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A boost of brightness

Sleek, silver, and futuristic

A trim volume bar

Signature styling

Coated in Kevlar

Power up top

Camera up close

Compact and pocket-friendly

Ice Cream Sandwich and apps

Comfortable keyboard

Better widget access

Quick and capable camera

The Motorola Electrify 2's 4.3-inch qHD (960x540-pixel) screen isn't as sharp as you'll see on competing devices. Using what Motorola calls ColorBoost technology, however, the Electrify 2's display gets very bright and showcases vivid colors.
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With a profile reminiscent of the Droid Razr, the Motorola Electrify 2 measures a third of an inch at its thinnest point.
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The Motorola Electrify 2 has a thin volume rocker on the right-hand side.
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With attractively angled edges and a silver-and-black color scheme, the Electrify 2 is right in line with Motorola's design aesthetic.
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Like many of Motorola's other devices, the Electrify 2 has a Kevlar fiber coating on the back. Also here is an 8MP camera with LED flash.
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The Motorola Electrify 2's top edge holds the phone's power button, 3.5mm headphone jack, and Micro-USB port.
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Here's a closer view of the Motorola Electrify 2's main 8MP camera and Kevlar-coated back.
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One of the Motorola Electrify 2's strengths is its compact and easy-to-pocket size. The phone also fits well in the hand and its Kevlar back surface provides a firm grip as well as extra protection.
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Running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the Motorola Electrify 2 comes with a useful selection of applications preloaded with thankfully not much bloatware.
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While the Motorola Electrify 2 has a very basic virtual keyboard, its keys are well-spaced and responsive.
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Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich provides easier access to widgets, now in the application tray. Unfortunately the Motorola Electrify 2 lacks the slick Circles widget found on the Atrix HD and Photon Q 4G LTE.
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Onboard the Motorola Electrify 2 is an 8MP main camera that boasts plenty of scene modes and some fun filters, plus it snaps images quickly.
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