Excerpt: Kick it. Drop it. Scratch it. Bury it. Sink it. The first "rugged" Android phone for consumers, the Motorola Defy ($99 online with a two-year contract) can withstand all this and more. It sports a sturdy build, sealed ports, and a Corning Gorilla Glass display.
Excerpt: While other phones are going large, Motorola is taking things in a different direction: small and tough. The new Motorola Defy is a compact Android phone that wisely eschews the gigantism of other smartphones. Instead of the HTC Evo’s 4.3-inch screen or the Dell Streak’s 5-incher (please!
Pros: Compact enough to fit in a pocket without causing embarrassing bulges. Surprisingly resistant to liquid immersion. Lightweight. Whaddya know — a smartphone that actually works well for voice calling!
Cons: Lightweight plastic body screams “middlebrow,” not “sophisticate.” Barely enough battery to last through a typical day. Cluttered with widgets you probably won’t use (but which are easy enough to delete). One generation behind the most recent Android version.
Summary: It may not be classy, but the Defy is fun, eye-catching and individual, its big screen and small size making for a great combination This is Android at its multi-touch, intuitive best - not the very latest iteration, true, but 2.1 ain't bad The five-megapixel camera with flash isn't outstanding, but...
Pros: Neat, distinctive styling, strong features and big screen
Cons: Slightly low-rent looking, and processor very occasionally seemed slow
Excerpt: Motorola, the cell phone company with nine lives, delivers to the market yet another Android-powered smartphone for review. Proudly named the Motorola Defy, this touchscreen candybar phone would make Captain Kirk blush, if only he had this kind of technology.