Hardware review of the Motorola Defy review, this was a rugged smartphone from Motorola that hit the market in Q3 of 2010.
The Motorola Defy, also known as Motorola Defy A8210 & MB525, is an Android-based smartphone from Motorola. It fills a unique market segment, by being one of the few small, IP67 rated smartphones available. It is water-resistant, dust-resistant, and has an impact-resistant screen. The phone has been launched unlocked in Germany, France, Italy, Hungary, India, Thailand, Spain, the UK, Turkey, Romania and Greece under various networks and is distributed exclusively by a number of carriers, including T-Mobile in the United States, Telus in Canada, and Telstra and Optus in Australia. An updated version of the original MB525, Defy+ (MB526) is also available.
The phone is a bar format with a touch screen and four Android touch buttons on the front. It has Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b-1999, IEEE 802.11g-2003, IEEE 802.11n-2009), 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, speakerphone, 800 MHz TI OMAP3630 processor, a 3.7 in (9.4 cm) FWVGA LCD. Lacking a physical keyboard, the phone instead provides the Swype virtual keyboard and an alternative multi-touch QWERTY keyboard. The Defy shares its platform with Motorola Bravo though there are minor differences in exterior design, 3G band, lower resolution camera without LED flash and non-weather resistance. The Defy is “water-resistant” with all covers closed (battery, USB, and audio jack).