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Motorola DROID Mini

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and portability. The battery and screen also get good feedback. There are some critical views about the build quality and features. Reviews are divided on the reliability.

responsiveness, screen, battery, portability, usability

features, build quality

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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Motorola DROID Mini

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 user reviews of Motorola DROID Mini from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

responsiveness, screen, battery, portability, usability

features

81% 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, Red 16GB (Verizon Wireless)Motorola DROID MINI, White 16GB (Verizon Wireless)

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Motorola Droid Mini

 

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.

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Motorola Droid Mini

 

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

For $99.99, the Motorola Droid Mini offers robust voice controls, fast performance and a compact design. At this price, you'll also be hard-pressed to find a handset with a brighter display than the Droid Mini's. Too bad the Droid Mini doesn't last...

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Motorola Droid Mini review: searching for a tiny flagship smartphone

 

“Check out this screen, this thing is huge.”

Fantastic size ; Bright and clear display ; Performs near-equally to the Ultra and Maxx

Ugly, disproportionate design ; Weak battery life

So close, and yet so far

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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...

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Droid Mini by Motorola (Verizon Wireless)

 

The Motorola Droid Mini is a little less attractive than the similar Moto X, but it's also less expensive.

Are you shopping with your head, your heart, or your wallet here? The Droid Mini’s greasy “Kevlar” body and Eye of Sauron graphics are much less emotionally appealing than the Moto X’s soft curves and organic wallpapers. But if you’re looking strictly...

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"So far, nearly perfect"

 

I got this as a replacement for my 5C which fell into water-- instead of paying for a replacement, I sold my 5C BROKEN and took my fathers upgrade. Having used iPhones as my last 2 devices, I was ready for a change, and that of course, was a RED...

Great screen, fast speed for video loading and gaming, 16GB is internal, screen is an AMOLED but better than a lot of other Amoleds

The phone has shut off a handful of times, I don't like the SIM card underneath the volume keys, and the 16GB (more than enough for me, but not others sometimes) is internal and no room for SD.

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"I <3 this phone. Perfect size. Very fast."

 

Google made a good call buying Motorola. They did a good job with the Mini, I'm very impressed. I'll be buying another in a couple years.

No lag ever. Beautiful screen. Touch-less controls/Active Notifications are great. The speaker is loud, music sounds superb with headphones! Kevlar,Gorilla glass,water resistant nano-coating. Just the right size, not to big but definitely not "mini".

Only 16g. No sd card. The body is a glossy finger print magnet. But not really an issue for me. Who doesn't buy a case to prevent damage ect.? I bought the Incipio NGP case, super slim, good protection on all edges, silky, no fingerprint feel.

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"Great phone with MAJOR design flaw."

 

My iPhone 4s was slowing down and I was generally unhappy with it but still had several months on my plan at Verizon and wanted a new phone. The Verizon Rep suggested this phone on my call with them so I bought it, at full retail price... almost...

Super fast phone

Poor build quality and it's Gorilla Glass screen is a joke