The Moto Defy is Motorola's new affordable rugged phone with a Snapdragon 662 and two years of support
A few hours ago, Motorola finally uncovered its latest mid-range offering, in the form of the Motorola Defy (2021). That nameplate may appear strange, but that's just because it's the first Defy since 2012.
The Motorola Defy is a rugged device that comes as a product of Motorola's recent partnership with Bullitt Group. The phone sports a 6.5-inch HD+ display. That's a tad disappointing these days but the Motorola Defy (2021) makes no pretenses at being a premium phone. It lives up to its rugged phone tag with Gorilla Victus glass for protection, however.
Under the hood is a Snapdragon 662, with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage coming in clutch. Again, not premium, but adequate for what it is. There's a triple camera setup at the back of the phone comprised of a 48 MP main camera and two 2 MP shooters. At the front is an 8 MP selfie camera.
Being a rugged phone, the Moto Defy (2021) sports a ruggedized plastic frame with IP68 certification for water and dust resistance. Motorola claims the phone is operable within temperatures of -25°C to +55°C, and is advertised as being drop-proof from a height of up to 1.8m as long as it lands flat. The Defy also offers a military-grade MIL SPEC 810H rating.
The Motorola Defy (2021) offers a 5000 mAh battery with 20 W charging, and will be available across Europe and some South American markets with a price tag of €325/$390 starting next week.