"One of the best phones out there."4.5 starson by scrannel
Pros: Does everything I want and doesn't do things I don't need.
Cons: For me, there are no "cons", but for others: no 2.2 and no 4G.
Summary: The smartphone has finally taken on the personality of a Rolex watch. I can take this compact, light weight, and excellent phone on my motorcycle -- rain or shine -- snowboarding, etc. Though it's being reviewed as a "small phone" it's display is actually larger than an iPhone. 4G means nothing to me as I travel in Europe a lot, but the wi-fi calling means I can now make calls from my cell, in Europe, and as long as I am on wi-fi, those calls and text messages come out of my normal plan (so, generally "free"). The 2.2 OS also means nothing to me, besides, not only does it run just about everything out there, well, there will ALWAYS be a new OS to chase. You chase it. I'm going snowboarding.I've lived with this phone since they became available and I still love this little monster. I have had zero issues that I didn't sort myself in a few minutes. I have dropped my Defy several times on stone floors without so much as a scratch. The wifi-calling, thought still not as good as UMA, is a huge feature. When I'm over-seas all I need is a wifi connection for free calls. This phone goes with me on my motorcycle and snowboarding. I love the big screen and the slim size. Very underrated. Believe me if I had something bad to say about it I would... but I love it.
Updated on Jan 29, 2012
Updated on Dec 14, 2012OK, nearly a year later -- since I added to review -- and have been tempted by Samsung G3, Nokia 810 etc. But I really dislike how huge these phones have become and, so far as the G3, on T-Mo it has been having tons of wifi-calling issues... whereas my little Defy not only pops right into my shirt pocket, but works perfectly. Still. Even running the original battery. I can use wifi-calling to make and receive free calls all over the world, to my cell number. Just cannot find a reasons to "upgrade"... unless being cool is a smart reason.