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Motorola DEFY

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3206 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 durability and size. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed reviews about the reception. There are some less positive reviews about the apps and reliability.

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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. People are impressed by the screen and price. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the reception and GPS navigation, and the apps and reliability get negative comments.

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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

Sep, 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. People are impressed by the screen and durability. The usability and portability also get good comments. 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

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

Republic Wireless and Motorola Defy XT are a solid combo for just $19/month (review)

 

Summary: The fees for service from the top four US wireless carriers keep rising and MVNO options are getting more and more attractive. Republic Wireless offers a solid alternative with a decent Android smartphone for $19 per month.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: GSM Arena (gsmarena.com)

Motorola DEFY review: Drag and drop

 

World’s first durable Android smartphone, Scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass screen, dustproof and water-resistant (no official certification), 3.7" capacitive TFT touchscreen of WVGA (480 x 854) resolution, 16M colors, Quad-band GSM/EDGE, HSDPA 900/2100,...

Android 2.1 is an outdated OS version, Limited storage for installing apps, No smart dialing, No HD video recording, No DivX video support out of the box, Equalizer controls are not within the music player, No secondary video-call camera

We’ve always known Androids to be friendly creatures. And the Motorola DEFY gives us no reason to think otherwise. The whole rugged thing is purely for self defense – protection from the elements. And the best thing is it’s tough but doesn’t look it....

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Motorola Defy (T-Mobile) Review

 

An impressively durable design, high-res display, and solid performance make this a tempting Android phone at just $99.

Gorilla Glass display resistant to scratches, Chassis keeps out water and dirt, Solid performance for the price, High resolution screen, Good battery life, Wi-Fi calling

Camera images and video are dark and grainy, Motoblur clutters UI, No HSPA+ data, Only 2GB of internal storage

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Dylan Tweney (wired.com)

Review: Motorola Defy

 

Who woulda thought Motorola would churn out a rugged smartphone that actually makes calls?

Compact enough to fit in a pocket without causing embarrassing bulges. Surprisingly resistant to liquid immersion. Lightweight. Whaddya know — a smartphone that actually works well for voice calling

Lightweight plastic body screams “middlebrow,” not “sophisticate.” Barely enough battery to last through a typical day. Cluttered with widgets you probably won’t use (but which are easy enough to delete). One generation behind the most recent Android...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Chris Ziegler (engadget.com)

Motorola Defy review

 

The Android landscape's certainly getting crowded, isn't it? We can still vividly remember the days when the T-Mobile G1 was the only game in town, and

Looks sharp ; Withstands scratches, splashes, short falls ; Reasonably fast

Motoblur still sucks ; Battery cover is tricky ; No physical camera key

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Motorola Defy (T-Mobile)

 

The first great rugged, waterproof smartphone, the T-Mobile Motorola Defy is the handset to get if you're rough on your stuff.

Waterproof and rugged. Awesome speakerphone.

Motoblur makes the OS a bit sluggish. No HSPA+. No hotspot mode.

Media and Conclusions Motorola's custom music player automatically loads album art and lyrics from the Internet, something you don't see on other Android phones. That's pretty neat. It supports all the usual unprotected music formats, including MP3,...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Nicole Lee (cnet.com)

Motorola Defy (T-Mobile) review: Motorola Defy (T-Mobile)

 

While there are many rugged handsets like the Casio G'zOne Ravine and the Sonim XP3 Quest , not many of them are smartphones. In fact, we can only think of one--the Motorola i1 , an Android smartphone available from both Boost Mobile and Sprint Nextel....

The Motorola Defy is tough enough to withstand everyday hazards with its tough Gorilla glass and rugged exterior. Features include a 5-megapixel camera, a music player, Wi-Fi calling, and GPS, and it ships with Android 2.1. Call quality is excellent.

The Motorola Defy doesn't take very good pictures and its rough-and-tumble aesthetic isn't for everyone. We also wished we didn't have to activate the Motoblur account to use the phone.

The Motorola Defy is a great midtier Android smartphone, especially for those who need a phone to be a little more protected against life's everyday mishaps.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Motorola DEFY Review

 

Motorola's Android beginning on T-Mobile goes way back to the CLIQ which was launched well over a year ago and was consequently followed with the CLIQ XT last spring – with the CHARM being the most recent addition. In all honesty, those devices lacked...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: bree (newlaunches.com)

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...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: cellphones.ca (cellphones.ca)

Motorola Defy

 

Motorola, the cell phone company with nine lives, delivers to the market yet another Android-powered smartphone for review. Proudly named the Motorola Defy, this touchscreen candybar phone would make Captain Kirk blush, if only he had this kind of...

Aug, 2011

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera:No / Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5

Navigation

GPS: Yes