Motorola has announced two new phones that it intends to add to its mid-range Android line up very soon. The MOTOLUXE is essentially a more affordable alternative to the high profile RAZR (or Droid RAZR) that was recently launched by the company towards the end of 2011.
With a 4inch screen the MOTOLUXE has all the appeal of high end devices like the RAZR and Galaxy S2, but manages to make itself much more affordable with a few hardware reductions. For a start, it just has an 800MHz processor, which is a little slow for today’s market, especially considering the Android Gingerbread in use.
Still, it has good 3G and Wi-Fi connections, and its larger size makes it a great phone for YouTube and browsing the web. The most interesting thing about this phone is the lanyard strip at the bottom right of the screen. This is an idea that was quite common on flip-phones a few years back. The strip will light up when you receive a new message or email, or miss a call, so you can tell just by looking at your phone if there is anything you need to deal with.
It also comes with a pretty decent 8mp camera with VGA video on the front camera. Although the hardware is less impressive the MOTOLUXE is a good alternative to top end Android phones for those looking for a decent and stylish Android device on more affordable Best Mobile Contracts.
The Defy Mini is a much smaller phone, taking most of its inspiration from 2010′s Defy. In the time that has passed the phone has not received much of an update in terms of hardware, although this is to be forgiven considering that this is a much smaller phone. Even though it is more petite, it has a far superior battery life as well.
The Defy was one of the first phones to bring ruggedness to the smartphone arena – a touchscreen phone that you could comfortably drop on the floor or hold under water without it getting damaged. The Defy Mini is much the same idea, although it does come with the more recent Android Gingerbread.
Both phones also make use of MotoSwitch, which can display contacts on your homescreen according to how much you interact with them. People you phone or text a lot will be displayed more prominently so that you can contact them more easily. Neither phone is quite as impressive as the RAZR, but then neither phone is anywhere near as expensive either.