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Motorola Defy Reviews

Updated on March 12, 2011

The new Motorola Defy was made for people that are hard on cell phones but still want a good working smart phone. Motorola claims that the Defy can be put in one meter of water and still work like new, but few people have been brave enough to actually put it to the test. Sealed ports on the phone’s battery cover are intended to prevent both water damage and the accumulation of dust inside of the phone itself. Because of these ports, there is also no external SD card slot. Instead, the micro SD card is installed beneath the battery inside of the sealed case.

Another desirable benefit of the Motorola Defy is the scratch-resistant touch screen made from heavy-duty Gorilla Glass. This is the same material used on the screen of the iPhone 4.  The Motorola Defy is shorter, lighter, and thinner than the Iphone 4, offering a more compact alternative that still has comparable functionality. The Defy is designed to fit more comfortably in the palm of the hand.

Motorola Defy
Motorola Defy

The Defy is equipped with Motorola’s signature MotoBlur operating system. Before using the phone, users must create a MotoBlur account. Options are then given for connecting social networking profiles and adding email accounts to the phone. Android Marketplace applications come pre-installed on the device, and users can download additional applications directly from the phone. The Defy uses Android 2.1, which is the latest Android release. Some users have complained about the efficiency of MotoBlur specifically, and connection errors, as well as slowed connections are also reported.

The Motorola Defy offers a screen resolution of 480 x 854 pixels, which is a slight improvement upon the HTC Desire Z. Overall, the display of bright and vibrant colors make the screen view amazing. The only down side to the screen is that it does collect fingerprints because of the Gorilla Glass.

The Motorola Defy will get all the updates from selected social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and more all in one app. Widgets can be added to the home page in order for quicker access to updates as well. The Defy offers seven customizable home screens for users to move between. This phone can also sync pictures, music, videos, and podcasts to or from any Windows-based computer with the use of a USB cord.

Motorola added an additional update to the phone in late January of 2011. The newest update makes spaces on the touch screen keyboard slightly wide than before. Auto-complete for many words and phrases is also already available for many applications. The Motorola Defy has 512MB ram and 2GB of internal storage. It also includes a 5 mega pixel camera with auto focus and digital zoom. If that was not enough this phone also has Wi-Fi and bluetooth and the battery life is 6.8 hours. The Motorola Defy runs around $500 without a contract, but is being offered through T-Mobile for free with a two year contract for a short period of time.


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