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DateMonday, March 12, 2012
AuthorWannita Phanchana

Motorola Defy Plus Review

I was Impressed to Learn that the Motorola Defy is Scratch and Water  Resistant Due to the Corning Gorilla Glass.


MOTOROLA_Defy_plus_Wannita_Phanchana.jpgMotorola has recently introduced the Defy Plus, a mid-tier Android powered smartphone, which is an upgrade from their original Defy model.



Quick Stats at a Glance

  • AndroidTM 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • Adobe-Flash Player
  • 5 Mega Pixel Digital camera
  • Digital player
  • FM radio,
  • 5.18 oz Weight
  • 4.3 inch display
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
  • 1 GHz processor
  • 7.1 hours of talk time and 16 days in standby


My first impression was that it is a smart-looking and compact sized phone but boasts an impressive 4.3 inch display, which is great for video streaming and photo taking. I was impressed to learn that it is scratch and water-resistant due to the Corning® Gorilla® Glass, a big Plus for me as I am notorious for exposing my phone to dirt and all kinds of debris in my handbag. However this phone looked brand new whenever I pulled it out. It certainly lives up to its name DEFY!



The phone is powered by Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and due to a fast processor, web browsing is snappy and did not test my patience. It is not at all intimidating for smartphone amateurs, and you have commonly used functions easily available at your fingertips. I particularly liked how simple it was to organise and personalise my Application tray for easy
and quick access to the tools and games I use the most.



With its Defy Plus range, Motorola promises a richer entertainment with Adobe-Flash Player, and they have delivered it. Video and sound quality is of high standard without any lagging. I was surprised by the smoothness of the video playback, as many smartphones have fallen behind in this area.



MOTOROLA_DEFY_PLUS_1.jpgThe menu is very clean and straight-forward, making the user navigation simple and intuitive. You can sync your e-mail provider and social media accounts with the built-in Motoblur profile system, so you get can notified whenever you receive new e-mails. However, I found this feature rather annoying, and it was a hassle to find the settings function to disable it again.



If you are like me, and like to keep your phone turned all the time, you will not be excited by the phone's mediocre battery-life. I had to re-charge the battery after 2 days, but this also included checking my e-mails and Facebook updates during the day. I might be biased here, as I am used to a non-touchscreen phone and the gorgeous screen might be draining a lot of the battery life compared to my old and regular phone.



The camera is not going to blow your mind either, but it fares well when being used for the odd video recording. Lighting isn't great, but it does capture smooth video in even low-light conditions - even if it is a little hard to see what is going on. The LED is much like in all smartphones; usable in a pinch, but you wouldn't want to trade this in for your regular digital camera.



In summary, I think that the Motorola Defy Plus is a good all-round Android smartphone that is simple to use and delivers richer multimedia content than its predecessor model. Despite its modest size, it offers many good quality functions and multimedia options. Its integrated Adobe® Flash® enabled browser let me stream and download video content without any
hassle or long waiting time.


If you are a user who is looking for all the power of an advanced smartphone, but don't want to carry around some of the large models that have been coming out as of late, you might want to consider the Defy Plus - especially if you need a phone that can handle not being treated too well.








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