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Video: DROID Mini Hands-on and Overview


If you have already checked out our hands-on videos of the DROID ULTRA and DROID MAXX from Verizon’s unveiling, then it’s time for the DROID Mini. The smallest of the three new additions the DROID family features a 4.3″ 720p display, a 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, a 10MP back-facing camera and wireless charging. 

In fact, the Mini is the same exact device as the ULTRA and the MAXX, but in a smaller package. Verizon and Motorola were firm that there would be no sacrifice in performance for those that want a smaller device in their pocket. Anyways, enough with the chit chat. Check out the video below.


Click here for more info on the DROID Mini.

  • Raven

    I am concerned about the fact that it has a LCD screen instead of an OLED screen. I thought the whole point of the new notification system was to take advantage of the fact that OLED screens only have to power individual pixels and not the whole backlight. With an LCD screen it is going to have to power up the whole screen and suck a lot more of the even smaller battery to display its notifications since it doesn’t have a light.

  • Jimmy Yang

    So is this the LCD display or the Super Amoled display? Anybody who knows about it?

  • Jonathan Bunch

    This is easily the best bang for the buck.

  • maxx1987

    would love for this to be my next phone, love the combination of form factor and high-end performance. thanks moto for giving us three options for our preferences!

  • Travis

    Kind of interested in it just because of the smaller screen. Will wait for the Moto X though before I decide to replace my GNex

  • George264

    The glossy looks disgusting.

    • Diablo81588

      Just like the gs4?

  • TSK

    So, maybe a dumb question, but is this possibly going to be very similar to the MotoX? I mean can we expect similar performance/experience from the MotoX compared to this? Obviosuly one is “more stock android” but I feel that these are just droid branded MotoX’s?

  • Droids are amazing. I’m so happy they just announced that Moto will be the only official Droid manufacturer going forward.

  • James Hill

    Did you use Verizon’s network to upload these videos today, or were you using a local WiFi?

  • Warwick

    This phone is perfect for some people going in from IOS to Android. I am really considering this to my IOS friends, and the Moto X

    • Yeah, Droids are the perfect Android phones, agreed!

  • Greyhame

    The most intriguing of the three for me.

  • Justtyn Hutcheson

    Sleeper hit?

    Sounds like a near-perfect device for people who want a small flagship device.

    • UpdatesFromHTCAreAJoke

      Yeah! It does look it. There is however a question of updates since it’s a non-AOSP device, so VZW is sure to mess that one up, and being that it’s non-AOSP there won’t be any recourse to go the community like say with a Galaxy Nexus.

      I am still hoping that Moto X delivers.

      • Captain_Doug

        The Moto X has a 4.7″ which is my limit for screen size but it has a tiny chassis. Only 128.5mm x 65mm. (5.06″ x 2.56″) That’s basically a Sensation XE/4G.

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    • EC8CH

      Depends on how many people actually want a sub 4.7″ screen

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      • brkshr

        I’m betting that the $100 less price tag would help a lot of people choose this. Besides the S3 & S4, I would say that I have seen more RAZR M’s in the wild than any other Android phone.

    • maxx1987

      i hope so man, i would love to get my hands on this, too bad i have like another 7 months on contract =( i really want other phone manufacturers to realize that plenty of people want high-end android phones in a smaller form factor.

    • michael arazan

      To Bad HTC couldn’t figure that out with the One Mini