This isn’t the first time Motorola has used the term “Defy.” In 2010, the company offered a waterproof and dust-proof smartphone running Android 2.2 dubbed Motorola Defy.
Even while the screen on Motorola’s Defy 2021 is nearly twice as large at 6.5 inches, it is, of course, an entirely different class since it naturally has current performance and a modern operating system.
To make their new outside phone as robust as possible, Lenovo’s Bullitt Group subsidiary, known for its CAT phones, among other things, wanted to work with the ruggedized specialists there. As a result, Motorola can rely on a seasoned partner. A thorough study will reveal whether the Motorola Defy 2021 is an adequate outdoor phone.
As for the case, Motorola and Bullitt strike a solid deal. In contrast to other outside phones, the Motorola Defy’s exterior does not have any metal applications or visible screws. Because it is less rounded than the rest of the chassis, the lower-left corner is of particular interest because it is, in fact, a corner. As a result, the phone resembles a speech bubble, making it distinctive.
Additionally, the provided loop strap may be put there so that you can securely connect your Motorola Defy to your wrist. If you choose the “Forged Green” color instead of black, the rear of your phone will have the same color as the front. Speaking of the back: a rubberized texture can be found here, and diverse stroke directions give some design to the subject.
Gorilla Glass Victus, the newest generation of protective glass, is used on the screen. In addition, the frame is visible, which offers additional protection for the display glass in the event of a fall. It is possible to get an IP-68 certification, implying that the device is completely protected from dust and freshwater immersion. The smartphone also has passedMIL-STD-810H testing to demonstrate its durability.
The Motorola Defy weighs in at a manageable 232 grams (8.2 oz) for a ruggedized smartphone. The Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 is still the best option for searching for a lighter and smaller outdoor phone. For the sake of cleanliness, Motorola’s Defy may be cleaned with alcohol, bleach, soap, or disinfectant without harm.
In today’s consumer market, 64 GB of mass storage does not excite anybody. However, because of the protection measures, you have to reduce the functions of outdoor cellphones, so the storage space is appropriate. Slow eMMC flash and 4 GB of RAM make up the rest of the storage capacity. There is no alternative storage option available.
Older headphones may be used with 3.5 mm jacks without the need for an adaptor. NFC and Bluetooth 5.0 are also included. The Angelbird V60’s full speed of 27.5 MB/s is only modestly used in this copy test. Nokia XR20, on the other hand, takes longer to download content. For a mid-range smartphone, the CPDT’s read and write speeds are adequate.
WLAN test with the Netgear Nighthawk AX12 router shows that even though the Motorola Defy supports WiFi 5, it cannot provide comparable transfer rates. WiFi 4 is more than capable of speeds of 50-60 MBit/s. The fact that you can’t even utilize 100 MBit/s home networks to their full potential is a glaring drawback.
Although Motorola Defy lacks 5G capabilities, the outside phone has a wide range of 4G frequencies, allowing you to travel internationally with it. A real-world phone like Motorola’s Defy doesn’t exist. We found that indoor reception was also fairly excellent on our sample. Using the same location as other cellphones, we could get 3/5 or even full reception strength.
It takes a few seconds for us to get within a good 3 meters (about 10 feet) of each other outside. The Beidou network, which the manufacturer supports, was not discovered in our test, although there were still many locating satellites.
The Motorola Defy had to compete with the Garmin Edge 520 as a navigation device on our bike journey. This is a very modest discrepancy in the recorded distance, with a difference of 100 meters (109 yards) across a distance of approximately 15 kilometers (9.3 miles).
However, while crossing a bridge, the Motorola Defy does not reveal any shortcomings in terms of open field performance. Overall, the smartphone is a good tool for monitoring ordinary life when precise precision is not necessary.
The phone app is the normal Google app. If you’ve used an Android phone before, you’ll have no problem finding your way around this app. This feature is available. However, the smartphone does not indicate which network is presently being utilized.
Great Audio Performance:
Thanks to the Motorola Defy’s earpiece’s high volume, it’s nice to hear the other person even in a noisy environment. The microphone doesn’t do a good job of filtering out outside noise, but our chat buddy can always understand us. To make calls, we may also utilize the speakerphone and hands-free microphone. If we talk a little softer, our voice can still be heard well.
Motorola Defy has been trimmed down to a more manageable size since the camera quality isn’t as critical for outdoor phones. Camera versatility is limited since the user lacks a wide-angle lens. Although the primary camera features a 48-megapixel sensor, it is combined with four other pixels to form a 12-megapixel picture through pixel-binning. Full resolution may be utilized if necessary.
With the primary camera, photos are crisp enough to appear a little over-sharpened at times, but overall they are excellent. Overall, we’re pleased with the depiction of finer details. There is room for improvement in low-light and high-contrast situations, but overall, this camera performs well. However, in dim light, the colors are rather appealing.
A 2-megapixel macro lens and a depth-of-field effect assist lens are also included. In macro mode, the camera’s focus is slightly shaky, and the low pixel count makes the images more acceptable as snapshots than they would otherwise be.
At the maximum, Full HD and 60 fps videos may be captured. This camera’s focusing is a little sluggish and needs to pump a little at times. As a result, the brightness changes don’t seem as fluid as they used to. It is possible, however, to get acceptable footage from the camera in ideal circumstances.