With a 3.7-inch screen, the Motorola Defy is able to handle web browsing quite well. At fullscreen view, you can't usually read much on a page, but double-tap or pinch to zoom and you are fine on that front.
The responsiveness of the screen means you can drag pages around at will, which is great for reading through longer pages of text.
There's relatively little space taken up by buttons and other control clutter. You hit the Menu button when you want to open a new window or bookmark a page.
If you've got more than one window opened, it's easy to see these listed and switch between them by tapping the Menu button beneath the screen and then choosing Windows.
Android 2.1 is supplemented by Adobe Flash Lite 3. While not giving full Flash compliance, it does mean you can get some Flash content through the web browser. However, it refused to show any video from the BBC news website.
On the brighter side, there's a YouTube client, which ran really smoothly, delivering great video quality.