With virtually the entire mobile marketplace moving towards bigger and bigger displays, Motorola Mobility has wisely been focusing on making their screens large, but not “too big”. And while still providing super-slim handsets, the company has been excellent at cranking out massive battery performance numbers for their recent smartphones, without making them clunky or heavy. Case in point is the new Verizon powered Motorola Droid Mini 4G. The handset runs the new X8 Mobile Computing System, which modifies and customizes the phone’s Snapdragon S4 Pro dual core CPU which has been clocked at 1.7GHz.
The Motorola Droid Mini can be purchased at a reduced price starting at $49.99, saving you up to $50 over carrier prices.
This chip customization has also led to extreme battery conservation, by adding a multitasking quad core graphics processor and stand-alone language and computing cores to the phone’s chip package alongside the dual core CPU. The language processing capabilities of the handset allow it to deliver an “always on” feature, meaning that you can verbally command and operate your handset even when it is in standby or hibernation mode. The phone currently carries a miniature price tag, retailing for just $49 on contract and available from the Amazon Wireless store online.
The Motorola Droid Mini for Verizon also receives a boost up in the camera department, adding a 10.0 megapixel camcorder where the company previously placed standard 8.0 megapixel cameras. That rear snapper can provide video capture in 1,080P HD resolution and in stereo sound, and also maximizes light sensitivity with Motorola’s new Clear Pixel technology. That camera also provides a quick capture mode that is activated by two turns of your wrist, and the handset’s compact dimensions measure just 4.77 x 2.41 x 0.35 inches (121.25 x 61.3 x 8.9 mm). The Droid Mini also weighs in at a light 4.59 ounces (130 g), offering the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system.
Motorola’s Droid lineup has been popular thanks in part to incredibly durable Kevlar construction, and that same rugged fiber backed form factor has returned. The large 4.30 inch LCD screen offers an extremely high pixel density, at 342 pixels per inch, for an overall resolution of 720 by 1,280 pixels and a True HD designation. Talk time on the compact 4G smartphone runs as high as 28.0 hours, more than double the industry average. Standby time runs approximately 2 weeks, and built-in wireless charging support is present. The Motorola Droid Mini also delivers 2.0 GB of RAM memory and 16 GB of built-in storage, a front facing 2.0 megapixel chat cam and mobile hotspot functionality on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE system.