Motorola Droid Mini XT1030 Specifications and Review

Motorola Droid Mini XT1030 Specifications and Review ~ In case you're a Verizon client searching for a moderate yet minimized Android cell phone, the $99.99 Motorola Droid Mini beyond any doubt sounds enticing. Also in general it conveys simply what you'd anticipate from a $99.99 telephone. It has the same quick processor as the Droid Ultra and the Droid Maxx , battery life is long, and call quality is incredible. Obviously, you'll recognize that Motorola did take shortcuts, yet the organization needed to do something to thump the Mini's price down under $100.

In my book, however, those corners, particularly the modest form quality and the unremarkable showcase, don't make any sense to a deal. Of course, the telephone is little, yet unless you completely can't pay more than $99 for a telephone, I unequivocally exhort opposing the Mini's low price. You're much better off putting something aside for the attractive $199.99 Motorola Moto X . The X is practically as little yet packs basically the same smooth Android features into a delightfully made case. It even brags a greater screen with prevalent picture quality.

Motorola Droid Mini XT1030 Review


Other than being exceptionally reasonable, the primary offering point for the Motorola Droid Mini is its to a great degree pocket-accommodating size. Measuring 4.8 inches tall by 2.4 inches wide and an unimportant 0.35 inch thick, the Mini's moniker is surely fitting. The gadget is sufficiently minor to slip bother free into tight pants and is so little it vanishes in vast sacks.

Motorola Droid Mini XT1030
Motorola Droid Mini XT1030 
Truly, the Droid Mini consumes up less room than Motorola's own smallish lead, the Moto X (5.1 inches tall by 2.5 inches). That said, the Moto X games a roomier 4.7-inch screen regardless of weighing the same 4.6 ounces. I additionally incline toward the Moto X's design, which is a far cry in front of the Mini's as far as both quality and solace.

The Moto X uses an abundantly bended over with a premium delicate touch complete that fits my hand like a glove. By complexity, the Droid Mini's posterior is generally level. That shape coupled with adjusted corners and a to a great degree smooth surface give the Mini a shabby mass-delivered feel that is a long way from ergonomic. More awful, the Mini's plastic composition is so shiny its absolute tricky making me bungle the telephone a couple times. Additionally disagreeable is the way the handset smircesh with unattractive streaks and fingerprints inside minutes of lifting it up.


It's plain to see that an alternate territory where the Motorola Droid Mini takes the most expedient route is in its average LCD screen. Measuring 4.3 inches, the telephone's showcase may be greater than the iphone's (4 inches) yet is moderately little contrasted and most top of the line Android telephones, including the Droid Ultra and the Droid Maxx (5 creeps, 720p).
In reality, its more extravagant Droid kin have screens that are not just greater, their AMOLED showcases have much higher differentiation, all the more vivacious colors, and deeper blacks. That has a noteworthy effect when seeing photographs, motion pictures, or other visual substance.

Motorola Droid Mini XT1030
Motorola Droid Mini XT1030 
I additionally recognized that the Mini's screen had consistency issues with light distractingly draining along its edges, an issue that torment plan Lcds. Shades, particularly fleshtones, looked unnatural too, with a ruddy practically orange tinge.

The Droid Mini's screen even withered when seen side-by-side with the minimal Moto X . The X likewise brags AMOLED engineering and at a more sizable 4.7 inches over. Therefore it conveys better picture quality comparative than Motorola's venture up handsets.

Software and Interface 

In case you're a devotee of stock Android, the Droid Mini's product presumably won't aggravate all of you that much. Motorola took a comparable involved approach as it did with its different Droids and the Moto X . The telephone runs the same Android working framework (form 4.2.2) as those gadgets, a basically vanilla adaptation of Google's OS.

Motorola Droid Mini XT1030
Motorola Droid Mini XT1030 
You open the Mini in run of the mill Android design, by sliding a latch symbol outside of a virtual ring on the telephone's screen. After this you'll quickly see the primary home screen alongside four extra boards to populate with application alternate ways and gadgets.


Pound for pound, the Droid Mini and its X8 stage can't outpunch heavyweight contenders with souped-up quad-center processors. Indeed in this way, the minimized gadget felt as agile as a roadster.

Motorola Droid Mini XT1030
Motorola Droid Mini XT1030 
The telephone hurdled through menus and opened applications with quickness. I additionally watched no postponements or hiccups when controlling gadgets. Tossing my ordinary battery of benchmark tests at the Droid Mini affirmed my recounted involvement with the handset.


Motorola cell phone cams have generally not wowed me. As of late as a year ago's Droid Razrs snapped photographs too drowsily furthermore needed paramount shooting modes its rival, particularly Samsung and HTC telephones, advertised.

Motorola Droid Mini XT1030 Specifications and Review
Motorola Droid Mini XT1030 
Outside in sunshine, the greens of trees and leaves were energetic, alongside the shades of blooms, blue skies and white mists. Subtle elements were clear as well and on account of the programmed HDR mode the same was valid for scenes with dubious backdrop illumination.

That said, the Mini's self-adjust wasn't jackrabbit-snappy as the HTC One's or the Galaxy S4's. Shot-to-shot time on those telephones is basically moment, while the Droid Mini had a deferral of about a large portion of a second. An alternate minor inconvenience is the Mini's (and that of the Maxx and the Ultra, besides) thin field of perspective. It made incorporating all the articles in my still-life in the cam's casing very much a test.

Motorola Droid Mini XT1030 Specifications

Device type
Smart phone
Android (4.4.4, 4.4, 4.2.2)
4.77 x 2.41 x 0.35 inches (121.25 x 61.3 x 8.9 mm)
4.59 oz (130 g)

Dual core, 1700 MHz
Graphics processor
400 MHz, quad-core
Motorola X8
System memory
2048 MB RAM
Built-in storage
16 GB

Physical size
4.3 inches
720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density
342 ppi
Light sensor, Proximity sensor

10 megapixels
1920x1080 (1080p HD)
Front-facing camera
2 megapixels

Stand-by time
13.0 days (312 hours)
2000 mAh

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
SIM Card
Nano Sim
GPS, A-GPS, S-GPS, Glonass, E911
Turn-by-turn navigation
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

4.0, EDR
802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac
USB 2.0
NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync