The Aquos S3 mini review. Summary of specifications and performance

Detailed review of Aquos S3 mini's features

Evaluate the ease and operability of Aquos S3 mini, the performance of the CPU, and the suitability for multitasking. Experts reviewing about 600 kinds of smartphones, from a fair standpoint, will explain in an easy-to-understand manner.

Evaluate the ease of use of Aquos S3 mini

Is Aquos S3 mini easy to carry? Compare ease of carrying and ease of taking out

When considering whether to buy Aquos S3 mini or not, the most important thing is the size of Aquos S3 mini. Since smartphones are used on a daily basis, easy of portability and ease of access are important points to consider. Here, I evaluated whether Aquos S3 mini is easy to carry around and whether it is easy to store.

Ease of grip when carrying by hand

Aquos S3 mini is a size that you can grasp securely with one hand and is quite portable. Even if you have the phone together with your wallet, the size makes it so that it will not likely drop.

Whether it is easy to carry when put in pocket

Aquos S3 mini Even if you are in your pocket, you will not feel the most discomfort. Also, even if you sit or run in a chair, you can spend comfortably because it does not hit clothes and body.

Whether it is easy to put in and out of your pocket

Aquos S3 mini is relatively easy to put in and out. In rare cases it may get caught at the edge of the pocket, but if you get used to it you will not be bothered.

Whether it is easy to put in and out from the bag

Aquos S3 mini is a size that can be put in and out smoothly from the bag. It is also convenient because it is compact and enters even if the bag is small.

Is the operability of Aquos S3 mini good? Evaluation of ease of handling and usability when operating a smartphone with one hand

Ease of use with one hand is important. The easiest way to handle with one hand is when you are doing something, it is very convenient to exchange mails and messages or to answer the phone while you are doing cooking or personal computer. Here I focused on ease of handling with one hand of Aquos S3 mini and ease of inputting characters and evaluated it.

Operability with one hand

Aquos S3 mini is a size that you can hold firmly with one handed operation. Since the hand is stable, the possibility of dropping it is reduced, and it is easy to operate. Even if you put it in the case, the original size is small, so ease of holding will not change much.

Weight felt when using with one hand

Aquos S3 mini is relatively light, so hands are not tiring much even if it is used for a long time with one hand, but for those who do not use much smartphone, you may feel a bit burdensome. Also because it is not a heavy smartphone so even if you attach a case the weight will not change much.

Whether the top edge button on the screen is easy to push in single handed operation

Even when you use Aquos S3 mini with one hand, it is large enough to operate the button at the edge of the screen while holding it firmly. However, when a person with a small hand pushes the edge button, the hand may become unstable.

Application button size

Aquos S3 mini is difficult to make a mistake because the operation buttons are displayed large. Depending on the application, you may feel that the operation button is small, but if you actually use it you will feel little stress.

Ease of inputting characters by flick method

Aquos S3 mini can input characters even if you have it with one hand. However, when entering the button at the edge of the screen, you need to loosen the gripped hand slightly. Therefore, when flick input at high speed, the hand becomes unstable, but it is no problem as long as careful operation is done.

Ease of inputting characters by keyboard system

Aquos S3 mini Because each button of one key is small, even if you operate with both hands it is highly likely to mistyped. Also, high speed input is quite difficult, not very suitable.

Is Aquos S3 mini usually easy to use? Review ease of use from the viewpoint of viewability of screen, processing performance, camera performance

Is Aquos S3 mini usually easy to use? Review ease of use from the viewpoint of viewability of screen, processing performance, camera performance

For people who use smartphones on a daily basis, it is quite important whether they are high performance or not. If the performance is not sufficient, it may happen, for example, that the application does not move as expected, or the screen becomes hard to see. As a result, you may feel stress. Here we will review whether Aquos S3 mini is suitable for phone, message, SNS etc.

Font size and ease of work

Aquos S3 mini The screen is much larger than ordinary smartphone, and the letters are displayed larger. Therefore, it is suitable for reading long sentences with examinations and for exchanging long messages.

Whether sentences are easy to read

Since Aquos S3 mini can display characters smoothly, characters are displayed cleanly. Even when displaying small letters, the jaggedness of the outline of the character is hardly felt and can be displayed naturally. Therefore it is hard to get tired of eyes, it is a screen suitable for reading long sentences.

The whole screen is beautiful

The screen of Aquos S3 mini can display photos and videos quite vividly. Therefore you can enjoy more dynamic videos and games. It can be said that it is a very beautiful screen.

Ease of writing of sentences

Aquos S3 mini is a keyboard displayed when hitting a sentence, although the screen hides to some extent, there is enough work space. It is a screen size that is suitable for typing in long sentences, but when editing office sentences, you may find it somewhat unwieldy.

Is there sufficient performance to use phone and e-mail?

Aquos S3 mini is the performance that moves smoothly if it is phone, e-mail or chat. Even if it operates at high speed, the operation will not be slow, and it can be used comfortably.

Is there sufficient performance to use the research and SNS?

It is enough performance for SNS and net search such as Facebook and Instagram. There will be little delay in operation and you will not feel stress either.

Is there performance enough to do other operations while using net search or SNS?

It runs smoothly even when launching multiple applications at the same time or frequently switching applications. It can be said that it is too much performance if you only do net search and SNS.

Summary of performance and functions of Aquos S3 mini

The size and weight of Aquos S3 mini

The size of Aquos S3 mini is width 28.7 in (73 mm), height 56.2 in (142.7 mm), thickness 3.1 in (7.8 mm). The size of the screen is 5.5 inch, and the weight is 4.9 oz (140 g). Size is bigger than common smartphone. Although one hand operation is somewhat difficult, it can be said that it is a balanced terminal because the screen is large and easy to see. Recommended for those who want to see on a bigger screen than operating with one hand. It is about the same as the average smartphone in terms of the weight of the main body. With moderate weight, it can be said that it is easy to handle, but it does not mean it does not feel heavy.

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Aquos S3 miniAQUOS Xx3 mini 603SHDisney Mobile on docomo DM-01J
Colorblack,blue,goldYellow Green/Black/Blue/Pink/WhitePink/Blue
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)28.7 in (73 mm) x 56.2 in (142.7 mm) x 3.1 in (7.8 mm)26.4 in (67 mm) x 53.1 in (135 mm) x 3.4 in (8.6 mm)28.0 in (71 mm) x 56.3 in (143 mm) x 3.3 in (8.3 mm)
Weight4.9 oz (140 g)4.8 oz (135 g)4.9 oz (138 g)
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The screen of Aquos S3 mini

The screen of Aquos S3 mini is IGZO IPS LCD and the resolution is 1080 x 2040. It is a very beautiful screen compared with the screen of a general smartphone. Therefore, it is suitable not only for watching videos and images, but also for use with VR.

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Aquos S3 miniAQUOS Xx3 mini 603SHDisney Mobile on docomo DM-01J
Display size5.5 inch4.7 inch5.0 inch
Display typeIGZO IPS LCDIGZOIGZO
Screen resolution (width x height)1080 x 20401080 x 1920720 x 1280
Pixel density419ppi468ppi293ppi
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Aquos S3 mini Battery

The battery capacity of Aquos S3 mini is 3020mAh. The battery capacity is slightly higher than the average smartphone.

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Aquos S3 miniAQUOS Xx3 mini 603SHDisney Mobile on docomo DM-01J
Battery capacity3020mAh2400mAh2700mAh
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Performance of Aquos S3 mini

The CPU of Aquos S3 mini is from Qualcomm SDM630 Snapdragon 630 to 2.2GHz×8(OctaCore). RAM is 6GB. The CPU is fairly high performance, much higher processing performance than ordinary smartphones. Although it is hardly conceivable that it is insufficient from the viewpoint of CPU performance, it can also be said that the performance is excessive. Moreover, it has a RAM of much larger capacity than a normal smartphone. In terms of RAM it is rare that you feel insufficient capacity. On the other hand, such a large RAM is not necessary for searching the net or using the message.

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Aquos S3 miniAQUOS Xx3 mini 603SHDisney Mobile on docomo DM-01J
ChipsetQualcomm SDM630 Snapdragon 630Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 MSM8937
CPU specs2.2GHz×8(OctaCore)1.5GHz+1.2GHz×8(OctaCore)1.4GHz+1.1GHz×8(OctaCore)
RAM size6GB3GB2GB
Storage size64GB16GB16GB
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The camera of Aquos S3 mini

The rear camera of the Aquos S3 mini has a resolution of 16 MP. The performance of the front camera is 20 MP. It is slightly higher rear camera performance than ordinary smartphone. Sometimes it feels insufficient in performance, but in most cases it is the ability to take pictures of satisfactory quality. Also, compared to the average smartphone front camera on the back is fairly high performance. It is perfect for landscape photography etc. because it can take quite a high quality picture. Ideal for shooting distant objects, but may be insufficient for taking nearby objects.

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Aquos S3 miniAQUOS Xx3 mini 603SHDisney Mobile on docomo DM-01J
Rear-camera resolution16 MP21 MP13.1 MP
Front-camera resolution20 MP8 MP5 MP
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