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Motorola DEFY MINI

alaTest has collected and analyzed 777 reviews of Motorola DEFY MINI. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the portability and price are generally positive. The performance and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the text input and apps.

size, usability, performance, price, portability

apps, text input

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola DEFY MINI is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Edward Chester (

Motorola Defy Mini


Compact and rugged, is this the ultimate camping phone?

Relatively rugged build ; Compact Design ; Some nice 'outdoorsy' software tweaks

Not waterproof ; Not much smaller than Defy ; Slow processor

gets round this, so that may be your best choice if this is a major concern.

May, 2012

Expert review by : Ian Morris (

Motorola Defy Mini


We reviewed the Motorola Defy+ some time ago, and we didn't care for it. Not at all. So when the Defy Mini arrived, we couldn't see our hearts splitting in half with the love. And we aren't sure why it's called the Defy Mini either, because it's not...

Good sound, rugged enough for most people

Too expensive, underpowered, small screen, quite ugly

There is no reason at all to buy the Defy Mini. Its spec is so underwhelming, that it just can't help but disappoint you. Considering the Defy+ is only another £30, if you really must ignore our advice and get one, you should get the one that is much...

May, 2012

Expert review by : Paul Lamkin (

Motorola Defy Mini pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint


Over in Las Vegas at CES, tucked away in a deep and dark corner of the Motorola Booth, Pocket-lint spotted the Motorola Defy Mini - one of two budget

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Sandra Vogel (

Motorola Defy Mini review


A new, small, low cost addition to the Motorola Defy family

Small ; DLNA ; Superb music app ; Attractive price

Small screen ; Poor camera ; Problems with Twitter sync ; Short on internal storage

Buying guide20 best mobile phones in the world today Motorola's original Defy was a winner of an Android smartphone for us, marrying solid build with a neat design and some nice software touches. It was followed by a revamped handset, the Motorola...

May, 2012

Expert review by : Gerrit Vermeulen (

Motorola Defy Mini review


Honey, I shrunk the Motorola Defy

Durable ; Excellent battery life ; Cheap

Budget internals ; Laggy ; Android 2.3.6

At a recommended retail price of R1,999, the Motorola Defy Mini sets out to be a cheap, rugged, usable smartphone and it tends to succeed at that.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Alastair Stevenson (

Motorola Defy Mini review


The Motorola Defy Mini is an almost indestructible handset that compromises performance in the name of durability, with some of its specifications outdated by 2012's standards.

Strong and sturdy, reasonable battery

Design is ugly and uncomfortable in hand, poor camera and slow processor, overpriced

The Defy Mini is a physically sturdy smartphone that lives up to Motorola's "life proof" boasts, but at the cost of usability and performance. Packing a low-end 600MHz single-core processor and a 3MP camera means the device's solid battery and robust...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : Simon Thomas (

Motorola Defy Mini Review


The Motorola Defy Mini is a neat, sturdy device that can survive a bit of rough handling

Solid but streamlined design; typing experience benefits from Swype keyboard; decent price; shock proof

Average snapper, touchscreen is a tad slow at times and stopped functioning when we dunked the phone in water for a minute

It’s funny how you can get attached to a small phone that you are intent on trying to destroy. While it is not quite up there with its older sibling the Defy Plus, you get a good range of features for the price, great battery life and a sturdy handset...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : Dave Oliver (

Motorola Defy Mini rugged Android smartphone



The Motorola Defy Mini seems a little like a solution in search of a problem. It’s a bit tough, but then, not very tough. The water resistance may come in handy, but aside from that it’s hard to see how it can defend itself against the elements more...

Mar, 2012

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Motorola Defy Mini


The Motorola Defy Mini does what is says on the tin: it's a pint-sized smartphone with life-proof smarts.

Like its larger Defy+ sibling, Motorola's new Defy Mini handset is water-resistant, dust-proof and touts a scratch resistant Gorilla Glass display. Thanks to its tough plastic casing it should also withstand the nastiest of tumbles.

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Paul Briden (

Motorola Defy Mini review


The Motorola Defy Mini has a fairly descriptive title, it is, essentially, a shrunken version of the regular Motorola Defy – Motorla's ‘rugged-ised'

Lightweight, Compact, Reasonable overall performance

Temperamental performance, Inconsistent button controls, Poor display, Some performance issues

Not a bad smartphone but overpriced launch RRP for what it is