US Cellular brings out two new Motorola phones- the Motorola Electrify 2 on August 1 and the Motorola Defy XT on August 3. The Electrify 2 will mostly come at $199 after the mail-in discount while the Defy XT may cost $99.99 also after a rebate.
Motorola Electrify 2
The Electrify 2 is the upgrade of the Motorola Electrify and sports a slim profile at just 0.33 inches. Featuring an extensive 4.3-inch screen with ColorBoost technology, it comes loaded with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It runs on a dual core 1.2 GHz processor and has an 8MP camera. The sleek device has the same Kevlar fiber coating as other Motorola phones like Atrix HD, Droid Razr and Droid Razr Maxx. In fact, the Electrify 2 looks like an Atrix HD AT&T clone with the same display and 8MP camera.
The original Motorola Electrify also featured a dual core processor with the same 4.3-inch screen and the 8MP camera. The phone is a dual mode phone that allows CDMA and GSM technologies and so allows world roaming. This has been a unique feature.
Motorola Defy XT
The Defy XT, in contrast, does not come up with any major changes. Only minor updates are featured in the Defy XT compared to T-Mobiles Defy gadgets. Similar to the original Defy, it is extremely rugged and can survive dust, minor drops, and splashes.
However, Defy XT will come with Android 2.3 Gingerbread instead of Froyo version 2.1 in the Defy that is some disappointment because the ICS is extremely common now and the Defy range sure looks a bit outdated. In addition, it features only a 1 GHz processor. However, it was more or less expected because the Defy is not a high-end device but a rugged design with mid range features.