Motorola-US Cellular

US Cellular today announced it's picking up a pair of new Motorola devices. Of the utmost concern is the Electrify 2, with a 4.3-inch display and a 1.2 GHz processor pushing Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It's got a rear-facing 8-megapixel camera and has the same Smart Actions we've come to know and love on the likes of the RAZR line on Verizon. The Electrify 2 will cost $179 on contract and after a $100 rebate.

The Defy XT (that's the one on the right) is a 3.7-inch ruggedized Android smartphone with a 5-megapixel camera. It'll run $99 on contract after a $100 rebate.

We've got a couple promo videos after the break.

More: Electrify 2 at US Cellular; Motorola press release

There are 11 comments

Suntan says:

The screen size looks almost the same between the two once you take into account the on-screen buttons.

Moto is still "King of the Bezel."


JayND says:

Thats not a bad thing in my opinion. The bezel isn't too thick and isn't so thin that I'd have nowhere to put my fingers.

IceDree says:

Agreed, plus it will help protect the screen when the phone hits the floor

jeffreytz says:

Why are we concerned about the Electrify 2? Is it dangerous or pose a threat? :) In all seriousness that phone is a pretty nice pick-up for US Cellular.

But why is it $80 more than AT&T's Atrix HD 4G? BTW, where's the "MotoBlur" Circle Wigets like the Atrix HD has? Could it be vanilla ICS.....?

US Cellular always seems to release phones a tad higher than the other carriers.

I am just glad to see them getting more serious with quality phone releases because they truly do have wonderful service.

lighius says:

79 CELSIUS degrees in Chicago. Stay away from there. lol

BdawgTrap says:

Where the EFF is the Photon 2 for sprint? UGH. I This phone for sprint. Or better yet, the droid Razr MAXX for sprint.

dalebert54 says:

Not the same thing. Slight spec bump, fatter, with a slider keyboard. Same Battlestar Galactica corners, but not what I would "upgrade" to. "Q" and "II" sound similar, though ;)

Slight spec bump?

The Photon Q has a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor, compared with the Electrify 2's 1.2 GHz dual-core, and the Photon's 1 GHz dual-core.

The Photon Q is THINNER than the Photon, even with the slide-out keyboard.

Don't let the facts get in the way.