Motorola Defy Review
The first ruggedized Android smartphone that is dustproof, scratch-resistant and water-resistant to enter the market, Motorola Defy is an excellent choice. The phone has a fine built and sleek design. Weighing 118 g and measuring only 107 x 59 x 13.4 mm, it is compact and easy on the hands. Users are given two choices: all-black and white on black. The top side hosts the status LED, earpiece, and proximity sensor. On the left side is the microUSB while on the right is the volume rocker. It is disappointing however that Motorola Defy lacks a dedicated camera key. Its 3.7” highly sensitive touchscreen which has a 16M color capacity and is protected by Gorilla Glass is commendable. It offers seven homescreens for a great number of widgets and apps. Also, with MOTOBLUR, the brand’s own social-networking engine, the phone has an excellent social networking integration. The benefits of MOTOBLUR is best seen in viewing of phonebook contacts as the user is given just the right distinction from which contacts are from social networking sites but all types of information are there nevertheless. Choosing Android 2.1 Éclair however is rather outdated for such a phone. Motorola Defy has good sound quality, mainly because of its CrystalTalk technology which filters noise. Unfortunately, the phone failed to include Smart dialing. Also, the phone doesn’t allow FM radio on speakers. The phone’s video capabilities are far from excellent. There is limited codec support and the video player could only support up to 400x240 resolution. The handheld’s 5mp camera is average. Motorola Defy has a LED flash but little could be expected when it comes to quality of images. The interface however is manageable for anyone. Despite of camera flaws, Motorola Defy deserves a good rating with its excellent connectivity. All connectivity options is in the phone: quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, 2Mbps HSPA, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, among others. What’s more excellent in this phone is that it supports Flash content, giving users an amazing mobile browsing experience. Like other Android browsers, the interface is minimalist and easy to manage.
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