Motorola Defy review

Social networking shares centre stage with a rugged build and clever music features

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Motorola Defy review: Messaging

As well as the social networking messaging features, you can create and send SMS and email messages, of course. Setting up email is often a simple matter of adding address and password. In many cases the Defy can do the rest, though you may have to add incoming and outgoing servers manually.

Choose Messaging from the apps menu and your Facebook, Twitter and any other social networking services are accessible as well email and SMS. A universal inbox brings messages to one location.

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What's nice about this is that, if you've linked contacts together, you can send replies using a service other than the one a message came from. This might be handy if you want to reach someone quickly by SMS regardless of how the original message was sent.

Where SMS is concerned, there's a good threaded view of messages we really like.

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We've already noted that the capacitive screen is very responsive to the touch. When it comes to entering text for any kind of messaging you've got the usual QWERTY keyboards in portrait and widescreen modes.

The Motorola Defy offer Swype as an alternative to tapping individually at keys. This can be really fast to use, but it's easy to switch back to good old tappity-tap if you prefer.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodTouchscreen
Wireless LANYes
Contract TypeSIM-free
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported32 GB
Built-in Memory2 GB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyHSDPA, EDGE, GPRS
SAR Value1.53 W/kg
GPS ReceiverYes
Cellular Generation3.5G
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 2100
Rear Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
ColourBlack, White
Operating SystemAndroid
Brand NameMotorola
Battery Talk Time6.67 Hour
Product ModelDEFY
Screen Size9.4 cm (3.7")
Screen Resolution480 x 854
Weight (Approximate)118 g
Processor ManufacturerTexas Instruments
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Operating System VersionAndroid 2.1 Eclair
Messaging TypeInstant Messaging, Email, SMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service)
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height107 mm
Width59 mm
Depth13.4 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time5702.40 Hour
ManufacturerMotorola, Inc
Product NameDEFY Smartphone
Processor Speed800 MHz
Processor TypeOMAP
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeAccelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Digital Compass
Manufacturer Part NumberSM2740AA4R8
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

MOTOROLA DEFY with MOTOBLUR automatically delivers messages and status updates, filtering everything that's not top priority. With a hi-res, edge-to-edge touch display and access to thousands of apps, it's also boredom proof. Plus, it's dustproof as well as water and scratch resistant, making it virtually lifeproof.

Package Contents
  • DEFY Smartphone
  • 2GB microSD card