Another phone in the DROID family launched by the collaboration of Motorola and Verizon is the successor of DROID RAZR M, the Motorola DROID Mini. This is Motorola’s attempt to jump on to the ‘Mini’ nomenclature and compete with similar offerings from Samsung and Mini. The DROID Mini is a part of the freshly announced DROID line of phones by Verizon, alongside the all new DROID Ultra and the DROID Maxx.
As the name suggests the DROID Mini is the smallest in size of the trio. The smartphone sports a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED display with HD resolution. This is the only smartphone to feature the Motorola edge-to-edge display which specifically aims at minimizing the bezels on either side of the screen.
The phone is powered by a 1.7 GHz dual core processor and is complimented by 2 GB RAM. The phone has 16 GB of inbuilt storage which cannot be further extended. The phone has a primary camera of 10 megapixels which is capable of recording video at 1080p. The secondary camera is 2 megapixels and that is also capable of full HD recording. The phone is powered by a 2130 mAh Li-ion battery.
The phone is protected by Kevlar and features a reinforced unibody to support the Gorilla Glass Front. The phone runs the Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 OS which is mostly stock except some software optimization and custom widgets.
One good app is the Droid Zap which allows you to quickly send files to other smartphones via cloud. Motorola has also provided a new camera interface to minimize the icon chaos on the screen. The shipping of the new DROID lineup will start from August 20 from Verizon but all the phones can be pre-ordered here.