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Motorola Defy Android Phone (T-Mobile)
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Motorola Defy Android Phone (T-Mobile)

by Motorola
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 2.34 inches, 4.59 inches, 0.48 inches
  • Weight: 4.16 ounces
  • Network Compatibility: GSM
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.3 x 4.6 x 0.5 inches ; 4.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00466HPZC
  • Item model number: Defy
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #495,237 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
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Product Description

The Motorola Defy MB525 Unlocked Cell Phone boasts its 3G mobile technology and its Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n capabilities that allow you to easily access the Internet on the go. It has a 3.7-inch FWVGA, edge-to-edge touch display that offers clear and crisp images as well as it lets you navigate through your media content with ease. This mobile phone is Android-powered that not only offers an easy-to-use interface, but provides access to thousands of available apps on Google Play. And featuring its Corning Gorilla Glass construction, it is visually stunning, lightweight, and highly damage-resistant. Get all these amazing features with the Motorola Defy MB525 Unlocked Cell Phone.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great 'Mid-Range' phone! December 28, 2010
Pros: Great call quality, fast processor, nice quality screen; Cons: Motoblur, no HD Video.

I had a Motorola Cliq and swore I would never use another Motorola Android phone after that experience. I had planned to upgrade to a G2 or MyTouch HD, but just couldn't afford it. I read the reviews on this device and decided to give Motorola one last chance.

I can't yet speak on whether or not the experience with support or upgrades will be any better as it is too soon to tell, but the device itself is a great phone. The screen is not huge, but it's not small either; it is bright and very easy to read. Images look great on it as well. Though it only has a 800mghz processor it does run rather well and if you plan to root this thing you can easily get your phone up to 1ghz or more. I am not the biggest fan of Motoblur as it can cause the phone to lag, but replacing the Moto home screen can take care of a lot of that lag. The picture quality is not the best, but it is decent; I only wish it had HD video, but for quick videos on the fly it gets the job done.

If you are in the market for a quality Android phone, but can't afford the $200 price tag of most high end phones, this would make a great choice for you.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tired of Frilly fragile phones? December 27, 2010
I purchased this phone about a month ago and it is really everything i hoped it would be. the only thing i don't care for is the way the camera capture button works through the touch screen rather than a button on the casing. I live at the beach and this phone goes with me everywhere, and after a month (without being in a case) this phone looks just as it did when I took it out of the box. It has enough features to impress without being so overly complicated that you never use them. I would reccommend this phone to any person who is tired of caring for their phone like a newborn, I don't want to buy cases and screen protectors. I've even swam with this phone in my board shorts a couple of times! (not on purpose) and have had no issues what so ever.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good phone, only one issue May 12, 2011
I got this phone after having moved from Verizon to T-Mobile. My dad got the same phone, as we both liked the water-resistant/shock-proof/dust-proof features as well as the wi-fi calling and such. After having the phone since February, I have very little complaints, especially after the Android 2.2 (FroYo) update. The only issue is that the phone still seems to be a little sluggish, and freezes occasionally for a few seconds. This has gotten better since the update, but it is still kind of annoying. It is made worse by certain apps. Although this is an issue, I kind of accepted the fact that for the ruggedness of the phone (I have dropped it many times, and it still works like a charm)I had to give up some processor speed. The ability to have a 3G hotspot, included in the update, was a major bonus. One small, minor complaint is that QuickOffice was pre-installed on the phone (not QuickOffice Pro). Having used an LG Optimus while waiting for my Defy to arrive, I really liked that QuickOffice Pro was pre-installed on that phone. I also miss the physical Home/Menu/Back/Search keys, as the touch ones are unresponsive at times and rather annoying when an accidental touch sets them off. Otherwise, I really do like this phone, and it is one of the best phones I have ever had.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid Low-End Android Device May 11, 2011
By gkverne
Unless you get one of these with a defective, crack-prone screen (in which case my sympathy goes out to you) this is a high-quality mid-to-low-end Android device.

It just received an update to Android 2.2 (still almost a year behind) and runs MotoBlur (a skin on top of Android that drags the experience down) but aside from those two things this is a great phone.

The call quality is superb. People didn't know that I was calling from a cell phone unless I told them. And this is on T-Mobile's creaky network.

It's Android, so of course you get over 200,000 apps and great Google integration. This phone feels great in the hand because it's pretty compact and well-designed.

So, unless you're one of the unfortunate few who ended up with a dud that Motorola will not replace, you're in for a treat!
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Phone Does Everything I Need It To February 3, 2011
By Eric
Pros: lightweight, durable, small, fast, Android OS, T-Mobile network, DLNA, GPS very accurate, speaker is LOUD, reliable

Cons: Gorilla Glass will sometimes have some issues recognized your finger in extreme cold, camera could probably be better, needs better Flash support

First I'd like to say I was an early adopter to the entire Android platform coming from a G1. This phone fulfilled all my expectations and made up for all the shortcomings of the G1. Before I made the decision on buying this phone I spent a week with the MyTouch 4G before returning it for this. The MyTouch is an outstanding phone don't get me wrong but it just wasn't for me. I found the Mytouch to be too big and heavy and thought I would break it if I dropped it. I was tempted by the front facing camera which I came to the realization that it would never get used. I've already dropped the Defy multiple times with no issues. Don't be fooled by some of the specs this phone is fast. After coming from the rooted G1 I was also skeptical on the entire Motoblur interface. I really don't see what the big deal is that you have to make a free account through Motorola and deal with some different icons on the screen. If you really don't like the look of it try LauncherPro. If you are new to the Android platform don't worry, if you don't like the way something is on the phone there is probably a free application to download that will function the way you want. I wish Amazon had this phone when I bought it but I had to go to the T-Mobile store.

If you have any questions let me know and I'll try to help you out.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars At Beach
It took me a couple of hours to get hang of it: good feel, rugged, a bargain at 190 EUR. As I use it mainly while in sandy environment sand particles stick between screen and case... Read more
Published on August 29, 2012 by Giuseppe Ratti
1.0 out of 5 stars Cracked screen
I own this phone for 3 months, and last week the screen cracked without any drop. The phone is still on warranty and Motorola refuses to exchange the screen and is charging me USD... Read more
Published on August 29, 2011 by Tiago Melo
5.0 out of 5 stars Abslutely Amazing Phone
I received a Motorola Defy as a replacement for a malfunctioning Motorola Cliq XT, from T-Mobile. The very next day after I received it, I accidentally dropped it into a large... Read more
Published on July 22, 2011 by Michael S. Perry
1.0 out of 5 stars No bluetooth
The phone itself is awesome. Android has many on going problems with its bluetooth software. It pairs fine most of the time but their is no voice command to prompt you. Read more
Published on May 30, 2011 by Michael Norville
5.0 out of 5 stars Motorola Defy: very well thought out, sadly overlooked
[My previous two phones were the EVO 4g and the iPhone] I can sort of see what happens. The Motorola Defy gets really overlooked because on paper the specs aren't there like with... Read more
Published on May 13, 2011 by Sushigoya
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable and cool!
If you don't need anything more than a decent browser and a qwerty key layout its great. Mines replaced the iPhone and I don't miss it. Read more
Published on May 2, 2011 by Gadgets on a budget
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice, but has certain defects.
Bought mine from amazonwireless, had it for 2 weeks. Constantly having problems with lagging, freezing, and battery life. Read more
Published on April 28, 2011 by j,
1.0 out of 5 stars Defective screen glass cracked when charging
I literally plugged this phone to charge for one hour, came back, and the screen was cracked. I've treated this phone very carefully. Read more
Published on April 25, 2011 by juice
4.0 out of 5 stars Great FUN phone not great for a Techy...
I LOVE this phone....I am known to be a bit...oh...careless with electronics (goodbye iPod touch in the toilet, and Blacberry in the tub) so when I saw water RESISTANT I thought... Read more
Published on April 19, 2011 by Mama23Girls
5.0 out of 5 stars No problems whatsoever.
I have had none of the problems anyone on here has apparently had. Yes, it is kind of shady that Motorola won't repair defective screens. Read more
Published on April 10, 2011 by Garth Todd
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