Motorola Defy review

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

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Motorola Defy review: Battery, apps and maps

The 1500mAh battery the Motorola Defy is equipped with enough power to keep it going for a fair old time. We managed a day between charges easily, and when we left the phone on standby for a couple of days just picking up the odd SMS, the battery barely seemed to deplete at all.

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That matters a lot for a handset as connected and media rich as this one. Make full use of its always-on social media updates, media playback and the GPS, and you might still get through a day between charges.

If you want to keep an eye on data usage, there's a Data Manager in the Settings area, where you can get a tally of data used and also optimise how and when a data connection is used.

Motorola defy

Motorola defy

The obligatory GPS and Google Maps are present with navigation and we didn't have a problem getting or maintaining a fix.

Motorola has added a fair few additional applications too. We've already noted a link to the Amazon MP3 store, and there's also a little app called Cardock, which provides a nifty six-icon screen for use when driving – with one of the six icons customisable.

Motorola defy

Motorola defy

There is also a file manager and, for those who want to do a bit of work on the move, a copy of QuickOffice for working with Microsoft Office documents.


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