Motorola Droid Mini review: searching for a tiny flagship smartphone
7 January 2014
Summary: “Check out this screen, this thing is huge.” It all started in 2011. Poor souls waiting in long Apple Store lines craned their necks to catch a glimpse of a big new phone that no one yet recognized. It was the Samsung Galaxy S II , with a bright and colorful 4.3-inch display that dwarfed the newly released iPhone 4S . Samsung’s message was simple: the next big thing is already here . And it kept on growing.
Pros: Fantastic size, Bright and clear display, Performs near-equally to the Ultra and Maxx
Cons: Ugly, disproportionate design, Weak battery life
Summary: For $99.99, the Motorola Droid Mini offers robust voice controls, fast performance and a compact design. At this price, you'll also be hard-pressed to find a handset with a brighter display than the Droid Mini's. Too bad the Droid Mini doesn't last very long on a charge. Although one review unit we tested creaked in our hands when we pressed the sides, a second device didn't exhibit this issue.
Pros: Very fast display, Loud speakers, Responsive touchless controls, Fast performance
Cons: Below-average battery life, Camera blows out some images, Build quality can vary between devices