Motorola XT320 Defy Mini

  • Motorola XT320 Defy Mini
59
Based on 25 scores, 33 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    0
  • Good:
    4
  • Average:
    6
  • Bad:
    15

Pros:

  • Lightweight, Compact, Reasonable overall performance
  • Tough yet streamlined design, Swype keyboard makes typing comfortable on a small screen, shock proof, good value...
  • Resistant to dust and water damage, Solid build quality, Small and compact

Cons:

  • Temperamental performance, Inconsistent button controls, Poor display, Some performance issues
  • Mediocre camera, slightly sluggish touch-screen that stopped working after a minute in waterLook and Feel...

Expert reviews and ratings

By PCWorld New Zealand on 40

Having tested two different models of Defy, I thought I knew what to expect from the Mini, but I was wrong. Gone is the high-resolution screen that typified the other models, instead, this is decidedly average in all regards. Where the Defy had an...

By DigitalVersus on 60

The Motorola Defy Mini is a good little smartphone that's robust and has a decent battery life. It's a good choice for clumsier users, as well as outdoor types or anyone who works outdoors. It's also a sound choice for users who aren't...

By Good Gear Guide on -

Motorola positions the water resistant, dust-proof Defy Mini as a budget smartphone with a twist, but poor performance and a mediocre user experience actually make it overpriced. The Defy Mini has good battery life and its water resistant casing can...

By SiliconRepublic on -

Well, just like the manufacturers claim, the ‘life-proof’ phone did survive a muddy field, the touchscreen stayed responsive in a downpour, and, despite my best efforts, the Corning Gorilla Glass display remains scratch-free.I was determined...

By CNET Australia on 72

Motorola's promise of a "life-proof" Defy should resonate with the clumsy and active, alike, but it is worth considering some of the other, better phones in this price...

By Expert Reviews on 80

The lack of Android 4.0 is a shame, but the front-facing camera, LED flash and long battery life are more than you'd get on other budget handsets, and the Mini's rugged build is also a bonus...

By Smarthouse on -

Defy mini, Motorola's new water battler smartphone has just been announced for Oz. But it wont' just ward off liquids - it is also dust and scratch proof with a Corning Gorilla Glass display (like iPhone), meaning its ideal for rugged use. The...

By itproportal.com on 70

The Motorola Defy Mini continues the Defy name into a third handset, this time aimed at a less wealthy market. It's not the best budget buy we've ever seen, but it does have some nice features. It's just a pity that everything doesn't...

By TechRadar on 60

Motorola seems to have a lot of the components for making fab handsets at its fingertips, but doesn't manage to bring them all together perfectly. The idea of taking the Defy range and making it smaller is a good one, but the execution isn't...

By The Inquirer on 30

Designed to last, probably won'tThe Motorola Defy Mini looks unsurprisingly like a scaled down version of the Defy+, featuring the same dull black plastic case and large chin towards the bottom of the phone. It might look drab but it sure is...

By Pocket-lint on 30

The Defy Mini is the answer to a question that no one asked. It serves no real purpose, and is not much cheaper than the Defy+. But the Orange San Francisco II and Huawei G300 offer better handsets for less money, so you should get one of those...

By Know Your Mobile on 50

The front of the Defy Mini feels reasonably solid and appears to be made of decent quality materials and, as with its larger cousin, the various ports and sockets are covered by rubber ‘grommets' to keep them free of grime.In terms of visual...

By CNET UK on 60

Although it lags behind the pack in terms of raw technological power, the dinky Motorola Defy Mini offers a cheap yet tough package that should prove ideal for younger, less conscientious owners. Seasoned Android fans won't find anything too...

By V3.co.uk on 40

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...

By 3G UK on 80

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...

By Mobile Choice on 60

The Motorola Defy Mini is compact and hardy with better resistance to the pitfalls of daily (and drunken) life than most smartphones...

By Phone Arena on 40

Even though it is an okay entry-level Android smartphone, we think you should stay away from the Motorola DEFY MINI, at least for now. It is currently priced at about $250 off contract, which we find totally unjustified considering what you get in...

By theregister.co.uk on 70

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...

By Know Your Mobile on -

There's a 3.2-inch touchscreen on the front, which isn't particularly impressive, especially when sat next to the Motoluxe as this demo unit wasWe couldn't test out the waterproof boasts of the Motorola Defy Mini, but we were assured it...

International Review By Le Monde Numérique on 80

Au quotidien, le Defy Mini est assez agréable à utiliser. Certes, il se montre moins performant et moins rapide que les ténors du marché mais il peut tout à fait constituer une première étape de découverte...