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Verizon Motorola DROID Mini First Look!

The DROID Mini was announced today alongside the larger DROID Ultra and DROID Maxx smartphones. Its small size reserves the phone a special place in our hearts, though, because it packs similar specs as the larger devices but is much more pocket friendly and easy to use with a single hand.

The DROID Mini has a 4.3-inch display with a 720p resolution, a 10-megapixel camera, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a 1.7GHz dual-core processor and runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. It has the same voice commands that allow you to search for information by speaking “OK Google Now” as the other handsets, and also offers Miracast support for streaming media to a TV and more. Our biggest gripe with the phone is its glossy outer shell, however, which was a magnet for fingerprints even after we tried wiping it down several times.

Here’s the best part about the DROID Mini, though – the smaller form factor also comes with a lower price. The device will retail for $99 with a new two-year Verizon Wireless contract; pre-orders are open now and it hits stores on August 20.

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...