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Motorola DEFY+ Review

Motorola DEFY+

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Motorola DEFY+ Review
Thankfully, the Motorola DEFY+ proved to be a good performer in terms of call quality. We were pleased to hear some sweet tones through the earpiece, which also had a pretty decent loudness associated to them. The microphone could be a bit better though. While it does capture your voice strongly enough, it also makes it a bit unclear, so if you have a habit of talking very fast, the person on the other end of the line might have a bit of trouble understanding you at times.

Carrying a 1700mAh battery in its backpack, the DEFY+ will provide you with an average battery life of 7.1 hours of talk-time and 16 days of stand-by, in exchange for a full charge.


Conclusion:

Overall, the Motorola DEFY+ is not a bad smartphone by any means. What makes it a valuable offering though, is the fact that it's an IP67-certified device, designed to withstand some harsher conditions than what your typical handset is used to. Aside from the obvious advantage of being able to submerge it under water and throw it in the dust, without a single particle entering its shell, the DEFY+ is also quite usable and well-packed in terms of features. The MOTOBLUR interface looks good, brings some additional goodies for social networking freaks, and runs relatively smoothly. What more can you want from a mid-end smartphone? It even has Flash Player support in the browser, although that leads to a visible drop in frame-rate.

As you can imagine, there aren't that many alternatives to a rugged Android smartphone on the market. The offerings that we advise you to check out are the Samsung Xcover and the Sony Ericsson Xperia active, which also come with their own personalized software experiences.

Software version of the reviewed unit: 
Android 2.3.4
Build 4.5.1-134_DFP-823

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Pros

  • Rugged design
  • Very compact

Cons

  • Could be a bit faster
  • Below average camera
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PhoneArena rating:
7Good
Display3.7 inches, 480 x 854 pixels (265 ppi)
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Single core, 1000 MHz, TI OMAP 3620 processor
0.5 GB RAM
Size4.21 x 2.32 x 0.53 inches
(107 x 59 x 13.4 mm)
4.16 oz  (118 g)
Battery1700 mAh, 7.1 hours talk time

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