Price (RRP): $179
We all like sliced bread – some prefer sourdough, multi-grain, wholemeal, artisan or even gluten-free. The Mintt Duo 3 is the white bread of this ‘bread and butter’ smartphone company.
That is not an insult to Mintt (more info here) or the Mintt Duo 3 – more a positioning statement. And it is a use statement too – this is an everyday smartphone that provides all Android 9 features at Woollies white bread prices. Reserve exceptional bread (like its Mintt UltraMintt Y3) for those with a bigger budget.
And that is how we feel about using the Mint Duo 3 for a week or two. It does everything white bread is supposed to do!
Mintt Duo 3
Price: $179 online only via Mintt
This is a mini-review because it is essentially a slightly parred down version of the $199 Mintt Coolmintt A3. It received 4.5/5 in GadgetGuy reviews.
So let’s look at the differences
|Item||Duo 3||Coolmintt A3|
|Display||5.7” IPSHD+ Waterdrop Display||6.08” IPS Full-Screen Display|
|Processor||MTK6739 4 x Cortex-A53 1.28GHz||same|
|Camera rear||13 MP+ 0.3 MP Dual Rear Camera||same|
|Camera front||8MP Front Selfie Camera||same|
|Dual Sim|| yes unnlocked|
All Australian 4G bands
|3000mAh removable same|
BT 3.5mm jack and earphone
2D facial recognition|
|Android||9 – full version||same|
|Size|| 148 x 72.5 x 9.6mm x 174g|
Screen protector and clear case
| 157 x 74 x 9mm x 180g|
For $20 less, you lose a little screen size and battery capacity. That is it.
So forgive us – every parameter except the two above gave the same test results – so read the Mintt Coolmintt A3 review here.
GadgetGuy’s take – short and sweet
White bread – perfect for a Bunning’s sausage sizzle, toast and vegemite, or a sanger.
Mintt Duo 3 – perfect as a basic Android smartphone that will not disappoint. One I would happily give kids, mum, and even friends who wanted a basic, no-frills smartphone.
It earns extra points for an excellent 2-year warranty and a removable battery.