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Motorola DEFY MINI Review

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The camera interface - Motorola DEFY MINI Review
The camera interface - Motorola DEFY MINI Review

The camera interface

We were expecting for photos taken with the smartphone's 3.2-megapixel fixed-focus camera to be horrifying, but it turns out that they are worthy of being called mediocre. Our outdoor shots look properly exposed and the color balance is quite accurate. Still, fine details are practically nonexistent, and the shutter lag of about a second is a bit annoying. Indoor photos, however, look terrible. The smartphone can shoot VGA video as well, but its quality is way below average. 

Outdoor Samples - Motorola DEFY MINI Review
Outdoor Samples - Motorola DEFY MINI Review
Outdoor Samples - Motorola DEFY MINI Review
Outdoor Samples - Motorola DEFY MINI Review
Outdoor Samples - Motorola DEFY MINI Review
Outdoor Samples - Motorola DEFY MINI Review
Outdoor Samples - Motorola DEFY MINI Review
Outdoor Samples - Motorola DEFY MINI Review

Outdoor Samples


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Multimedia:

Music+ audio player - Motorola DEFY MINI Review

Music+ audio player

We were very content with the Music+ audio player that comes pre-installed on the Motorola DEFY MINI. It has a whole bunch of neat features such as SoundHound integration and pre-loaded ShoutCast on-line radios. Also, it automatically downloads the album art and lyrics of the song that is currently playing, which we think is pretty neat.

With the exception of DivX video files, the default video player could run any video format that we threw at it, such as MPEG4, Quicktime, and XviD, and that is pretty good for out-of-the-box software. The maximum resolution, at which videos would run, is 640 by 480, but with a display of such small size and resolution, 720p video playback is unnecessary.

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posted on 12 Apr 2012, 11:34 2

1. Mittal (Posts: 427; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


I'm beginning to believe it!!
Did any1 notice the negativity towards the phone throughout the review??
Its like the PA guys are disgusted at the very existence of the phone!!
Phone Reviews is definitely not PA's thing...

posted on 13 Apr 2012, 09:07 4

5. Nick_T (Posts: 138; Member since: 27 May 2011)


Would you buy this phone as your primary device?

posted on 17 Apr 2012, 09:11

9. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


hahahaha. NO

posted on 13 May 2012, 05:48

11. Mittal (Posts: 427; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


If im looking for a phone in that price range, i still might not buy it!
But that is not what i meant. I love yur site and it is almost my homepage, the frequency with which i visit it!!!
My point here is that i found the tone and feel of the review as keeping the device at a disadvantageous position from the start..

posted on 12 Apr 2012, 12:05 1

2. joaolx (Posts: 341; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


I bought my phone one year ago and it has a 600mhz and i thought it was too late for it but it seems that they're still coming out. The lowest device pin the market should have at least a 800mhz.

posted on 12 Apr 2012, 20:30 2

3. cheetah2k (Posts: 768; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


I think the Sony Xperia Active (ST17i) offers much better value in a robust compact Android phone, so 4/10 is probably spot on.

posted on 12 Apr 2012, 20:33 4

4. lonestrider (Posts: 85; Member since: 31 Mar 2012)


Agree with the conclusion.
It is overpriced.

posted on 14 Apr 2012, 12:23

7. Jyakotu (Posts: 814; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


So apparently Window Phones have last year specs, yet manufacturers are still releasing Android phones with 600MHz single core processors.? Yeah, this phone is SO up-to-date in Android land. *roll eyes*

posted on 17 Apr 2012, 09:13 1

10. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


its a budget phone........

posted on 15 Apr 2012, 03:10 1

8. Cyan3boN (Posts: 425; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Sony offers the best low end phones packed with qsd8255 with adreno 205, the same hardware fond in xperia arc.

posted on 18 Aug 2012, 12:08

12. Chipmunk (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Aug 2012)


2 out of 3 Motorola Defy Mini rugged telephones are broken within two mounths. Motorola says that these phone must be repaired. After repair (one away for 4 weeks, the other for 3 weeks) they are delivered back braken.

Motorola says that the pfone shad to be repaird for 3 times in a row before they are willing to give a new phone. (thats their policy!!)

I wil recomment to discard all of the phones of Motorola, because there is no service.
Supposed to be a rugged telephone, NOT!!!!

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Display3.2 inches, 320 x 480 pixels (180 ppi) TFT
Camera3 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7225A, Single core, 600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A5 processor
512 MB RAM
Size4.29 x 2.30 x 0.49 inches
(109 x 58.5 x 12.55 mm)
3.77 oz  (107 g)
Battery1650 mAh, 10 hours talk time

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