Motorola Defy (MB525) Resistance in all Fields
Motorola has marketed Motorola Defy as one of the robust and durable smartphone available in the market which can withstand spillages, raindrops etc. The phone is indeed robust and will suit users who tend to live a rugged life. The durability of Motorola Defy is quite impressive and it was first said that the phone will meet IP67 standards. Motorola ultimately decided against giving any specific protection rating to the phone. Your phone is protected against water immersion up to 1 meter. Read on to know the minute details of Motorola Defy.
Motorola Defy Design and Display
At a first glance, you will find the phone is pretty compact. The phone is comfortable to handle easily slips into your pocket. The finish of the phone is in tough plastics which makes it look quite attractive. With curved edges, the phone is comfortable to hold and around the phone you will find the traditional power/standby, volume control buttons. Motorola Defy is available in two colors – all black and white on black. The phone measures 107 x 59 x 13.4 mm and is quite light weighing just 118 grams. The phone comes in with rubber plugs fitted in to protect its ports.
The 3.7 inch TFT capacitive touch-screen is competent of displaying 16M colors of 480×854 pixels. The display is equipped with an accelerometer and proximity sensors. The screen has enough pixel density which makes even the smallest text look sharp and the gorilla glass display protects the phone from stuffs which tend to mar its design. The display comes with MotoBlur UI with Live Widgets, which gives updates about news, social networking etc.
Motorola Defy Specs
Motorola Defy is powered by TI OMAP3610 800MHz processor and uses the Android OS 2.1 platform which can be upgraded to 2.2. We found the OS to be slightly outdated as compared to 2.2 and something which needs to be improved upon, especially when the demand for Android handsets have witnessed massive rise of late. One can store large call details, thanks to the 2GB internal memory storage capacity. The memory can be increased to 32GB with the help of a microSD card. Some of the other technical specifications of the phone are
* Alert Types: Vibration;MP3 WAV ringtones
* Speakerphone: Yes
* Games: Yes, + downloadable
* CPU: TI OMAP3610 800MHz processor
Motorola Defy Connectivity and Networking
Buyers look for smartphones which offers them robust connectivity and networking facilities since the phones are an alternative to your desktops and laptops which you cannot carry all the time. Connectivity and networking is seamless with Motorola Defy with the phone supporting both 2G (GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900) 3G (HSDPA 900 / 2100) networks.
There is also support GPRS (Class 12 4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), EDGE (Class 12) and Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n). There is infrared port, but you will not complain about it since the phone is equipped with Bluetooth 2.1 along with A2DP profile. Browser quality in the phone is highly impressive, thanks to flash support.
Motorola Defy Multimedia
Defy comes with a FM radio with RDS whose user interface is quite simple and easy to operate. You can save as many as 10 of your favorite radio stations. But there is no option to play the radio on the loudspeaker. The video player of the phone is simple and attractive. We were slightly disappointed to find to find out that higher resolution videos needing more processing power than the phone can offer.
Motorola Defy Camera
The phone is equipped with a 5 mega-pixel camera which lets you snap pictures of resolution 2592?1944 pixels. The camera is equipped with auto-focus and LED flash. But we were depressed to find that in spite having flash support, picture quality was not great in dim light. Video offering is also not too great either. You can record videos@ 30 fps.
Motorola Defy Release Date
The phone was announced in September 2010 and was released in October 2010.
Motorola Defy Battery
The phone is equipped with a standard Li-Po 1540 mAh battery which offers a talk time of nearly 6 hours and a stand by time of nearly 200 hours.
Motorola Defy Price and Verdict
In the USA, the phone is available for $ 450 (approx) while in the UK it is available for £260 (approx). In India the phone can be snapped at Rs 25,000. Motorola Defy is one of the toughest smartphone available in the market and users, who are looking for a rough and tough product, should give it a serious thought.
|FORM FACTOR||Touch tablet|
|OPERATING SYSTEM (EARLIEST)||Android v2.1|
|OPERATING SYSTEM (LATEST)||Android v2.1|
|DEVICE EMULATOR IMAGE||SDK add-on|
|ADDITIONAL NAVIGATION CONTROL||None|
|SIZE, DIAGONAL||3.7 in|
|GENERALIZED DISPLAY SIZE||Normal|
|DISPLAY RESOLUTION||FWVGA (480 x 854)|
|GENERALIZED PIXEL DENSITY||High (240 dpi)|
|PRIMARY DISPLAY ORIENTATION||Portrait|
|WAN: VOICE BANDS||GSM 850/900/1800/1900,
|WAN: DATA BEARERS||GPRS/EDGE Class 12,
v2.1 + EDR
|USB||USB 2.0 High Speed|
|CAMERA RESOLUTION (MAX)||5 megapixels (2592 x 1456)|
|CAMERA ZOOM (MAX)||5x|
|IMAGE CAPTURE FORMATS||JPEG|
|ADDITIONAL CAMERA FEATURES||Anti-banding,
|MEDIA FORMATS||Android core media formats|
|VIDEO RECORDING RESOLUTION (MAX)||VGA (640 x 480)|
|VIDEO RECORDING FRAME RATE||30 fps|
|VIDEO PLAYBACK RESOLUTION (MAX)||VGA (640 x 480)|
|VIDEO PLAYBACK FRAME RATE||30 fps|
|OPENGL RENDERER||PowerVR SGX 530|
Processor and memory
|PROCESSOR CLOCK SPEED||Up to 800 MHz|
|SECURE STORAGE||2 GB|
|REMOVABLE SHARED STORAGE TYPE||microSDHC|
|REMOVABLE SHARED STORAGE SIZE (MAX)||32 GB|
|AMBIENT LIGHT SENSOR||Yes|
|ADOBE FLASH SUPPORT||Adobe Flash Lite®|
|LOCATION SERVICES||Assisted GPS,