Motorola DEFY Plus Price, Review, Specs, cell phone reviews, Motorola Defy+ would be the latest rugged Android smartphone unveiled by Motorola Mobility, right after the acquisition by Google. Motorola Defy+ would be the successor of the original Motorola Defy, bringing in Corning Gorilla scratch resistant glass, water resistant and dust proof design. The Motorola Defy+ is IP67 certified and the manufacturer claims that the phone could survive in under a rain shower or a day on the beach.
Powering the Motorola Defy+ is the 1GHz processor and it uses the latest Google Android version 2.3.4 Gingerbread with MotoBlur skinning. It has a 3.7-inch display with 854 x 480 resolution pixels, 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and a high capacity 1700mAh battery with estimated 7.1 hours of talk time and 16 days in standby.
Motoblur has attracted some criticism, some of which you can read in our review of the original Motorola Defy if you are interested. With each iteration of device (from the original Motorola Dext) we’ve seen Motorola modify their interface slightly, making it lighter, faster and less intrusive.
The same is true of this latest iteration of device from the Google-owned company. In literal terms Motorola has lightened things like the Contacts, swapping the black background for white: it now looks less oppressive and seems easier to read than previously.
But it isn’t just about changing the wallpaper, they’ve also added in innovative extras. In your Contacts you can easily make groups, in the apps menu you can group apps and get an icon to take you directly to Android Market. Simple things, but could be very popular as they are so easy to use.
On the homepage too, the slightly clunky fixed shortcuts at the bottom of the page (formerly calling, apps menu and contacts) are now customisable, with the demo unit we saw offering calling, camera, Kindle and the apps menu. It isn’t unique, but it’s certainly welcome.
There are new widgets, or more refined widgets, although we didn’t have the chance to explore all of these. A Moto Agent did tell us, however, that the updated user interface would soon be rolling out to the Motorola Atrix too.
Elsewhere the colour scheme has changed slightly for the body of the phone, although we couldn’t tell the difference ourselves. It is still a solid-feeling phone in the hand, with IP67 certification, Gorilla Glass to resist scratches and port covers to keep it clean.
The 3.7-inch display is nice and vibrant and the added power from the new processor is welcomed, although we didn’t really have the chance to put it through its paces in our brief play.
All in all, the Motorola Defy+ looks like a reasonable upgrade to the original handset. The added power will help keep up with modern demands and we still like the chunky looks.
Motorola Defy Plus Specs:
• Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
• 1GHz CPU Processor
• 3.7” inch Multi-Touch Display with 480×800 pixels resolution
• Scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass
• Pre-loaded CardioTrainer app
• 5 Megapixel camera with flash, digital zoom and auto focus
• 512MB RAM
• 2GB Internal memory
• Up to 32GB Expandable Memory
• Stereo FM Radio with RDS
• 3.5mm Audio Jack
• Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
• A-GPS with Google Maps
• Social networking Apps
• 1700mAH Li-Ion battery
• Up to 7.1 hours Talk Time
• Up to 16 days Standby Time
• Dimensions: 107x59x13.4 mm
• Weight 118 grms
• Colours: Black
Motorola Defy Plus Price :
Price in India: Rs. 20,000/- (Expected)
Cost in UK: £246.00
Price in (USD) $399