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DROID Mini Specs for Verizon

DROID MINI

Here are the official DROID Mini specs, Verizon’s newest addition to the DROID family lineup. Of the three that were announced today, this is the smallest, packing just a 4.3″ LCD 720p display compared the ULTRA and MAXX’s 5″ OLED displays. Beyond just its smaller size, the device boasts the same exact specs as its bigger brothers, so you don’t have to worry about sacrificing performance if you prefer smaller devices. 

DROID Mini

  • 4.3″ LCD 720p display
  • Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.7GHz dual-core processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 2,000Ah battery
  • 16GB of onboard memory
  • NFC
  • 10MP back-facing camera
  • 2MP front-facing camera
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Android 4.2 “Jelly Bean”

Check out a full hands-on gallery of the DROID Mini here.

  • Ahku Droid

    Wait…does that say LCD and not OLED? How is that a good idea?

    Why are they trying to make me buy a phablet?

    • DainLaguna

      more accurate whites? brighter overall? actually visible in sunlight? there are plenty of reasons for going this route

      • maxx1987

        not if one of their major software exclusives is the active display notifications though. doesn’t fit at all with their whole presentation.

      • Ahku Droid

        The ULTRA and MAXX are not Pentile OLED so their whites should be perfect unlike the predecessors.

        Negatives to LCD are washed out colors and poorer battery life from the inefficient backlight.

        As far as sunlight and brightness, my current OG MAXX is more than adequate. I can see my screen just fine on a bright sunny afternoon jog.

  • TylerChappell

    So basically, anyone who buys the Ultra over the Mini is paying $100 for bump in screen size, and even tinier bump in battery life? So why again does the Ultra even need to exist? Should have just been the Maxx and the Mini, it makes no sense to stick the Ultra between them, while simultaneously giving it a smaller battery than last year’s Razr HD. Also, the word “ultra” sounds like way more than “maxX”, making it even more awkward.

  • Ajmcnicol

    Its about time someone made a ‘mini’ version without skipping on specs.
    For some reason companies think that when they make a smaller tablet or phone that it has to be less specs. People want smaller size for CONVENIENCE not necessarily price. I dont mind paying a slightly less price (vice massively less) and keep high specs for performance still.
    Motorolas mini at least keeps most of the same good specs

    • TylerChappell

      From a purely specs standpoint, the Mini should cannibalize the sales of the Ultra, it’s really not that much worth the upgrade for $100 more, and most naive consumers aren’t going to realize that these two phones will have virtually identical performance.

      • Kenton Douglas

        … and the Moto X should eat both of them. Really all they needed was the X and the Maxx

        • TylerChappell

          I agree completely.

  • maxx1987

    i thought it was amoled, kind of wondering why they would include the active notifications if it was going to be an lcd display…wouldn’t be too energy efficient

    • Kenton Douglas

      That is the question.

  • trophynuts

    the specs to this phone sound really close to the MotoX…..lamesauce

    • CoolSauce

      Tho its better, haha

  • Will P

    droiddoes mentions the mini as having a samoled display. is this not true?

  • Drome

    oh look a crappy version of the nexus 4, 8 months later (but it does have LTE)

    • maxx1987

      better camera, better optimization of processor and battery, smaller display, far more compact, more durable without a glass back, unique droid exclusive features, many of the cool new software features on the moto x. yep, definitely just a “crappy” nexus 4.

  • Asmodai

    This looks better to me then the “Mini” phones from HTC and Samsung.

  • Jonathan Figueroa

    So up the screen size to 4.5 and ditch the Kevlar and you have the Moto X!

    • zwade

      And the capacitive hw buttons.

  • Guest

    Truly “No Compromises”

  • tharealoc

    The X8 is made by Qualcom…Via Android Police: “Update: So that “X8″ SoC is just Qualcomm hardware with
    a few tweaks especially for Motorola. Dual-core CPU, quad-core GPU,
    low-power core, and a core dedicated to the language processing in
    Google Now and Motorola’s custom implementation. The eight-core business
    is mostly marketing fluff”

    So I expect that this is the processor in the Moto X as well

    AP link to give them their respect: http://goo.gl/dGkRG1

  • Daniel

    Would be AWESOME if they took this and put a Droid 4-style qwerty keyboard on it and made it the Droid 5…though do any of these have microSD slots?!

    • hkklife

      None have MicroSD slots. I think it’s safe to say we have seen the final Motorola devices with keyboards, microSD slots and microHDMI output. Better go snatch up a Droid 4 or a HD Maxx while you can if you care about any of those features.

      • Jeremy Gross

        gsm arena says it does have micro sd

        • hkklife

          Gotta be a typo since Moto’s own site does not mention microSD.

        • BOB Dudek

          MINI:
          Processor: 1.7 GHz Dual Core with Quad–Core Graphics, attention hub, & 2GB of RAM
          4FF preinstalled SIM
          Memory: 16GB on board memory + 2GB RAM

          MAXX:
          Memory / Processor
          Processor: 1.7 GHz Dual Core with Quad–Core Graphics, attention hub, & 2GB of RAM
          4FF preinstalled SIM
          Memory: 32GB interal memory (formatted capacity less)

      • michael arazan

        Wow, First Motorola smart phones without an SD slot, right when software is being made to import apps to SD, figures

      • BOB Dudek

        I did.

        PU’d a D4 .a “new” Assurion give up from an X-VZW customer for under 170.00

        KB and HDMI was a big deal for 70 + wpm typing wife.

        Swapping out SD card with a gazillion pics, and CANDY CRUSH …was easy.

        If MOTO X is not to my liking..prol go with HD MAXX.
        VZW will drop the 2yr. contract price down to 99.99 in a couple of weeks.

  • Joel Hardman

    So…… does this phone have the new X8 chip too or JUST the S4 Pro? Could be a significant difference.

    • Justtyn Hutcheson

      X8 as well. Should be identical in performance to the Ultra, with the Maxx obviously having better battery life.

      • Joel Hardman

        Wow. Thats a great value compared the the razr M of last year.

    • tharealoc

      The X8 is made by Qualcom…VIA Android Police: “Update: So that “X8″ SoC is just Qualcomm hardware with
      a few tweaks especially for Motorola. Dual-core CPU, quad-core GPU,
      low-power core, and a core dedicated to the language processing in
      Google Now and Motorola’s custom implementation. The eight-core business
      is mostly marketing fluff”

      So I expect that this is the processor in the Moto X as well

      • Joel Hardman

        Seems like a very efficient way to run things instead of having one quad core chip responsible for the entire load.

  • samosa king

    720p on this kind of device is acceptable but not on acceptable on the droid ultra.

    • hkklife

      Agreed. They really should have given the Maxx a 1080P screen and 64Gb storage. especially given that it’s $299 on contract and falls short spec-wise on paper with the competition.

      • PyroHoltz

        Please, if you’re going to use a capital G on 64Gb, please also capitalize the “b”. Gb = Gigabit whereas GB=GigaByte.

        /themoreyouknow

        • samosa king

          Probably an error

          /themoreyouknow

          • hkklife

            Yes a typo. Thanks for the catch.

        • Kyle

          Maybe he only wants 64 Gigabit’s…….. :P

      • samosa king

        64GB is overkill. 32GB is enough. Either way, motorola will not be receiving any samosa from me.

        • hkklife

          You can never have too much local storage. Otherwise, Apple and HTC would not offer 64GB versions of their flagship phones.

      • Robert Boluyt

        Battery life is what they’re going for. Show me another phone thats 7-8mm thick with batteries that large.

  • samosa king

    no samosa for you motorola! :(

  • UpdatesFromHTCAreAJoke

    $500 off-contract. No thanks! Not with the VZW oversight and lock-down

  • Butters619

    That is a big battery for a 4.3″ phone. (that’s a good thing)

  • Timothy McGovern

    Its funny how they’re “mini” is bigger than the I phones standard size now

    • Butters619

      Actually the iPhone is probably longer but a little less wide.

      • NexusPhan69

        He was referring to screen size.

        • Butters619

          If he was referring to screen size, then yes he is correct. But no where in his post does he even hint that he is referring to screen size.

          • Charles Hobbs

            He was referring to screen size.

  • tharealoc

    moto logo in the bottom left corner? didn’t notice that before

    is that the notification light?! since it’s LCD the screen uses more power than OLED…hmm

    nvm..realized that’s a leaked photo not press photo

    • Droid 1967

      thats a pic of a development device. tht wont be there on released devices.

      • tharealoc

        Yeah realized that after the post…was posting quick to be “first” haha

    • Caleb Loop

      Nah, Thats just the moto logo they put on all non-retail hardware. If you look at the top it has the “Confidential Motorola Property” etched into it like you would see on all the leaks.