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Motorola Defy smartphone review - Affordable outdoor phone with interesting design

Moto Stabilo. Really stable smartphone for little money wanted? Then the Motorola Defy might be just right: It offers decent performance rates for just over 300 Euros (~$348), but seems a bit antiquated in other areas. Is it still enough for a recommendation?
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Motorola Defy

The Motorola Defy is not the first of its name: The manufacturer already released a water- and dust-proof smartphone called Defy in 2010, at that time still in the handy 3.7-inch format and with Android 2.2.

However, Motorola's Defy 2021 is of course of a completely different caliber, not only because it has almost exactly twice the screen diameter with 6.5 inches, but also because it naturally has contemporary performance and a modern operating system.

The Lenovo subsidiary has sought cooperation with the ruggedized experts from the Bullitt Group, who are responsible for CAT phones among other things, for their new outdoor phone. Thus, Motorola has an experienced partner on its side.

Our detailed review will show whether the Motorola Defy 2021 is really a good outdoor smartphone.

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Motorola Defy
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 8 x 1.8 - 2 GHz, Kryo 260
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
6.50 inch 20:9, 1600 x 720 pixel 270 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, Gorilla Glass Victus, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 47 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5mm audio jack and USB-C, Card Reader: microSD up to 512 GB, shared, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: acceleration sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B4/​B5/​B6/​B8), 4G (B1/​B2/​B3/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B18/​B19/​B20/​B26/​B28/​B38/​B40/​B41) , Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 10.9 x 169.8 x 78.2 ( = 0.43 x 6.69 x 3.08 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 20 Watt Motorola TurboPower
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 48 MPix f/​1.8, phase comparison-AF, LED-flash, Videos @1080p/​60fps (Camera 1); 2.0MP, f/​2.4, macro lens (Camera 2); 2.0MP, f/​2.4, depth of field (Camera 3)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/​2.2, Videos @1080p/​30fps
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, charger, USB cable, SIM tool, strap, 24 Months Warranty, FM radio, IP68-certified, MIL-STD-810H-certified, SAR: 0.993 W/kg (head), 1.494 W/kg (body), fanless, ruggedized, waterproof
Weight
232 g ( = 8.18 oz / 0.51 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
329 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
78 %
10/2021
Motorola Defy
SD 662, Adreno 610
232 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.50"1600x720
74.3 %
04/2021
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2
172 g64 GB eMMC Flash5.30"1480x720
81.1 %
08/2021
Nokia XR20
SD 480, Adreno 619
248 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.67"2400x1080
73 %
08/2020
CAT S42
Helio A20 MT6761D, PowerVR GE8300
220 g32 GB eMMC Flash5.50"1440x720
81.6 %
03/2021
Blackview BL6000 Pro
Dimensity 800, Mali-G57 MP4
273 g256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.36"2300x1080

Case - Victus glass in the Motorola Defy

Motorola and Bullitt find a good compromise when it comes to the casing: On the one hand, the exterior does not flaunt metal applications or visible screws like other outdoor phones, but on the other hand, the Motorola Defy is something special: The lower left corner is the main focus here because it is less rounded than the rest of the chassis and thus actually a corner.

Thus, the phone is reminiscent of a speech bubble and therefore memorable. At the same time, this corner also has a practical background: The included loop strap can be threaded there so that you can securely attach the smartphone to your wrist.

If you do not opt for the classic black, but for the "Forged Green" color variant, you will also get exactly this corner colored on the back. Speaking of the back: A rubberized texture is found here, which also adds some design to the matter with different stroke directions.

The screen is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus, which is the latest version of the protective glass. At the same time, the frame clearly protrudes, which provides further safety for the display glass in case of a drop. An IP-68 certification is available and means complete protection against dust and permanent submersion in fresh water. The smartphone has also undergone tests according to MIL-STD-810H to prove its stability.

At 232 grams (~8.2 oz), the Motorola Defy is not overly heavy for a ruggedized smartphone. The Samsung's Galaxy XCover 5 is probably still the choice for those looking for a much lighter and more compact outdoor phone.

An important detail for all friends of clean surfaces: The Motorola Defy can be wiped with alcohol, bleach, soap or disinfectant without causing any damage.

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Size comparison

171.6 mm / 6.76 inch 81.5 mm / 3.21 inch 10.6 mm / 0.4173 inch 248 g0.547 lbs169.8 mm / 6.69 inch 78.2 mm / 3.08 inch 10.9 mm / 0.4291 inch 232 g0.511 lbs166.7 mm / 6.56 inch 81.3 mm / 3.2 inch 12.8 mm / 0.504 inch 273 g0.602 lbs161.3 mm / 6.35 inch 77.2 mm / 3.04 inch 12.7 mm / 0.5 inch 220 g0.485 lbs147.1 mm / 5.79 inch 71.6 mm / 2.82 inch 9.2 mm / 0.3622 inch 172 g0.3792 lbs

Features - Only 64 GB memory

Today, 64 GB of mass storage does not really tempt anyone in the consumer sector anymore. However, you have to cut back on the features in outdoor smartphones due to the protective measures, and thus the storage size is acceptable. However, it is only slow eMMC flash, and there is 4 GB of RAM in addition. Another storage variant cannot be selected.

Thanks to a 3.5 mm jack, you can also connect older headphones without an adapter. Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC are also on board.

Left: SIM slots
Left: SIM slots
Right: Standby button, volume rocker, freely assignable button
Right: Standby button, volume rocker, freely assignable button
Top: 3.5mm port, microphone
Top: 3.5mm port, microphone
Bottom: Wrist strap, microphone, USB-C port, speaker
Bottom: Wrist strap, microphone, USB-C port, speaker

microSD card reader

With 27.5 MB/s in the copy test, the maximum speed of our reference micro-SD Angelbird V60 is only moderately used here. At the same time, the Nokia XR20 is even a bit slower. The read and write speeds in the CPDT are on a decent level for a mid-range smartphone.

SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Motorola Defy
Adreno 610, SD 662, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird V60)
27.5 MB/s ∼100%
Nokia XR20
Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash (Angelbird V60)
22 MB/s ∼80% -20%

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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Motorola Defy Adreno 610, SD 662, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Sequential write: Ø26.1 (16-40.8)
Nokia XR20 Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; Sequential write: Ø23 (17.4-38)
Motorola Defy Adreno 610, SD 662, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Sequential read: Ø79.1 (31.7-83.4)
Nokia XR20 Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; Sequential read: Ø74.4 (32.7-83.3)

Software - Somewhat older security

Why the Motorola Defy only comes with Android 10, when Android 12 is already available for current smartphones, is a legitimate question. However, it can make sense to use older operating system versions in the business environment from time to time: For example, when companies use specially programmed apps that might first have to be adapted to new operating system versions. For private users, however, it is rather annoying.

The security patches are from June 2021 at the time of the test, which is also a bit older. Motorola promises 2 years of security upgrades, but does not give any information about new OS versions.

As usual from Motorola, you get a fairly pure Android, which is only enhanced by the Moto app and some other utilities.

Software Motorola Defy
Software Motorola Defy
Software Motorola Defy

Communication and GNSS - Slow WiFi 5

Although the Motorola Defy actually supports WiFi 5, the smartphone cannot provide corresponding transfer speeds in our WLAN test with the reference router Netgear Nighthawk AX12: Just around 50 - 60 MBit per second are more on the level of WiFi 4. A clear disadvantage, because you cannot even use the full power of home networks with 100 MBit/s.

The outdoor phone does not feature 5G, but it has a decent variety of 4G frequencies, so you can also travel abroad. However, Motorola's Defy is not a real world phone.

The reception is also quite good indoors in our review sample: We measured 3/5 of the reception strength or even full reception; other smartphones show similar reception rates in the same place.

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Blackview BL6000 Pro
Mali-G57 MP4, Dimensity 800, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
697 (668min - 704max) MBit/s ∼100% +1223%
Nokia XR20
Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
630 (561min - 645max) MBit/s ∼90% +1095%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.59 - 1599, n=285, last 2 years)
453 MBit/s ∼65% +760%
CAT S42
PowerVR GE8300, Helio A20 MT6761D, 32 GB eMMC Flash
329 (326min - 335max) MBit/s ∼47% +524%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Mali-G52 MP2, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
327 (291min - 337max) MBit/s ∼47% +520%
Motorola Defy
Adreno 610, SD 662, 64 GB eMMC Flash
52.7 (21min - 70max) MBit/s ∼8%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Nokia XR20
Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
649 (589min - 673max) MBit/s ∼100% +989%
Blackview BL6000 Pro
Mali-G57 MP4, Dimensity 800, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
633 (434min - 660max) MBit/s ∼98% +962%
Average of class Smartphone
  (15.5 - 1414, n=285, last 2 years)
448 MBit/s ∼69% +652%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Mali-G52 MP2, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
327 (269min - 339max) MBit/s ∼50% +449%
CAT S42
PowerVR GE8300, Helio A20 MT6761D, 32 GB eMMC Flash
324 (318min - 336max) MBit/s ∼50% +444%
Motorola Defy
Adreno 610, SD 662, 64 GB eMMC Flash
59.6 (34min - 74max) MBit/s ∼9%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø59.1 (34-74)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø52.7 (21-70)
GPSTest outdoors
GPSTest outdoors
Available satellites
Available satellites

Outdoors, it takes a few seconds before we are located to within a good 3 meters (~10 feet). The Chinese Beidou network is not found in our test, although it is supported according to the manufacturer, but otherwise a good amount of positioning satellites.

The Motorola Defy had to prove itself against the Garmin Edge 520 referral navigation device during our bike tour. A difference of 100 meters (~109 yards) over a distance of almost 15 kilometers (~9.3 miles) is quite a small deviation in the measured distance.

In detail, the Motorola Defy hardly shows any weaknesses in the open field, but we are located on the car lane instead of the bike path when crossing a bridge. Overall, the smartphone can be used well for tracking in everyday life when absolute accuracy is not required.

Location Garmin Edge 520 - Overview
Location Garmin Edge 520 - Overview
Locating Garmin Edge 520 - turn
Locating Garmin Edge 520 - turn
Locating Garmin Edge 520 - Bridge
Locating Garmin Edge 520 - Bridge
Tracking Motorola Defy - Overview
Tracking Motorola Defy - Overview
Tracking Motorola Defy - turn
Tracking Motorola Defy - turn
Tracking Motorola Defy - Bridge
Tracking Motorola Defy - Bridge

Phone features and voice quality - Good intelligibility

Google's standard application is used as the phone app. It is clearly arranged and owners of other Android smartphones will quickly find their way around. VoLTE and VoWiFi can be used, but the smartphone does not show which network is currently being used.

In terms of voice quality, we like the fact that the other party can be heard fairly loudly via earpiece and can thus be understood well even in ambient noise. Speaking of ambient noise: The microphone does not filter it out very well, but our conversation partner always understands us. We can also use the speaker and hands-free microphone to make calls in decent quality. We can also speak a bit quieter and our voice is still audibly transmitted.

Cameras - Without wide-angle, with good sharpness

Recording front camera
Recording front camera

The quality of the cameras is often less important for outdoor phones, and Motorola's Defy is also slightly slimmed down in this respect: The user does not have a wide-angle lens, which clearly limits the flexibility of the camera system.

The main camera, however, has a 48-megapixel sensor that combines four pixels to a more light-sensitive pixel via pixel binning and thus creates 12-megapixel images. However, the full resolution can also be used if desired.

Photos taken with the main camera are surprisingly sharp, sometimes they even look slightly over-sharpened. We like the detail representation quite well overall. In very low light and high contrasts, the dynamic range could be higher, but the image sharpness is not bad here either. However, the colors look quite cool in low light.

There is also a macro lens and a support lens for depth-of-field effects, each with a resolution of 2 megapixels. The autofocus struggles a bit in macro mode, and the low pixel count makes the pictures more usable as snapshots.

Videos can be recorded in Full HD and 60 fps at most. The autofocus reacts a bit slowly here and also has to pump slightly from time to time. Brightness transitions do not feel quite as smooth. However, the camera can record decent videos in good lighting conditions.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Main camera FlowerMain camera EnvironmentMain camerra Low Light
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We also take a look at the camera's imaging performance under laboratory conditions. Again, the decent image sharpness even at the edges is impressive in good light. The contrast could be a bit higher in detail, but overall a good performance of the camera. Hardly any details are still visible in only 1 lux illumination.

ColorChecker
14 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
15.7 ∆E
8 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
7 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
2.1 ∆E
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8.8 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Motorola Defy: 7.22 ∆E min: 2.1 - max: 15.7 ∆E
ColorChecker
28.7 ∆E
52.5 ∆E
38.4 ∆E
38.7 ∆E
43.3 ∆E
64.3 ∆E
53.4 ∆E
33.2 ∆E
39.7 ∆E
25 ∆E
66.6 ∆E
65.4 ∆E
29.1 ∆E
48.4 ∆E
34.8 ∆E
74.7 ∆E
40.6 ∆E
45.2 ∆E
76.5 ∆E
68.6 ∆E
51 ∆E
37 ∆E
23.8 ∆E
14.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Motorola Defy: 45.54 ∆E min: 14.19 - max: 76.5 ∆E

Accessories and warranty - wrist strap in the package

The package includes a charger, a USB-C cable, and a wrist strap that allows carrying the smartphone safely. The manufacturer does not offer any special accessories on its website at the moment.

Motorola grants 24 months warranty on its device in Central Europe.

Input devices & operation - fingerprint sensor at the back

The screen of Motorola's Defy only offers a refresh rate of 60 Hz, so it is not quite as smooth to use as in current high-end phones. However, it is precise and responsive, and you can also increase the touchscreen's sensitivity so that you can still use it with gloves or wet fingers.

On the back, the Motorola logo also serves as a fingerprint sensor. It proved to be quite reliable in our test, but it is also a bit slow when the smartphone is in full standby: It then takes a second until the home screen appears. However, if you have lifted the smartphone beforehand and could prepare it for the upcoming system start, unlocking is more immediate.

If you like, you can also use facial recognition for unlocking or combine it with the fingerprint sensor.

Motorola's Defy comes with a freely assignable button that can be used as a push-to-talk button, so you can use the smartphone like a radio. Or you can assign a function or a preferred app to the button.

Keyboard portrait
Keyboard portrait
Keyboard landscape
Keyboard landscape

Display - (Too) little brightness

Subpixel image
Subpixel image

With its somewhat expanded 720p resolution, Motorola's Defy is in good company among inexpensive rugged phones, but we would have wished for a slightly higher screen resolution in view of its size. Thus, it is noticeable that the display is not quite as crisp as in higher-end phones.

The IPS panel's screen brightness could also be higher, especially in view of the smartphone's claim as an outdoor phone: A mere 385.7 cd/m² are clearly below what other rugged phones achieve and are actually no longer up to date.

The black value of 0.45 cd/m² is within limits, but the contrast ratio is still rather mediocre due to the quite low brightness.

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cd/m²
385
cd/m²
364
cd/m²
378
cd/m²
402
cd/m²
379
cd/m²
390
cd/m²
403
cd/m²
391
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 403 cd/m² Average: 385.7 cd/m² Minimum: 3.09 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 90 %
Center on Battery: 402 cd/m²
Contrast: 893:1 (Black: 0.45 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.83 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.5
ΔE Greyscale 6.4 | 0.64-98 Ø5.7
96.4% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.378
Motorola Defy
IPS, 1600x720, 6.50
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
PLS, 1480x720, 5.30
Nokia XR20
IPS, 2400x1080, 6.67
CAT S42
IPS, 1440x720, 5.50
Blackview BL6000 Pro
IPS, 2300x1080, 6.36
Screen
3%
38%
6%
9%
Brightness middle
402
525
31%
599
49%
541
35%
583
45%
Brightness
386
491
27%
598
55%
532
38%
518
34%
Brightness Distribution
90
87
-3%
99
10%
95
6%
83
-8%
Black Level *
0.45
0.53
-18%
0.33
27%
0.52
-16%
0.6
-33%
Contrast
893
991
11%
1815
103%
1040
16%
972
9%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.83
5.54
-15%
4.52
6%
5.89
-22%
4.78
1%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
9.53
10.23
-7%
7.6
20%
11.35
-19%
8.7
9%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
6.4
6.7
-5%
4.2
34%
5.6
12%
5.5
14%
Gamma
2.378 93%
2.318 95%
2.279 97%
2.272 97%
2.22 99%
CCT
8348 78%
8555 76%
7309 89%
7884 82%
6830 95%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17043 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

Our tests with the CalMAN software and the spectrophotometer show that the color settings "saturated" or "natural" do not make a big difference in the color reproduction. A clear blue cast is visible in both modes and generally the deviations in some hues make a professional color assessment difficult.

CalMAN Grayscale - "Saturated" color mode
CalMAN Grayscale - "Saturated" color mode
CalMAN color accuracy - "saturated" color mode
CalMAN color accuracy - "saturated" color mode
CalMAN Grayscale - "Natural" color mode
CalMAN Grayscale - "Natural" color mode
CalMAN color accuracy - "natural" color mode
CalMAN color accuracy - "natural" color mode
CalMAN color space - sRGB
CalMAN color space - sRGB
CalMAN Color Space - AdobeRGB
CalMAN Color Space - AdobeRGB
CalMAN Color Space - DCI P3
CalMAN Color Space - DCI P3
CalMAN Saturation
CalMAN Saturation

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
32 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 17 ms rise
↘ 15 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 81 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (23.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
59 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 30 ms rise
↘ 29 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 94 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (37.7 ms).

The low brightness is noticed negatively outdoors when you are in sunlight: The screen is very reflective and the content is hardly recognizable. Things look better in the shade.

Slight dimming is visible at the viewing angles when looking at the screen from the side. This is noticeable in everyday use, but it is still bearable.

Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Outdoor use
Outdoor use

Performance - The Motorola Defy can keep up

With the Snapdragon 662 from Qualcomm, the Motorola Defy comes with an SoC that is already 2 1/2 years old. Nevertheless, it is still quite fit in terms of performance, especially when you compare the processor performance with other inexpensive outdoor phones. Our benchmarks show good results for Motorola's rugged smartphone, even in the system benchmarks.

In terms of graphics performance, an Adreno 610 which is also not quite up to date. It can also outperform the graphics solutions in the Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 and CAT S42 but it can outperform them.

Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Motorola Defy
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
315 Points ∼53%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
183 Points ∼31% -42%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
504 Points ∼85% +60%
CAT S42
Mediatek Helio A20 MT6761D, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
134 Points ∼22% -57%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (305 - 316, n=9)
312 Points ∼52% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1755, n=249, last 2 years)
596 Points ∼100% +89%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Motorola Defy
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1426 Points ∼70%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
926 Points ∼46% -35%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
1662 Points ∼82% +17%
CAT S42
Mediatek Helio A20 MT6761D, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
421 Points ∼21% -70%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (1234 - 1453, n=9)
1363 Points ∼67% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (248 - 4829, n=249, last 2 years)
2028 Points ∼100% +42%
Vulkan Score 5.3 (sort by value)
Motorola Defy
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
467 Points ∼21%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
636 Points ∼29% +36%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
976 Points ∼45% +109%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (442 - 498, n=5)
466 Points ∼21% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (72 - 6524, n=146, last 2 years)
2188 Points ∼100% +369%
OpenCL Score 5.3 (sort by value)
Motorola Defy
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
368 Points ∼16%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
543 Points ∼24% +48%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
1092 Points ∼48% +197%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (345 - 376, n=7)
366 Points ∼16% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (255 - 7514, n=148, last 2 years)
2273 Points ∼100% +518%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0 (sort by value)
Motorola Defy
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
6425 Points ∼65%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
7090 Points ∼71% +10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (6425 - 7554, n=2)
6990 Points ∼70% +9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4436 - 17085, n=68, last 2 years)
9959 Points ∼100% +55%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Motorola Defy
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1865 Points ∼41%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1263 Points ∼28% -32%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
3527 Points ∼77% +89%
CAT S42
Mediatek Helio A20 MT6761D, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
437 Points ∼10% -77%
Blackview BL6000 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 800, Mali-G57 MP4, 8192
4591 Points ∼100% +146%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (1797 - 1889, n=8)
1848 Points ∼40% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 11256, n=236, last 2 years)
3483 Points ∼76% +87%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Defy
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1743 Points ∼36%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1139 Points ∼24% -35%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
3692 Points ∼77% +112%
CAT S42
Mediatek Helio A20 MT6761D, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
384 Points ∼8% -78%
Blackview BL6000 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 800, Mali-G57 MP4, 8192
4806 Points ∼100% +176%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (1681 - 1765, n=8)
1733 Points ∼36% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (54 - 16670, n=236, last 2 years)
4066 Points ∼85% +133%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Defy
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2470 Points ∼62%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2039 Points ∼51% -17%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
3051 Points ∼77% +24%
CAT S42
Mediatek Helio A20 MT6761D, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
838 Points ∼21% -66%
Blackview BL6000 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 800, Mali-G57 MP4, 8192
3969 Points ∼100% +61%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (2161 - 2543, n=8)
2419 Points ∼61% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (607 - 5301, n=236, last 2 years)
2816 Points ∼71% +14%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Motorola Defy
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1896 Points ∼41%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1277 Points ∼27% -33%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
3656 Points ∼78% +93%
CAT S42
Mediatek Helio A20 MT6761D, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
462 Points ∼10% -76%
Blackview BL6000 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 800, Mali-G57 MP4, 8192
4659 Points ∼100% +146%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (1819 - 1914, n=8)
1881 Points ∼40% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (149 - 11895, n=259, last 2 years)
4237 Points ∼91% +123%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Defy
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1781 Points ∼33%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1145 Points ∼21% -36%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
3845 Points ∼71% +116%
CAT S42
Mediatek Helio A20 MT6761D, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
408 Points ∼7% -77%
Blackview BL6000 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 800, Mali-G57 MP4, 8192
4721 Points ∼87% +165%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (1737 - 1794, n=8)
1778 Points ∼33% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (122 - 31940, n=259, last 2 years)
5444 Points ∼100% +206%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Defy
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2452 Points ∼55%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2140 Points ∼48% -13%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
3118 Points ∼70% +27%
CAT S42
Mediatek Helio A20 MT6761D, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
865 Points ∼19% -65%
Blackview BL6000 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 800, Mali-G57 MP4, 8192
4455 Points ∼100% +82%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (2146 - 2502, n=8)
2349 Points ∼53% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (620 - 5784, n=257, last 2 years)
3019 Points ∼68% +23%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Motorola Defy
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1164 Points ∼34%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
861 Points ∼25% -26%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
2438 Points ∼72% +109%
CAT S42
Mediatek Helio A20 MT6761D, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
242 Points ∼7% -79%
Blackview BL6000 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 800, Mali-G57 MP4, 8192
3380 Points ∼100% +190%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (1151 - 1905, n=8)
1262 Points ∼37% +8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (78 - 9138, n=233, last 2 years)
2678 Points ∼79% +130%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Defy
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1011 Points ∼31%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
739 Points ∼23% -27%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
2302 Points ∼71% +128%
CAT S42
Mediatek Helio A20 MT6761D, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
201 Points ∼6% -80%
Blackview BL6000 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 800, Mali-G57 MP4, 8192
3241 Points ∼100% +221%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (998 - 1074, n=8)
1025 Points ∼32% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (62 - 11573, n=233, last 2 years)
2836 Points ∼88% +181%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Defy
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2477 Points ∼62%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2034 Points ∼51% -18%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
3076 Points ∼77% +24%
CAT S42
Mediatek Helio A20 MT6761D, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
850 Points ∼21% -66%
Blackview BL6000 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 800, Mali-G57 MP4, 8192
3979 Points ∼100% +61%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (2351 - 2513, n=8)
2459 Points ∼62% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5318, n=233, last 2 years)
2835 Points ∼71% +14%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Motorola Defy
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1176 Points ∼33%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
872 Points ∼25% -26%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
2566 Points ∼72% +118%
CAT S42
Mediatek Helio A20 MT6761D, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
263 Points ∼7% -78%
Blackview BL6000 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 800, Mali-G57 MP4, 8192
3557 Points ∼100% +202%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (1124 - 1197, n=8)
1173 Points ∼33% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (91 - 9839, n=260, last 2 years)
3460 Points ∼97% +194%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Defy
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1027 Points ∼26%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
745 Points ∼19% -27%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
2448 Points ∼61% +138%
CAT S42
Mediatek Helio A20 MT6761D, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
219 Points ∼5% -79%
Blackview BL6000 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 800, Mali-G57 MP4, 8192
3368 Points ∼84% +228%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (980 - 1081, n=8)
1031 Points ∼26% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (73 - 16221, n=260, last 2 years)
3993 Points ∼100% +289%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Defy
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2383 Points ∼54%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2152 Points ∼49% -10%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
3090 Points ∼70% +30%
CAT S42
Mediatek Helio A20 MT6761D, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
874 Points ∼20% -63%
Blackview BL6000 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 800, Mali-G57 MP4, 8192
4427 Points ∼100% +86%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (2164 - 2534, n=8)
2345 Points ∼53% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (620 - 5793, n=260, last 2 years)
3055 Points ∼69% +28%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
Motorola Defy
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1113 Points ∼36%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
944 Points ∼31% -15%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
2322 Points ∼75% +109%
Blackview BL6000 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 800, Mali-G57 MP4, 8192
3095 Points ∼100% +178%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (1096 - 1167, n=8)
1119 Points ∼36% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (426 - 6977, n=198, last 2 years)
2620 Points ∼85% +135%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Defy
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
968 Points ∼30%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
819 Points ∼26% -15%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
2250 Points ∼71% +132%
Blackview BL6000 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 800, Mali-G57 MP4, 8192
3187 Points ∼100% +229%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (963 - 1005, n=8)
977 Points ∼31% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (349 - 11259, n=198, last 2 years)
2940 Points ∼92% +204%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Defy
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2340 Points ∼83%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2020 Points ∼72% -14%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
2613 Points ∼93% +12%
Blackview BL6000 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 800, Mali-G57 MP4, 8192
2812 Points ∼100% +20%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (2124 - 2499, n=8)
2305 Points ∼82% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1786 - 4061, n=198, last 2 years)
2641 Points ∼94% +13%
Wild Life Score (sort by value)
Motorola Defy
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
370 Points ∼12%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
430 Points ∼14% +16%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
980 Points ∼33% +165%
Blackview BL6000 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 800, Mali-G57 MP4, 8192
1679 Points ∼57% +354%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (369 - 385, n=7)
375 Points ∼13% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (153 - 9386, n=113, last 2 years)
2968 Points ∼100% +702%
Wild Life Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Motorola Defy
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
366 Points ∼12%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
429 Points ∼14% +17%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
977 Points ∼32% +167%
Blackview BL6000 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 800, Mali-G57 MP4, 8192
1641 Points ∼53% +348%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (366 - 369, n=4)
367 Points ∼12% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (174 - 11700, n=109, last 2 years)
3100 Points ∼100% +747%
Wild Life Extreme (sort by value)
Motorola Defy
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
102 Points ∼11%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
294 Points ∼31% +188%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (102 - 108, n=2)
105 Points ∼11% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (83 - 3059, n=61, last 2 years)
953 Points ∼100% +834%
Wild Life Extreme Unlimited (sort by value)
Motorola Defy
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
101 Points ∼11%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
287 Points ∼31% +184%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
 
101 Points ∼11% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (101 - 2864, n=58, last 2 years)
931 Points ∼100% +822%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Motorola Defy
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
49 fps ∼79%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
35 fps ∼57% -29%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
59 fps ∼96% +20%
CAT S42
Mediatek Helio A20 MT6761D, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
18 fps ∼29% -63%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (29 - 51, n=9)
40 fps ∼65% -18%
Average of class Smartphone
  (8.2 - 143, n=204, last 2 years)
61.7 fps ∼100% +26%
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Motorola Defy
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
35 fps ∼30%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
24 fps ∼21% -31%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
81 fps ∼69% +131%
CAT S42
Mediatek Helio A20 MT6761D, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
13 fps ∼11% -63%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (34 - 36, n=9)
35.1 fps ∼30% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4.3 - 417, n=204, last 2 years)
117 fps ∼100% +234%
GFXBench 3.0
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Motorola Defy
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
33 fps ∼67%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
29 fps ∼59% -12%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
37 fps ∼75% +12%
CAT S42
Mediatek Helio A20 MT6761D, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
11 fps ∼22% -67%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (17 - 34, n=9)
26.4 fps ∼54% -20%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4.5 - 120, n=202, last 2 years)
49.3 fps ∼100% +49%
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Motorola Defy
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
19 fps ∼28%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
16 fps ∼23% -16%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
41 fps ∼60% +116%
CAT S42
Mediatek Helio A20 MT6761D, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
5.9 fps ∼9% -69%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (19 - 21, n=9)
19.3 fps ∼28% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 229, n=203, last 2 years)
68.1 fps ∼100% +258%
GFXBench 3.1
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Defy
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
25 fps ∼65%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
20 fps ∼52% -20%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
26 fps ∼68% +4%
CAT S42
Mediatek Helio A20 MT6761D, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
8.1 fps ∼21% -68%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (12 - 26, n=9)
19.7 fps ∼51% -21%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3.1 - 106, n=201, last 2 years)
38.3 fps ∼100% +53%
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Defy
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
13 fps ∼28%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
9.4 fps ∼20% -28%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
29 fps ∼62% +123%
CAT S42
Mediatek Helio A20 MT6761D, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
4 fps ∼9% -69%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (13 - 14, n=9)
13.1 fps ∼28% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 151, n=201, last 2 years)
46.8 fps ∼100% +260%
GFXBench
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Defy
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
13 fps ∼54%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
12 fps ∼50% -8%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
14 fps ∼58% +8%
CAT S42
Mediatek Helio A20 MT6761D, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
3.3 fps ∼14% -75%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (6.4 - 14, n=9)
10.3 fps ∼43% -21%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3.3 - 61, n=200, last 2 years)
24.1 fps ∼100% +85%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Defy
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
7.1 fps ∼25%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
6 fps ∼21% -15%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
16 fps ∼57% +125%
CAT S42
Mediatek Helio A20 MT6761D, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
1.8 fps ∼6% -75%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (7 - 7.3, n=9)
7.17 fps ∼25% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.8 - 96.6, n=200, last 2 years)
28.2 fps ∼100% +297%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Defy
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
15 fps ∼62%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
12 fps ∼50% -20%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
16 fps ∼66% +7%
CAT S42
Mediatek Helio A20 MT6761D, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
4 fps ∼17% -73%
Blackview BL6000 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 800, Mali-G57 MP4, 8192
21 fps ∼87% +40%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (7.5 - 15, n=9)
11.6 fps ∼48% -23%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.5 - 73, n=267, last 2 years)
24.1 fps ∼100% +61%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Defy
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
8.4 fps ∼30%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
6.2 fps ∼22% -26%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
18 fps ∼63% +114%
CAT S42
Mediatek Helio A20 MT6761D, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
2 fps ∼7% -76%
Blackview BL6000 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 800, Mali-G57 MP4, 8192
22 fps ∼77% +162%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (8.2 - 8.6, n=9)
8.4 fps ∼30% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.95 - 257, n=267, last 2 years)
28.4 fps ∼100% +238%
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Defy
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
8.9 fps ∼55%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
7.4 fps ∼46% -17%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
10 fps ∼62% +12%
CAT S42
Mediatek Helio A20 MT6761D, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
2.5 fps ∼15% -72%
Blackview BL6000 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 800, Mali-G57 MP4, 8192
13 fps ∼80% +46%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (4.4 - 9.6, n=9)
7.13 fps ∼44% -20%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 60, n=268, last 2 years)
16.2 fps ∼100% +82%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Motorola Defy
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2.8 fps ∼25%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2.2 fps ∼20% -21%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
6.5 fps ∼59% +132%
CAT S42
Mediatek Helio A20 MT6761D, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
0.73 fps ∼7% -74%
Blackview BL6000 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 800, Mali-G57 MP4, 8192
8.2 fps ∼75% +193%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (2.6 - 2.9, n=9)
2.79 fps ∼25% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.35 - 101, n=268, last 2 years)
11 fps ∼100% +293%
Antutu v9 - Total Score (sort by value)
Motorola Defy
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
194505 Points ∼39%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
131776 Points ∼26% -32%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
322933 Points ∼64% +66%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (194505 - 198290, n=3)
196949 Points ∼39% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (121238 - 815441, n=58, last 2 years)
502616 Points ∼100% +158%
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score (sort by value)
Motorola Defy
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
176579 Points ∼51%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
127096 Points ∼37% -28%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
264533 Points ∼76% +50%
CAT S42
Mediatek Helio A20 MT6761D, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
77514 Points ∼22% -56%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (167471 - 185542, n=9)
177411 Points ∼51% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53335 - 727247, n=178, last 2 years)
346046 Points ∼100% +96%
BaseMark OS II
Overall (sort by value)
Motorola Defy
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
2343 Points ∼62%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1533 Points ∼40% -35%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
3265 Points ∼86% +39%
CAT S42
Mediatek Helio A20 MT6761D, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
895 Points ∼24% -62%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (2243 - 2432, n=10)
2345 Points ∼62% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (615 - 7123, n=189, last 2 years)
3806 Points ∼100% +62%
System (sort by value)
Motorola Defy
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
4848 Points ∼70%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
3314 Points ∼48% -32%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
6296 Points ∼91% +30%
CAT S42
Mediatek Helio A20 MT6761D, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
1542 Points ∼22% -68%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (4275 - 5001, n=10)
4853 Points ∼71% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1160 - 11774, n=189, last 2 years)
6883 Points ∼100% +42%
Memory (sort by value)
Motorola Defy
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
3046 Points ∼67%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1533 Points ∼34% -50%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
3847 Points ∼85% +26%
CAT S42
Mediatek Helio A20 MT6761D, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
1018 Points ∼22% -67%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (2618 - 3454, n=10)
3061 Points ∼68% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (522 - 9044, n=189, last 2 years)
4527 Points ∼100% +49%
Graphics (sort by value)
Motorola Defy
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1791 Points ∼30%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1219 Points ∼21% -32%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
3765 Points ∼63% +110%
CAT S42
Mediatek Helio A20 MT6761D, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
478 Points ∼8% -73%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (1773 - 1887, n=10)
1839 Points ∼31% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (349 - 15739, n=189, last 2 years)
5945 Points ∼100% +232%
Web (sort by value)
Motorola Defy
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, Adreno 610, 4096
1139 Points ∼87%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Samsung Exynos 850, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
893 Points ∼69% -22%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
1247 Points ∼96% +9%
CAT S42
Mediatek Helio A20 MT6761D, PowerVR GE8300, 3072
854 Points ∼66% -25%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
  (1034 - 1228, n=10)
1126 Points ∼86% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (10 - 2169, n=189, last 2 years)
1302 Points ∼100% +14%

Motorola's Defy has a decent speed when browsing the Internet. It is far from high-end, but at least you do not have to wait too long until images are reloaded when scrolling.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (12.4 - 182, n=177, last 2 years)
52.7 Points ∼100% +67%
Nokia XR20 (Chrome 92)
46.435 Points ∼88% +47%
Motorola Defy (Chrome 93)
31.517 Points ∼60%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (30.4 - 32.4, n=10)
31.5 Points ∼60% 0%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 (Chrome 89)
18.469 Points ∼35% -41%
CAT S42 (Chrome 80)
14.282 Points ∼27% -55%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (10.8 - 414, n=187, last 2 years)
95.6 Points ∼100% +86%
Nokia XR20 (Chrome 92)
83.5 Points ∼87% +63%
Motorola Defy (Chrome 93)
51.344 Points ∼54%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (47.8 - 51.3, n=8)
49.4 Points ∼52% -4%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 (Chrome 89)
27.09 Points ∼28% -47%
CAT S42 (Chrome 80)
22.543 Points ∼24% -56%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average of class Smartphone (9 - 244, n=163, last 2 years)
52.2 runs/min ∼100% +81%
Nokia XR20 (Chome 92)
37.62 runs/min ∼72% +30%
Motorola Defy (Chome 93)
28.91 runs/min ∼55%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (26.5 - 29.3, n=9)
28.4 runs/min ∼54% -2%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 (Chome 89)
15.3 runs/min ∼29% -47%
CAT S42 (Chome 80)
12.8 runs/min ∼25% -56%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Average of class Smartphone (20 - 252, n=193, last 2 years)
80.9 Points ∼100% +44%
Nokia XR20 (Chrome 92)
69 Points ∼85% +23%
Motorola Defy (Chrome 93)
56 Points ∼69%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (51 - 59, n=10)
53 Points ∼66% -5%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 (Chrome 89)
35 Points ∼43% -37%
CAT S42 (Chrome 80)
26 Points ∼32% -54%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (1986 - 64222, n=201, last 2 years)
18720 Points ∼100% +96%
Nokia XR20 (Chrome 92)
17816 Points ∼95% +86%
Motorola Defy (Chrome 93)
9575 Points ∼51%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (8893 - 9879, n=10)
9332 Points ∼50% -3%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 (Chrome 89)
4875 Points ∼26% -49%
CAT S42 (Chrome 80)
3971 Points ∼21% -59%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
CAT S42 (Chrome 80)
11842.1 ms * ∼100% -211%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 (Chrome 89)
9396.9 ms * ∼79% -147%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 (3811 - 4650, n=10)
4438 ms * ∼37% -16%
Motorola Defy (Chrome 93)
3810.5 ms * ∼32%
Average of class Smartphone (414 - 29635, n=203, last 2 years)
3764 ms * ∼32% +1%
Nokia XR20 (Chrome 92)
2382.7 ms * ∼20% +37%

* ... smaller is better

If you look at the storage, you will find information on the Internet that it is supposed to be UFS 2.1 storage, but the performance in the benchmarks rather speaks for eMMC flash, which is significantly slower. The manufacturer actually confirms this upon request. The smartphone's transfer rates are at least a bit more stable than other devices with eMMC storage in random accesses, but the overall speed is rather poor at the same time.

Motorola DefySamsung Galaxy XCover 5Nokia XR20CAT S42Blackview BL6000 ProAverage 64 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-6%
85%
-43%
96%
-31%
87%
Sequential Read 256KB
306.5
268.5
-12%
485
58%
287.9
-6%
872.5
185%
274 ?(95.6 - 704, n=174)
-11%
807 ?(41.9 - 2037, n=273, last 2 years)
163%
Sequential Write 256KB
187.7
273.6
46%
452
141%
121.1
-35%
198.5
6%
178 ?(40 - 274, n=174)
-5%
365 ?(11.9 - 1321, n=273, last 2 years)
94%
Random Read 4KB
96.4
121
26%
174.8
81%
51.6
-46%
190.2
97%
58.7 ?(11.4 - 149, n=174)
-39%
142 ?(13.5 - 325, n=273, last 2 years)
47%
Random Write 4KB
92.6
14.7
-84%
146.2
58%
14.8
-84%
181.9
96%
29.1 ?(3.4 - 147, n=174)
-69%
132 ?(5.5 - 330, n=273, last 2 years)
43%

Games - 3D games with cutbacks

The Motorola Defy is not and will probably never be a real gaming smartphone. The system components and especially the graphics solution are simply not powerful enough for that.

Simple casual games can be played without problems, and the 2D shooter Armajet at least manages a relatively stable 60 fps. However, you have to reduce the details considerably in 3D games like PUBG Mobile if you want to play without stutters. Moreover, higher graphics options are not offered at all. We measured the frame rates with the software from GameBench.

The controls via touchscreen and position sensor work without problems.

PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
Armajet
Armajet
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; Armajet; 1.61.6: Ø59.3 (53-60)
; PUBG Mobile; Smooth; 1.6.0: Ø29.7 (28-31)
; PUBG Mobile; Balanced; 1.6.0: Ø24.1 (9-26)

Emissions - Hardly any warming

Temperature

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test
3DMark Wild Life Stress Test
3DMark Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
3DMark Wild Life Extreme Stress Test

The case of the Motorola Defy heats up quite moderately even after a longer full load: We measured a maximum of 40 °C (104 °F) on the front. Thus, the smartphone can always be touched without problems.

The long-term performance is also ensured, as the stress tests of 3D Mark Wild Life show: Here, well over 90% of the performance is still available even after 20 runs of the benchmark.

Max. Load
 40 °C
104 F
37.1 °C
99 F
35.1 °C
95 F
 
 39.2 °C
103 F
36.6 °C
98 F
35.5 °C
96 F
 
 38.3 °C
101 F
36.3 °C
97 F
34.7 °C
94 F
 
Maximum: 40 °C = 104 F
Average: 37 °C = 99 F
33.3 °C
92 F
35.9 °C
97 F
39.5 °C
103 F
32.9 °C
91 F
35.9 °C
97 F
37.8 °C
100 F
32.7 °C
91 F
35.6 °C
96 F
36.6 °C
98 F
Maximum: 39.5 °C = 103 F
Average: 35.6 °C = 96 F
Power Supply (max.)  39.9 °C = 104 F | Room Temperature 21.4 °C = 71 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 37 °C / 99 F, compared to the average of 32.9 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 40 °C / 104 F, compared to the average of 35.2 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22.4 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 39.5 °C / 103 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 24.9 °C / 77 F, compared to the device average of 32.9 °C / 91 F.
3DMark
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Nokia XR20
Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
99.6 (5.86min - 5.89max) % ∼100% 0%
Motorola Defy
Adreno 610, SD 662, 64 GB eMMC Flash
99.4 (2.24min - 2.25max) % ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Mali-G52 MP2, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
99.3 % ∼100% 0%
Blackview BL6000 Pro
Mali-G57 MP4, Dimensity 800, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
98.5 % ∼99% -1%
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Nokia XR20
Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
99.1 (1.747min - 1.763max) % ∼100% +2%
Motorola Defy
Adreno 610, SD 662, 64 GB eMMC Flash
96.7 (0.594min - 0.614max) % ∼98%
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; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.5.1: Ø0.608 (0.594-0.614)
; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø2.25 (2.24-2.25)
Heatmap back side
Heatmap back side
Heatmap Front
Heatmap Front

Speaker

Even though the earpiece above the screen presents itself with a wide speaker grille: Only the speaker on the lower edge is used for sound output. It does its job quite well. It cannot mix bass frequencies into the sound, but it does have some low mids and reasonably balanced trebles that do not thud too much in the ears even at maximum volume.

Convenient: Both the 3.5 mm audio port on the top and the USB-C port can be used for audio output. Thus, you can choose whether you want to use an analog or a digital output and do not need an adapter for existing headphones.

Sound can be transmitted wirelessly via Bluetooth, and many codecs for high-quality audio are available with aptX HD, aptX Adaptive and LDAC, so you do not have to worry so much about compatibility with wireless headphones.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2050.743.52541.342.7313129.54035.634.9503838.16330.134.18030.835.610023.522.412520.321.916020.334.320016.244.425015.950.931513.956.740013.661.150013.565.263019.368.480016.573.1100013.974.512501473.5160013.267.6200013.267.7250014.269.231501672.2400017.269.9500017.971.7630018.570.6800019.174.91000019.877.31250019.374.41600020.160.6SPL28.883.9N1.159.4median 16.5median 68.4Delta2.910.24342.536.837.536.829.530.632.53433.12928.425.519.329.320.323.91614.224.511.333.411.741.19.747.39.352.111.857.413.756.417.362.416.268.311.167.810.369.810.468.611.666.612.667.213.965.615.266.415.669.316.372.216.567.316.458.217.147.465.971.426.479.619.226.50.843.9median 13.9median 62.42.412.3hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseMotorola DefySamsung Galaxy XCover 5
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Motorola Defy audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 30% lower than median
(-) | bass is not linear (15.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.5% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.8% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 27% of all tested devices in this class were better, 12% similar, 61% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 53% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 39% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (79.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 32% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.8% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (6.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.4% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (4.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (26.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 72% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 21% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 82% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 14% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Battery life - Even several days without a power outlet

Energy consumption

Motorola's Defy proves to be reasonably energy-efficient. Especially under load, the measured rates are within reason, but the smartphone is not too hungry in idle mode, either.

Power Consumption
Idledarkmidlight 1.3 / 1.9 / 2.2 Watt
Load midlight 3 / 5.2 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
Motorola Defy
5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
3000 mAh
Nokia XR20
4630 mAh
CAT S42
4200 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-17%
26%
-14%
-26%
-10%
Idle Minimum *
1.3
1.3
-0%
0.7
46%
1.5
-15%
0.863 ?(0.49 - 1.38, n=9)
34%
0.953 ?(0.37 - 2.5, n=217, last 2 years)
27%
Idle Average *
1.9
1.9
-0%
1.1
42%
2
-5%
2.5 ?(1.5 - 4.92, n=9)
-32%
1.806 ?(0.65 - 3.94, n=217, last 2 years)
5%
Idle Maximum *
2.2
2.7
-23%
1.6
27%
3
-36%
2.72 ?(1.63 - 4.95, n=9)
-24%
2.04 ?(0.69 - 4.2, n=217, last 2 years)
7%
Load Average *
3
4.3
-43%
2.7
10%
3.6
-20%
5.07 ?(3 - 7.21, n=9)
-69%
4.48 ?(2.1 - 8.4, n=217, last 2 years)
-49%
Load Maximum *
5.2
6.2
-19%
4.9
6%
4.9
6%
7.26 ?(5.2 - 9.32, n=9)
-40%
7.32 ?(3.56 - 12.3, n=217, last 2 years)
-41%

* ... smaller is better

Power consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

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