Thanks to Vince at TracyAndMatt for this thorough review of the Motorola DEFY. You can read an extract review below, the entire plain text version can be read here on our website or the original review with images can be found here.
In terms of strength, Coring and Motorola have really outdone themselves in the tough tests and I am quite impressed that the Defy really is a ‘Lifeproof’ phone.”
Beginning with the front, there’s the 3.7 inch touchscreen dominating almost all of the front. Not much bezel here; it makes the device nice and compact, whilst making the screen look bigger. Above the screen there’s a small earpiece hole, proximity sensor, light sensor, and notification LED. Below it there’s a touch sensitive row of standard Android buttons – menu, home, back and search.On the left, there are some industrial looking screws, and a stubby little volume rocker. On the right, there’s three more screws, and a rubber sealed micro USB port for charging and syncing that sits behind a beefy plastic door.
The Motorola Defy joins the onslaught of devices that Motorola are pushing into the Android space, but their designs have been quite different and interesting (such as the Backflip or the XT720). The Defy seems to continue the trend of uniqueness – Motorola have designed this one to ‘defy’ water, dust, sharp objects and even the occasional hard drop. Getting the Defy for review built up a bit of excitement in me as I knew it would be fun to test the claims!