Review: Motorola Defy
Nov 1, 2010, 12:32 PM by Philip Berne
The Motorola Defy is the most stylish water resistant phone around, and a real smartphone to boot. Is this the perfect companion for your next adventure?
Is It Your Type?
The Motorola DEFY is the most stylish phone you'll ever drop into a swimming pool . . . on purpose, at least. It's closest relative might be the Motorola i1, a Sprint Nextel Android phone that's also pretty tough. But the Defy has features the i1 lacks, like faster networking and a newer version of Android with all of Motorola's Motoblur improvements. Did it survive our grueling hands-on tests?
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Sep 13, 2010
Motorola today announced the Defy, its latest rugged Android phone, which will be available exclusively to T-Mobile customers. The Defy comes with a 3.7-inch, WVGA scratch-resistant touch screen in addition to protection from water and dust ingress.
Oct 10, 2023
Motorola has announced launch details for its new razr (2023). Not to be confused with the higher-end razr+ that launched earlier this year, the new razr is a more affordable model.
Jun 1, 2023
Motorola has launched two new foldable phones, creating a lineup of 2023 razr phones with flexible display technology. The higher-end razr+ has the largest outer display of a modern flip-style phone, and is the thinnest when closed.
May 30, 2023
Motorola has launched the 2023 edition of its moto g stylus 5G, a mid-range phone that offers a few extras for $400 (or less through some carriers). This year's model is more compact, with a 6.6 inch display instead of 6.8".
Question to the author, Phillip Berne
Thank you for your review of the product. Having worked on this product myself, I find it surprising and troubling to note that you had issues staying up on WiFi and using the WiFi calling feature.
Do you mind sharing with me the model and specs of your router along with the firmware version running on it so that we can conduct further tests and make the product better than it already is? Thank you.
Good luck. The Wi-Fi issue was one of the few flaws I called out on this phone, it would be great to see that fixed.
Great all the construction workers on T-Mobile!!