The Motorola Defy is a highly functional Android smartphone with a twist. It is actually waterproof and dustproof, it provides all the bells and whistles you’d expect to find a modern Android powered smartphone. Therefore, it makes an ideal choice for those who work outside or live a hectic lifestyle and are looking for a phone to suit their needs but do not want to sacrifice its features.
The handset measures 107x 59x 18.4 mm whilst weighing in at an extremely pocket friendly 118 grams. It boasts a 3.7 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen which operates within 480x 854 pixels in which 16,000,000 individual colours are displayed. The screen is manufactured from gorilla glass which protects it from scratches, and adds to the durable aspect of the phone. It has a touch-sensitive shortcut panel and supports multi-touch input which allows features such as pinch to zoom to function. Proximity and accelerometer sensors are also included as standard, the latter of which allows users to rotate the on screen imagery dependent on the angle at which the phone is held.
2 GB of internal storage is provided as standard alongside 512 MB RAM. There is also an integrated microSD slot which comes with a pre-installed 2 GB memory card which can hold a decent number of files be they music tracks, video clips, documents or additional downloaded applications from the Android Market. Should further storage be required, this can be replaced with a memory card of up to 32 GB, meaning that users can potentially store their entire digital music collection on their phone along with numerous other files.
The Motorola Defy utilises several connectivity methods to stay connected to the optimum networks all times. Class 12 versions of both GPRS and EDGE keep the Motorola Defy connected to the appropriate cellular networks in all but the most isolated regions. In order to browse the Internet, an HSDPA connection provides download speeds of up to 7.2 mega bytes per second in areas where 3G coverage is available. An enhanced browsing experience can be achieved however, by utilising the Wi-Fi capabilities of the phone. This is available whenever users have access to local wireless networks. Additionally, the standard Bluetooth and micro USB connections are included which allow users to connect the handset to compatible hardware devices.
The Motorola Defy comes with a useful 5 mega-pixel digital camera which operates within a pixel resolution of 2592x 1944 resulting in superb quality of the resulting photos. Autofocus, image stabilisation and an LED flash are all included to improve the quality of the photos whilst simultaneously simplifying the task of taking them. An additional method of image capture is provided in the form of VGA video capture at 30 frames per second.
Android 2.1 (Eclair) is the operating system of choice, however this is upgradeable to later versions. An 800 MHz processor is on hand to provide the power to run demanding applications with ease and also keeps the interface running quickly and smoothly. The Motorola Defy is packed with applications in numerous categories such as social networking integration, multimedia compatibility and even productivity tools for the workplace.
The added bonus of being waterproof and dustproof means that the Motorola Defy is likely to appeal to countless users who have been waiting for such a device, but do not want to sacrifice functionality to achieve this.