The affordable Motorola DEFY MINI has just landed on South African shores and is now available for purchase through major carrier Vodacom.
For the time being, customers in South Africa can grab the DEFY MINI for 245 USD (190 EUR) outright, but Motorola mentioned the smartphone would also be available on contract.
The rugged smartphone is dust-proof and water-resistant, but the phone also comes with Corning Gorilla Glass coating for extra protection.
According to Motorola, the DEFY MINI
“is strong enough to keep up with you and your wildest adventures. And all for a price that won’t break the bank
Motorola’s smallest device in the DEFY series has already been launched in most regions of the world, in some cases under different names.
Software-wise, the DEFY MINI is powered by Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread platform and has been confirmed to stay on this version of the operating system.
In addition, the smartphone runs Motorola’s MotoSwitch UI
, which is said to be capable of learning user’s favorite songs and the most frequently contacts that the user calls. All the information obtained is then put on the phone’s home screen for quicker and easier access.
On the inside, the DEFY MINI is equipped with a low-performance processor clocked at 600 MHz, 512MB of RAM, 512MB of ROM, as well as microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB).
Furthermore, the handset sports a decent 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen display that supports 320 x 480 pixels and 262k colors. There’s also a 3-megapixel main camera with LED flash and video recording.
“Motorola DEFY MINI is just the right mix of style, value, performance and toughness. It can stand up to whatever your busy life throws at you, keep you connected and organised while allowing you to capture and share your once-in-a-lifetime adventures – all with resilience and style
”, said Dorothy Matemba, Motorola sub-Saharan Africa head of marketing.