Motorola Defy Plus, rise of the Defy


The Motorola Defy Plus was launched in September 2011 and it’s the successor of the Motorola Defy, a smartphone which made a good impression between the rugged smartphones.

The Defy+ comes in two different variants (outdoor and indoor) and two colors (full black or black with a white stripe all around its edges). The outdoor variant has an extra rubber material around the screen, and the other one doesn’t have it. The indoor is shiny around the screen and has rubber only on the back panel.

Same as the Defy, the Defy+ is certified with IP67, which means it’s dust and water proof. It can stay at 1 meter underwater for 30 minutes thanks to its back panel which isolates the battery, so water can’t go inside. Speaking about the battery, it has a 1700 mAh lithium-polymer battery, which lasts much longer than its predecessor. It can stay “alive” for about 4-5 days of normal use (listening to music 3 hours/day, talking 1 and a half hour/day, checking your emails and playing 1hour/day).

The Defy+ has the same 3.7 inch TFT screen like the Defy, with Gorilla Glass and a good 480×854 resolution with 265 pixel per density and 16 million colors. The screen is an average size one but it looks bigger because it is from side to side and covers all the front of the phone.

Compared to the Defy, this phone has 1GHz cortex-A8 processor and TI OMAP 3620 chipset. It has the same 512 RAM like the Defy but double ROM, it has 1GB ROM, and the same 2Gb internal storage, of which only 1.24Gb is available but enough for many applications. We installed about 60 applications on the phone and it still had 850 Mb free spaces remained.

The Defy+ is powered by Android version 2.3 Gingerbread and the user interface is, as we know, Moto blur with live widgets. A good feature, that helps you a lot, is the dedicated microphone with active noise cancellation which is very handy in a noisy place.

The connectivity of this phone is good. It has Wi-Fi b/g/n with Wi-Fi hotspot support, HSDPA with speeds up to 7.2Mbps, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and DLNA. The phone has a 5mp camera with geo-tagging and image stabilization. The camera takes good pictures but don’t have too many expectations from a 5mp camera with not so many features. About the phones multimedia is not much to say, it has stereo FM radio with RDS, and the music player is very simple but intuitive, you have all your songs in one place or you can search them by album or by artist.

The dimensions are good 107x59x13.4 mm, it fits very well in your pocket and it’s not too heavy, only 118g.

So, in conclusion the Motorola DEFY+ is a rugged smartphone very useful for those of you who are on the move and it can fulfill all your needs, thanks to its android based OS.



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