- Reception and call quality No real problems. Verizon in San Francisco rarely presents reception issues and I even get 4G in remote sections north of the city.
- Display Due to the screen size, the Pixel Density is an intense 342ppi. Text is amazingly crisp. Colors are bright and vibrant.
- Battery life This is a subjective rating. My last phone (HTC Incredible 2) had garbage battery life. The DROID Mini battery life is amazing. All day easy with heavy use.
- Camera I have not been impressed at all with the camera so far, quality or interface. It gets the job done, but it's not really noteworthy.
- Ease of use Android gets better and better with every iteration. This phone is nearly stock Android, with a few Verizon bits thrown in.
- Design and form factor See below for my comments on size. This phone feels great in the hand (not as good as the Moto X though) and is intelligently designed.
- Portability (size / weight) I purchased this device over the Moto X and others based solely on the size. Personally, I find 4.3" to be perfect. It's why I bought this phone.
- Media support No more Flash support, but I'm not sure anyone cares. Android covers it's bases.
- Durability I never use phones without a case and screen protector, so durability is significantly enhanced. Phone feels solid though, compact size helps with that.
- Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.) A minor thing, but there is an incredibly comfortable case available for this phone that also has a transparent back, perfect for tucking a business card into.
I've been an HTC device user since my first real smartphone (Eric > Incredible > Incredible 2) and although I do miss aspects of HTC Sense, this phone crushes my old Incredible 2 on every front. I was hesitant to move away from HTC, but I really feel great about the decision to jump to Motorola with this device.
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