Review: Motorola Defy
Touch sensitivity was no problem on the Motorola Defy. Occasionally, the homescreens might lag a bit behind my swiping actions, but this was usually just after I powered up the phone, while all the Motoblur widgets are synchronizing. Once that was done, the phone responded quickly.
The touch buttons beneath the screen and the capacitive screen itself both worked well when wet. Capacitive technology does not work fully submerged in water, but after a second or two out of the pool, the phone responded with no trouble, even while there were still large drops on the phone's face. So, this is not the phone for SCUBA diving, more for living through a rainy year in Seattle.
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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.
Feb 9, 2022
Samsung today announced its lineup of flagship phones for 2022: the Galaxy S22 series. The top-end S22 Ultra sees the biggest changes as it essentially absorbs Samsung's Note series with an integrated S Pen stylus and a more Note-like shape and design, instead of the Contour Cut design of the other models.
Nov 15, 2022
Qualcomm has announced its newest top-end chip, intended to power most flagship-level Android phones in 2023. As expected, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is more powerful and power-efficient across the board (compared to Gen 1), but the most impressive improvements and new features involve AI.
Motorola has a new $500 phone and it's kind of a big deal. While Motorola has been successful with more affordable phones lately, not since 2017 have all of the big three US carriers offered a Motorola phone over $400.