Motorola DEFY Robust Android Smartphone (SIM Free/Unlocked, Black) Reviews

By: Gpsk  05/12/2011

Motorola DEFY™ enhanced with MOTOBLUR™

Slim and pocket-able, this smartphone powered by Android™, comes equipped with a 3.7-inch high-resolution and scratch-resistant touch screen display that provides edge-to-edge views of your favourite websites, photos and videos. 

“DEFY is designed to handle everything that life throws your way,” said Bill Ogle chief marketing officer, Motorola Mobility, Inc. “With all the features consumers expect in a smartphone, DEFY packs Web browsing, entertainment and messaging capabilities as well as an exterior design that can withstand the stresses of everyday life.”

Motorola DEFY is scratch and water resistant as well as dust proof, protecting you from life's little challenges such as a sudden rain shower to a drop in the sand. Pre-installed on the DEFY, CrystalTalk® PLUS vanquishes noisy environments with two microphones that intelligently filter out background noise and amplify your voice so you don't have to shout.

An Adobe® Flash® Lite®-enabled Web browser and 3.7-inch WVGA screen allow you to view more of the Web than standard browsers. Choose from thousands of applications, widgets and games on Android Market™ and enjoy access to Google™ services including Google Search™, Google Maps™ and Gmail™.

With a durable form-factor and 5-megapixel camera featuring a flash, digital zoom and auto focus, the Motorola DEFY is the trusty companion to capture memories at the next family reunion or vacation. Part of the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA), DEFY enables you to stream, store and share content with compatible devices around the home such as HDTVs, game consoles and PCs. Also, the Connected Music Player provides the option to display lyrics to your songs and enables you to discover, buy and download music, right from your phone.

Specification:

GENERAL

  • ANDROID OPERATING SYSTEM - Android Éclair 2.1 with enhanced MOTOBLUR
  • TOUCH SCREEN TABLET - Powered by Android

POWER

  • TALK TIME - Up to 6.8 hours
  • BATTERY TYPE -      1540 mAh
  • STANDBY TIME -      Up to 9.9 days

MESSAGING

  • MULTIMEDIA MESSAGING (MMS)
  • PREDICTIVE TEXT -      iTAP
  • TEXT MESSAGING (SMS)
  • IMAGE FILE FORMATS
  • JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP
  • INSTANT MESSAGING (IM) -       Embedded - WVIM, Gtalk
  • VOICE MAIL -      Standard voice mail
  • VOICE TO TEXT

CAMERA

  • CAMERA
  • DIGITAL ZOOM
  • FLASH -      LED/supercap
  • FOCUS -       Automatic
  • GEO TAGS
  • IMAGE OPTIMISATION -      Real-time color effects, scene modes
  • MEGAPIXELS -       5 MP

 CONNECTIVITY

  • WEB BROWSER - Android HTML Webkit and Adobe® Flash® enabled
  • BLUETOOTH® TECHNOLOGY - Stereo Bluetooth Class 2, Version 2.1 + EDR (support profiles, A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SPP)
  • SOFTWARE UPDATES (FOTA)
  • DATA ACCESS - Yes
  • CONNECTOR TYPE - Micro USB
  • DATA TRANSMISSION RATE - USB 2.0 (High Speed 480 Mbps max)
  • DLNA (DIGITAL LIVING NETWORK ALLIANCE) - Share content wirelessly with other DLNA equipped devices
  • HEADSET JACK - 3.5 mm
  • LOCATION SERVICES - aGPS (assisted), Google Maps™, Google Maps™ Navigation (BETA), eCompass
  • WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK (WLAN) - 802.11 b/g/n

 INTERNET AND GAMES

  • GAMES
  • WEB ACCESS
  • ANDROID MARKET™

ACCESSORY COMPATIBILITY

  • HEARING AID COMPATIBLE -       Rated for M3, T3; TalkBack, KickBack and SoundBack menu readout
  • TEXT TELEPHONE (TTY) COMPATIBILITY

CALLING

  • CALLER ID - Picture ID, Ringer ID, On main display
  • SPEAKERPHONE
  • NOISE REDUCTION - CrystalTalk™ PLUS, with dual microphone intelligent voice amplification and noise filtering
  • ADVANCED SPEECH RECOGNITION
  • CALL WAITING
  • CONFERENCE CALLING - Group call
  • EMERGENCY DIAL
  • MUTE CALL
  • PHONE BOOK - Unified contact list (Gmail™, Exchange, Facebook™, Twitter, MySpace)
  • SPEED DIAL - Direct dial shortcut, direct message shortcut, up to eight speed dial numbers
  • VIBRACALL
  • VOICE DIALLING - Google Search™ by Voice and other voice command application
  • WAIT AND PAUSE DIALLING

 GOOGLE MOBILE SERVICES

  • GOOGLE MAPS™
  • GOOGLE MAIL™
  • GOOGLE CALENDAR™
  • GOOGLE CONTACT SYNC™
  • GOOGLE LATITUDE™
  • GOOGLE MAPS STREET VIEW™
  • GOOGLE MAPS™ NAVIGATION
  • GOOGLE NEWS AND WEATHER WIDGETS (WITH 2.1 AND HIGHER)
  • GOOGLE QUICK SEARCH BOX™
  • GOOGLE TALK™
  • GOOGLE™ SEARCH BY VOICE
  • YOUTUBE™

INCLUDED APPLICATIONS

  • MAPS AND GPS -      Google Maps™ Navigation
  • ENTERTAINMENT -       YouTube™
  • LIFESTYLE -      Google Search™ by Voice

INTERFACE

  • OPERATING SYSTEM -  Android Éclair 2.1 with enhanced MOTOBLUR
  • BACKLIGHT - Yes
  • CUSTOM NAVIGATION - Multiple, customizable home screens (up to seven)
  • DEDICATED KEYS -  Power/Lock, Back, Volume control, Menu, Home, Search
  • HAPTIC FEEDBACK
  • PINCH TO ZOOM - Navigate the web, gallery and Google Maps easily by pinching your fingers together or sliding them apart to zoom in or out
  • TOUCH SCREEN
  • VIRTUAL KEYBOARD
  • QWERTY
  • VOICE COMMANDS

MOTOBLUR

  • BATTERY MANAGER
  • CALLER ID
  • CUSTOMIZABLE HOME SCREEN
  • MOTOBLUR ENABLED
  • MOTOBLUR MESSAGING
  • PHONEBOOK
  • PHOTO SHARING -       Facebook™, MySpace, Picasa, Photobucket

MUSIC & VIDEO

  • MUSIC PLAYER - Android Media Player
  • MUSIC ENABLED - RADIO
  • FM Radio Receiver
  • VIDEO CAPABLE
  • VIDEO CAPTURE
  • PLAYABLE FORMATS - H.264, AMR WB, WMA9, AAC, MPEG-4, MP3, eAAC+ , AAC+
  • STREAMING MEDIA - Video
  • VIDEO CAPTURE RATE - 26-30 fps
  • VIDEO PLAYBACK RATE -  26-30 fps

PERSONALISATION

  • RINGTONE FORMATS -       AAC, AAC+, MP3
  • RINGTONES -      Preloaded and downloadable
  • WALLPAPERS -      Preloaded and downloadable

PHYSICAL

  • DISPLAY TYPE -       WVGA
  • DISPLAY SIZE -       3.7-in., 480 x 854 pixels
  • FORM FACTOR -       Touch Tablet
  • WEIGHT -       118 grams
  • SIZE (H X W X D) -       59 x 107 x 13.4 mm
  • ANTENNA TYPE -       Internal

PRODUCTIVITY AND SOFTWARE

  • CALCULATOR
  • CALENDAR -       Calendar, Google Calendar™, Corporate (Exchange) calendar
  • CLOCK -       Alarm clock
  • FLIGHT MODE -       Airplane mode

TECHNOLOGY

  • MEMORY -       2GB internal shared memory, 2GB microSD card and 512 of RAM
  • ACCELEROMETER
  • NETWORKS -       WCDMA 900/2100, GSM 850/900/1800/1900, HSDPA 7.2 Mbps (Category 7/8), EDGE Class 12, GPRS Class 12, HSUPA 2.0 Mbps
  • REMOVABLE MEMORY -      MicroSD up to 32GB
  • SENSORS -       Ambient light, proximity
Whats in the box:
  • Motorola DEFY
  • Battery
  • AC Charger
  • Data Cable
  • Stereo Headset (Wired)
  • Quick start guide

Reviews Summary (based on 3 customers):

Overall Rating
Value for Money
Met my expectations
Overall, 3 of 3 customers (100%) would recommend Motorola DEFY Robust Android Smartphone (SIM Free/Unlocked, Black) to a friend

Customers Reviews:

3 of 3 people (100%) found the following review helpful:
Greatest phone for a funny money, by Andrew on 22/09/2011
Overall Rating
Value for Money
Met my expectations
I have nothing to add to the headline.. :)

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Q:

Details: how long is the warranty period?

1 Answers

A: The warranty period is 12 months
by Joe @ 09/08/2011

2 of 2 people (100%) found this answer helpful

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Q:

Details: As I know DEFY which is produced in 2010 has defect in speakerphone. What producing date of phones which you sell? Thanks for answer.

1 Answers

A: These are the latest models 2011
by Joe @ 06/07/2011

4 of 4 people (100%) found this answer helpful

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Q:

Details: Does defy has language of chinese?

1 Answers

A: The Motorola Defy has 2.1 Android, when you upgrade to 2.2 you will then be able to use Chinese.
by Ben @ 05/01/2011

5 of 6 people (83%) found this answer helpful

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Q:

Details: Defy have a MicroSD Card in the box?

1 Answers

A: Handtec can confirm that the SD Card comes in the phone, it is 2GB, it can take up to 32GB.
by FRGMaker @ 30/11/2010

10 of 11 people (91%) found this answer helpful

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Q:

Details: I am living in Singapore. Is the warranty functional in Singapore?

1 Answers

A: Yes, the warranty is functional in Singapore. If a fault developes you can call Motorola in Singapore. However, if they are unable to help because it is a UK phone you will have to send it back to Handtec.
by FRGMaker @ 29/11/2010

7 of 10 people (70%) found this answer helpful

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Q:

Details: What's in the box? usb cable?charger?memory card.etc?

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A: Whats in the box: •Motorola DEFY •Battery •AC Charger •Data Cable •Stereo Headset (Wired) •Quick start guide
by FRGMaker @ 15/11/2010

11 of 12 people (92%) found this answer helpful

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Q:

Details: will it only the black one or we can choose the black or black-white one after the 15th?

1 Answers

A: This phone will be launched in Black only. The Black/White version has been used in promotion and demonstration. Motorola have no plans at this time to release this colour scheme to market.
by FRGMaker @ 11/11/2010

11 of 12 people (92%) found this answer helpful

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Q:

Details: The specification denotes aGPS. Will the GPS facility work without the 'a' (assisted) element, I would like the GPS to work without a phone connection. regards Jonathan

1 Answers

A: Handtec are unable to answer this query. Information for this item is limited at this time. Have a question or comment about a Motorola product or service? Contact Motorola: Tel.: 08709010555
by FRGMaker @ 10/11/2010

3 of 5 people (60%) found this answer helpful

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Q:

Details: 1.When it would be available to buy? 2.How could I get it if I am from Ukraine?

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A: It should be available to buy in about one week. We do ship to the Ukraine.
by FRGMakerr @ 27/10/2010

19 of 21 people (90%) found this answer helpful

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Q:

Details: what color does Defy have? black or white?

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A: It will be black.
by FRGMaker @ 25/10/2010

7 of 7 people (100%) found this answer helpful

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Q:

Details: Is there white colour version of DEFY can be selected?

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A: This phone will be released in one colour only, it will be black.
by FRGMaker @ 25/10/2010

7 of 8 people (88%) found this answer helpful

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Q:

Details: Is Defy upgradeable to android 2.2?

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A: It may well come with 2.2, if not you will be able to upgrade.
by FRGMaker @ 22/10/2010

14 of 17 people (82%) found this answer helpful

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