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


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US Cellular gets the Motorola Defy XT and Electrify 2


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."


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.

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.

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

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.