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Motorola DEFY MINI

alaTest has collected and analyzed 777 reviews of Motorola DEFY MINI. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the portability and price are generally positive. The performance and usability also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the text input and apps.

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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Expert review by : Nick T. (

Motorola DEFY MINI Review


So, let's say that you want to get an Android smartphone, but $250 is all you have to spend. One of the options that fit into this category is the rugged Motorola DEFY MINI, which is resistant to dust and water damage. Additionally, its display is...

Resistant to dust and water damage ; Solid build quality ; Small and compact

Too little storage space ; Slow processor ; Too expensive ; Flimsy plastic covers

Even though it is an okay entry-level Android smartphone, we think you should stay away from the Motorola DEFY MINI, at least for now. It is currently priced at about $250 off contract, which we find totally unjustified considering what you get in...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (

Motorola Defy Mini Android phone


Motorola Defy Mini review: A rugged Android smartphone for under $200, but still overpriced.

Water resistant ; Some handy widgets ; Good battery life

Sluggish general performance ; Poor user experience ; Overpriced

Motorola positions the water resistant, dust-proof Defy Mini as a budget smartphone with a twist, but poor performance and a mediocre user experience actually make it overpriced. The Defy Mini has good battery life and its water resistant casing can...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Edward Chester (

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 : Ian Morris (

Motorola Defy Mini


We reviewed the Motorola Defy+ some time ago, and we didn't care for it. Not at all. So when the Defy Mini arrived, we couldn't see our hearts splitting in half with the love. And we aren't sure why it's called the Defy Mini either, because it's not...

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 (

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 : Sandra Vogel (

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 : Ross Catanzariti (

Motorola Defy Mini Android phone


Motorola Defy Mini review: A rugged Android smartphone for under $200, but still overpriced.

Water resistant ; Some handy widgets ; Good battery life

Sluggish general performance ; Poor user experience ; Overpriced

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Digit Mobile Phones (

Motorola Defy Mini


Motorola Defy Mini Smartphone was launched in February 2012, comes with a 3.2-inch TFT LCD Capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels at a pixel density of 180 pixels per inch. The screen is not protected by a Scratch Resistant display.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Gerrit Vermeulen (

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 : Alastair Stevenson (

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

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