Android 2.2 comes installed on the phone, which means you turn the phone into a 3G hotspot using its Wi-Fi adaptor. It's a little bit of a shame that Android 2.3 wasn't installed, as it's that little bit more polished. That said, Samsung's customisation of the OS makes up for some of 2.2's short-fallings. In particular, the new copy-and-paste selection tools are far more advanced than the basic Android 2.2 version and actually easier to use than the Google version in Android 2.3. We also like the way that Samsung has integrated the shortcut buttons for toggling Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and Silent mode into the standard Android pull-down menu.
As with the Fit, the Mini has a 600MHz single-core processor. It may seem a little bit slow by today's standards, but it nipped along and we found zooming into web pages and navigating through the OS to be slick and smooth for the most part. Once you've got a lot of applications open, the slow processor means it can take a while to switch between them; fortunately, Samsung has built-in a Task Manager app to end unwanted processes and we recommend using it. You'll also find that the latest games will chug a little.
This resolution is fine, although text can look a fit fuzzy and you need to zoom into a web page in order to be able to read properly. Still, at this price high-resolution AMOLED screens are simply too expensive to include, so it's to be expected.