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Motorola DROID Mini

alaTest has collected and analyzed 262 reviews of Motorola DROID Mini. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and battery. The size and usability are also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the durability, and some have doubts about the reliability.

performance, usability, size, battery, price

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola DROID Mini is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Motorola DROID Mini

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Motorola DROID Mini from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the usability. The price also gets good feedback.

price, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Motorola DROID Mini

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 191 user reviews of Motorola DROID Mini from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Comments about the price and portability are on the whole positive. The size and usability also get good comments, but many are critical about the reliability. There are some mixed comments about the battery.

performance, usability, size, portability, price

reliability

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Motorola DROID MINI (Verizon Wireless)Motorola DROID MINI (Verizon Wireless)

Dec, 2016

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

Motorola V980 3G Mini Phone

 

This is a review of the 3G Motorola V980 handset and was undertaken in February, 2005 by Kevin Thomas of 3G.co.uk. This review covers the phone only and does not address the performance of Vodafone's 3G Network.

Expert review by: Brian Bennett (cnet.com)

Motorola Droid Mini review:

 

If you're a Verizon customer looking for an affordable yet compact Android smartphone, the $99.99 Motorola Droid Mini sure sounds tempting. And on the whole it delivers just what you'd expect from a $99.99 phone. It has the same fast processor as the...

The compact Motorola Droid Mini offers a speedy processor, long battery life, and advanced Android features for an affordable price.

The Droid Mini’s chassis feels cheap and attracts grease and fingerprints easily. The phone’s screen has inaccurate colors with low contrast.

If $100 is the most you can spend, the Motorola Droid Mini will fit the bill, but splurging on the handsome Moto X pays dividends later.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Lisa Eadicicco (laptopmag.com)

Motorola Droid Mini (Verizon Wireless) Review

 

The Motorola Droid Mini offers robust voice controls, a bright display and zippy performance, but its battery life and build quality could be better.

Very fast display; Loud speakers; Responsive, touchless controls; Fast performance

Below-average battery life; Camera blows out some images; Build quality can vary between devices

The Motorola Droid Mini offers robust voice controls, a bright display and zippy performance, but its battery life and build quality could be better.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: FAUguy (phonearena.com)

Motorola DROID Mini Review

 

Just as the Motorola DROID Ultra is this year's replacement for the DROID RAZR HD, the new DROID Mini takes the place of the DROID RAZR M in the line-up. In fact, both the DROID Mini and DROID Ultra share similar features, such as the 1.7GHz Motorola...

Nice size for compact smartphone lovers ; Close to stock Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with exclusive Motorola apps ; Excellent call quality

Glossy back is fingerprint magnet ; Lacks expandable storage

With a 2-year contract price of $99.99, the Motorola DROID Mini is the most affordable of the new DROIDs, and still has the same X8 processor, software, and features that its larger siblings have. The DROID Mini is truly designed for someone that wants...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Jeff Dunn (brighthand)

Motorola Droid Mini Review

 

Love Android, but hate the giant screens required to get a high-end phone? With a 4.3-inch display, the Motorola Droid Mini might be just what you need.

Inventive, genuinely useful software features ; Powerful, fluid performance ; Bright, vibrant display

Ugly, slimy design ; Inferior battery life ; Limited storage

So, with all this being said, who is the Droid Mini for? It’s for people who want to save a buck, for one, since the Mini is no less powerful or featured than any of its bigger brothers. It’s for Google-philes, since Motorola’s leveraged its status as...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Brighthand (brighthand.com)

Motorola Droid Mini Review

 

Love Android, but hate the giant screens required to get a high-end phone? With a 4.3-inch display, the Motorola Droid Mini might be just what you need.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Jerry Hildenbrand (androidcentral.com)

Motorola Titanium mini-review

 

The Motorola Titanium is the latest Android Nextel device, complete with a full portrait keyboard and push-to-talk features. It's rugged, meeting MilSpec 810G for dust, shock, vibration, low pre...

Here's the part where we always say you need to try a phone yourself and form your own opinion, but I'm not going to do that this time. Instead, I think you should decide if you need a rugged Android phone with PTT functions. If you do, the Titanium...

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Calumet Jake (cnet.com)

"POS! It does so much, and very poorly."

 

I need a smaller phone. Larger phones get in my way. Verizon told me this was their only choice in this size. It is too slippery to hold, and with the cover, it is too hard to extract from the belt holster. Half the time I can not retrieve the phone...

Nothing.

Poor touch response. Slow charging. Inconsistent operation. Mediocre sound.

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: SDTennis (cnet.com)

"Battery life sucks."

 

I previously owned an HTC Incredible 2 and was able to run my walking app for a 10-mile hike with plenty of battery life remaining. With the Mini, the phone is HOT before I reach 8 miles and battery usage is in the red (10% remaining). Actually, the...

Easy to use.

Battery rarely lasts a day.

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: Motorola6701 (cnet.com)

"It is a very flashy phone with a ton of pros and only 1 con."

 

I love it's design becasue it is waterproof, has gorilla glass, and is a great android phone. It doesn't shutdown anymore since I upgraded it to 4.4 kitckat. Over all it has more pros then cons.

It is speedy,long battery, bright screen, and is a great android phone.

It shuts down and it sometimes it can be sluggish.

Jun, 2014

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1400
Standby time (2G):550
Standby time (3G):500 / 550
Talk time (2G):8
Talk time (3G):6

Call management

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

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Digital Zoom:4
Main camera resolution (numeric):3
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera resolution (numeric):3
Video recording: Yes

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display diagonal:8.89
Display number of colours:262144 colours
Display Resolution:320 x 480
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

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

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, eAAC+, MP3, WAV, WMA
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Video compression formats:H.263, MPEG4
Video formats supported:DIVX, H.263 / DIVX, H.263, H.264, MPEG4

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G standards:HSDPA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HFP, HSP, OPP, SPP
Bluetooth version:4.0 LE
EDGE multislot class:10
GPRS multislot class:12
SIM card capability:Single SIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Active toolbar: Yes
Camera included: Yes
EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Rotating: Yes
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Connection: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB B
USB version:2.0

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal Memory:165
Internal RAM:512
Internal ROM:512
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.12
Height :11.6
Weight:115
Width:6.35