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  1. dsb18

    dsb18 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Just pre ordered one of theses in Uk, always had HTC phones and have a legend at the moment but I like tough products I have a Sonim and the thought of all the great things about Android being in a phone that you can have in your pocket and not worry about was too great to miss. Motorola's are not as popular in UK as other manufacturers and I haven't owned one since the Razor V3 so I a little apprehensive about it but still excited about it coming, has any one had experience with going from HTC to Motorola (not just Defy), any negatives.
     

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  2. telemike

    telemike Well-Known Member

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    Thinking about one of these around Christmas when my AT&T comtract ends. If t-Mo has these for $99.99 that is right in my budget and the IP67 specs are very attractive. I wish you could install Sense on this instead of Blur but oh well.....
     
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    @telemike.

    after 2 weeks with my new defy, i love it.

    it's like a high quality swiss army knife.

    great signal grabber.

    fast operator.

    good camera.

    great vehicle centric phone.

    does everything good.

    the ringer is twice as loud as a g-2 and the alarm will wake you up.

    GPS is spot on.

    i could go on for hours but, i think you get it.

    guess i'm a fanboy.
     
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    Battery life is pretty good too. It has a battery manager which will lower your display brightness, cut off data after idle if it's past a certain time at night.

    If you think Motoblur is too sluggish, you can always install a 3rd party launcher like Launcher Pro or ADW. Launcher Pro works on awesome. Very fluid when scrolling and swiping screens.
     
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    Im in a similar boat, i JUST got off the phone to t-mobile got a brilliant deal,
     
  6. colnago

    colnago Well-Known Member

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    I agree, its a solid little phone, even though it doesn't weigh much at all. It does get better reception on T-Mo than my Nokia N900, and Moto Q (no T-Mo 3G bands, only Edge) but it could use a slightly larger antenna for WiFi and cellular to be "perfect". Again, due to its light weight, I was worried about call volume...not a concern at all. Aside from lack of keyboard (just wanted a phone that had AT&T and T-Mo 3G support, and I'm partial to Motorola) I just wish there was a way to tether to my portable router. My Motorola Q had "Internet Connection Sharing" app pre-installled. I guess I'll have to wait for an app for that.

    It took a while to get used to the small size, and it always felt like that proverbial, "don't drop the soap in the shower!" scenario, but I'm getting a hang of it. Haven't dropped it yet, and the screen has been in my pocket with keys a few times....no scratches (knock wood).

    The Defy is definitely a sleeper. An extended battery would be awesome, but I don't see much aftermarket support ever happening.
     
  7. Awg454

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    Had mine a week now,very good phone,hangs on to signal better than my previous iPhone 4 and the blackberry torch 9800,also nice not having to have a case,very pleased with it.
     
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    nice battery life is a big factor for me, been thinking of either defy of samsung galaxy s still can't decide yet.
     

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