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Motorola Defy MB525 Unlocked Cellphone with Android OS 2.2, 5MP Camera, Wi-Fi and GPS No Warranty - Black

3.7 out of 5 stars 185 customer reviews
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  • Android-powered smartphone with 3.7-inch Gorilla glass touchscreen and MOTOBLUR social networking
  • 5-megapixel camera/camcorder; Wi-Fi networking and tethering; Bluetooth stereo music; microSD memory expansion; music and video player; FM radio
  • Up to 8 hours of talk time, up to 432 hours (18 days) of standby time; released in November, 2010
  • What's in the Box: handset, rechargeable battery, charger, USB cable, quick start guide
  • Unlocked cell phones are compatible with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile as well as with GSM SIM cards (e.g. H20, Straight Talk, and select prepaid carriers). Unlocked cell phones will not work with CDMA Carriers like Sprint, Verizon, Boost or Virgin.
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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 2.3 inches, 0.5 inches, 4.6 inches
  • Weight: 4.16 ounces
  • Minimum Rated Talk Time: 6.8 hours
  • Minimum Rated Standby Time: 237 hours
  • Battery Type: Lithium Ion
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Product Description

The Motorola DEFY weighs 4.2 ounces and measures 4.21 x 2.3 x 0.52 inches. Its 1540 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 8 hours of talk time, and up to 432 hours (18 days) of standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies, as well as 3G network

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.3 x 0.5 x 4.6 inches ; 4.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B00485CGHS
  • Item model number: MB525
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (185 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #188,310 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

Customer Reviews

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Verified Purchase
When we received this phone from Amazon, my daughter was ecstatic. Phone was great, BUT she could not send or receive messages with photos. Went to T-Mobile and spent several hours with their people trying to determine the problem and fix it. The problem: the phone would not connect to a data (2G/3G) network. In the end, the T-Mobile folks declared that the phone was defective. We returned the phone through Amazon (which worked very smoothly and quickly) and purchased another DEFY through a different vendor on Amazon, and when it arrived, it had the same problem. After deciding that the likelihood of two separate vendors selling defective phones was unlikely, I did some "research" on my own and discovered that the actual problem was that the APN was not setup in the phone (actually found the settings on T-Mobile's web site). After inputting those settings, the phone works like a charm!

My only complaint about the phone is that Motorola, the vendor, or whoever is selling these phones does not include the information about setting up the APN even if that meant consumers had to contact their service providers for these settings! It was a very simple "fix" in the end, but we went through lot of unnecessary run-around to discover it.
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Ok I must admit I havent owned alot of high tech phones in my time....this is my second Android. My first was the Optimus Me and its still around :-}. im not any good at specs or going into details but what I can tell should b helpful. Xcuse me if I spell wrong or miss out words, im on my Defy ;~)

Ok first off I am too impress with this phone not to leave a review. This is my second day with it and I havnt put it down yet. Its fast...real fast I love that! The design is sleek, the screen is big and its very comfortable in my hands! I love that the camera i have taken some extremly nice pics even in the pitch dark!The most important feature on a phone to me is the camera and this is a extremly good camera for $160! Even when its pitch dark I got awesome pics. The flash works! The sound from the phone is great and I havnt found anything to complain about I am really happy with this phone. a friend of mine purchased it for me from amazon and it arrived ontime as well!

I can stream movies from the free movie sites and watch online while im mobile, thats a first for me and here in the bahamas the edge sucks! So beleive me...this phone is fast!

Compared to my LG Optimus Me the only thing that would of made this phone more awesome is if i can turn my EDGE on and off as desired. This was a neat feature with my Optimus Me just having to pull down the notification bar and tapping to turn on/off the Edge. Also its not a big problem but sometimes I wish the phone had at least two hard keys like. These are minor things though and I still wouldnt trade my Defy MB525 for anything :D

UPDATE** DEC 17 2012
I forgot to mention that even thought the box and the description of this phone said that it comes with a 2g SD card...it doesn't!
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When, the phone first arrived I was quite surprised by the size of the phone. The phone is really really thin and feels as if it ways no more than a lb or two. But, it's a very beautiful phone; it had not one scratch on it and came with everything that a phone out of a regular store would have. I have had this phone since January of 2011 and have not got one scratch on the screen so far. I dropped it in water on multiple occasions and the phone still works perfectly. Although, every time it landed it water the phone acted unresponsive until I dried the water off of it and then it worked like a charm. My only complaint about this phone is that it is a Motorola phone and Motorola updates their phones really late in the game or does not at all. So, the phone came with android 2.1 and the phone was very unstable, froze all time, and just made me want to throw it at the wall, but after the phone received android 2.2 it ran a lot better and was not as glitchy. Also, my phone did not come unlocked it came ready for use at T-Mobile only, but I have T-Mobile so, it wasn't that bad. It still freezes from time to time, but not as much as before.
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Pros: Waterproof, Satellite GPS, Android 2.2, 5 MP back camera.
Cons: No frontal camera (and no skype video calls), No HD camera, The processor is not as fast as other smartphones.


-This motorola defy really turned me up since i`ve known it was waterproof, and thats a very good point at least for me, because i already lost two mobile phones because of water disasters. I tested that funcionallity with courage and it really doesn`t do anything to the phone at all.
-In the package, there were lots of things, including in ear headphones, a car charging adapter and also a normal wall charger with the europe plug (international version) but it does come with an adapter to the american plug, to my surprise.
-The Satellite GPS is a really great funcionallity, because you don`t need to use 3G neither internet to access maps and get directions to places, and it`s pretty fast too, it helps me a lot when and don`t know wwhere is some place i have to go, and i don`t even need to pay anything such as a 3G network.
-I don`t have much to say about Android 2.2, it`s a pretty good Operational System and apps (widgets) are pretty nice with a big extension of apps. And you can even update if a new one comes out.


-I think the really big thing that pisses me off is that Defy doesn`t have a frontal camera, and if you don`t have a frontal camera , skype automatically doesn`t make video calls, whitch i like to do it very usually. Another thing is not having an HD camera, but the 5 MP camera is not that bad, although HD is something that much cleaner and with more details (definition).
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