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Motorola DEFY

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3508 reviews of Motorola DEFY. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and portability. The screen and performance also get good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the apps and battery. There are some mixed views about the reliability.

usability, performance, screen, portability, durability

battery, apps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola DEFY is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Motorola DEFY


alaTest has collected and analyzed 256 user reviews of Motorola DEFY from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on People really like the screen and price. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the reception and GPS navigation, and many are critical about the apps and reliability.

performance, usability, portability, price, screen

reliability, apps

68% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Consumer review ( review summary for Motorola DEFY


alaTest has collected and analyzed 259 user reviews of Motorola DEFY from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Comments about the screen and durability are overall positive. The usability and portability are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the reliability.

performance, portability, usability, durability, screen


70% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020


Expert review by : Edward Chester (

Motorola Defy


A water-resistant and semi-rugged smartphone that's actually nice to use!

Waterproof ; Great web browser ; Decent battery life

Qwerty keyboard prone to mistakes ; No camera shutter button ; High ISO noise

The Motorola Defy certainly isn't the most premium smartphone going however to our minds it is one of the most desirable. Its semi-rugged and waterproof casing combined with a responsive touchscreen and decent internal specs make for a very practical...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Gareth Beavis (

Motorola Defy review


A decent handset, but pehaps not with mass appeal

Overall, the Motorola Defy is a confusing one. Its rugged nature is not inherent when you pick it up – people who want a phone for a workshop or building site might enjoy it, but that’s a pretty niche market. Things like the Car Dock, where you can...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Chris Hall (

Motorola Defy


The Motorola Defy is an Android 2.1 tough (ish) phone adding a little hardcore to its connected Motorola Blur experience. We can't help but be attracted to its solid features, especially when sat alongside some Android rivals that look pretty, but...

Super connected, design, it's hard, battery performance better than average

Lacking video capture, Motoblur can lack features where you want them

Overall the Motorola Defy is an impressive and likeable handset. Some of the Motorola Blur elements get a little lost, so we quickly found ourselves adding additional applications to serve up a more conventional social networking platter. But we do...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Chris Hall (

First Look: Motorola Defy


Looking for our full review of the Motorla Defy? You can find it here . Our first impressions of the Motorola Defy are good. It may be a little chunkier than some of its rivals, like the HTC Legend, and it doesn't have the headline specs of the...

Orifices won't get stuffed with pocket-lint, seemed responsive, Motoblur will keep you connected, generous screen size

Not the latest version of Android, limited video capture, limited real screen protection

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Sandra Vogel (

Motorola Defy+ review


Motorola has updated its deceptively solid Defy ready for the Christmas smartphone buying frenzy – but has it done enough to make us want one?

Cleverly rugged ; Battery management options ; Impressive power longevity ; Media is well presented ; Low cost

Poor camera ; Small screen ; Unable to link contacts ; Tiny icons

Motorola's original Defy appeared in the spring and we were impressed with its rugged features, packed into a relatively sleek chassis.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Sandra Vogel (

Motorola Defy review


Social networking shares centre stage with a rugged build and clever music features

Good screen ; Great media player with connected features ; Gorilla Glass screen ; Water resistant ; Relatively long battery life

Poorly located microSD card slot ; Not enough on board memory ; Android 2.1 ; No smart dialler ; Poor camera

If you thought that new twists on Android handsets were getting a bit thin on the ground, take a look at the Motorola Defy. Sporting Moto's love-it-or-hate-it MotoBlur social networking system as seen first on the Dext, the Defy adds an extra we've not...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Barry de la Rosa (

Motorola Defy+ review


The Defy+ has the same great screen, camera and rugged build quality of its forebear, and adds better performance and battery life and a much-improved Android OS

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Thomas Newton (

Motorola Defy Review: In Depth


Motorola's Defy is the supposedly ‘life-proof' mobile. Its body comes wrapped in a protective rubberised coating and the 3.7-inch display is made of scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass. But what else…



Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Rosemary Hattersley (

Motorola Defy review


The Motorola DEFY is a very well-built Android 2.1 Eclair handset that, like the iPhone, packs in a 3.6in screen - only it's half a centimetre smaller overall. The screen is toughened plastic, and the backplate has a rubberised covering that secures...

Motorola’s Defy is a pretty solid Android 2.1 device, with a 2.2 upgrade imminent. This mid-size handset is a good choice. The engineering feat that enables the Motorola DEFY to cram in a 3.7in display within its 59x107x13.4mm frame means you get every...

Mar, 2011


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Motorola DEFY review


The Defy's name refers to its ability to shrug off life's knocks: it's certified to IP67, which means it's water-resistant to one metre and dust-proof. Its battery cover is sealed and there are rubber covers for the headphone socket and USB port, and...

A rugged phone with a great screen and amazing battery life. The Defy has its niggles and WiFi bugs but is excellent value with a contract.

Jan, 2011

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