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A screen for the outdoors

The Motorola Defy XT's 3.7-inch screen (854x480 pixels) isn't very sharp or able to produce eye-catching colors. It is easy, though, to read the phone's display outdoors in strong sunshine.

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Battened-down ports

In this view of the Motorola Defy XT's left side, you can see a rubber flap covering its Micro-USB port. This helps protect the phone from dust and water damage.

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Raise the volume

On the Motorola Defy XT's right side sits a thin volume rocker.

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A back that's smooth

The Motorola Defy XT's back side sports a smooth, soft-touch surface with a rubbery feel. Also here is the phone's 5-megapixel camera and lock switch to securely seal the battery cover.

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Make sure it's locked

Here's a closer look at the Motorola Defy XT's lock switch. Use it to batten down the battery.

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USB unplugged

To guard against water damage, the Motorola Defy XT's Micro-USB port sealed by a rubber flap. Here you can see the port uncovered.

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Take it for a plunge

Built to withstand spills and submersion in water, dropping the Motorola Defy XT into the drink didn't trouble the handset one bit.

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A basic keyboard

The Motorola Defy XT's software keyboard is standard fare, essentially the stock Android 2.3 Gingerbread arrangement.

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Say it with Swype

For one-handed text entry, the Motorola Defy XT also gives you the option of using the Swype keyboard.

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A camera that tries

The Motorola Defy XT's 5-megapixel camera has a modest selection of scene modes and color filters. The quality of pictures and video, however, wasn't very impressive.

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Find your way

Meant to be used in the great outdoors, the Motorola Defy XT comes with its own digital compass application.

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