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*SIM FREE* Motorola DEFY - £251.99 Delivered @ Amazon

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#1
Not bad. Heat added.
#2
Hot :)
#3
This was £260 sim free when it was new out in Dec so not that hot.
#4
Wonder if they've sorted the earpiece problems yet.
1 Like #5
Not bad, but only 800 mhz cpu, the recent cheaper pay as you go htc desire deal is better.
1 Like #6
Pondlife
Wonder if they've sorted the earpiece problems yet.

new ones dont have the problem. Sorted out nearly 2 months ago.
#7
I have had this phone since November, had an htc desire before.
And i prefer the defy.(mainly because i am ane engineer and need something tough) its now running 2.2 android.
A lot of people don't like the moto blur and remove it but blur does have one ace in that the email client is excellent.
if i am honest the desire is a better phone. But given a choice i would take the defy any day.
#8
Defy is a great phone. Reasonable price but better deals with contracts available.
#9
I'm sure there are other more expensive mobiles that'll **** all over this but given that this phone is waterproof then it'll run straight off :p
#10
Yeh I agree that the Desire for £229 is better, but there are certainly some appealing features at that price. Mainly - the waterproof casing and the gorilla glass.
#11
As Carleast mentioned it has been this price for ages. Was meant to buy this 2-3 months back for 254 +quidco plus some voucher which was making it circa 240 from pixmania.
#12
This has a locked bootloader SPL, for those who care. :)
#13
loopie
Not bad, but only 800 mhz cpu, the recent cheaper pay as you go htc desire deal is better.
Higher numbers doesnt always mean better performance. Performance should be quantified with battery life too - I'd rather my phone last 3 days on 1 charge and be at a slightly lower clock rate than have it struggling to keep alive for 20 hrs.

The defy has a higher screen res (albeit smaller screen so higher dpi too) and a gorilla glass screen. The camera is inferior though ;/
1 Like #14
loopie
Not bad, but only 800 mhz cpu, the recent cheaper pay as you go htc desire deal is better.


The Desire is a totally different phone, It was £500 when new not £250 either way this is a very good phone and all the PC mags rave about it but the Desire is a much better buy and will be getting android 2.3 over the coming months as its still classed as one of the best phones there is. Im voting this hot as its a good phone but only a moron would buy this over the much much better Desire which was the king of smart phones up until very recently and even the new phones are still only using the same 1ghz CPU but with more memory.
#15
I think a higher cpu number does tend to mean better performance, if you want amazing battery life down clock your cpu to 100 mhz then.

I'm not saying there is anything wrong with the phone, just for less money i.e. £229 I'd rather spend my money on the htc desire.
#16
Cold. If you speak German (or are able to find your way through the order process) you can get it for €263.21 (=~229 GBP) delivered from voelkner.de

http://www.voelkner.de/products/202035/Motorola-Defy-Schwarz.html
#17
Desire is just an uprated hero, most only use 5% of the features..
#18
loopie
I think a higher cpu number does tend to mean better performance, if you want amazing battery life down clock your cpu to 100 mhz then.

I'm not saying there is anything wrong with the phone, just for less money i.e. £229 I'd rather spend my money on the htc desire.
True, the price on the desire is very good. But the fact you said it "only has an 800mhz cpu" seems to make it seem light-years behind the desire. Yes, performance is increased with a better cpu - but at a huge cost. An 800mhz cpu with more battery life most probably beat a 1gz cpu with a crap battery most people would agree. The performance difference is usually pretty negligible.
#19
This handset has great reviews: http://whatnewmobile.com/android/motorola-defy-reviews/

Very much worth it at this price.
#20
Can this run custom roms or not?
#22
I get 4 days use out of my desire by using the free app apndroid, it works well on the wifes Samsung Android phone as well.
#23
I got my wifie this a couple of months ago.

Was available on T-Mobile for £10 per month (100mins, 100texts, unlimited data and a bolt on).

24 month contract of course so £240 over the contract.

Bizarrely deal didnt get hot even though cheaper than buying phone alone and you got the benefit of the contract......

Nice phone too.
#24
baldude
Pondlife
Wonder if they've sorted the earpiece problems yet.

new ones dont have the problem. Sorted out nearly 2 months ago.


if you have a look at the motorola forum about the defy ear piece problem you will find that one manufactured in January suffered from the ear piece problem, also on the same forum there seems to be a problem with the phone keeping a connection to a wifi network. i really wanted to buy this phone but both of these issues put me off it as well as the time it took motorola to try and do anything about them
#26
Yes it runs customs roms. Got on a month ago (was £254 then at amazon), delighted and like the waterproofing etc as a motorcyclist. Defy is different so better for some, not so for others.
#27
#28
Good phone for a good price. ;)
#29
I got mine on contract a few weeks ago. This is my first 'smart' phone and I love it! Dont be put off cos its 'only' 800Mhz or its only this or only that...it will make hardly, if any, noticeable difference in speed anyways.
Its a great phone!
#30

Interesting site! ;) They don't cover everything but useful for a quick comparison, thanks! ;)
#31
loopie
I get 4 days use out of my desire by using the free app apndroid, it works well on the wifes Samsung Android phone as well.


It says it 'prevents' your phone connecting to the internet...is it easy enough to overrule?
#32
Yes, easy to overrule - there is an app which is an on/off widget - comes up when you search on market.
#33


That site looks dodgy as you get. Would say £12 extra to buy from Amazon is money well spent. They are cheaper on ebay if you want to wing it.
#34
I sold my Tmobile unwanted upgrade of this for £190 on Ebay on Monday. lol!
#35
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Thanks Bastic!
We've shared this over on HotUKDeals' new sister site, mobot.net
#36
I got both the desire and defy. I am trying sell the desire now. Defy is much better , easy to use , faster, better design, longer batt life, .... i know desire was supposed to be better than defy but defy seemed to be much user friendly.

polly69
loopie
Not bad, but only 800 mhz cpu, the recent cheaper pay as you go htc desire deal is better.

The Desire is a totally different phone, It was £500 when new not £250 either way this is a very good phone and all the PC mags rave about it but the Desire is a much better buy and will be getting android 2.3 over the coming months as its still classed as one of the best phones there is. Im voting this hot as its a good phone but only a moron would buy this over the much much better Desire which was the king of smart phones up until very recently and even the new phones are still only using the same 1ghz CPU but with more memory.
#37
its interesting u saying that, coz i got mine from phones4u in jan/feb, and it is a great phone (i had n95, desire, san francisco, nokia 5230, etc..) but defy is very user friendly. i love it.
ok, few problem. twice in two month i had 'sound problem' (first was like fax machine tone and second was i was hearing my own voice thru' voice hole), hope it doesnt continue. I have also noticed that sometime the internet doesnt respond on wifi, this esp happens when I leave the wifi on and dont use internet for a while. normally switching wifi on and off or turning the mobile on and off tends to sort the problem out.
i dont think i can fully blame defy for the above problem, as i noticed certain problems with san francisco, n95, desire etc..
To those who owns defy, is it worth changing the mobile? ie. contact phones4u and getting the handset changed? as it only been 2 months since i got the contract.
This is my honest experience with this handset
quote=illy1965]
baldude
Pondlife
Wonder if they've sorted the earpiece problems yet.
new ones dont have the problem. Sorted out nearly 2 months ago.

if you have a look at the motorola forum about the defy ear piece problem you will find that one manufactured in January suffered from the ear piece problem, also on the same forum there seems to be a problem with the phone keeping a connection to a wifi network. i really wanted to buy this phone but both of these issues put me off it as well as the time it took motorola to try and do anything about them[/quote]

Edited By: urinthematrix on Mar 18, 2011 18:41
#38
can't you easily overclock the processor to 1ghz on this though?
#39
Voted hot. Have this phone and very impressed with performance, battery life and the fact the screen is scratch resistant.

Previously had a N900 , which was very laggy and generally unusable phone.
#40
Yes, apparently it overclocks to 1.2ghz. Really thinking of getting one on contract.

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