Motorola Defy Mini Smartphone Review & Price
Motorola Defy Mini smartphone is the sibling device of the mid-range Motorola Defy XT smartphone that has been launched along with the Motorola Defy XT. We have already reviewed the Motorola Defy XT on our site, please click here to know about the device. However, now it is time for Defy Mini to be reviewed by us for letting our readers understand the worth of this device.
Motorola Defy Mini Design and Display :
Motorola Defy Mini is an affordable smartphone that has been launched by the manufacturer for budget-oriented people and the manufacturer has provided with an Android-based smartphone which is highly in demand. However, the phone sports one extra-ordinary feature that increases its worthiness. It is equipped with water resistant, dust resistant and scratch resistant features that provide complete protection to this phone which is unusual for smartphone categories.
The Defy Mini comes in candy bar form and is offered with a decent look just like its sibling Defy XT. The Mini is an entry level dual SIM Candy Bar cellphone that is suitable for those who seek for dual SIM handsets. The display of Defy Mini sports 3.2 inches of HVGA capacitive touch screen that comes packed with scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass. The screen resolution is of 480 by 320 which is not much as compared to the high end devices in the market. Not only the Defy Mini is beneficial because of dual-SIM phone, but the protection it has retained is worth the money. So, even if you split your drink on this phone, it doesn’t matter as the phone is already protected from water, scratch and dust attacks.
Coming back to design part, one thing that we didn’t like on this phone is its over plasticky look, especially at the rear body. Many would dislike its design, but would compromise to buy if they are literally looking for a protective device like this. Still, the design of both Defy Mini and Defy XT is same. Besides, the phone has got a compact size that enables the users to simply slip this device in their small sized pocket comfortably.
There is a front facing camera like the Defy XT. In fact, the rest of the design is similar. There are four touch-sensitive keys right below the screen that function as menu button, home button, back button, and search. Turning the phone at its back, you will find a primary camera integrated along with autofocus and is positioned right at the top left side of the phone. At the centre there sits the logo of Motorola, but we would prefer the logo to be at a corner and the camera to be a little lower in position so that we do not end up touching or putting the finger on lenses while clicking images.
The function buttons and ports can be found at all sides of the phone. The right side of the phone holds volume rocker whereas, the left side offers a USB port. The phone comes in Black Slate color and weighs just 107 grams which is good for handling and will not even make you feel heaviness in your pocket.
Motorola Defy Mini Connectivity :
The Motorola Defy Mini comes loaded with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, MicroUSB charging and data transferring option, corporate sync, GPS with aGPS and eCompass, high speed USB 2.0 HS, Bluetooth 2.1 Class 2, and FOTA. Moreover, there is a 3.5 mm headset jack and DLNA.
Motorola Defy Mini Memory :
The Motorola Defy Mini smartphone offers a memory space of 120 MB which is dedicated as user memory, but you can use additional expandable memory of up to 32 GB. Besides, you get 512 MB internal RAM.
Motorola Defy Mini Performance and Apps :
Messaging is just fun where you get to explore MMS, email, Text messaging, and voice recording. The device also gives access to fast speed internet while loading games that can be downloaded from net, web browsing supported by adobe flash and Android Webkit, and Google Play that gives access to over 300,000 Android apps as well as games to download. Moreover, the Android Market also enables the users to download Adobe Flash Player.
The phone comes loaded with Maps and GPS, social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook, video and mobile TV like YouTube. So, not just you get to enjoy downloading apps and explore Android Market, but you even stay busy getting entertained all the time whenever required. Various mobile services are also offered with the device including Google Search, Google Maps, Google Maps Navigation, Google Mail, Google Talk, and YouTube.
The phone sports light responsive display and comes with a microphone for easy communication. There are also Smart Menus including MotoSwitch UI 2.0 that enables the users to switch between the work and personal modes. You get notified with LED alerts and charge notifications. On the display, a virtual keyboard instantly occurs when you want to type something. The keyboard could bring little errors while typing as your thumb may require bigger space. If you find it uncomfortable then you can even enjoy the Voice Commands. However, this facility is only available for UK consumers.
If not the music and videos that support a lot of formats including MP3 and MPEG4 with streaming then the Radio is available to gear up your mood. There is accelerometer support and other sensors support such as ambient light sensor, gravity sensor and proximity sensor.
Motorola Defy Operating System and Processor :
The reasonable priced Motorola Defy Mini runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system and comes along with custom navigation function. Moreover, you will not get high end processor feature like the other high end smartphones in the market, but will have to dwell with 600 MHz which is less as per today’s demands.
Motorola Mini Camera :
The phone is equipped with a primary camera at its back through which you can record videos up to 30fps @HVGA. The camera supports 3 megapixel of sensor with digital zoom, fixed focus. Still, images and videos come in ok quality due to the integration of LED flash that gives appropriate light especially during night. The image quality comes good due to the high resolution of 2048 by 1536. The phone also sports a front facing VGA camera that is useful for video calling. The phone features some of the good specs excluding Android and the camera even after 3 Megapixel can at least finish the required job of the users.
Defy Mini Battery :
Motorola promises that the battery of Defy Mini provides 420 hours of standby backup on 2G and up to 360 hours on 3G. Under the cover of this device houses a 1650 mh battery which can be expected to give a backup of one whole day, but only if you use wisely with little Wi-Fi, little surfing and others. As far as the talktime backup is concerned, the manufacturer promises that Defy Mini gives around 580 minutes on 2G and around 540 minutes on 3G.
Motorola Defy Mini Price :
The Defy Mini has been priced in India for Rs. 11,490.
The Motorola Defy Mini smartphone is a reasonable priced device due to which not higher features are provided to this cellphone. However, users will enjoy the experience of Android Market and Google Play from where an array of accesses and downloads are available. Users can even enjoy the high resolution image capturing without even putting the device at safer place as the phone comes equipped with water, dust and scratch resistance. So, you can enjoy your trip while clicking some lively photos and store them forever to cherish those memories.