This is no protocol droid, no phone made for walks in the park. Itís the Motorola DEFY and it isnít afraid of what comes next. Good. Coming up is one of our reviews. And weíre having the pleasure of the first and only ruggedized Android GSM phone. Itís finally beginning to make sense Ė droids are dustproof, scratch and water-resistant.
But wait a minute. Thatís on the outside. Under layers of rubber and muscle, the DEFY is a true smartphone, a socialist and an entertainer.
Surviving scratches, falls and splashes is a full-time job but the Motorola DEFY promises to keep you connected too. Whether you friend or defriend, your social life is a tap away on one of those pixel-rich WVGA screens.
Other than that, itís a pretty standard Android package with all the connectivity options duly covered and good enough media support. Good-looking, social, smart and durable Ė this mid-ranger seems to have more boxes ticked than not.
The Motorola DEFY has the most recent version of the MOTOBLUR UI but the actual OS is only getting older. This phone is still stuck on …clair while the hungry smartphone crowd has its eyes on more tempting Froyo or even Gingerbread, which is just around the corner. But Motorola are making no promises about getting the DEFY suited up with a Froyo update any time soon.
Anyway, if you choose to wait in the company of a Motorola DEFY, youíre unlikely to get bored or disappointed. Itís tough when it needs to be but not in the sense of aggressive Ė let alone difficult. Itís a phone that knows its limits too. If you know up front what to expect, it should be a fair deal. After all, the Motorola DEFY isnít charging a fortune.
In any case, thereís no reason for us to wait. Hop on and let the unboxing begin.
If you're brave, you can update to CM10 or CM10.1 which is Jelly Bean. Any earpiece problem can be easily fix with a replacement part from ebay. If you like to tinker, this is a really fun phone with current ROM development.
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If you want a waterproof, shock proof, dust proof phone then the Motorola Defy is the one togo for. The Ace ships with Android 2.2 while the Defy will get upadetd to 2.2 so chances are that the Defy will stay at 2.2 while the Ace will atleast get 2.3...