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Motorola DROID Mini

alaTest has collected and analyzed 82 reviews of Motorola DROID Mini. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the battery and screen. The portability and usability also get good feedback. There are some less positive reviews about the reliability and durability.

performance, usability, portability, screen, battery

durability, 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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

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. Opinions about the sound and size are on the whole positive. The portability and usability are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the reliability.

performance, usability, portability, size, sound

reliability

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)

May, 2015

Expert review by: Brian Bennett (cnet.com)

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.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: DannBerg (theverge.com)

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

Once, 4.3-inch phones were king

Sep, 2013
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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: 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: Brian Bennett (cnet.co.uk)

Motorola Droid Mini review: Small, speedy, but not a bargain

 

The compactMotorola Droid Minioffers 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: Sascha Segan (itreviews.co.uk)

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...

Sep, 2013

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