Motorola Defy

  • Motorola Defy
80
Based on 58 scores, 89 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    8
  • Good:
    41
  • Average:
    7
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Waterand scratchresistant, Bright touch screen, Sleek, yet durable design, WiFi calling.
  • Build, water/dust resistance, display, audio, battery life, price, hardware, hotspot functionality
  • Lightweight design, Great audio quality, Scratch resistant display, Water resistant to an extent, Hard shell prevents internal damage

Cons:

  • Motoblur interface causes phone to lag, Doesn't work on 4G network, WiFi calling can cause dropped calls, Older version of Android
  • Camera, android 2.1

Expert reviews and ratings

By ConsumerSearch on -

Built from scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass and a water-resistant case, the Motorola Defy wins over reviewers with its sleek yet durable finish and its above-average performance. Motorola says the Defy can withstand submersions of 1 meter for up to 30...

By PCWorld New Zealand on 70

Motorola claims its Android-based Defy smartphone is "Life Proof"… a clever marketing term, but what does it actually mean?Well, it's not shock or drop resistant. It is, however, dust-proof, water and scratch resistant. I put the phone through...

By BrightHub on 80

The Motorola Defy is a very good Android option if you don't have very deep pockets. It has almost everything, and is priced very reasonably at $99 with a 2 year T-mobile contract. I would definitely recommend it, if you cannot spend much, and...

By Channel News Australia on 80

Motorola defies the idea of the smartphone being an ultra-sensitive piece of delicate technology with its weatherproof Defy that lives up to its durability promise.First impressions are made quickly on this front with the simple yet confronting design...

By Smarthouse on 80

First impressions are made quickly on this front with the simple yet confronting design that mimics the no-frills look of weatherproof cameras. The plastic coating is fitted with six micro screws that hold the back and front plates together. The...

By ZOMGitsCj on -

The Motorola Defy is priced at the same value as a mid-range Android device. Could you get a better phone at the same price? Probably. Would it be anywhere as tough? Not at all. This is the one to beat in that niche market segment.And if you ignore...

By TechSmart.co.za on -

Although we won’t go so far as to describe the Motorola Defy as fully-rugged, it is tough enough to deal with the knocks that all smartphones are tested with through the course of a lifespan - that means drops, scratches from your keys or maybe...

By Techworld on -

Motorola’s Defy is a pretty solid Android 2.1 device, with a 2.2 upgrade imminent. This mid-size handset is a good choice. The engineering feat that enables the Motorola DEFY to cram in a 3.7in display within its 59x107x13.4mm frame means you get...

By CIOL on -

There was a point in time when the manufacturers launched rugged phones in the market expecting a boost in sales due to this feature. However, the bulky size, poor hardware and software implementation led to the phones to be a huge failure. However,...

By Tech2 on 70

ConnectivityThe Defy supports 3G connectivity but lacks a forward facing camera, making video calling a problem. For now EDGE/GPRS works just fine. It features a 3G Mobile Hotspot app that allows you to create a Wi-Fi hotspot for other Wi-Fi savvy...

By TechTree on 80

The Motorola DEFY is selling right now for Rs. 18,100 at online stores. We wouldn't call that over-the-top pricing, especially since you're getting a really sturdy phone with a fair amount of features. From the time I've started using it,...

By RegHardware on 85

Despite the bargain basement contract price and dinky size the Defy delivers a big screen, tough as old boots build quality, good battery life, excellent voice call characteristics and the largest applications storage space of any Android phone this...

By FoneArena on -

Here is the FoneArena Motorola Defy review – a rugged Android phone which is available for purchase in UK, USA and hitting India soon.The phone drew plenty of attention worldwide because it’s not only rugged but also smart !The DEFY is a...

By IT Reviews on -

Rugged handsets are often chunky and unattractive to look at. With the Defy, Motorola has managed to avoid that, producing a good-looking handset with attractive features that are augmented by its toughness. If only it ran Android 2.2......

By HardwareZone.com on 75

When you have too many similar mobile devices flooding the market, it's prudent to introduce unique features to single out your product. Motorola did just that with the Motorola Defy, adding a 3.7-inch Gorilla Glass display to position it as a...

By CoolSmartphone on -

We’ve never had anything like this before. A phone that’s water-resistant, dust proof and scratch resistant. In theory this should be life-proof. Inside there’s Android 2.1 with the tweaked graphical user interface called...

By Expert Reviews on 80

A rugged phone with a great screen and amazing battery life. The Defy has its niggles and WiFi bugs but is excellent value with a contract....

By IT PRO on 83

There's plenty to like about Motorola's Defy – the screen is fantastic, it's compact and light and the unobtrusive toughened exterior should help it last. Even if you don't need the MotoBlur social networking aggregation,...

By DigitalVersus on 80

The Defy is easy to use and is a good example of a tough smartphone that should be great news for anybody who spends a lot of time working outdoors—or drops their phone a lot. It's solid but still offers the multimedia services we'd expect...

By VR-Zone on 86

The Defy is the latest Android smartphone from Motorola, and it seems strange the company has decided to give the handheld such a name. Perhaps the answer to the naming convention lies at the phone being "life-proof". What is "life-proof"? Well,...