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.
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.
Raise the volume
On the Motorola Defy XT's right side sits a thin volume rocker.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A basic keyboard
The Motorola Defy XT's software keyboard is standard fare, essentially the stock Android 2.3 Gingerbread arrangement.
Say it with Swype
For one-handed text entry, the Motorola Defy XT also gives you the option of using the Swype keyboard.
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.
Find your way
Meant to be used in the great outdoors, the Motorola Defy XT comes with its own digital compass application.