after 2 weeks with my new defy, i love it.
it's like a high quality swiss army knife.
great signal grabber.
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.
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.