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Motorola DEFY Black 3G Unlocked Water-Resistant GSM Android Smart Phone w/ Android 2.1 / 5.0 MP Camera (MB525)

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  • Android OS, v2.1 (Eclair), upgradable to v2.2
  • Wi-Fi/GPS/Music
  • 3.7" TFT Touch Screen
  • 5.0 MP w/ Video Capture & LED Flash

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Motorola DEFY with MOTOBLUR automatically delivers message and status updates, filtering everything that's not top priority. With a hi-res, edge-to-edge touch display and access to thousands of apps, it's also boredom proof. Plus, it's dustproof as well as water and scratch resistant, making it virtually lifeproof.

  • newegg Rugged Durability Motorola DEFY is a water-resistant and dustproof smart phone that stands up to whatever life throws your way. Corning Gorilla Glass display provides impact and scratch resistance for those occasional bumps and drops.
  • newegg Crystal Clear Sound CrystalTalk intelligently amplifies your voice and filters out background noise to make your speech more intelligible.
  • newegg Premium Display A high resolution 3.7" touch display provides edge-to-edge views of your favorite websites, photos and videos with vivid color and brilliant brightness.
  • newegg Flash Support Adobe Flash Lite 3 provides devices with Flash support for basic mobile web browser so users can access many of your favorite Flash web sites.
  • newegg Capture Every Valuable Moment With a 5 MP camera and HD video, more of life's spontaneous moments are captured in the definition they deserve. With Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) you can share all of your multimedia to DLNA compatible devices like TVs to show and play your media on the big screen.
  • newegg Find the Right Way Always keep you in the right direction on the right route with AGPS and Google Maps Navigation Beta.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days
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Customer Reviews of the Motorola MB525

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2 out of 5 eggsSimple, but disappointing at times

Pros: Got the phone as an upgrade for $30 from Newegg. Exterior is sturdy and durable. Dropped several times in the last 2 years since upgrade. Easy to assemble/disassemble and access to SIM card and SD card.

Cons: Sluggish often. Ran 2 apps at one time and phone responds very slowly. Sometimes freezes up and I have to pull the battery out in order to reboot/restart my phone. Battery dies within a 8-10 hour period even while I have Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS off. Dies within a 4 hour period if any of these are activated or running.

Other Thoughts: I was excited about this phone and it's durability. Everyone once in their lives drops or damages their phone so I took advantage of the pricing and obtained this one. When I run Netflix, Pandora, or any other media apps (1 at a time, I didn't run multiple apps) it tends to slow down significantly and sometimes requires a restart. Also, drains the battery. For $30, I'm not completely disappointed since I read reviews that this was made as an obsolete, inferior model which would require you to buy a new phone from Motorola or the upgrade version (Defy+). To anyone contemplating on whether to buy this phone, don't buy it unless you got it cheaper than $30. You'll feel better if it does malfunction later.

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  • Jean P.
  • 8/22/2012 9:01:49 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMy first smart phone

Pros: Water resistant. Good battery life if bluetooth, wifi and gps are off. Smooth action. Good sound on both ends. Great little media player too! Overall I'm very pleased with the phone. Mine came with Android 2.2. This phone compares well with my daughter and son in law's phones, one of which is an iCrap.

Cons: There are better batteries available cheap. Google. Not 4G but check coverage. Unless you're sitting at the cell tower you get 3G anyway.

Other Thoughts: With $40/month unlimited text, North America calls and data from SimpleMobile (also available from Newegg) it's a no brainer. For case one word: Otterbox. Already dropped it onto concrete and not a mark.

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  • Stig N.
  • 8/21/2012 11:08:27 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far impressed...

Pros: Easy to use, good battery with WiFi, Bluetooth running. Built in FM radio receiver so you can listen to "Pravda" on the go (at least in California).

Dropped it a couple of times, robust Gorilla glass. Impressive display clarity.

Great phone for the price. Exceptional Audio quality, even on AT&T Half-Rate GSM network

Cons: Sluggish handling big files, 800MHz OMAP processor

Other Thoughts: Was hoping for Mini-USB charger, but I guess MOT also switched to cr@ppy micro USB connector for charging (as everyone else).

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  • Wing L.
  • 1/27/2012 5:03:47 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: water resistant,
well made high quality phone with low price

Cons: locked bootloader,
no gingerbread upgrade

Other Thoughts: my friend told me today that this phone should come with 2gb microsd but somehow i got 128mb microsd which is for blackberry(shown by the name of the drive when i put it in cardreader) and this is the major reason i write this review and give only 1 egg.

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