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Motorola DEFY MINI

alaTest has collected and analyzed 781 reviews of Motorola DEFY MINI. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and price. The performance and usability are also appreciated, whereas the text input and apps get negative comments.

size, usability, performance, price, portability

apps, text input

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola DEFY MINI is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Motorola DEFY MINI

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 294 user reviews of Motorola DEFY MINI from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the durability and portability. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably, but comments are divided on the reliability. Some have doubts about the apps.

usability, price, performance, portability, durability

apps

82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Motorola DEFY Mini Sim Free Smartphone - Black Slate and TangerineMotorola DEFY Mini Sim Free Smartphone - Black Slate and Tangerine

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Sandra Vogel (techradar.com)

Motorola Defy Mini review

 

A new, small, low cost addition to the Motorola Defy family

Small ; DLNA ; Superb music app ; Attractive price

Small screen ; Poor camera ; Problems with Twitter sync ; Short on internal storage

Buying guide20 best mobile phones in the world today Motorola's original Defy was a winner of an Android smartphone for us, marrying solid build with a neat design and some nice software touches. It was followed by a revamped handset, the Motorola...

May, 2012

Expert review by: Ian Morris (pocket-lint.com)

Motorola Defy Mini - Pocket-lint

 

The Defy Mini is the answer to a question that no one asked. It serves no real purpose, and is not much cheaper than the Defy+. But the Orange San Francisco

Good sound, rugged enough for most people

Too expensive, underpowered, small screen, quite ugly

There is no reason at all to buy the Defy Mini. Its spec is so underwhelming, that it just can't help but disappoint you. Considering the Defy+ is only another £30, if you really must ignore our advice and get one, you should get the one that is much...

May, 2012

Expert review by: Paul Lamkin (pocket-lint.com)

Motorola Defy Mini pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

Over in Las Vegas at CES, tucked away in a deep and dark corner of the Motorola Booth, Pocket-lint spotted the Motorola Defy Mini - one of two budget

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Edward Chester (trustedreviews.com)

Motorola Defy Mini

 

Compact and rugged, is this the ultimate camping phone?

Relatively rugged build ; Compact Design ; Some nice 'outdoorsy' software tweaks

Not waterproof ; Not much smaller than Defy ; Slow processor

gets round this, so that may be your best choice if this is a major concern.

May, 2012

Expert review by: Gerrit Vermeulen (mybroadband.co.za)

Motorola Defy Mini review

 

Honey, I shrunk the Motorola Defy

Durable ; Excellent battery life ; Cheap

Budget internals ; Laggy ; Android 2.3.6

At a recommended retail price of R1,999, the Motorola Defy Mini sets out to be a cheap, rugged, usable smartphone and it tends to succeed at that.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Jonathan Morris (pocketgamer.co.uk)

Motorola Defy Mini

 

Defying all belief

A couple of years ago, this might have been a reasonable offering, with its added dust / water / shock protection. But, it's far too late to be taken seriously now. What's more, it's actually bigger than the original Defy models

May, 2012

Expert review by: Alastair Stevenson (v3.co.uk)

Motorola Defy Mini review

 

The Motorola Defy Mini is an almost indestructible handset that compromises performance in the name of durability, with some of its specifications outdated by 2012's standards.

Strong and sturdy, reasonable battery

Design is ugly and uncomfortable in hand, poor camera and slow processor, overpriced

The Defy Mini is a physically sturdy smartphone that lives up to Motorola's "life proof" boasts, but at the cost of usability and performance. Packing a low-end 600MHz single-core processor and a 3MP camera means the device's solid battery and robust...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: (3g.co.uk)

Motorola Defy Mini Review

 

The Motorola Defy Mini is a neat, sturdy device that can survive a

Solid but streamlined design; typing experience benefits from Swype keyboard; decent price; shock proof

Average snapper, touchscreen is a tad slow at times and stopped functioning when we dunked the phone in water for a minute

The Motorola Defy Mini is a neat, sturdy device that can survive a bit of rough handling

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Dave Oliver (reghardware.co.uk)

Motorola Defy Mini rugged Android smartphone

 

Review

The Motorola Defy Mini seems a little like a solution in search of a problem. It’s a bit tough, but then, not very tough. The water resistance may come in handy, but aside from that it’s hard to see how it can defend itself against the elements more...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: (somobile.co.uk)

Motorola Defy Mini

 

The Motorola Defy Mini does what is says on the tin: it's a pint-sized smartphone with life-proof smarts.

Like its larger Defy+ sibling, Motorola's new Defy Mini handset is water-resistant, dust-proof and touts a scratch resistant Gorilla Glass display. Thanks to its tough plastic casing it should also withstand the nastiest of tumbles.

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Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1650
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):420
Standby time (3G):360
Talk time (2G):9 / 9.67
Talk time (3G):8.2 / 9

Call management

Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:No / Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:2048 x 1536
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Main camera resolution (numeric):3 / 3.2
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear Camera Resolution:2048 x 1536
Rear camera resolution (numeric):3 / 3.2
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Video capture resolution (max):2048 x 1536
Video recording: Yes

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display diagonal:8.13
Display number of colours:262144 colours
Display Resolution:480 x 320
Display Type:TFT
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:0.5

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AMR, MP3 / MP3
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Video formats supported:H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 850,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:CDMA, HSDPA, WCDMA / HSDPA
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP, OPP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, OPP, SPP
Bluetooth version:2.1 / 2.1+EDR
Data network:3.5G / 3.5G, 3G
EDGE multislot class:12
GPRS multislot class:12
SIM card capability:Single SIM
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Camera included: Yes
EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Rotating: Yes
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Connection: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Google Maps\nGoogle Maps Navigation\nGoogle Search\nGoogle Talk\nGoogle Mail\nYouTube\n
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar
Proximity sensor: Yes
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor frequency:0.6

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Included memory card size:2
Internal Memory:120
Internal RAM:512
Internal ROM:512
Internal storage capacity:0.12
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage: Yes

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.25
Height :10.9
Weight:107
Width:5.85