Just how waterproof is the Motorola Defy?

We put Motorola's rugged Android smartphone, the Defy, through its paces.

The Motorola Defy Android smartphone is water, dust and scratch-resistant.

The Motorola Defy Android smartphone is water, dust and scratch-resistant.

Motorola has just announced the release of the first ruggedised Android smartphone, the Motorola Defy.

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The Motorola Defy, which will be available exclusively through Telstra for three months from 30 November is water-, dust- and scratch-resistant and uses a special "gorilla glass" display which the company claims is difficult to scratch or crack.

Though Motorola was keen to point out that the Defy is not "waterproof" per say, it is described as water resistant, and can apparently handle being submerged in water up to a metre in depth. Motorola has described it as "ideal for the Australian summer".

We've just got our hands on the Motorola Defy, so check out how it holds up to the elements in the videos below:

Motorola Defy — submerged water test:

Motorola Defy — running water test:

Also check out the way the water drops register as swipes on the screen (pretty cool!):

We can also tell you that the Motorola Defy is capable of video recording while under water. After a quick wipe of the camera lens, it was good to go.

What do you think of the Motorola Defy? Would you buy one? Let us know in the comments below!

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Ross Catanzariti

Ross Catanzariti

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3 Comments

Greg Zeng

1

Much better than my HTS HD2: easily one-handed, more freeware (Android 2.1, not 2,2). Missing third party hardware: spare betteries). Motorola will soon have Froyo, instead of HTC's need for XDA-developer products.

Mattzkee

2

I'm getting this phone soon, I hope it is as good as it seems. :)

DK

3

Bought the DEFY 3 weeks ago. Upgrade from an iPhone 3G.
First thing i noticed was you could keep it in your pocket without being dragged down. Next the freedom to drag drop photos/music etc straight to the micro SD card from home work and friends pc via wifi, BT or usb (micro usb not mini usb!). No more iTunes - woohoo.
Still finding more new things you can do with it daily.

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