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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 (0.5 GB 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 5.3 oz (151 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 %
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass)

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 5 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Hardware Features:
      • Autofocus
    • Software Features:
      • Digital image stabilization
    • Shooting Modes:
      • 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.

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

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 1540 mAh
  • User replaceable:
    • Yes
  • Talk time:
    • 6.66 hours
      the average is 14 h (838 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 16.7 days (400 hours)
      the average is 16 days (389 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 6.66 hours
      the average is 16 h (954 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 16.7 days (400 hours)
      the average is 22 days (524 h)

Multimedia

  • Mirroring:
    • DLNA
  • Radio:
      • FM
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Cellular

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

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
  • Notifications:
    • Service lights (Multiple color), Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
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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
  • 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
  • Other:
    • UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Computer sync, OTA sync

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 250

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 14 Oct 2010
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        IHDP56LC3 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 1.48 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1700 MHz
    • Body:
      • 1.43 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1700 MHz

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

Despite our efforts to provide full and correct Motorola DEFY specifications, there is always a possibility of making a mistake. If you see any wrong or incomplete data, please LET US KNOW.


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