We analyzed the AQUOSS3 mini according to each of its uses. We rated it in terms of how highly we recommend this device.

Created date: 09/30/2018, 12:27:18, Updated date: 10/01/2019, 11:37:26

Detailed review of AQUOSS3 mini's features

What are the advantages and disadvantages of choosing the AQUOSS3 mini? We conducted a deep-dive review into what makes this phone great. We did a thorough analysis into the often compared aspects of the device!

Review of the product design of the AQUOSS3 mini

Rating of the ease of carrying it around and getting it in and out of bags or pockets

When deciding whether to buy an AQUOSS3 mini, the first important factor is its size. Smartphones are used daily, and so it is important how easily they can be carried around and pulled out of bags or pockets. This review assesses how easy it is to carry the AQUOSS3 mini around and put it away.

Ease of grasping it in your hand to carry around

The AQUOSS3 mini is a size that can easily be held in one hand. Even when holding it along with other things such as a wallet, its size makes it difficult to drop accidentally.

Ease of carrying it around when placing it in your pocket

It doesn't feel strange even when you put the AQUOSS3 mini in a pocket. In addition, when sitting on a chair with the phone in a pocket, it can be kept comfortably as it doesn't get caught on one's clothes or body.

Ease of getting it in and out of your pocket

The AQUOSS3 mini has a size that makes it relatively easy to keep and take out. While it sometimes get caught when sticking out of the pocket, I think it is just a matter of getting used to it.

Ease of getting it in and out of your bag

The AQUOSS3 mini is a size that allows you to take it in and out of your bag and use it with ease. Also, since it is compact, even if your bag is small it won't get too bulky which is convenient.

Assessment of user-friendliness and ease of handling

It is important to consider the ease of using the phone in one hand. It can be said that it would be very useful if it is easier for you to send emails and instant messages or answer calls using one hand while cooking or using your computer. Here, we have reviewed the AQUOSS3 mini by focusing on the ease of using it in one hand and the ease of typing in letters.

Ease of grasping the phone in one hand

The AQUOSS3 mini is a size that allows you to have a firm grip even while using it. Since your hand is kept stable, it is difficult to accidentally drop the phone, and it is very easy to use. Since the original body size is small, the phone is still easy to hold even when using a case.

The weight you feel when using the phone with one hand

The AQUOSS3 mini is light, and I think it can be operated with one hand for a long time without feeling tired. However, it may be a bit heavy for those who are not used to using smart phones. Also, as it is not a heavy smart phone, its weight does not really change when a case is added.

Ease of pushing the upper button on the screen using one hand

Even when used with one hand, the AQUOSS3 mini has a size which allows buttons on the edges of the display to be operated. However, people with small hands may lose their grip if they try to press the buttons at the edges.

The size of the buttons on the App

The buttons displayed on the AQUOSS3 mini are large, and therefore it is difficult to press the wrong ones. While some buttons may look small depending on the app, you probably won't feel that stressed when you actually use it.

Ease of typing in letters using the flick function

Keys on the AQUOSS3 mini can be pressed even when held with one hand, but your grip may weaken when trying to flick the buttons at the edges. As a result, it may become unstable in the hand when flicking quickly, but it won't be easy to drop as long as you are careful.

Ease of typing in letters using the keybord funtion

If you aren't being careful it is really easy to mistype when using the AQUOSS3 mini with two hands since the buttons are so small. In addition, typing at high speeds is pretty difficult and I can't say its very suited for it.

Assessment of whether it is suitable for standard use

Assessment of whether it is suitable for standard use

For people who use their smartphone on a daily basis, high performance is a rather important factor. When the performance is not good enough, then, for example, applications don't work as they should or the screen is difficult to see, and this causes stress. This review looks at whether the performance of the AQUOSS3 mini is suitable for making phone calls, messaging, or using SNS.

The size of the letters and the ease of operation

Because the display of the AQUOSS3 mini is much larger than ordinary phones, characters are displayed quite large. Therefore, it is suitable for reading long bodies of text and exchanging long messages while doing research.

Ease of reading sentences

Since the AQUOSS3 mini displays characters smoothly, it can display them beautifully. Even when viewing small characters, the jaggedness of the character outline is not at a level seen during normal viewing and is displayed very naturally. Because of this, it is difficult for your eyes to become tired and make the phone suitable for reading long bodies of text.

The beauty of the overal screen

The screen of the AQUOSS3 mini can display pictures and videos quite vividly. This makes it great for enjoying videos and games dynamically. It has a very beautiful screen.

Ease of writing sentences

For the AQUOSS3 mini, the on-screen keyboard covers part of the screen when typing, but there is sufficient space for operation. Its size is suitable for entering long sentences, but I feel it may be a bit clumsy when editing office documents.

Does it have sufficient performance to make calls and send emails?

Whether it be a phone call, mail, or during a chat, the AQUOSS3 mini provides smooth performance. Even when using the phone in demanding situations, you can use the phone comfortably since there will usually be no lag.

Does it have sufficient performance to search for things and using Social Networks?

If it is just SNS such as Facebook and Instagram, and some internet searches, the performance is enough. As a result, you will hardly ever find yourself frustrated or annoyed when using this phone.

Does it have sufficient performance to do other tasks while searching for things and using Social Networks?

Even if you start multiple apps at the same time or switch between apps frequently, you will have smooth performance. It can be said that the performance is more than enough if you just do research and SNS.

Summary of AQUOSS3 mini performance and functions

The size and weight of the AQUOSS3 mini

The body of the AQUOSS3 mini is 28.7 in (73 mm) wide, 56.2 in (142.7 mm) long, and 3.1 in (7.8 mm) thick.Also, the screen size is 5.5 inch, and it weighs 4.9 oz (140 g).Its size is large compared to normal smart phones. While it may be slightly difficult to use with one hand, the screen is large and easy to see. I think this is a nice balance. It is recommended for those who want large screens instead of operating with one hand.It weighs roughly the same as an average smartphone. Though noticeable, the weight is acceptable and easy to handle.

AQUOSS3 mini
AQUOS sense SH-01K
AQUOS L2
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Colorblack,blue,goldChampagne Gold/Frost Lavender/Silky White/Velvet BlackLavender/White/Black
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)28.3 in (72 mm) x 56.7 in (144 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)5.2 oz (148 g)4.9 oz (138 g)
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Display of the AQUOSS3 mini

The AQUOSS3 mini has a IGZO IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 1080 x 2040.Compared to normal smart phones, its screen is relatively beautiful. It shows great images even when up close, such as when using it for VR.

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AQUOS sense SH-01K
AQUOS L2
AQUOSS3 miniAQUOS sense SH-01KAQUOS L2
Display size5.5 inch5 inch5 inch
Display typeIGZO IPS LCDIGZOIGZO
Screen resolution (width x height)1080 x 20401080 x 1920720 x 1280
Pixel density419ppi440ppi293ppi
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The battery life of the AQUOSS3 mini

The AQUOSS3 mini has a battery capacity of 3020mAh.The battery's capacity is slightly larger than standard smart phones.

The processing capability of the AQUOSS3 mini

The AQUOSS3 mini uses the Qualcomm SDM630 Snapdragon 630 CPU with 2.2GHz×8(OctaCore).The memory capacity is 6GB.With a CPU of quite high performance, it has processing capability way above normal smart phones. It is hard to find cases where its performance is lacking from the perspective of CPU performance, and you can even say it is excessive.In addition, it has way more memory compared to normal smart phones. From the perspective of memory, I don't think you will ever feel there is not enough memory. Conversely, it is way too capable for uses such as searching the Internet and messaging.

AQUOSS3 mini
AQUOS sense SH-01K
AQUOS L2
AQUOSS3 miniAQUOS sense SH-01KAQUOS L2
ChipsetQualcomm SDM630 Snapdragon 630Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 MSM8937Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 MSM8937
CPU specs2.2GHz×8(OctaCore)1.4GHz+1.1GHz×8(OctaCore)1.4GHz+1.1GHz×8(OctaCore)
RAM size6GB3GB2GB
Storage size64GB32GB16GB
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The camera of the AQUOSS3 mini

The AQUOSS3 mini has a back camera with 16 MP.The front camera has 20 MP.Its rear camera has slightly better performance compared to normal smart phones. While there are times when I feel it is lacking, it is able to take pictures with satisfactory quality almost all the time.In addition, compared to standard smart phones, its rear camera has quite high performance. It is great for scenery photography and such as it is able to take photos of quite high resolutions. While great for taking photos of things far away, I feel it may be lacking when photographing near objects.

AQUOSS3 mini
AQUOS sense SH-01K
AQUOS L2
AQUOSS3 miniAQUOS sense SH-01KAQUOS L2
Rear-camera resolution16 MP13.1 MP13.1 MP
Front-camera resolution20 MP5 MP5 MP
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