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The "Life Proof" Phone from Motorola is now only £247 at amazon, the cheapest around by at least a tenner.

MOTOROLA DEFY with MOTOBLUR is dustproof and water-resistant, so your investment is safe and protected from things like spills, rain, quick submersions and dust that typically can damage your device. Its Corning Gorilla® Glass Display provides impact and scratch resistance for those occasional bumps and drops. And now you can hear and be heard with crystal clear sound with CrystalTalkTM PLUS two microphone noise filtering which intelligently filters out background noise and amplifies your voice in noisy environments so you don’t have to shout. Now you can take calls and watch movies at the beach or poolside and know that your phone is protected from sand and water splashes.

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Motorola Defy with motoblur automatically delivers messages and status updates filtering everything thats not top priority. With a hires edge-to-edge touch display and access to thousands of apps its also boredom proof. Plus its dustproof as well as water and scratch resistant making it virtually lifeproof.------Features:----- Water-resistant & dust proof--- Motoblur 1.5--- CrystalTalkTM plusMOTOBLUR 1.5--- Corning Gorilla glass--- 3.7" WVGA display with new touchscreen enhancements--- Abode Flash enabled--- Googles Android MarketTM--- 5 MP camera--- Connected music player------Specifications:----- Android Éclair 2.1 with enhanced MOTOBLUR--- Touch tablet--- Camera: 5 MP camera with AF and flash--- Battery tape: 1540 mAh--- Standby time: up to 9.9 days--- Talk time: up to 6.8 hours--- Bluetooth technology: Stereo Bluetooth Class 2 Version 2.1 + EDR (support profiles A2DP AVRCP HFP HID HSP OPP PAN PBAP SPP)--- Email: Corporate Sync Google Mail POP3/IMAP embedded Yahoo Mail--- Google mobile services--- Playable formats: eAAC+ MP3 AMR WB MPEG-4 H.264 AAC WMA9 AAC+--- Memory: 2GB internal shared memory 2GB microSD card and 512 of RAM--- Removable memory: MicroSD up to 32GB--- Dimensions: 59 x 107 x 13.4 mm--- Weight: 118 g.
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#1
£27 @ amazon? dont you mean 247
1 Like #2
farhadmaster
£27 @ amazon? dont you mean 247


Yeah, Thanks you :p

Changed it now :D
#3
i just got this and when i figure how to use it im sure it will be great lol
#4
anyone got a review/opinions on this phone?
#5
Looking at

the techradar review

For
>Good screen
>Great media player with connected features
>Gorilla Glass screen
>Water resistant
>Relatively long battery life

Against
>Poorly located microSD card slot
>Not enough on board memory
>Android 2.1
>No smart dialler
>Poor camera
1 Like #6
and to say i thoughht motorola had given up.. all the rage back in the mid 00's

everyone had a startac
#7
a good phone will be better when it gets its update next year
#8
I have to say, im a big fan of the screen/bezel ratio (in that theres very little wasted black space around the screen), in the shop when I had a look at it its around the same size of an iPhone but with a larger screen

The backs not quite as pretty, but the water resistance and toughness is a big plus compared to a lot of smartphones that break so very easily
#9
I have this phone and im so annoyed with it and have had so many problems i got this as an upgrade and the ringtones sounds were not playing but all other sounds were ( all settings were correct) . So i got an immediate replacement. Then 1 week later the earpiece went on it and i couldnt hear anyone talking. So I had to send off for two weeks to be fixed. Then when i received it when a call was in place the screen would go completely blank and freeze so when you tried to press anything to end the call or press numbers in call you couldnt. I had to wait for someone to end the call or it would end itself for the screen to come back on. I am now waiting to send it back and get another make and model. If the phone didnt have any problems it would of been a nice phone.
1 Like #10
I've got this phone for christmas but got it early not had no problems with it yet luckily.
#11
if you dont like it you can recycle it up to £80

my old nokia worth more lol
#12
Who actually buys phones at this price, or even worse, more?
1 Like #13
Bazza71
Who actually buys phones at this price, or even worse, more?

Either pay for it upfront or through a monthly contract so works out similar either way. I got £7.50 T-Mobile contract so buying this will probably work out cheaper than signing up to a silly 24m contract
2 Likes #14
Yeah sim-free phone around £300 will probably work out cheaper with a loyalty-discounted 18month sim-only contract.

I bought a Nokia N900 for £350 sim-free when it first came out. And a completely separate 18month contact buzzing along at about £7/month (unlimited data, far too many minutes and texts).

Over 18 months, I'm about £200 better off than a plain £35pm contract with a "free phone".
#15
elena17484
I have this phone and im so annoyed with it and have had so many problems i got this as an upgrade and the ringtones sounds were not playing but all other sounds were ( all settings were correct) . So i got an immediate replacement. Then 1 week later the earpiece went on it and i couldnt hear anyone talking. So I had to send off for two weeks to be fixed. Then when i received it when a call was in place the screen would go completely blank and freeze so when you tried to press anything to end the call or press numbers in call you couldnt. I had to wait for someone to end the call or it would end itself for the screen to come back on. I am now waiting to send it back and get another make and model. If the phone didnt have any problems it would of been a nice phone.


I've read about these problems else where on the net which has put me off had issues with htc legend and reception only real option left is the desire my 2-3 year old iphone is getting a bit long in the tooth
1 Like #16
"Life Proof." Not if it gets stolen.
#17
cheaper @ Expansys

Go through Quidco for 5% cashback & a further 5% off Smartphones (Official Quidco voucher code so will not invalidate Quidco).

£246.99 before cashback - possible £234.64 if cashback come through.

Edited By: Tomb on Dec 22, 2010 18:58
#18
My girlfriend bought one a couple of weeks ago on a 2 year £15 T-Mobile contract which includes 300 minutes, 300 texts and 1GB data. The phone was free, TCB is £30 and there's 5 months half price rental by redemption. So that's a worse case spend of £360 over two years if none of the cash backs pay out, or under £300 if they do. The contract is through Buy Mobile Phones (Go via TCB).

Compared to SIM free for £247 I think the contract offers rather decent value. I'm not sure I could run a phone for two years with voice, text and data included for a spend of only £50 in total.

Edited By: tdodd on Dec 22, 2010 19:18
#19
Android Sucks........Period,
I'll stick with my Iphone 4 and Ipad..............
Fank Yu and Gdnite
#20
elena17484
I have this phone and im so annoyed with it and have had so many problems i got this as an upgrade and the ringtones sounds were not playing but all other sounds were ( all settings were correct) . So i got an immediate replacement. Then 1 week later the earpiece went on it and i couldnt hear anyone talking. So I had to send off for two weeks to be fixed. Then when i received it when a call was in place the screen would go completely blank and freeze so when you tried to press anything to end the call or press numbers in call you couldnt. I had to wait for someone to end the call or it would end itself for the screen to come back on. I am now waiting to send it back and get another make and model. If the phone didnt have any problems it would of been a nice phone.


i really wanted to have this as my next phone but as you've mentioned there seems to be a lot of issues with earpiece, Your text here
1 Like #21
Phone is available on t-mobile for £10 a month for 2 years and £15 for the phone. 100 minutes 100 texts, unlimited internet plus an add on which can be unlimited texts.

details here

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/motorola-defy-for-only-15-24-month-/812913/#post10167521
#22
pc_tech86
"Life Proof." Not if it gets stolen.


You could die when getting mugged for it.
#23
tdodd
My girlfriend bought one a couple of weeks ago on a 2 year £15 T-Mobile contract which includes 300 minutes, 300 texts and 1GB data. The phone was free, TCB is £30 and there's 5 months half price rental by redemption. So that's a worse case spend of £360 over two years if none of the cash backs pay out, or under £300 if they do. The contract is through Buy Mobile Phones (Go via TCB).

Compared to SIM free for £247 I think the contract offers rather decent value. I'm not sure I could run a phone for two years with voice, text and data included for a spend of only £50 in total.



I prefer not to be stuck with the same phone for two years. So I'm SIM free. Currently on O2 £15 a month, with the HTC Desire which I got for £285 6 months ago. I got £180 for my old Touch HD so the Desire only really cost £105. In 6 months I'll sell the Desire for £150-200. It's currently worth £170 on the phone recycling sites. Then I'll buy something else SIM free.

So my total yearly cost is only really £280. That will likely come down this year as more operators are doing SIM only deals that include a reasonable data allowance for less than £15 a month. GiffGaff already do a tariff for £10 a month that covers my needs admirably. So do Three.

Overall I benefit from a new phone every year, compared to every two years. To me the benefits of having a phone that's always within the 1 year warranty, and being able to upgrade for a smallish cost whenever I please is worth the extra outlay.

It's still way cheaper than getting the phone free for £35 a month like I used to on o2.
#24
Gazbert
I prefer not to be stuck with the same phone for two years. So I'm SIM free.

That's fair enough, There is plenty of logic to your approach.

My previous phone was a T-Mobile Vario, which I think I bought on 18 month contract over five years ago. Once the contract was over a switched to PAYG without data and more recently moved to giffgaff before then getting the San Fran.. Unless I bought a real duffer of a phone I personally would be quite happy to keep a phone for several years, so long as it gets the job done. I can't see me outgrowing the San Fran for a good while, unless it falls to pieces. I'm sure my girlfriend will be equally content with her Defy until it too stops working. They both do everything we need - phone, text, email, internet, organiser and satnav. We aren't interested in photos, video, games or media - not from our phones.. That's what DSLRs and laptops are for. :)
1 Like #25
hotukdealz
Android Sucks........Period,
I'll stick with my Iphone 4 and Ipad..............
Fank Yu and Gdnite


That's the most informative comment I've read all night! Thank you dear sir for warning me about Android. It sure as hell don't have the WiFis!
#26
dinglebert
Phone is available on t-mobile for £10 a month for 2 years and £15 for the phone. 100 minutes 100 texts, unlimited internet plus an add on which can be unlimited texts.details herehttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/motorola-defy-for-only-15-24-month-/812913/#post10167521
i managed to get this offer and phone, no problems yet on sound or screen, it does go off after call connection to save battery and after ending call press screen or the top switch ot bring screen on and end call. i normally get through a day of batt life as still playing with the phone.
#27
whats the internet browsing like i've used windows & android and unfortunately for those apple haters, nothing comes close to apples safari browser. Period

even a 3 year old i-touch beats the wifi usage of my HTC phones browser


I just wish android etc would get it togeather
banned#28
great deal
#29
Wifie out of contract so I called T-Mobile

Got the deal linked to above:

£35 for the Motorola Defy (& £4.99 delivery).

£10 per month for:

- 100 mins
- 100 texts
- Unlimited Internet
- 1 Booster (I chose unlimited landline calls).

2 Year contract.

I did have to call twice as the 1st time I was offered the deal but chap wanted £135 for the handset.


Total cost of £279.99 over 2 years for phone & contract seems a very reasonable deal & all the better for not having daft hoops to jump through (Really only paying £40 for the contract given that the phone should cost at least £240).

Effective monthly rate of £11.66 per month.




Edited By: Tomb on Dec 23, 2010 15:28: update
#30
Yeah but some people don't want the T-mobile contract for 2 years

I for instance am on O2 unlimited, I get Unlimited calls and Texts to any O2 number and £15 every month :)

So each to there own...
#31
Not the point. Taking on for 2 years with tmobile is cheaper than buying it outright. If you then choose to use o2 instead thats your choice
#32
Question: Say I get the T-Mob contract and realise 100 mins is not enough, can I change it to more minutes even though I'm tied in for the 2 years? I would think yes as it would be beneficial to them but idk, maybe they might charge a lot more for it. Thanks for any info.
1 Like #33
hotukdealz
Android Sucks........Period,
I'll stick with my Iphone 4 and Ipad..............
Fank Yu and Gdnite
Hey cheers for your comment, it really helps!
#34
GSM ARENA rates this ok!¬!!
#35
£254.60 now
#36
rip-off this has 199.99 written all over it ;)
#37
gone up again to £269.99!!
#38
Shocking to think that Motorola made the first mobile phones, you would think they would have enough experience, and stop churning out crap
#39
kurv
Shocking to think that Motorola made the first mobile phones, you would think they would have enough experience, and stop churning out crap


Well, I have one of these and am quite impressed with it. I have had no issues with reliability and it's very quick and responsive. Not too sure about blur but you can basically ignore it.

At less than £250 I think this is a good deal and when you consider that it's also ruggedised it's an outstanding deal.

To put my comments in perspective I also own a Desire and iPhone 4.
#40
Got this phone for xmas and just a note it is excellent far superior to the san francisco which I have found very iffy in quality - also to note this phone has 2 gig in built memory with over 1gb free for the user which is invaluable for apps.

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