Android-powered smartphones portfolio of Motorola has a new addition and that is the Defy Mini. The new Motorola DEFY MINI by Motorola Mobility can be your best company on your next adventure. This goes especially for all the Brits who are great outdoor enthusiasts and very are serious about their gear as well as functionality and reliability. The Motorola Defy Mini is available in Europe, China, America another parts of the world, but it is not as popular as in the UK.
With a 3.2-inch touchscreen that is made of Corning Gorilla Glass and is scratch resistant, the phone sports a front facing VGA camera and 3 megapixels in the rear. Enjoy 10 hours of talk time with 1650 mAh battery and 21 days of standby time. Let us take a look at the main features of the Motorola Defy Mini.
Looks and Design
Going by its name, the phone is comparatively small with dimensions of 109 x 58.5 x 12.5mm and weighs 107g, which feel very light on your hand. The build is quite sturdy and rugged, and the phone claims to ‘defy’ any potential damage done due to water, scratches or shocks.
The Phone boasts of a crystal clear scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass display that is dust-proof, scratch-resistant as well as water-resistant. The 3.2-inch touchscreen is great for texting, email and browsing the Web.
Powered by a 1650mAh battery, you can expect a long battery life; which means you can have this phone running by your side no matter where the day (or night) takes you. The estimated average talk time is 10 hours for the phone.
Clocked at 600MHz the processor is not quite impressive considering the new range of phones which boast up to 1.6GHz processors and even dual core chips. The 600 MHz is decent enough for making calls, chatting, watching videos and surfing the net. However, don’t expect a great experience while using apps and heavy games on the phone.
The Motorola DEFY MINI has a 0.3MP VGA front-facing camera for video chat and a 3MP rear-facing camera with flash. These are not very great specs for the camera, comparing with other phones in the same price range, which give you 5MP cameras at least. The flash combined with auto focus will do their most to get the best out of the camera in low light conditions.
Motorola Defy Mini Video Sample
The phone supports FM Radio and a standard 3.5mm audio jack, which you can find in most phones these days. The phone comes preloaded with a Youtube application. Since the Motorola Defy Mini runs on Android, you can enjoy the vast 300,000+ Android application market; where you will find unlimited access to games, books, movies and music.
The phone has a decent 512MB RAM which won’t be a problem for most multitasking sessions. The phone features a 512MB ROM inside too. However it’s disappointing to know that the phone has just 120MB internal storage. Don’t feel low; the phone has a MicroSD/MicroSDHC slot, which is capable of expanding the phone memory up to 32GB.
The phone is capable of making 3G calls, has a WiFi module 802.11 b/g/n, wireless DLNA sync and Bluetooth v2.1 to listen to music wirelessly. It’s also packed with a GPS module.
The Motorola Defy Mini has a new look on its interface with the new Moto Switch user interface, which is smart enough of learning about your favorites application or your daily calls, and accordingly change itself so as to give you access to those feature more quickly.
The phone sports a 3.2-inch screen which is good enough for the average user typing his messages. However, people with larger fingers might have some difficulty adapting to the phone’s nifty design. Like other Android phones, the phone has Swype technology, which makes typing easier on the phone.
The Motorola Defy Mini is loaded with Facebook and Twitter applications, which are capable of synchronizing you SIM contacts and link them to their social networking accounts. Overall, the phone tries to give you a seamless contacts management experience.
- Rugged body structure
- Scratch proof, water proof, shock proof
- Great battery life
- Corning Gorilla Glass display
- Moto Switch UI
- Poor 3MP Camera
- Weak 600MHz processor
- Typing difficulty for large fingers
- 120MB onboard memory for storage
- No flash support
To conclude, the Motorola Defy Mini is quite unique in its own league by providing the users a tough phone which can withstand all of your daily activities. This phone is definitely targeted towards the adventurous audience. Although the phone is not quite so impressive on the features, and one could obtain a phone with richer features in the same price range easily, the design and practicality of the phone is a feature of its own.