Motorola DROID Mini User Reviews
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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...
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Currently $108 (new, no contract) - best value on VZ
drone031693 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Strong build quality, however it looks and feels a bit cheap.
Camera is more than adequat for social media... Single LED flash/flashlight is much brighter than expected.
Lags a bit, but not too serious.
I never get a full day of battery.
IPhone 5 is more comfortable to use and handle with one hand.
Screen looks very good.
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.
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!
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.
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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 .
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