Summary: Not going into details, just summary: Pros: Extremely sturdy, shock proof, water proof Value for money Good call quality Cons: Slow processor, only 512 MB RAM not enough for newer applications
Summary: The phone is fine. The only problem is USB-cover. It looks like NOT waterproof, because of loose fit. So, I would say - weatherproof, NOT waterproof off the box. To make this phone waterproof IP67 the USB cover has to fit more securely.
Summary: Bought this for my parents in law - not big performance freaks. Although this phone doe's not perform as the new quad core monsters. It is still a very good for the money, clear screen, user friendly control. For me the drawback was the lack of multi locale support (I live in Israel) so in order to make the menus in Hebrew you need to burn new ROM for the phone.
Summary: Already took a beating- fell on treadmill track at a fast walk pace and shot off the back end into a wall- no damage whatsoever. However, it came with a European style plug on the recharger - Beats me why they would ship such a thing to an address in Minnesota. Lucky, my son had an extra US recharger, so I'm good to go.
Summary: Switched service providers and had to buy a new phone. I like the rugged style phones that I don't have to worry about spilling a drink on or dropping on the floor. My old phone was a Casio Commando and it was truly a rugged outdoor phone. I had it for 3 years and bounced it off the concrete several times and got it wet a few times and it held up great. The Motorola Defy is a descent rugged phone but it does not feel as rugged as the Commando.
Summary: My guy likes this phone.. I got it for him for his birthday, however, the charger that came with it was some weird thing that doesn't even have a plug connection.. looks more like something that plugs into something else.. like a stereo system... no clue.. looked foreign and can't use.. my guy likes the phone only because I kept hearing him say, "Oh, NICE.. OH, I like that.. oh wow.. this is cool.. " So he likes it...
Summary: Pros: - Worked with my T-Mo SIM right out of the box! No extra set-up needed. - Built tough. I've dropped it twice so far and got a little water on it, no problems. - Smooth and snappy, I turned off auto update on apps and data sync, noticed better performance instantly. - Great speaker! Its bright and crisp and LOUD! - Phone functions are above-average: Clear call quality with good signal strength, have yet to experience a dropped call.
Summary: I loved my old Motorola Defy 525 so much that I upgraded to this one. Everything loaded and worked seamlessly, but I do not get a signal in my home or office, where my 525 has 3-4 bars. Outside of those locations, it worked great, but I had to return the phone for those reasons. Because of a couple other reception reviews I have read, I have decided not to try this phone again, but will have trouble finding one that I am as happy with.
Summary: I bought this as my first real smartphone since I am too cheap to sign a long term contract. A lot of the others I looked at under the $200 range didn't rate as well. I am please with it's performance so far but would have like a little bigger screen. Otherwise this is a durable phone with all the feature I wanted and the ability to select alot of the apps I wanted to try.