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Motorola DEFY

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3209 reviews of Motorola DEFY. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and size. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical opinions about the apps and reliability. There are some mixed comments about the reception.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola DEFY is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Motorola DEFY

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 256 user reviews of Motorola DEFY from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the screen and price are on the whole positive. The portability and usability also get good feedback. There are mixed reviews on the reception and GPS navigation, while there are some critical reviews about the apps and reliability.

performance, usability, portability, price, screen

reliability, apps

68% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Motorola Defy Sim-Free Mobile PhoneMotorola Defy Sim-Free Mobile Phone

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Motorola DEFY

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 258 user reviews of Motorola DEFY from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Opinions about the screen and durability are overall positive. The usability and portability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the reliability.

performance, portability, usability, durability, screen

reliability

71% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Motorola Defy MB525 Unlocked Cellphone with Android OS 2.2, 5MP Camera, Wi-Fi and GPS No Warranty - BlackMotorola Defy MB525 Unlocked Cellphone with Android OS 2.2, 5MP Camera, Wi-Fi and GPS No Warranty - Black

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Sandra Vogel (techradar.com)

Motorola Defy+ review

 

Motorola has updated its deceptively solid Defy ready for the Christmas smartphone buying frenzy – but has it done enough to make us want one?

Cleverly rugged ; Battery management options ; Impressive power longevity ; Media is well presented ; Low cost

Poor camera ; Small screen ; Unable to link contacts ; Tiny icons

Motorola's original Defy appeared in the spring and we were impressed with its rugged features, packed into a relatively sleek chassis.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Gareth Beavis (t3.com)

Motorola Defy review

 

A decent handset, but pehaps not with mass appeal

Overall, the Motorola Defy is a confusing one. Its rugged nature is not inherent when you pick it up – people who want a phone for a workshop or building site might enjoy it, but that’s a pretty niche market. Things like the Car Dock, where you can...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Sandra Vogel (techradar.com)

Motorola Defy review

 

Social networking shares centre stage with a rugged build and clever music features

Good screen ; Great media player with connected features ; Gorilla Glass screen ; Water resistant ; Relatively long battery life

Poorly located microSD card slot ; Not enough on board memory ; Android 2.1 ; No smart dialler ; Poor camera

If you thought that new twists on Android handsets were getting a bit thin on the ground, take a look at the Motorola Defy. Sporting Moto's love-it-or-hate-it MotoBlur social networking system as seen first on the Dext, the Defy adds an extra we've not...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Motorola Defy - Pocket-lint

 

Overall the Motorola Defy is an impressive and likeable handset. Some of the Motorola Blur elements get a little lost, so we quickly found ourselves adding

Super connected, design, it's hard, battery performance better than average

Lacking video capture, Motoblur can lack features where you want them

Overall the Motorola Defy is an impressive and likeable handset. Some of the Motorola Blur elements get a little lost, so we quickly found ourselves adding additional applications to serve up a more conventional social networking platter. But we do...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

First Look: Motorola Defy - Pocket-lint

 

First impressions are good - this looks like an appealing mid-range Android device

Orifices won't get stuffed with pocket-lint, seemed responsive, Motoblur will keep you connected, generous screen size

Not the latest version of Android, limited video capture, limited real screen protection

Our first impressions of the Motorola Defy are good. It may be a little chunkier than some of its rivals, like the HTC Legend, and it doesn't have the headline specs of the Milestone 2, the HTC Desire or the Samsung Galaxy S, but it's a fun looking and...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Barry de la Rosa (expertreviews.co.uk)

Motorola Defy+ review

 

The Defy+ has the same great screen, camera and rugged build quality of its forebear, and adds better performance and battery life and a much-improved Android OS

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Rosemary Hattersley (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Motorola Defy review

 

The Motorola DEFY is a very well-built Android 2.1 Eclair handset that, like the iPhone, packs in a 3.6in screen - only it's half a centimetre smaller overall. The screen is toughened plastic, and the backplate has a rubberised covering that secures...

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 every...

Mar, 2011

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Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Motorola DEFY review

 

The Defy's name refers to its ability to shrug off life's knocks: it's certified to IP67, which means it's water-resistant to one metre and dust-proof. Its battery cover is sealed and there are rubber covers for the headphone socket and USB port, and...

A rugged phone with a great screen and amazing battery life. The Defy has its niggles and WiFi bugs but is excellent value with a contract.

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Barry de la Rosa (expertreviews.co.uk)

Motorola Defy review

 

A rugged phone with a great screen and amazing battery life. The Defy has its niggles and WiFi bugs but is excellent value with a contract.

Jan, 2011

Recommended!

Expert review by: Edward Chester (trustedreviews.com)

Motorola Defy

 

A water-resistant and semi-rugged smartphone that's actually nice to use!

Waterproof ; Great web browser ; Decent battery life

Qwerty keyboard prone to mistakes ; No camera shutter button ; High ISO noise

The Motorola Defy certainly isn't the most premium smartphone going however to our minds it is one of the most desirable. Its semi-rugged and waterproof casing combined with a responsive touchscreen and decent internal specs make for a very practical...

Dec, 2010

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1540 / 1700
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):237 / 237.7
Talk time (2G):6.6 / 6.8

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:No / Yes
Geotagging: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second Camera:No / Yes
Video recording: Yes
Video stabilizer: Yes
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, White / Grey
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display diagonal:9.4
Display Resolution:480 x 854 / 854 x 480
Display Type:LCD / TFT
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Any key answer: Yes
Navigation key: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:0.5

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, eAAC+, MP3, WMA / AMR, MP3, WMA / Yes
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
RSS reader: Yes
Speakers:Mono
Video formats supported:H.264, MPEG4

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA, HSUPA / HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, OPP, PBAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, HID, HSP, OPP, PBAP, SPP / A2DP, HFP, HID, HSP, OPP, PBAP, SPP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Data network:3.5G, 3G
EDGE multislot class:12
GPRS multislot class:12
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Camera included: Yes
EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Rotating: Yes
Video Playback: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Connection: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:- Android HTML Webkit, Adobe Flash Lite 3\n- Google Maps, Google Latitude, Google TALK, Google MAIL, YOUTUBE\n- MySpace, Photobucket, Picasa, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo mail / - GOOGLE CALENDAR\n- GOOGLE CONTACT SYNC\n- GOOGLE LATITUDE\n- GOOGLE MAIL\n- GOOGLE MAPS STREET VIEW\n- GOOGLE MAPS\n- GOOGLE MAPS NAVIGATION\n- GOOGLE NEWS AND WEATHER WIDGETS\n- GOOGLE QUICK SEARCH BOX\n- GOOGLE TALK\n- GOOGLE SEARCH BY VOICE\n- YOUTUBE
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Exchange support: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.1 / 2.3 / 4.1
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Games, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets / Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Video call:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor frequency:0.8 / 1

Software

Exchange support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.1 / 2.3 / 4.1

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / microSDHC
Included memory card size:2
Internal Memory:2024 / 512
Internal RAM:512
Internal ROM:1024
Internal storage capacity:2
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call:No / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.34
Height :10.7
Weight:118
Width:5.9