Pros: - Gorilla glass and water/dust proof cover take a beating - Strong and fast wi-fi connection - Takes sharp pictures in daylight, or with bright lights - Small size fits everywhere - Very touch sensitive, quick response for texting or web browsing
Cons: - Camera is slow, slow, slow & takes bad pictures at night or low light - Freezes up often and/or crashes - Have to have a motoblur account. - Bloatware (T-mobile)
Summary: I love this phone. I like the durability and ease of use, but I could do with a little more battery life. It makes you sign up for Motoblur before you can use it, but once I did I used the phone as normal. (I still haven't used the motoblur functions, lol.
The motorola defy is not worth the price. There are better smart phones!
3 June 2012
Summary: I purchased this phone because of the fact that it is dust proof- but the terrible things about using this phone do not make it worth buying just because it is dust proof. It is hard to text on this phone, and the battery life is terrible. Sometimes, the phone shuts off for no reason at all and reboots. I would never buy this phone again. Not worth the 250.00 I paid for it.
Excerpt: I had this phone 5 times. It glitched 4 and it fell in the sewer one time. We are still paying for the phone, make that phones! I would recommend a Samsung over this phone, they are one of the best phones the only problem is it's battery on the vibrant. They last longer and don't look like a piece of trash.!
Excerpt: I'm using this phone in conjunction with Republic Wireless service. You can read that review here: http://www.viewpoints.com/Republic-Wireless-review-86e917 This is the only phone you can use right now on Republic's service, so it was my one and only choice. I'm not sure if I would have chosen this phone otherwise. It's a bare bones smartphone. It imports my email, surfs the web, texts, and calls just fine. I use a lot of apps on it, and it doesn't usually have trouble.
Summary: Its a nice sturdy phone, great for those spending time outdoors. There are, however, couple of minor, and one major issues with it. Minor things first: 1) The battery inside is a bit loose, and rattles when the phone is shaken. An easy fix is to put a piece of folded paper under the cover. 2) Motorola is known for slow releases of updates. Current factory 2.1 rom is not the best for sure. One of the issues is being unable to end the call when the screen is off.