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Motorola Droid Mini makes its official debut

During Verizon’s press event, the Droid Maxx and Ultra shared the stage with their smaller sibling, the Droid Mini. But unlike the Mini-me’s of other flagship handsets, this Mini packs quite a punch.

Apart from the smaller and meeker, the Motorola Droid Mini boasts the same configuration as the Droid Ultra. That includes a 10MP camera which can record 1080p videos up to 60fps and its 2MP sidekick at the front. It also runs on Android 4.2 straight off the bat which is handled by the same 8-core chip and 2GB RAM.

motorola droid mini

Albeit the slightly smaller power pack which is rated at 2000mAh, Motorola claims that the Droid Mini can provide up to 28 hours’ worth of mileage (probably on light usage) or Standby time of up to 14 days. We’ll be taking a closer look at this if and when we’re able to secure a review unit.

Motorola Droid Mini specs:
4.3-inch LCD TFT, 1280×720 @341ppi
Motorola/Qualcomm X8 SoC, 1.7GHz dual-core
Quad-core GPU
16GB on-board storage
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 w/ A2DP support
10MP rear camera
1080p video recording @60fps
2MP front-facing camera
2000mAh Li-Ion battery
Android 4.2
Dimension: 122.17 x 61.21 x 8.63mm
Weight: 140g

In most cases, manufacturers tend to cut a lot of corners in order to produce a cheaper alternative to their franchise centerpiece. Fortunately, it’s not the case with the Droid Mini as you can probably see on its specs sheet. We think that it’s more of a smaller alternative rather than a lower-tiered handset when placed beside the Maxx and Ultra.

The Motorola Droid Mini is priced at USD99 with contract and is only being offered by Verizon in the US.


This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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7 Responses

  1. john says:

    bakit gumawa pa sila ng HD phone pero TFT naman ang screen? siguro mas prefer ko ang low res(qHD) pero may IPS or Amoled display. mas mamahalin pa silang tingnan :D

    • JM says:

      FYI pre.. all sony phone is TFT even their flagship xperia z, it depends upon the software like bravia engine 1, 2 ,3 etc. bad thing about tft is its viewing angle, wala ng iba pa

  2. lippy says:

    nice… sana ginawan ng dual sim

  3. Len says:

    Ayos ‘to ah…

  4. reggie says:

    kelan kaya to magiging available sa Pinas?

  5. dyandmi says:

    Simply amazing. I’ll surely buy this phone.. :-) anyone knows if this already available in PH?

  6. motofan says:

    Will SMART LTE work on this device?

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