Product Type: Motorola Smartphone
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Motorola Defy - Life-proof but definitely not Naomi-proof!!
Member Name: NaomiRuth6
Advantages: Looks nice, Runs apps.
Disadvantages: Constantly breaking, Not Life-proof, Not Shatter-proof, Definitely not Indestructible! Expensive.
I recently upgraded my phone contract to a Motorola Defy, the phone that's meant to be indestructible: shatterproof, waterproof, dance floor proof, dust proof and made from Gorilla Glass.
The phone is ran by Android software, which I've never had any problems with before. But this specific Motorola software tends to be quite slow and freezes a lot. I'm an active Facebook-er and the phone would struggle to load up any page when not connected to Wi-fi! Some of the Apps also take forever to load. The battery is also rubbish and only lasts half a day! (Although I do use my phone a lot!!)
After one week, the phone dropped out of my pocket and landed on new tarmac. The screen shattered into a hundred pieces. This was not covered by warranty even though the phone is meant to be 'shatterproof' and made from Gorilla Glass. (So I had to pay £140 to have a new screen fitted!). Gorrilla Glass = Waste of time.
The phone also started getting very hot when charged for over 30 minutes. It would get so hot that I couldn't physically pick it up! I didn't think this would effect the use of the phone, but then after taking it off of charge it turned itself off and wouldn't turn back on. This was covered by warranty and the phone was returned, and deemed 'unfix-able' so I was issued with a brand new one.
I thought it was fantastic that I was given a new phone, until the main speaker stopped working the following week. After some online research I discovered that this is an extremely common problem. Motorola once again replaced the phone.
You would think this would be the last of my problems, but no. The next problem was the camera. The camera went black and would not work at all. Again, I returned the phone to Motorola and was given another one!
I didn't dare check if the phone is actually waterproof or dust proof, as none of the other features seemed to work! I have now given up with this phone and gone back to using the trusty iPhone. I definitely wouldn't recommend the Motorola Defy! Not worth the money!
Summary: Nice looking phone but shame its not all what its made out to be! Thumbs down from me!
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