Released in February 2012, the Defy Mini is coming to complete the range of the Defy family and to hit the low-end category. Unlike its brothers, the Defy Mini has poor technical data but enough to destroy its competitors.
Let’s start with what’s inside. It has a 600 MHz processor powered by Android OS version 2.3 Gingerbread customized with the Moto blur UI. The processor is helped by a good amount of RAM (512) and ROM (512). Its internal memory, which is used to install applications from Play Store, is only 120Mb but it can be expanded with a microSd card up to 32GB and you can move the applications on the SD. The phone also have accelerometer, compass, proximity and ambient light sensors.
As we go outside the phone, we have a 3.2 inch capacitive screen. The screen is scratch resistant made by Gorilla Glass. Also the Motorola Defy Mini is IP67 certified so you don’t have to worry if you drop it on the floor. Returning to the screen, it has a middling 320×480 resolution and 180 pixels per inch with 256k colors, and it also supports multitouch.
At connectivity it stands good, HSDPA at 7.2 Mbps and HSUPA, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, microUSB 2.0 and last but not least it has Adobe Flash support for better browsing. There are few low-end smartphones which have Adobe Flash support and the Defy Mini is one of them. Its integrated browser app is working very good.
About the camera there’s not much to say. It’s a 3.15MP camera with fixed focus and LED flash which captures images at 2048×1536 pixels. Also it has geo-tagging. Unlike Defy and Defy+ this little one has a secondary VGA camera on the front for video calls. This front camera is very handy for a smartphone.
The Defy Mini is featured with GPS and A-GPS. A-GPS means assisted GPS. This helps the phone to receive signal from the satellites faster so the GPS can connect under 10 minutes when is turned on for the first time. After the first use the GPS will connect in about 2 minutes. The phone is also featured with stereo radio with RDS, a good document viewer and it has voice dial.
The phone has a battery of 1650 mAh which can reach 3 days of use between charges. The manufacturer is saying that it can stay 420 hours in standby on 2G mode.
This smartphone suits every pocket literally and figuratively. It has only 109x58x12.6mm and 107g. Ok it’s not so slim but it has a huge battery for its dimensions so we can overlook this.
So if you can’t afford a Defy+ or a Defy, the Motorola Defy Mini is the best choice if your budget is tight and you want a dust and water proof smartphone with scratch resistant screen and all other features that I mentioned.