Motorola Defy: Rugged Android Smartphone


Motorola DEFY is scratch and water resistant as well as dust proof, protecting you from life’s little challenges such as a sudden rain shower to a drop in the sand.

I like rugged phones. I used the Casio CanU 502 waterproof phone while I was in Korea, during the monsoon season. I didn’t worry one bit whether it was drenched in rain, dropped on concrete or had kalbi sauce splattered all over it.

If you want an Android smartphone and a bit of ruggedness I think the Motorola Defy has got your number. I don’t see any MIL-SPEC numbers so I don’t think the Defy is going to be as tough as the Casio or a tank from Sonim, but Corning’s Gorilla Glass provides impact and scratch resistance for the display.

The specs:

  • 3.7-inch 854×480 16:9 capacitive touch TFT LCD (most likely IPS)
  • 5MP camera with LED flash
  • Web browser with Adobe Flash Lite 3
  • Android 2.1 likely, probably upgradeable to 2.2

Unfortunately Motoblur is included.