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Published On: Wed, Jun 13th, 2012

Motorola Defy XT Review & Price

Motorola Defy XT Review: Dust, Scratch, Water Proof Smartphone

Motorola has offered amazing, high-end smartphones to the global consumers and now it is giving a chance to the budget oriented consumers as well to taste the juice of its mid-range smartphones. Two new phones that Motorola has introduced are Defy XT and Defy Mini.  Let us review the Motorola Defy XT smartphone, which is an entry-level device that comes for reasonable price. Defy XT is a mid-range device that comes for Rs. 16,190 whereas; Defy Mini which is the entry level dual-SIM smartphone that comes for Rs. 11,490.

Defy XT Design and Display :

Both Defy Mini and Defy XT sport water-resistant body and look decent by design. Also, both the devices come with Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system along with MotorSwitch 2.0 user interface. The Defy XT features a 3.7 inches of touchscreen display that supports a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. The display includes Corning Gorilla Glass technology for protection. In fact, the best thing about the screen is its water resistance capability. Not only this, the screen comes equipped with dust proof and scratch resistant capabilities.

The Motorola Defy XT smartphone has dimensions of 115 mm by 58.5 mm by 11.95 mm. the phone has got a distinct curvy look and the uniqueness can be found at the bottom of the display where perforated metallic finish can be found mounted a bit. The back cover of the device is more plastic-like and can slip from your grip. However, the matte finish will still give a bit of grip, but with sweaty feeling. It is good that the device comes with waterproof feature and people will give more attention as it time for monsoon to arrive in India. Moreover, the dust proof and scratch proof are some great features that enhance the worth of this mid-range smartphone.

Motorola Defy XT Price

Defy XT offers light responsive display with custom navigation and pinch to zoom features. If you are wondering about the body color then let us tell you that the phone only comes in one color that is Black dust.

Motorola Defy Memory :

The phone includes 512 MB internal RAM, 1 GB ROM and can be expanded up to 32 GB with the help of a microSD card. Though this might disappoint many as there are many other competing smartphones available in the market that provide external or good inbuilt memory. However, this phone reminds us of those old schools where we were not even happy using the limited memory to store the important contacts.

Motorola XT Connectivity :

The Motorola Defy XT comes packed with Fota software updates, synchronisation, Wi-Fi, DLNA, high speed USB 2.0 HS data transmission rate, USB 2.0 connector and microUSB charger. The phone also supports GPS with eCompass and aGPS. There is also a 3.5 mm headset jack provided.

Motorola Defy XT Review

Performance of Motorola Defy XT  :

The Motorola Defy XT comes loaded with an advanced user interface that offers customizable activity dashboards. Also there is a Social Graph that provides quick access to the most frequent contacts of your friends. On the other hand, the Activity Graph shows the most actively used apps on screen. The phone gives powerful battery which doubles up the entertaining mood of users. There is an integrated music player as well as an easy-to-use interface. So, users get to experience quick access to their favorite songs. Even the visuals are not so disappointing even though the 3.7 inches of capacitive touchscreen is small and offers 16:9 ratio for videos and picture viewing. Users will get good messaging experience including email, MMS, SWYPE, text messaging, instant messaging, and voice record.

There are Accelerometer, 1 GHz processor and several interesting sensors such as gravity sensor, ambient light sensor and proximity sensor. As far as internet connection is concerned, the phone supports 850/2100 UMTS; 850/900/1800/1900 GSM; and GPRS/EDGE Class 12. At the end, the processor cannot be overlooked where the Defy XT gets powered by a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227A mobile processor.

Motorola Defy XT Specs

Motorola Defy XT Camera :

The phone has dual cameras – one primary at the rear and one secondary at the front. The primary rear camera of Defy XT comes with a 5 megapixel sensor equipped with auto focus that supports the camera to deliver some good pictures supported by LED flash and 4x digital zoom. You can easily click, save and share your photos with your friends whenever required. And for that you don’t even have to worry whether it is a night time or day to get proper pictures. Despite this, there is a front facing VGA camera available for video calling.

Motorola Defy XT Apps and Others :

Motorola offers a gateway to fun by providing Google Play Apps. The device has all those functionalities that you can expect from the Defy XT. The phone gives you access to multiple entertainment choices which are accessible through Google Play™. This app lets you browse through more than 400,000 apps, videos, games, and books. Users get to experience a complete digital universe that easily fits into their pockets.

Users will enjoy browsing high speed internet and responsive games. Games can be downloaded from Android apps. The Adobe flash player, web browser and Google Play are some of the best features that this phone has. The phone comes pre-loaded with Gmail, Google Maps Navigation, Google Maps, Google Play, Google Search, Gtalk, and Youtube. Other than this, apps such as Business (google services), social networking (Facebook, Twitter, Google+), Maps and GPS (Google Map, Google Navigation), and Video and Mobile TV (YouTube) are available.

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Motorola Defy XT Battery :

The Motorola Defy XT smartphone sits under its hood a 1650 mAh battery that gives a full day run on full charge. So, you can stay connected to your social networking friends, but constant Wi-Fi always consumes the battery life soon. Expect talktime battery backup of up to 9.5 hours and standby backup of up to 20 days.

Motorola Defy XT Price :

The Motorola Defy XT smartphone has been already priced for Rs. 16,190 as a mid-range smartphone in its class.

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Verdict :

The Defy XT comes for a price where the competition is already very high and much of the powerful smartphones available on the market at this price range. So, if you are looking for a high-end device than look after the good quality display, processor, operating system, and overall performance. Still, it’s a good deal until you get the competing device at the same price.

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