Motorola and Bullit Group have entered into a partnership and the Motorola Defy is the result of that. The Defy is a new rugged smartphone that will be on the market in the Netherlands and Belgium for a suggested retail price of 329 euros.
The ‘old-timers’ among us are probably familiar with the Motorola Defy and Motorola Defy+, two rugged smartphones from 2010 and 2011. smartphones has made. The collaboration between the two was announced earlier this year. The Motorola Defy is intended for people who work on construction sites or in other places where smartphones have to be able to take a beating, such as mountain climbers and mountain bikers. The phone is also great for always-busy parents, multi-taskers and, as Motorola calls it, phone droppers.
Resistant to accidents and extremes
According to the manufacturers, the Motorola Defy can withstand daily accidents such as a fall from your pocket on the sidewalk or in the pool and some coffee splashes. The robust phone is water-resistant to 1.5 meters for 35 minutes thanks to the IP68 certification. This also makes the Defy resistant to sand, dust and dirt, moisture and salt spray.
The Defy also has MIL-SPEC-810H certification. This protects the device against thermal shocks, sand and dust, extremely high and low temperatures and a fall from a height of 1.8 meters. The Cat S62 Pro also has such certification. You can also thoroughly clean the phone with soap and water or a disinfectant.
In terms of specifications, the Motorola Defy seems to have taken over from the Moto G9 Play. Like the Moto G9 Play, the Defy has a 6.5-inch HD+ LCD screen with an aspect ratio of 20:9, a Snapdragon 662 processor, along with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. The storage memory is also expandable with a microSD card. In addition, the Defy also has a 5,000 mAh battery that, according to Motorola, can last two days on a single charge. The battery is equipped with 20-watt fast charging.
On the back, there is a 48 MP main camera (f/1.8) equipped with the well-known Quad Pixel technology that combines four pixels into one large pixel to improve the incidence of light on photos. There is also a 2 MP macro camera to photograph objects up close and a 2 MP depth sensor with which you can take portrait photos. On the front is an 8 MP selfie camera. The phone has a 3.5 mm headphone jack and two microphones.
Extra grip and wrist strap
The Motorola Defy does have a number of extras compared to the G9 Play. For example, the screen is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus and you can still operate it with wet fingers. The housing is reinforced thanks to the aforementioned certifications and has more grip. Then there’s also a detachable wrist strap with a lanyard so you don’t lose the phone and a programmable hotkey with Push to Talk (PTT) mode.
The Motorola Defy runs on Android 10 and, like most other Motorola smartphones, it only gets one version update, in this case, Android 11. The phone also receives security updates for three years, which is one year longer than other Motorola phones. such as the Moto G9 Plus and the Moto G100.
The Defy is part of the Android Enterprise Recommended program and will receive Zero-Touch Enrollment. That makes the Defy extra interesting for companies.
Buy Motorola Defy
The Motorola Defy is available in the colors forged green and black for a suggested retail price of 329 euros.