Pros: - Waterproof/dustproof
- Moderate processing
- Good battery
- Expandable Memory
- Inexpensive Adnroid!
Cons: - The MotoBlur software tends to slow it down
- Only 5megapixel camera.
Mobile phones have come a long way. I'm going on 23 and still remember the clumsy Brick oldschool Nokia phones. Now "Brick" means to ruin the firmware on a handset, it really is amazing how things change!
Ok. The Motorola Defy is an Android smartphone, which is small, light-weight and amzingly enough, waterproof! But with phones like the iPhone and the Galaxy S2, how does this little fella really compare? There are a few main points to discuss. The first of which makes this phone unique.
As I'm a big summer beach/yatch/pool party-er, I've always wished for a waterproof phone, and when canon brought out the waterproof camera, I knew we were not far off! But yatchie or not, dropping your expensive-looking android phone into a glass of water or a pool will ALWAYS surprise people, and will ALWAYS make you just a little bit nervous! As the screen uses static electricity from fingers and whatnot, you can't exactly use the device underwater as such, but somehow, the little guy seems to even play music underwater and record video. Having said this, I wouldn't suggest more than a dunk or two is worth the risk to show off. I get the strange feeling that the speaker in mine just isn't quite as crisp as when I left the gunners playing in the sink!
On top of it being waterproof, the screen is super strong and the case is made of some kind of rubber-type plastic. So its really durable and strong.
Lightweight yet speedy
This phone is little. I mean for an android phone it really is teenie, and really light too. With a 3.7 inch (or 9.4cm) screen, it really does feel nice to hold in your hand and it isn't encumbering in your pocket. It doesn't have the fastest processor in the world, at 800MHz, but its still very much useable in its native state. if you Root it and remove the MotoBlur software, it runs quite smooth. Its enough processor speed to run day to day apps and still have a bit left over for a game or two. At 118g, this little dude seems like quite enough compromise.
The Defy has a USB port, 3.5mm jack in the top, WIFI, Bluetooth, powersteering and aircon. All the standard features that make an android phone so pleasing. And because the screen is only small and the processor only little, its battery can last a good 2 days on average. If you don't really use it at all, it'll last you all week!
The only other problem I have with this little phone, is it only has a 5megapixel camera. It really would have been the cherry on the top if it had a swish HD camera. But its also quite a cheap phone to buy, so this makes sense. Aimed at people who are probably going to drop the phone in the mud or toilet, it makes sense not to have the phone run too many expensive tools.
It has 2GB of internal memory, and an expandable MicroSD card slot. So you can store all your photos and music on your card, and store all your facebook profiles on the phone. Great feature.
I'm extremely pleased with my little Defy. It really has defied all my expectations. An Android phone that is waterproof, light, small, a decent camera, extra memory and has a good battery life. What more could you ask for?