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Motorola Defy with Android 2.1 is robust and packed with rich features for your busy life. The 3.7" high resolution touchscreen with Corning Gorilla® glass has outstanding resistance to impact and scratch damage. Customise the tiled home screen with the things that matter to you and you can even Remote Wipe it if it gets stolen.
Stay connected
Navigate at speed with the 800 MHz processor and browse internet pages with Adobe® Flash®. SWYPE® lets you swipe to type your messages in seconds. MOTOBLUR makes social networking easy, so you can update Facebook™, MySpace™ and Twitter™ in one go and view all your messages, emails, social networking updates in one stream.
Entertainment
The MP3 player lets you buy and instantly download music from Amazon's MP3 store, then plug in your favourite headphones via the 3.5mm audio connection. Third party apps like ShoutCast, Midomi, GoTV, Last.fm, TuneWiki are preloaded. The 5 megapixel camera with flash, digital zoom and autofocus will give you fantastic quality shots. Expand the memory up to 32GB, or use the 2GB card that's included.
Business benefits
Sync up your work email with MS Exchange Active Sync, so you're always connected and manage your personal and work calendars in one easy view. And there's no need to shout - noise filters cut out background sound and amplify your voice. Enjoy the full suite of Google Services, including Google Maps™ Google Talk™, Google Mail™ and YouTube.


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#1
Damn. Stuck on an 18 month contract for 25 a month with this. :(
Absolutely LOVE the phone though.

Edited By: kyashwanth36 on Mar 25, 2011 21:11
#2
same
#3
but to be honest 18 months is 450 - 250 cost of the phone and comes 200/18=11 per month for i get 600min 500text internet and unlimited lasndline not too bad:)
#4
Absolutely fantastic phone.
#5
kypok
but to be honest 18 months is 450 - 250 cost of the phone and comes 200/18=11 per month for i get 600min 500text internet and unlimited lasndline not too bad:)


Kypok, where is that deal, I wouldn't mind having a look at that myself :)
#6
is this phone good , i have an htc desire and i love it but have been thinking of adding a new line to my contract for my son and can get a defy on t mobile for 20 a month and hed love my desire and the defy would be spot on for me with the waterproof case etc , the only problem i have with android 2.1 is battery life which i can cope with, its just the motorola phones of old that put me off i hated them!
yellowputty
Absolutely fantastic phone.
1 Like #7
looks like a piece of ****. just keep saving and just buy the iphone.

Thank me later.
2 Likes #8
broadyo796
is this phone good , i have an htc desire and i love it but have been thinking of adding a new line to my contract for my son and can get a defy on t mobile for 20 a month and hed love my desire and the defy would be spot on for me with the waterproof case etc , the only problem i have with android 2.1 is battery life which i can cope with, its just the motorola phones of old that put me off i hated them!

It is brilliant, battery life is pretty good and motorola have announced an upgrade to 2.2 for April. fingers crossed for that.
Also the moto blur interface is excellent, and imo, better visually than the desire's.

manbearpig
looks like a piece of ****. just keep saving and just buy the iphone.

Thank me later.


you sir, enjoy saving. By the time you have enough, Mr. jobs would have would have brought something else out, for which you'll need more.
Have fun!
1 Like #9
a phone is there to serve a purpose as a phone imo, i have an ipad which makes far more use of the apps for me such as pages numbers etc
manbearpig
looks like a piece of ****. just keep saving and just buy the iphone.

Thank me later.



Edited By: broadyo796 on Mar 25, 2011 23:51
#10
Northerndave
kypok
but to be honest 18 months is 450 - 250 cost of the phone and comes 200/18=11 per month for i get 600min 500text internet and unlimited lasndline not too bad:)


Kypok, where is that deal, I wouldn't mind having a look at that myself :)


I got it from t-mobile by ringing them yesterday and go phone today absolute star the phone
#11
kypok
Northerndave
kypok
but to be honest 18 months is 450 - 250 cost of the phone and comes 200/18=11 per month for i get 600min 500text internet and unlimited lasndline not too bad:)


Kypok, where is that deal, I wouldn't mind having a look at that myself :)


I got it from t-mobile by ringing them yesterday and go phone today absolute star the phone


Has a look on the T-Mobile Website, cheapest I can see is a 24mth £20+ contract, oh well
#12
Android 2.1?
#13
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ob7bXkuPxrc

Edited By: shakennstirred on Mar 26, 2011 00:23: .
#14
Northerndave
kypok
Northerndave
kypok
but to be honest 18 months is 450 - 250 cost of the phone and comes 200/18=11 per month for i get 600min 500text internet and unlimited lasndline not too bad:)


Kypok, where is that deal, I wouldn't mind having a look at that myself :)


http://www.t-mobile.co.uk/shop/pay-monthly/motorola-defy/mobile-tariffs/

there is that but you need to pay 40 for the phone i got free but i thin you can make salesman take that 40 off

I got it from t-mobile by ringing them yesterday and go phone today absolute star the phone


Has a look on the T-Mobile Website, cheapest I can see is a 24mth £20+ contract, oh well
4 Likes #15
manbearpig
looks like a piece of ****. just keep saving and just buy the iphone.

Thank me later.

Can your precious iPhone cope with being dropped, used out in the rain, or even survive an accidental dunk in the toilet?
The Defy is pretty much the only smartphone designed for use in the real world not just by fashion victims.

Edited By: Northerner on Mar 26, 2011 00:32
#16
http://www.t-mobile.co.uk/shop/pay-monthly/motorola-defy/mobile-tariffs/

there is that but you need to pay 40 for the phone i got free but i thin you can make salesman take that 40 off
#17
broadyo796
is this phone good , i have an htc desire and i love it but have been thinking of adding a new line to my contract for my son and can get a defy on t mobile for 20 a month and hed love my desire and the defy would be spot on for me with the waterproof case etc , the only problem i have with android 2.1 is battery life which i can cope with, its just the motorola phones of old that put me off i hated them!


Very good reviews: http://whatnewmobile.com/android/motorola-defy-reviews/
#18
Northerner
manbearpig
looks like a piece of ****. just keep saving and just buy the iphone.

Thank me later.

Can your precious iPhone cope with being dropped, used out in the rain, or even survive an accidental dunk in the toilet?
The Defy is pretty much the only smartphone designed for use in the real world not just by fashion victims.


Well said, the Defy would be a decent phone for the money without its resistance to the real world but as it is its a fantastic deal.
3 Likes #20
manbearpig
looks like a piece of ****. just keep saving and just buy the iphone.

Thank me later.


Baaaaa, Baaaaaaa
#21
I would try t-mobile as I got over £145 off a desire HD on launch week on £20pm 600min 500txt 3G data plus free booster and £90 off desire as 2nd phone on £15.32pm tariff.

I would just pick which tariff suits you and say you are interested but up front cost is putting you off going with them.

Afterall there was a deal on here a few months back were the phone was being got for something like £35 on the £10pm tariff which was about £80 off and made the whole cost £275 over 2years so not much more than sim free price above
#22
Android 2.1? My 89 pound san francisco is running 2.3!
#23
But it wasn't when you bought it and thus can be upgraded too. Pointless comparison
#24
Anyone know what the phones speed is like comparative to the desire? I know its 800mhz vs 1ghz but since they are a generation apart, clock speeds dont matter as much.
#25
Using a defy to right this paid 250 for it jan/feb excellent phone replaced an iphone 3gs I was concerned it wouldnt be as good but I prefer as a phone it excels powerful battery and decent speaker and text system also better integration of apps such as email, news, browser the screen is also 3.7 inchs which is the same as the desire and deapite being a rugged ohone its actually smaller
#26
Judosteffer
Android 2.1? My 89 pound san francisco is running 2.3!


You also don't have a warranty anymore...
#27
Judosteffer
Android 2.1? My 89 pound san francisco is running 2.3!


Just out of interest what are the major differences between android 2.1 and android 2.3?
My android (galaxy apollo) is running 2.1
#28
poisondwarf
Judosteffer
Android 2.1? My 89 pound san francisco is running 2.3!


Just out of interest what are the major differences between android 2.1 and android 2.3?
My android (galaxy apollo) is running 2.1


Not sure what 2.3 is about but main improvements in 2.2 =
you can make your phone a wireless hotspot (aka tethering) and move apps (if they support it) to the SD card to free up memory

Both features can be added to 2.1 as long as your phone is rooted (barnacle tether for tethering / app2sd to move to SDcard)
#29
plap
poisondwarf
Judosteffer
Android 2.1? My 89 pound san francisco is running 2.3!

Just out of interest what are the major differences between android 2.1 and android 2.3?
My android (galaxy apollo) is running 2.1


Not sure what 2.3 is about but main improvements in 2.2 =
you can make your phone a wireless hotspot (aka tethering) and move apps (if they support it) to the SD card to free up memory
Both features can be added to 2.1 as long as your phone is rooted (barnacle tether for tethering / app2sd to move to SDcard)


Got that thanks....
I think an official android 2.2 is coming to my apollo sometime soon... hopefully!
Moving apps to sd card should much improve things


Edited By: poisondwarf on Mar 26, 2011 11:34
#30
Njay

After all there was a deal on here a few months back were the phone was being got for something like £35 on the £10pm tariff which was about £80 off and made the whole cost £275 over 2years so not much more than sim free price above

I got this deal for the wife.

100 mins, 100 texts, "Unlimited" data and a bolt on (went for unlimited landlline calls). £35 for the phone and £10 per month (£275 total cost over 24 months).

Dont know if its still available but might be worth trying.

The phone is a cracker - no issues at all.
#31
I use my Htc desire whilst I'm in the bath...I know, I know I shouldn't. Also I do the odd floor laying/laminating job.

So really this phone would be perfect for me, but I've only gone and got the Htc desire HD. I just had to.

But once I've sold my Htc desire, I think I'll go for this... to take with me to work etc.

Hot deal BTW!

Edited By: Umillion on Mar 26, 2011 14:21
#32
I would get a san francisco over this for 89 pound any day of the week. There are so many guides and youtube videos on how to do it, anyone with a tiny bit of computer savvy should do it and save themselves some cash. warranty wise. How is it invalid? You just put the original orange rom back on it and take it back.


Edited By: Judosteffer on Mar 26, 2011 16:39
#33
Judosteffer
I would get a san francisco over this for 89 pound any day of the week. There are so many guides and youtube videos on how to do it, anyone with a tiny bit of computer savvy should do it and save themselves some cash. Couldn't less about the warranty. For the price of this I can buy three. Stone cold.


Totally wrong comparison. If someone is prone to damaging their phone, the san fran is a terrible choice. In no time you will have bought and broken 3 whereas you could have just had bought this in the first place. Even if everyone is happy in flashing their device (voiding the warranty, as you and I both have when we ran the possibility of bricking our phones, and not being able to reflash) even with the new SF Roms available, the Defy is still 30% faster AT STOCK. All in all, its a better phone, a faster phone (arm11 vs cortex a8), and has a completely different feature appeal (durability). Hot deal but would still like to know if its much sharper than the desire in everyday use!

Edited By: jaybear88 on Mar 26, 2011 17:08: edited
#34
You could just buy a 3 pound crystal case for a san fran. If you are worried about the warranty, you can always reinstall the orange rom and take it back. Id rather a san fran and a spare 155 quid, than a motorola defy and nothing.
#35
Judosteffer
You could just buy a 3 pound crystal case for a san fran. If you are worried about the warranty, you can always reinstall the orange rom and take it back. Id rather a san fran and a spare 155 quid, than a motorola defy and nothing.


The crystal cases dont protect a whole lot and they definately do not protect against water. If you brick the phone/ROM becomes completely corrupt/something happens the SD reader in the phone, you will not be able to flash it. Its fair enough that you are happy with a cheaper piece of hardware but it doesnt make this cold! Yes the gap in performance isnt proportional to the price difference but thats the way tech works. The higher you go, the less bang per buck you get. I personally have a desire and I couldnt make do with a SF. This phone caters to a completely different clientel.
1 Like #36
Judosteffer
You could just buy a 3 pound crystal case for a san fran. If you are worried about the warranty, you can always reinstall the orange rom and take it back. Id rather a san fran and a spare 155 quid, than a motorola defy and nothing.

I did have the San francisco and replaced it with the Defy,the Defy is a far superior phone.
It all depends what you can afford.
#37
I get so surprised when people buy Android phones and say it's fantastic. I'm no Apple fan honest! It's just that I have a MAJOR problem with Android: you can't shut almost all apps after you open them! They just sit there in the background using up the processor and memory leading to poorer battery life.

I don't accept Google's nonsense explanation about this as I've tested the resource usage of the background apps and it's high, so it's definitely using battery unnecessarily. Plus I notice it easily having to charge it more everytime an apps been left open in background even though I shut want to shut this app. This is just unacceptable...

Edited By: The End on Mar 26, 2011 19:33
1 Like #38
[/quote]
I did have the San francisco and replaced it with the Defy,the Defy is a far superior phone.
It all depends what you can afford.[/quote]

Me too, much prefer the Defy, the San Fran seemed like a great performer too, but is much more flimsy feeling in the hand.
I'm definitely glad I made the swap, even if the SF was £100, and I paid £200 for the Defy.
#39
broadyo796
is this phone good , i have an htc desire and i love it but have been thinking of adding a new line to my contract for my son and can get a defy on t mobile for 20 a month and hed love my desire and the defy would be spot on for me with the waterproof case etc , the only problem i have with android 2.1 is battery life which i can cope with, its just the motorola phones of old that put me off i hated them!
yellowputty
Absolutely fantastic phone.


Hi broadyo796,

My parters Dad was given this phone through his work. I had to set it up, because he had no idea, and at first I thought...oh my lord, a Motorola! I totally poo-pooed the whole thing until I had a go. I had to eat a massive slice of humble pie. It's fantastically well built, responsive screen, bright, and very very customisable.

Although I have no first hand experience, during the 3 weeks he has had it, I haven't heard any complaints about battery life, and that is something he would usually grumble about.

So...I would have to recommend :)

PS. manbearpig. You should change your name to manbearsheep to fit in with the rest of the undeducated sheeple :)
#40
yellowputty

Although I have no first hand experience, during the 3 weeks he has had it, I haven't heard any complaints about battery life, and that is something he would usually grumble about.

So...I would have to recommend :)


+1 This is the only Android phone I've had (and I've used many) where the battery will last a full day of heavy use. You can't argue with the laws of physics and the 'sensible' 800MHz CPU paired with the class-leading 1540mAh battery gives the perfect combination that just kicks all others into touch. Despite the big battery and full sized screen it's in a nice small package too.

Another winner is the speaker volume - extremely loud and clear with a wide frequency range (essential for in car Sat Nav) which makes most other smartphones sound cheap and nasty (especially HTC's).

yellowputty

PS. manbearpig. You should change your name to manbearsheep to fit in with the rest of the undeducated sheeple :)


Absolutely :)

Edited By: Northerner on Mar 27, 2011 00:42

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