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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
Dust/Water/Shock Proof, Extremely comfortable size and weight, Big high-resolution screen, Speedy interface, Thoughtful UI Customizations, Consistent Network reception, "Loud" speaker, Decent camera performance
Tough enough to withstand common everyday mishaps; reasonably compact; stunning display; good call quality.
Gorilla Glass display resistant to scratches, Chassis keeps out water and dirt, Solid performance for the price, High resolution screen, Good battery life, Wi-Fi calling
Good build quality; water resistant; decent price tag for a mid-range device; small and easily pocketed, but a decent sized display; very snappy; impressive battery life; bright and crisp display; ships with Swype.
Neat, distinctive styling, strong features and big screen...
Compact enough to fit in a pocket without causing embarrassing bulges. Surprisingly resistant to liquid immersion. Lightweight. Whaddya know — a smartphone that actually works well for voice calling!.
Discreetly ruggedized casing, Android 2.1.
Looks sharp, Withstands scratches, splashes, short falls, Reasonably fast
Waterproof and rugged. Awesome speakerphone.
Water resistant, Highresolution display, Good looking photos, Well rounded features
The Motorola Defy is tough enough to withstand everyday hazards with its tough Gorilla glass and rugged exterior. Features include a 5-megapixel camera, a music player, Wi-Fi calling, and GPS, and it ships with Android 2.1. Call quality is excellent.
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
MOTOBLUR could have been better designed, After a while, water tends to seep in through the camera and flash gap, No front facing camera for video calling, No HD video recording, Music player EQ settings are not within the player
Runs Android 2.1 (for now), no front-facing video-call camera, slight stutter in DivX playback
Mediocre 5-megapixel camera; rubber cover for 3.5mm audio jack difficult to remove.
Camera images and video are dark and grainy, Motoblur clutters UI, No HSPA+ data, Only 2GB of internal storage
MOTOBLUR; ships with Android 2.1; the size of the device and position of the display make it feel awkward in the hand; the display does not feel as large as it actually is.
Slightly low-rent looking, and processor very occasionally seemed slow.Look and Feel...
Lightweight plastic body screams “middlebrow,” not “sophisticate.” Barely enough battery to last through a typical day. Cluttered with widgets you probably won’t use (but which are easy enough to delete). One generation behin
Quite bulky, LED rather than Xenon flash, No Flash video.
Motoblur still sucks, Battery cover is tricky, No physical camera key
Motoblur makes the OS a bit sluggish. No HSPA+. No hotspot mode.
Android 2.1 as opposed to Android 2.2, Weak earpiece
The Motorola Defy doesn't take very good pictures and its rough-and-tumble aesthetic isn't for everyone. We also wished we didn't have to activate the Motoblur account to use the phone.
By ConsumerSearch on July 01, 2011
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 June 29, 2011
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 June 27, 2011
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 June 01, 2011
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 June 01, 2011
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 May 20, 2011
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 April 06, 2011
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 March 25, 2011
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 March 09, 2011
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 February 16, 2011
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...
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