The Motorola Defy is one of the prime contributors to the natural erosion of face-to-face social interaction. We can thank the synchronization and digital social networking powerhouse MOTOBLUR for that, which outfits the Defy with endless social networking capabilities and Internet-related operations. In September, Motorola unveiled the Milestone 2 and the DEFY. While the Milestone 2 is little more than a facelift of the original, the DEFY is something rather special.
The Motorola Defy is all screen—a 3.7-inch capacitive, scratch proof screen, that is. The phone’s screen has a WVGA resolution, which was very crisp, offering excellent web and gallery browsing, and video playback. How scratch proof is the Defy’s Corning Gorilla Glass Display? We took the end of a paper clip, pressed it on the screen as hard as we could, and proceeded to grind it as hard as we could, only to find a flawlessly smooth screen with not even a nick. The Motorola Defy’s touch screen is also very sensitive to touch, and overall proved to be one of the better displays in this price range.
Inside the phone, which has a rather basic look and is held together with screws and a tight seal around the battery cover, is an Android smartphone that ships with Android 2.1. It means losing out on things like Adobe Flash support, although Motorola has confirmed an update to 2.2 will arrive in the first quarter of 2011 (we hope that they will actually change this to 2.3, but we shall have to wait and see). Either way, Flash support should be coming soon. The tough screen is highly responsive and helped along by an 800MHz processor, which if the Milestone 1 is anything to go by, should be easy to overclock to 1GHz and beyond. But, even before the overclockers get to work, the DEFY is no slouch and overclocking is not neccesary. Any apparent slowness is more likely down to Motorola’s home screen, but there are loads of third-party ones you can switch to via Android Market.
Like any other Android phone, the Motorola Defy incorporates the classic Menu, Home, Back, and Search buttons at the bottom of the LCD screen, and the phone has a small volume control switch on the right side. The 5-megapixel camera and LED flash are mounted on the back of the camera with protective clear filters, and the only other noteworthy trait about the Motorola Defy is that the thing is one of the smallest Android phones on the market, next to Sony Ericsson’s Minis.
Recently, Motorola introduced its latest Android handset for T-Mobile, the Motorola Defy.
Check out the Motorola Defy Overview video,