October 18, 2017

Motorola Defy Mini XT320 vs Samsung Galaxy Y [Comparison]

Samsung and Motorola are not the biggest competitors in the phone market but there has always been a bit of friction between these two companies. Motorola used to be a king of phone market in early 2000 but soon Nokia took it over and later Samsung took over Nokia. So it’s quite obvious why there is friction between Motorola and Samsung. Samsung has magnetized millions of juveniles by its small yet powerful magnet – Samsung Galaxy Y.

Motorola on the other hand has just announced the features of its latest smartphone – Motorola Defy Mini. Both the phones are youth centric and have the power to attract the youth so let’s see which of these magnets will be more powerful. So, here goes Motorola Defy Mini vs Samsung Galaxy Y.

Motorola Defy Mini vs Samsung Galaxy Y

Motorola Defy Mini vs Samsung Galaxy Y

Form Factor

Both the phones are really stylish. Motorola Defy Mini is having 109 x 58.5 x 12.6 mm dimensions while the Samsung Galaxy Y is having 104 x 58 x 11.5 mm dimensions. Clearly Motorola Defy Mini is a bit longer, wider and bit sleeker. The weight of Motorola Defy Mini is 107 grams while the weight of Samsung Galaxy Y is 97.5grams. There isn’t much difference in the weight and I don’t think you want to compromise a longer, wider and sleeker phone for mere 10grams.

Winner – Motorola Defy Mini


Motorola Defy Mini – 600MHz

Samsung Galaxy Y – 830MHz Armv6

There is a difference of 130MHz in the processors of both these phones. Samsung Galaxy Y is having a better processor than Motorola Defy Mini. Things like chipset version etc are yet to be revealed. Motorola Defy Mini might be having better features but when it comes to speed, Samsung Galaxy Y is having an upper hand.

Winner- Samsung Galaxy Y


Motorola Defy Mini is having uber-cool looks. It is having a 3.2inch display screen with 180ppi pixel density. On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy Y is having a 3.0inch screen with 133ppi pixel density. Both the phones are having TFT capacitive touchscreen, so nothing much about the screen. Motorola Defy Mini’s protection is dependent on the Corning Gorilla Glass embedded in it while there is no protection screen in Samsung Galaxy Y. The results are clear.

Winner – Motorola Defy Mini


Motorola Defy Mini – 3.15MP primary camera

Samsung Galaxy Y – 2MP primary camera

Camera quality of Motorola Defy Mini is marvelous. It is having a powerful 3.15MP primary camera, LED flash, geo-tagging etc while Samsung Galaxy Y is having a 2MP primary camera with no flash. Motorola Defy Mini is having a VGA secondary camera too, while there is no secondary camera in Samsung Galaxy Y.

Winner – Motorola Defy Mini

Operating System

Motorola Defy Mini – Android v2.3.6 (Gingerbread)

Samsung Galaxy Y – Androidv2.3.5 (Gingerbread)

Now, that what I call a messed up situation. Both the phones are having same operating system, there is a mere difference of one sub-version and I think that hardly makes any difference. Finally everyone know what the juvenile needs, Android OS – better late than never.

Winner – Tie

Data Connectivity

Data connectivity features of both these phones are almost same. Motorola Defy Mini and Samsung Galaxy Y supports GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi, Hotspot, Bluetooth v2.1 in Samsung Galaxy Y and Bluetooth v3.0 in Motorola Defy Mini XT320. The extra data connectivity features on Motorola Defy Mini are DLNA and 3G support on HSDPA 900 / 2100, HSDPA 850 / 1900 and HSDPA 850 / 2100 bands while Samsung Galaxy Y supports 3G on HSDPA 900 / 2100 bands. Winner is clear.

Winner – Motorola Defy Mini


Motorola Defy Mini – 512MB ROM, 512MB RAM

Samsung Galaxy Y – 290MB RAM, 180MB Internal memory

Motorola Defy Mini is having 512MB ROM while Samsung Galaxy Y is having 180MB internal memory, but these two are totally different things. ROM’s data can’t be erased while internal memory’s data can be erased. There are some other differences too. So we can’t compare these two things. The things we can compare in these two phones are RAM and expandable memory. RAM of Samsung Galaxy Y is 290MB while RAM of Motorola Defy Mini is 512MB.Expandable memory of both the phones is same – 32GB.

Winner – Motorola Defy Mini


Motorola Defy Mini XT320 is having a ultimate 1650mAh battery to keep it alive for 504hrs on standby and 10hrs on talk-time, no body expect the Motorola team knows whether these durations are one 2G or 3G. On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy Y is having 1200mAh battery to keep it alive for 850hrs on 2G and 540hrs on 3G and 17hrs on 2G talk-time and 6hrs 40mins on 3G talk-time.

Winner – Samsung Galaxy Y


Motorola Defy Mini – Expected price is Rs.8,500

Samsung Galaxy Y – Rs.7,650

There isn’t much difference between the expected price of Motorola Defy Mini and the current price of Samsung Galaxy Y. But at last, decision is always yours.

Winner – Depends

Final Verdict

Both are amazing phones but we almost remember that technology withers with time and that’s what is happening in this case. Samsung Galaxy Y was announced 5 months ago and that’s a hell lot of time so we must move on but if we rationalize the time factor we will come to know that Samsung Galaxy Y was an awesome phone of that time. If I have to choose one phone out of these two, I would have blindly gone with Motorola Defy Mini XT320. It’s better in camera, looks, etc.

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Note: The Analysis has been done on the basis of my personal point of view and expertise. If you have any doubts or views, do share them with me.

About Arjun Singh

Arjun Singh is a witty boy who lives in Jammu. He loves reading books, hacking, blogging, guitaring and clicking photographs. He blogs at www.geeksip.com


  1. This is good comparision.. But i feel that Samsung Galaxy would soon over Motorola since they have all unique features and great looks..

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