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5.0 out of 5 stars Great phone!, 11 April 2011
This review is from: Motorola Defy with Motoblur Sim Free Android Smartphone - Black (Wireless Phone Accessory)
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Many thanks to everyone for the reviews!
Here my 2 cents for potential buyers...

I work mostly outside (wet conditions,dirty hands :-) so I needed something protected. Btw my prevoius phone died after my baby spitted on it :-)
It's my first android, and I'm more than happy with my choice!!!!

There was a lot of reports about earpeace problem (misplaced and gets broke when you stick headphones in - manufacturing fault).
The "broken" ones were those made in the pre-series. So you can look to your box, and search for the serial.
"xxxxYMxxxx, where Y identifies the year (L-M=2009,N-P=2010,Q-R=2011) and M the month
(A-B=Jan,C-D=Feb,E-F=Mar,G-H=Apr,J-K=May,L-M=Jun,N-P=Jul,Q-R=Aug,S-T=Sep,U-V=Oct, W-X=Nov,Y-Z=Dec).
So L012NU4H8T was manufactured in October 2010, just as an example."
If you bought it and have been made before January 2011, you are an unlucky guy,
or lucky if it didn't have problems untill now. If it's made after Jan 2011, there is no worry.

Mine is QE - March 2011.

I've been using my Defy for more than 2 months now, everything is working, no problems at all.
Screen is bright and clear, responsive, pleasure to use, good under the sunlight, bigger than iPhone's one.
Handset is well built, comfy body with good grip. Right size, right weight, fits palm perfectly. No problems to operate it by one hand on a go. With leather cover it looks much bigger and heavier (if you need that :-)
Gets a good signal at the underground car park, where iPhone, SE xPeria Mini, LG Secret have no signal at all.
Battery survived 12 hours of heavy usage, lasts 2 days on standby with occasional calls. Not bad at all, comparing to other smartphones.
Motoblur doesn't annoy me, I like it. My phone is linked with my Google, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Facebook, Twitter and Skype accounts.
Android 2.1 - well.. I don't know what I'm missing with 2.2, but I'm very impressed with what I have. Phone is fast, responsive, no delays, loads of nice/cool/usefull/free applications. And Maps, Navigator, FM Radio, Internet radio, News Feeds, fast browser, great connectivity and... you name it :-) Everything is very intuitive and easy to use.
Locale: Deutsch, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Nederlands, Portugese.
Keyboards: English, French, Italiano, Deutsch, Spanish, Russian, Nederlands, Greek, Polski.
3.5mm jack, nice music player, but I've installed 'Power AMP' as well (with equaliser).
Nothing special about camera, does its job. Good pictures, good videos, well organised gallery.

I do like iPhone, but honestly think that Defy is better + waterproof, dustproof, antiscratch.
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Initial post: 5 May 2013 12:57:50 BDT
Tacho D says:
Thanks for the info, bought mine on e-bay second hand, checked against your figures and found it was made in nov 2010, one of the dodgy batch. This might explain why its always eager to lock the keypad almost as soon as I unlock it while headphones are pluged in. Its also next to imposible to switch the radio off without powering down. Maybe these symptoms are related.
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