Editors Liked

  • 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
  • Neat, distinctive styling, strong features and big screen
  • 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
  • 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

Editors Didn't Like

  • 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
  • Slightly low-rent looking, and processor very occasionally seemed slow.Look and Feel
  • 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
  • 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