Motorola intros the RAZR-like ELECTRIFY 2 and rugged DEFY XT for U.S. Cellular

Motorola intros the RAZR-like ELECTRIFY 2 and rugged DEFY XT for U.S. Cellular
Sure, they’re the fifth seeded wireless carrier in the country, but you can’t count out regional carrier U.S. Cellular from nabbing its fair share of wonderful Android smartphones. Well, Motorola announced today the availability of two new devices that are expected to become available as early as today.

First one up to serve is the Motorola ELECTRIFY 2, the follow up successor to the original ELECTRIFY from last year, which is available online through the carrier’s web site for $199.99 right now – though, in store availability is set for Friday, August 3rd. Similar to Verizon’s DROID RAZR, the Motorola ELECTRIFY 2 has all the awesome specs to make it a standout leader amongst the carrier's existing crop.

In fact, this beauty boasts many of the exquisite elements that we find with Verizon’s DROID RAZR – like its svelte 8.4mm body, invisible splash-guard coasting, and Kevlar strong backing. Beyond that, its specs sheet is able to impress thanks to its 4.3” qHD ColorBoost display, dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 8-megapixel rear camera, and 1080p video capture. On the software side, customers will be pleased to know it’s running Android 4.0 Ice cream Sandwich out of the box – with Motorola’s SMARTACTIONS functionality to extend its performance and battery life.

With the Motorola DEFY XT, it’s a ruggedized Android smartphone that’ll no doubt withstand some of the harshest of punishment because it’s water-resistant and dustproof. Other features of the handset include a scratch-resistant 3.7” display, single-core 1GHz processor, and a 5-megapixel camera. However, it should be noted that it’ll be flaunting Android 2.3 Gingerbread out of the box. For those interested in this one, it’ll be available for purchase online and in stores for $99.99 with a contract starting tomorrow, August 2nd.

source: Motorola & US Cellular

Related phones

  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Battery 1780 mAh(10h 3G talk time)
  • Display 3.7" 480 x 854 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 1 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1650 mAh(5.5h talk time)



1. Roomaku

Posts: 278; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

Isn't the Defy Xt also going to be on Republic Wireless? Hmm something about the Electrify reminds me of Nokia can't quite put my finger on it.

9. qwertypoor

Posts: 72; Member since: Jun 09, 2012

Exactly reminded me of Nokia to for some reason thought I was only one

2. JcHnd

Posts: 281; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

The Defy XT it's the Defy+... with a better face....

3. Yankchef

Posts: 76; Member since: Feb 03, 2012

+1 photon q on this one as far as a successor goes...

4. SonyFTW2020

Posts: 311; Member since: May 03, 2012

I agree that the q is nice but it has some downsides like locked sim and its on sprint only. Hopefully the battery on the Electrify 2 is really large like the razr or close to it.....And hopefully that 1.2 dual core processor is a snapdragon S4.... :(

6. MingLiangChen

Posts: 329; Member since: Jul 06, 2012

If the Electrify 2 packs the same specs as the Chinese variant (RAZR V) , it would probably have the same TI OMAP as RAZR. This phone is specwise similar to RAZR , but it comes in different eye-catching colours

5. gemmabba

Posts: 51; Member since: May 09, 2011

a bit out of topic...the audio sampling from the video really sounds like the guitar from Map of Problematique - Muse

7. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

looks like the ColorBoost Display is the Display of choice for Moto all the time now. o:

8. SonyFTW2020

Posts: 311; Member since: May 03, 2012

not a bad thing either....... kinda cool :)

11. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i hope motorola will be back in the Philippines smartphone world!!! they make awesome and durable phones!!!

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