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Motorola DEFY Mini Sim Free Smartphone - Black Slate and Tangerine
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- Scratch resistant Corning Gorilla glass, dustproof and shock proof
- 3.2" HVGA display, compact size and long lasting battery
- Rear- and front-facing cameras for easy sharing
- Social networking, email and outdoor pursuit apps
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|Display Size||3.2 inches||5 inches||2.45 inches||5 inches||3.5 inches||4.5 inches|
|Item Dimensions||—||7.24 x 1.2 x 14.2 cm||4.7 x 8.31 x 1.09 cm||7.14 x 14.3 x 0.95 cm||6.3 x 1.1 x 11.53 cm||0.52 x 2.86 x 7.13 cm|
|Item Weight||110 grams||155 grams||71 grams||141 grams||95 grams||181 grams|
|Memory Storage Capacity||—||8 GB||8 GB||8 GB||8 GB||8 GB|
|Operating System||Android||Android||Android 5,1||Android||Android||Android|
|Special Feature||camera; flash; GPS; mp3_ringtones; radio; stereo_jack_connector; touchscreen; e-mail; usb; wifi||camera; face_detection; quad_core_processor; flash; front_camera; GPS; mp3_ringtones; stereo_jack_connector; touchscreen; e-mail; usb; wifi||mini and waterproof,Android 5.1||camera; e-mail; flash; front_camera; GPS; mp3_ringtones; radio; quad_core_processor; stereo_jack_connector; touchscreen; usb; wifi||camera; dual_core_processor; e-mail; front_camera; internet; radio; touchscreen; usb; wifi||camera; e-mail; flash; front_camera; GPS; mp3_ringtones; quad_core_processor; radio; stereo_jack_connector; touchscreen; usb; wifi|
|Wireless Communication Technology||3G; Bluetooth; Edge; GPRS; GSM; HSDPA; WiFi||3G; 4G; Bluetooth; Edge; GPRS; GSM; HSDPA; WiFi||—||3G; 4G; Bluetooth; Edge; GPRS; GSM; HSDPA; WiFi||3G; Bluetooth; Edge; GPRS; GSM; WiFi||3G; 4G; Edge; GPRS; GSM; HSDPA; Bluetooth; WiFi|
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MOTOROLA DEFY MINI
You decide when the fun finishes, not your phone
Whether it’s a downpour of rain, a spilt drink, a sandy beach, a dusty workplace, or protection from keys and coins, MOTOROLA DEFY MINI is ready for whatever life throws at you.
As with all our life proof smartphones, DEFY MINI features Corning Gorilla Glass for scratch resistance, and is water resistant and dust proof, setting you up for social survival wherever you go. And with its compact size and large capacity battery, it’s down to you when the fun finishes, not your phone.
Easy to slip into your pocket, DEFY MINI is not only life proof, but boredom proof too. With all the functionality you expect from a smartphone, as well as access to over 300,000 apps from Android Market, it’s a pocket digital universe.
With features that keep you on top of your social life, a front and back camera for quick and easy sharing, and an outdoor pursuit dashboard, it’s the perfect companion wherever you go, and will keep going as long as you do.
- Life Proof. Keep your phone with you worry-free as you go about your day, thanks to water and scratch resistance
- Extended Battery Life. Never worry about battery charging with the 1650mAh battery and battery saving mode
- Android Platform. Enjoy a better internet browsing experience, Google apps sync and access to over 300,000 apps on Android Market
- Memory. 512MB internal storage plus an included 2GB microSD card give you the storage you need for all your apps, pics, videos and more
- Two Cameras. Capture life with the 3MP camera with flash, or use the front-facing VGA camera for video chat
- 1400mAh Battery
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Certain features and services are network dependent and may not be available in all areas. Additional terms, conditions and or charges may apply. Contact your service provider for details. All features, functionality and other product specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation. Battery performance is approximate, and depends on network configuration, signal strength, operating temperature, features selected, voice, data and other application usage patterns. Motorola, the stylised M logo are trademarks of Motorola Trademark Holdings, LLC. All other product or service names are property of their respective owners. Copyright 2012 Motorola Mobility, inc. All rights reserved.
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The phone's looks are sleek, and it's comfortable to hold and carry, though it isn't exactly what I would call "Mini". The case is however nice and secure, with the the award winning Gorilla Glass protecting the 3.2" screen. The screen is definitely small, but crisp and clear enough to still get the most out of many phone apps, and can handle, if a bit awkwardly, web-browsing and e-mail without too much effort. Although the touch-screen is capacitive, it does seem less responsive to touches around its edges; touching with the very tip of a finger is more successful, but less natural, though users with less chunky fingers may have better luck than I!
Internally the phone has a 600mhz processor, which is capable enough for many tasks but can get bogged down quickly with too many services installed, or when running complex apps. The savings in battery life however will usually outweigh the greater time spent processing, and the speed is more than sufficient for most casual gaming. Where the phone most falls short however is with its limited internal memory; it only comes with around 150mb of internal storage, and only about 50mb of this is usable, and will be consumed quickly simply by updating the bundled apps. To supplement this the phone comes with a 2gb MicroSD card included, however not all Android apps can be moved to the SD card, and they must still be downloaded onto the internal memory first, which is not always going to be possible (the official Facebook app for example is 40mb, which may not fit, and cannot be moved). Given the attention given to the rest of the phone I'm surprised that Motorola did not set the SD card as the default storage target, or even combine it with the internal memory via a caching mechanism to keep the cost down; as it is any user will have to be very careful about installing apps, and should move everything that they can onto the SD card via the Manage Apps option, more advanced users will want to follow a guide for setting the default storage location to the SD card.
In terms of the bundled software, this phone comes with the usual Android apps, Facebook, Twitter etc. However, Motorola has added a number of extras that really improve the quality of this phone; of particular note is the bundled Swype keyboard, which makes text entry on the small screen extremely easy, indeed much easier than most other smart phones (but perhaps not tablets, which can be typed onto normally). Also included is an Activity Graph and a Social Graph, which are a pair of home-screen widgets that present an attractive spiral of your most frequently used apps and contacts, respectively, which are a neat addition. The addition of Dashboard, an easy to use pedometer, is also a nice bonus.
The area where the phone really shines for me is in its battery life; with its smaller screen and modest processor, along with a generous capacity battery it is possible to get up to four days on a single charge, with a little care (turn WiFi off at night, don't run too many apps, keep screen brightness on auto etc.). Playing games or doing a lot of browsing will of course chew through the battery more quickly.
For anyone looking for a good smart phone below £100 (like I was) I would firmly recommend this one with the caveat that you'll need to do a little app juggling to keep your internal memory free, but by using alternatives to the more bloated apps (such as Facebook) it shouldn't be too hard.
This phone is also ideal for anyone looking for something to serve for a weekend camping/fishing trip, as the durable case, scratch-resistant screen and water resistance should keep it safe, and by turning off anything that consumes too much power the four day battery life should ensure you still have access to the compass app or flashlight when you really need it!
The only way I could make enough space to install just a few of my favourite apps was to uninstall the automatic updates for stuff like Google Play Books, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Voice Search. Even after this, I have not been able to install the apps that fitted fine onto my previous phone (that had a much lower spec), even after all possible apps had been moved to the SD card.
+ Fantastic battery life for a smartphone (I'm getting 5 days +)
+ Small, robust, waterproof
- A lot of unnecessary pre-installed 'shovelware' like Facebook, Twitter, Quickoffice Lite and animated wallpapers that cannot be deleted. These things are all available for free in the Google Play store, so why not just let customers install (and delete) the apps that they actually want?
- Pitiful free storage space as supplied. This can only be fixed permanently by rooting the phone, but Motorola have made this exceptionally difficult with the latest firmware...
With usable storage space, this phone would be fantastic. As supplied, it is somewhat useless if you want to install more than a few apps.
Motorola: PLEASE either fix the free space issue on this phone, or at least give us a way to delete unwanted apps without invalidating the warranty!
My only gripe - hence 4* and not 5* - are the amount of pre-loaded apps that I personally do not use, especially Facebook! If there was a way of removing these apps to free up more space then the phone would be worth 5* to me.
I have an additional 2GB smart card in the phone to alleviate the problem of limited storage by saving my chosen apps onto it, but the "storage space low" message appears fairly regularly - requiring an app to deal with keeping the phone clean!
But overall I would recommend the Motorola DEFY Mini to anyone with a limited budget who wants a usable smartphone in their pocket.
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