May 16 2015

Official Motorola Defy Mini help starting page

Category: Android 2.3 devices,device manufacturerswpgeorge @ 1:59 pm

I recently found the Motorola support page for the Motorola Defy Mini phone

https://motorola-global-en-roe.custhelp.com/app/product_page/faqs/p/30,6720,8421

 

 

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Jun 20 2013

Motorola Mini Defy: a low-cost gem

Category: Android 2.3 deviceswpgeorge @ 7:31 pm

After using the Motorola Mini Defy as my main phone for about a month, I can say that it was one of the best in the collection.

I bought mine online from this location.

It feels very well built, the primary reason I bought it was because of its Gorilla Corning glass (a material which our girl Erica has proven to be not indestructible).

The software included is well selected and this sim-free version has virtually no bloatware.

I remember that back in the 90s my first mobile was a Motorola so I had no doubt that the hardware/sound/battery consumption was going to be top class.

This was also the first time I have encountered a Data toggle widget provided by the phone maker.

The one annoying feature I am still trying to get over is that if you tap ‘Home’ while you are already ‘Home’ it will go into a screen view mode.

This is a quad band phone ready for the road warrior.

There are similar or higher spec phones from other manufacturers, but when it comes to reliability and functional design, the Defy Mini hit the mark.

Functional devices like the Defy Mini would certainly help Motorola Mobility get a foothold in emerging markets and turn a badly needed corner.

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Feb 21 2013

Samsung Galaxy Y (GT-S5369) is as fresh as ever

Category: Android 2.3 devices,Device descriptionwpgeorge @ 9:22 pm

The first thing I noticed after purchasing the Samsung Galaxy Y (young) model GT-S5369 was that it had no exact match at Pdadb.net, the only possible match was the GT-S5360.

Further investigation shows that both GT-S5360 and GT-S5369  are very similar and that the change in model numbering is only a region-specific customization.

The initial Operating system version used is 2.3.6 (Gingerbread). The kernel version is 2.6.35.7 compiled 30 Aug 2012.

The ST-S5369 uses a standalone GPS hardware chip, the Broadcom BCM4751, its no wonder that it is extremely responsive.  This is the same chip as the one contained in more mature hardware such as Google’s (ASUS) Nexus 7

I think that if its price were only USD25 lower than their many lower cost counterparts described in this blog they would leave the rest of the competition without customers.

The 800MHz CPU is ideal and the display is both bright and responsive. Animations are much less intrusive as those I have seen in Sony devices for example and they are unique enough to know that there are lots of Samsung-related improvements. For example, I like the multi-colored settings icons.

I don’t think I will venture yet into the Samsung Apps repository until I have explored all synchronization options.

After more than 2 1/2 years of hitting the market, the Galaxy Y remains as fresh and actively sold as ever.

 

 

 


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