Product Type: Motorola Smartphone
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Outstanding phone, quality with added protection!
Member Name: Steeley123
Advantages: Smooth user interface, external safety features, inexpensive, customisable, compact smartphone
Disadvantages: Low battery life, poor video camera, not overly attractive.
I recently upgraded to this phone, mainly due to the advertisements about the phone being 'indestructible' and 'festival-proof' and so far the phone is living up to its, very ambitious, titles.
I am a very clumsy person, especially when it comes to phones and I go through them outrageously quickly, previous phones have lasted less than 2 weeks. But this phone is withstanding the tests it is put to; dropping into puddles, being thrown around on hard surfaces and lengthy periods of time in damp conditions. The locking mechanism on the back of the phone holds everything together and even after a mammoth fall the phone stays powered up and nothing comes out of place, there are also various rubber caps over the 3.5mm headphone socket and USB socket that create a useful water-tight casing.
Another great protective feature that has been added by the geniuses at Motorola is the scratch and shatter proof (Gorilla) glass above the phones screen which does not create any sensitivity issues with the touch screen and the high resolution screen is kept safe.
Now, about the actual software and various features of the Motorola Defy. This Android (OS 2.2) smartphone has 512MB of RAM and so is anything but sluggish. The many home screens allow you to customise and add apps from the thousands available from the easy-to-use Android market. The 5MP camera with flash gives great quality pictures with image stabilizing features. Although the video camera is of adequate quality (VGA) and so the phone isn't recommended for avid video takers.
The battery life isn't overly impressive as I have experienced that the phone requires charging almost every night, although I do use the phone for many high-battery draining activities; surfing the web, playing games and phone calls.
Connectivity on the Defy is excellent and surfing the web without the use of WiFi connection is very fast, web pages take around 1-3 seconds to load at good network signal. The internet tethering feature on the phone, I find, is very useful when travelling with my laptop as I can surf the web and download files at around 200kb/sec on average.
An all-round bargain!
Summary: A recommended phone to anyone who is quite clumsy and wants an inexpensive, high quality smartphone
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