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Motorola Defy plus

alaTest has collected and analyzed 987 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the design and value for money are overall positive. The usability and screen also get good comments. Reviews are divided on the reliability, while some have doubts about the camera and responsiveness.

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

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Motorola Defy plus

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 55 user reviews of Motorola Defy plus from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

78% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Amazon.com review summary for Motorola Defy plus

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Motorola Defy plus from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

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reliability

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Motorola Defy MB525 MB855 BF5X External Battery Charger w/ USB Output + Exclusive Black And Green Color Key Chain KitMOTOROLA DEFY PLUS 2GB BLACK FACTORY UNLOCKED GSM DEFY+ IP67 RUGGED TOUGH PHONE

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Motorola DEFY+ Review

 

Motorola's first try at rugged smartphones was the IP67 certified DEFY and now they've launched its successor, the DEFY+. It's got the same form factor, but the internals seem to have been modified. This one sports a faster processor and a newer...

The Motorola DEFY+ is priced at Rs. 19,490 (MRP) and Rs. 17,990 (MOP) which keeps it in the same price bracket of the Xperia Active. Besides the 720p limitation and relatively less vivid display, the DEFY+ covers all departments pretty well. It's a...

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Motorola Defy+ review

 

When Motorola released the first-generation Defy in September 2010, it was an unusual proposition: an Android 2.2 handset that didn't totally skimp on specs but offered water, dust, and scratch resistance. You might remember that the ads for the phone...

Cell radio reception is fantastic ; Great battery life ; More likely to survive being dropped into water than other phones

Motorola's skin causes lag and generally slows the phone down ; Camera could be better ; Doesn't live up to water resistance claims ; Screen sensitivity issues are very frustrating

It's not too defiant, but resists more than most handsets

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Motorola DEFY+ Review

 

Introduced at the end of last year, the original Motorola DEFY was a fun and compact Android model from the Schaumburg-based company. It managed to stand out from the crowd by being both rugged and well feature-packed. Among its key features, one could...

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Motorola Defy+ is finally here

 

Motorola mobility has finally handed over its fate to Google yesterday and we cannot wait to see what this acquisition holds for the growing bubble of smartphones and tablets. Motorola has unveiled the Defy +, which is touted to be the rugged...

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Motorola Defy+ review

 

So, you're looking for a rugged handset that can see you through the day-to-day struggle of your hectic life. In that case, you might be considering the Motorola Defy+. The follow up to, you guessed it, the Defy, the new handset offers a few...

Survives minor abuse, cheap as chips, great screen

Crashes a lot, slow, battery isn't great, huge Wi-Fi problems

Not a phone we'd really recommend to anyone. It's too slow and unreliable, which invalidates all the good things about it. If you REALLY need a rugged phone, then this might be an option, but don't expect to want to live with it for two years.

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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

We wanted to be very impressed by the Motorola Defy+, but in the end the update just doesn't do enough to get us going. We'd almost suggest that if you want a Defy you plump for the older model – it'll be cheaper and you won't be losing out on a great...

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Motorola Defy+ Android phone

 

In late 2010, Motorola released the world's first rugged Android smartphone, the Motorola Defy. Fast forward almost 12 months later and the company ha...

Ruggedised: water and dust resistant ; Very competitive price ; Swype keyboard

Below average performance ; Motoblur software is mandatory ; No major upgrades over original

The Motorola Defy+ remains the only option if you want an Android phone that will resist the elements. We love the fact is is water and dust resistant, but Motorola's Motoblur software remains mandatory and the Defy+ isn't as fast or user-friendly as...

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Motorola Defy+ Review

 

When it comes to rugged phones, there's none smarter nor faster

Need a phone to take scuba diving? Or maybe you're just congenitally clumsy? Either way, the Defy+, the update to 2010’s Defy, is for you. Unlike most rugged phones, this one is clever enough to be ca

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Motorola Defy+ hands-on

 

If your middle name is butterfingers and you're tired of reading texts through a cracked screen, the Defy+ has a tough-nut exterior that should bring you peace of mind.

Tough enough to withstand a beating ; Beefiest chip of all Motorola Defy devices ; Micro SD card slot

Gorilla Glass makes the touchscreen feel unresponsive ; Motoblur interface

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Motorola Defy+ review

 

Last year's Motorola DEFY was one of our favourite phones; its rugged construction meant it was built to take a few knocks, and a large screen, 5-megapixel camera and cheap contract price made it a sure-fire Budget Buy winner. The Defy+ is quite a...

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

Product Specifications

Camera

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:Unknown

Configuration

Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes

Connectivity

A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
EASY USE PHONE: No
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Operator:O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes
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