Motorola DROID Mini User Reviews
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Internet9.8/10Call quality9.2/10Battery9/10Reception9.8/10Display9.4/10Build quality8.8/10Text input10/10Everyday usage10/10UI speed9.8/10Camera8.8/10Multimedia9.6/10
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posted on 03 Nov 2013, 06:18 (Posts: 808; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)
One hell of a Mini
o0Exia0o has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I have had this phone since October 17 and all that I can say is WOW.
I was worried about the display being an IPS TFT panel coming from an AMOLED on the Razr M and after using it those worries have vanished. Though the screen is 720p and it does take from the battery life but the loss is negligible between the Mini and The Razr M. The screen its self is bright, brilliant and looks beautiful. With the active notification because it is an IPS TFT and not an AMOLED when you get a notification the whole panel comes unlike the AMOLED screens of the bigger Droids.
THE CONTEXTUAL AND SPEECH RECOGNITION CORES:
The always on always listening Google now is great (as no other phone has it) and does not ruin the battery life. All I have to do is say a command like “OK Google now tell me the forecast for (location)” and there it is and Google now even reads it off. It is also very useful for finding my phone, all I have to say is “OK Google now find my phone” and my phone will ring until I find it and hit the button on the screen.
The battery is what you would expect from a 2000mAh jucer. It is enough to get you through the day with moderate use but you'll still have to charge it at night. While I don't mind that it has an inductive charging coil for wireless charging, I don't much care for it. Instead of a charging coil I would have liked to have seen a bigger battery (that's just my opinion though).
Holy crap! Motorola must have optimized...Build quality 9/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 9/10Battery 9/10
- Active notification
- Google now voice intergration
- 720p screen
- No expandable storage
- Could have had a bigger battery
- Slimy back (Could have used the soft touch kevelar)
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posted on 12 Jan 2016, 21:56 (Posts: 0; Member since: 12 Jan 2016)
Impressed with the Droid Mini
mdpetrick has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Perhaps the Mini can't be classified as a great phone, but it's certainly a perfectly good phone. Call quality is far superior to my very old & tired Droid 4 - which lasted me nearly 5 years. The Mini shares many of the same hardware specs as its larger siblings, the Droid Ultra and the Droid Maxx - only at smaller dimensions. This appealed to me, as I personally have no interest in carrying a pocket tablet. Battery life has been a point of contention in numerous reviews, but I'm a light user (facebook, weather apps, occasional internet searches, a few pics here & there) so the 2,000 mAh battery is more than sufficient to get me through the day. The 10 megapixel camera is good, but there aren't many options in the stock software. There are plenty of apps out there to resolve that problem. All in all, I'm very happy with my Motorola Droid Mini.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 9/10Battery 10/10
- Great call quality
- 2048 MB RAM
- No micro sd slot
- Camera settings limited
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posted on 04 Nov 2015, 10:44 (Posts: 0; Member since: 07 Jan 2015)
paladyr has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
This phone has been pretty rock solid. The only issue I have is that whenever I try to initiate a phone call while using bluetooth in the car, the person on the other end can't hear me. This hasn't been resolved yet although I haven't tried wiping my phone. Still love it though!Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 8/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 7/10
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posted on 10 Jun 2014, 08:00 (Posts: 0; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)
Motorola Droid Mini - loving it
turtlebiker has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
This is an on-contract replacement for Motorola Droid Razr. I have had good experiences with Motorola phones, so I stuck with them. I see the trend to larger and larger devices and didn't really see the point. I want a phone for calls, text, email, and quick scan of anything else. This device delivers. The only missing feature is add-on storage (SD card). I was aware of this when I bought it and take care to offload and delete things regularly, so 16GB is fine.Build quality 9/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 9/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- Small form factor fits easily in my hand.
- Screen is clear and easy to see in almost every lighting condition
- No noticealbe performance degradation after 1 year without reset.
- No add-on storage, but I knew that when I bought it.
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posted on 13 Apr 2014, 23:41 (Posts: 3; Member since: 13 Apr 2014)
kirk_lazarus has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
this my secondary phone that I use for work . I went through 2 android phone disappointments before this phone . At last , I'm quite satisfied with this one , mainly cause of android 4.4 kitkat . it's awesome , clean & fast . I'm not loving the camera & picture qualities . I totally hate the fact that I had to put a case on it because of the plain slippery body , besides that I think it's an awesome phone .Build quality 6/10Reception 9/10Call quality 8/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 8/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 9/10Battery 9/10
- build in wireless charging capabilities
- android 4.4
- slippery body
- no sd card
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