 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 many features connection which quite complete on this phone, even up to WiFi sharing capabilities to multiple devices. Data transfer and pairing process running 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 v3.0+ which offers high-speed wireless connections to other devices such as headsets, printers, PCs and other devices.

Do not worried about the performance of its Internet browsing, while CnwinTech trying to open a web containing videos not found significant obstacles. Pinch zoom screen to get a maximum.

Chaton feature owned by Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 allows phone owners to use various platforms and can chat via instant messaging and also group chat. There is also a Social Hub there, which lets view email users, IM, and social communication are all one in the box. And Hub music brings easy access to more than 17 million songs. And Games Hub that brings users into the latest online game.

Camera and Video

3.15 MP (2048×1536 pixels) Geo-tagging, Video, video recording VGA@25fps; MP4/H.264/H.263 player

In this sector was initially a little suspicious CnwinTech placing name “Jena”. As is known, Jena is a town with a tradition that is a very busy industry located in Thüringen, Germany, and located on the edge of the Saale River. Jena specializes in measuring equipment industries, drugs (pharmacy), optics tools, and well known as a manufacturer photographic tools. Industry-leading Zeiss optics based in the city. Apparently, allegations CnwinTech wrong.

Because the camera used Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 is a built-in camera on a regular Samsung. Quality shots indoor still look foggy and results in a little better when shutter outdoor. While on the video player, the video recording quality is quite good and crystal clear audio supported. Quality of 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 enjoying songs and recent news, coupled with support for RDS to display various information from radio or songs that are on-air. When you want to listen to the music, simply plug in your headset into the 3.5 mm audio jack.

In Audio player sectors, although its music player looks not much different from other Galaxy series that displays album art, and a set of audio panel. There is a music equalizer settings that are complete inside. In addition to work multitasking, audio blast quality strong and spherical (not broken), although its volume positioned optimally.


Antutu Benchmark v2.7.3

To test CPU capability and graphics quality at these cheap mobile phones, CnwinTech performs a series of testing via the Antutu benchmark. Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 successfully carve 2368 score, with a position below Sony Ericsson X10i. While the graphics performance when testing game and moving images with Nena Mark 1, the phone scored 54.1 fps.


Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 will probably follow the lead of predecessor successful series, the Samsung Galaxy Mini which already first released a year ago. Samsung Galaxy Mini 2, which also has a Jena S6500 series is an updated version from Samsung Galaxy Mini by adding some more ‘wow’ features. Reasonably priced, and excellent product quality, this smartphone can be recommended for your Android lover’s limited budget.

Plus (+): CPU performance and stable browser to surf, a complete connection, Reasonably priced, Multitouch, Hotswap microSD.

Minus (-): Virtual keypad small, camera without LED flash and front camera.

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