Practical Test: Motorola Defy

The outdoor Smartphone defy has a hard shell under the Android 2.1 and a bulging envelope Potter.

Already at the first glance the defy of the mass of smartphones stands out: the 400-euro UMTS device is no sensitive technology diva, but stoically with its rubberized casing and the visible screws on the sides of the casing on first glance.

The Jack and the micro-USB connector are protected with rubber covers, the battery cover is secured with a special locking mechanism. The IP67 certification certifies that the defy is waterproof, dust-proof and scratch-resistant. The latter is true for the capacitive, 3.7-inch, 480 x 854 pixel high-resolution display that can await you with a cover made from extremely tough Gorilla glass. The defy is also non-slip in the hand of the user.

Not to expect was, is also in his outdoor Smartphone on the Google operating system Android, Motorola here in version 2.1. The typical Android buttons are located below the display as sensor and need to and again a second touch.

Otherwise, there are little surprises, optics and features associated with the siblings devices. The operation is intuitive, Motoblur makes for convenient communication with contacts and social networks. Wait times when calling functions were the defy a foreign Word, and so the owner can zap easily and quickly through the various functions.

A quick glance at the list of the equipment revealed a bulging laced package, with the data accelerators HSPA, WI-FI, a GPS receiver and a 5 – megapixel camera. Because Motorola with powerful a battery the defy 1540 mAh bought it may be interesting how the outdoor Smartphone in the connect-laboratory test will strike. He appears on 3 December in the connect issue 01/2011.