U.S. Cellular Announces Motorola Electrify 2 and Defy XT

U.S. Cellular has a pair of new Motorola Android phones to offer to including the follow-up to the Electrify, and the durable Defy XT.

Of the two new smartphones the Electrify 2 is the higher-end model. it features a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU and a 4.3-inch screen with ColorBoost. The camera also includes an 8MP rear-facing camera and a Kevlar back. The 8MP camera can also shoot 1080p video.

Motorola will ship the Electrify 2 with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and uses Motorola’s Smart Actions to help save battery life. At just 84.mm thin the Electrify 2 sounds very similar to the Droid RAZR on Verizon. From the image, however, we can tell that it’s actually a rebranded Atrix HD.

Motorla Electify 2

The Motorola Defy XT is more of a mid-range, durable smartphone. Like most durable smartphones it’s water-resistant, dustproof, and has a scratch-resistant screen. The screen on the phone is only 3.7-inches and has a 480×854 resolution, which is the same resolution as the original Droid on Verizon.

Motorola-Defy-XT

The Motorola Defy XT has a 1GHz processor with 512MB of RAM, 1GB of internal storage, and a microSD card slot to add up to 32GB of extra storage. It also has a 5MP rear-facing camera. The specs aren’t much to talk about, the main draw for the Defy XT is its durability. We doubt anybody will buy this phone for its specs.

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The Motorola Electrify 2 is on sale now for $180 online, and will arrive in stores tomorrow, August 2. The Defy XT will arrive in U.S. Cellular stores on August 3.

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