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Rough, Tough and Rugged

As they have become more and more ubiquitous, smartphones have had to get way tougher in order to stand up to everyday life. Back in 2010, when the Motorola Defy was released, smartphones weren’t terribly tough at all. In fact, the only really rugged smartphone out at that time was Motorola’s earlier effort – the i1. But, with the Defy, Motorola made rugged a little bit easier on the eyes, and a little bit sexier. While many smartphones now offer these same rugged features as standard, back in the day, Defy and the i1 were great options for anyone who needed a rough and tumble smartphone.

So, what kind of features did it have to offer? Released with Android 2.1, the Motorola Defy was functional and easy to use, utilising the Motoblur interface for simple customisability. The phone featured a 5 megapixel camera, which, while being pretty good at that point, now doesn’t offer the same photographic quality as today’s smartphones. In terms of its design, the Defy featured super tough Gorilla Glass, making it resistant to impact and scratches, while its rubber port stoppers made it water resistant. Again, this is not as great as some of the fully waterproof phones out today, but it was a neat feature back in 2010.

Buying the Motorola Defy

While it’s not one of the world’s best-known phones, the Motorola Defy definitely had its fans. Offering a rugged capability and very usable features, this was a phone that appealed to users who wanted something a bit tougher than what was available elsewhere at the time. Interested in buying the Motorola Defy? Check out eBay’s excellent range of mobile phones to find options such as the Motorola Defy – and heaps of newer phones as well. Compare and contrast, see what’s on offer, and don’t forget to keep an eye out for compatible mobile phone accessories and tech such as smart watches.

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