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Motorola DEFY

Posted
Sep 1, 2010
Market status
Released
Release date
Oct 12, 2010

US carrier availability

Discontinued: T-Mobile

Pros

  • Water-resistant phone

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (265 ppi)
  • Single-core processor
  • Too little RAM memory (512 MB RAM)
  • Low-resolution camera (5 megapixels)
  • Low-resolution video capture
  • No front-facing camera

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Description

The Motorola DEFY, as the name suggests, is not afraid to be dropped, scratched (Gorilla Glass), used in a sand storm, or submersed in water up to 3 feet (1 meter). It is powered by Android 2.2, it has a 3.7" touch display, 5MP camera, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, microSDHC card slot and speakerphone.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (2.2, 2.1)
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.21 x 2.32 x 0.53 inches (107 x 59 x 13.4 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.16 oz (118 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
  • Rugged:
      • Water, Dust resistant
    • IP certified:
      • IP 67

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 3.7 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 480 x 854 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 265 ppi
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 59.87 %
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass)

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 5 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Scenes, Effects
  • Camcorder:
      • 640x480 (VGA)

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • TI OMAP3630
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8
  • Graphics processor:
      • PowerVR SGX530
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 512 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 2 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 6.66 hours
      the average is 11 h (675 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 16.7 days (400 hours)
      the average is 20 days (477 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 6.66 hours
      the average is 15 h (902 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 16.7 days (400 hours)
      the average is 23 days (550 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1540 mAh

Multimedia

  • Radio:
      • FM
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, Photobucket, MySpace, Picasa/Google+, Twitter

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 900, 1700/2100, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Other:
    • DLNA, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Service lights (Multiple color), Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 250

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as Motorola MB525, Motorola ME525


Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Motorola DEFY


Differences:
  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • TI OMAP3610

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