Motorola Defy Mini: Features, specifications and review

Motorola announced its rugged Motorola Defy Mini smart phone at CES 2012. Read the article to know its features, specifications, drawbacks and review to identify where Motorola Defy Mini stands against other leading smartphones.

Motorola announced the rugged Motorola Defy Mini at CES 2012. This small phone measures only 109 x 58.5 x 12.5mm and weighs just 107 grams. The gorilla glass used for the screen makes Motorola Defy Mini scratch-resistant.
Motorola DEFY MINI

Features of Motorola Defy Mini :

* Motorola Defy Mini is resistant to damages caused by dust & water. Also, its display is protected by tough gorilla glass to withstand daily wear & tear.

* There is a 600MHz processor ticking inside the device. The screen measures the rather average 3.2 inches diagonally and the camera used is pretty basic. The good thing is that Motorola Defy Mini weighs 107 grams only.

* The phone is accompanied by standard smartphone essentials: Android 2.3, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 7.2Mbps download HSDPA, GPS and e-Compass. There's DLNA support too.

Technical Details of Motorola Defy Mini smartphone :


• 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900
• 3G: HSDPA 900/2100
• 3G Speed: HSDPA up to 7.2 Mbps, HSUPA up to 5.76 Mbps


• Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
• Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP
• Micro USB v2.0
• GPS Navigation

Design of Motorola Defy Mini smartphone :

This device is almost damage- resistant. The back cover of Motorola Defy Mini requires a tremendous amount of effort to open. The tightly attached cover offers better protection against water and dust damage.

The micro USB port is protected by a cover which is somewhat tricky to take off. Fitting back the cover is even more difficult than it should be. Also, the cover protecting the 3.5-millimeter jack is quite flimsy.

The headset connector mounted on top and the USB port mounted on the left side of Defy Mini are protected by hinged covers. The back-plate is held tightly in place by a sliding lock. There's a seal around the battery.


Motorola Defy Mini can hold and integrate Facebook & Twitter contacts. The handset has a built-in Skype. Text entry is fast & easy with the small sized keyboard of Defy Mini.


Web pages look really squeezed. Looking at the TechRadar home page, the mobile version is okay but pop into the classic mode and things are too squished for our liking.

Applications of Defy Mini

Motorola has added a lot many applications to the Defy Mini. These include a fitness application called Cardio Trainer, a Dashboard with pedometer, FM radio, camera, compass, file manager and a DLNA MediaServer to let you share unlimited music, photos and video with other devices.
QuickOffice Lite is also included in the device for viewing Word, PowerPoint and Excel documents. The Torch application in device enables the use of camera's LED as torch. DLNA support and some nice software like Social Graph, Activity Graph & Motorola's super Connected Music Player are also available for users.

Drawbacks of Defy Mini :

We found that the web pages load fairly quickly except those last complex pages which may sometimes take extra time.

It won’t be fair to tag as this sample we used wasn't a full production model but we reckon that the 600MHz processor in the final version of the Motorola Defy Mini may cause slowdown.

There is no Flash support in Motorola Defy Mini. We hate it when handsets don't have Flash. No flash support detracts your browsing experience as you fail to access videos embedded in websites.

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