Motorola Defy+: Dust-resistant

4/19/2012 9:44:08 AM

Description: Motorola Defy+

Defy is one of our favorite phones in 2010. Its hard structure can bear a few collisions, and large screen, 5MP camera, and cheap price in contract make it become the winner of Budget Buy prize obviously. Defy+ is a simple udgrade: 800MHz processor is replaced by a faster 1GHz model, and battery increases from 1540mAh to 1700mAh, which leads to impressive 12 hours of video playing in our test.

Another difference is upgrade to Android 2.3 Gingerbread – original Defy is stucked with 2.2 Froyo after an official upgrade from 2.1. Upgrade to Gingerbread brings dramatic performance improvements, and certainly Defy+ is faster than we expected from a processor upgrade 200MHz. The interface seems smooth when shifting among main screens, and we do not find any performance problem in apps.

Android 2.3 also brings many small changes helping improve user experience such as better copy and paste function as well as improved app and energy management. Motorola’s Motoblur software also provides new services gathered in a mail inbox and general feed. Besides Facebook, Twitter, and Exchange email, you can add, Photobucket, Picasa, LinkedIn, Yahoo!, and YouTube accounts

Improved app tray provides links above leading you to downloaded or new apps, and you can also add option groups.

Photos taken by camera are clear and colorful, with little noise provided that the scenes are brighted clearly, which is not a problem with LED flashlight. Video is also no less good although limited by VGA resolution (640x480). Defy+’s video mode well processes in weak light condition, but it is a pity you cannot use flash as video light while recording. Video is smoother than we often see from a phone’s camera, with very little unsmoothness while recording.

In appearance, Defy+ looks like Defy, and as long as you close elastic lids on headphones and Micro USB’s gates, it will not be absorbent at the depth of 1 meter, and will be dust-resistant. Corning Gorilla Glass screen is scrape-resistant and prevent oily fingertip, which helps you scroll through main screens smoothly. Storage is also good, with more than 1GB for apps only, so you never have to worry whether you can install new app. If there is no more free storage, you can add more with Micro SHDC card slot.

Defy+ is worthy inheritor of Defy, and is excellent value. It gained Best Buy prize.


Description: Motorola Defy+

Verdict. It has wonderful screen, camera, and deisgn quality of predecessor, but with better performance as well as improved battery life and Android operating system.

Smartphone. GSM 850/900/1800/1900, 3G 900/2100, EDGE, HSPA, 3.7-inch LCD (480x854 resolution), 5MP camera, 512MB storage, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB, 6.8 hours of talk-time, 9.9 days of wait-time, 107x59x13mm, 107g.

  •  Jexaa Jex Tab Evo: Slow and Bad
  •  HTC Sensation XL: Not a simple update
  •  Fitbit Ultra: Track your move
  •  The New iPad Battleground
  •  Miscs Apps for iOS Device (April 2012) : SleepKeeper, Cristiano Ronaldo, NatureTap
  •  Meet “The New iPAD” : Retina Display, A5X CPU, iSight Camera
  •  iPhone 5 rumors fueled by new iPad released
  •  How to Protect Your Mobile Devices
  •  Not iPad 3 – Reasons why Apple chose to name its new tablet, “the new iPAD”
  •  Users Complaining Of "Overheating" In New Ipad
  •  Angry Bomber
  •  Upgrade your Android tablet (Part 3) - Optimise battery life
  •  Upgrade your Android tablet (Part 2) - Bricked
  •  Upgrade your Android tablet (Part 1) - Tackling a tablet
  •  Upgrade Android : Archos! Bless you, One step beyond, Custom modes, Flash master & Gingerbread device
  •  CyanogenMod overclocking : Built-in controls, Alright Governor & Custom tools
  •  7-inch iPad hitting the market?
  •  iPod Docks
  •  Great Business Apps for Your iPad/iPod/iPhone : Car Butler, List n Do, Magnifying Glass with Light, WorkSnug
  •  Nokia Teams Up With Windows Phone
    Most View
    Google Nexus 4 - Features Of A High-End Smartphone For Half The Price
    Buying Tips : Cooling Bargains (Part 2)
    Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista : Administering GPOs (part 1) - Creating GPOs, Linking GPOs
    What Is CEBP?
    Macro Marvels (Part 3)
    Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-UP4 Mainboard & AMD A10-5800K Processor Review (Part 6)
    The Criteria Of Choosing A Travel Camera
    Imation DataGuard T5R – Good Choice For Off-Site Backups
    Game Programming with DirectX : 3D Models - OBJ Models (part 1) - Understanding the OBJ Model Format
    Easy Adoption of Enterprise Mobility
    Top 10
    Innovate & Inspire - Delight, Surprise, Love, Connection (Part 3)
    Innovate & Inspire - Delight, Surprise, Love, Connection (Part 2)
    Innovate & Inspire - Delight, Surprise, Love, Connection (Part 1)
    Tablet Operating Systems (Part 3)
    Tablet Operating Systems (Part 2)
    Tablet Operating Systems (Part 1)
    Manage Add-Ons For Internet Explorer (Part 3)
    Manage Add-Ons For Internet Explorer (Part 2)
    Manage Add-Ons For Internet Explorer (Part 1)
    Cupertino Comes Out Fighting (Part 1)