Motorola Defy (2021) Specs, Price, and Best Deals

Motorola Defy (2021)
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The Motorola Defy (2021) is the latest mid-range smartphone from Motorola that comes with a rugged body design. The handset also has an impressive camera setup, a large battery, and an IP68 rating.

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Motorola Defy (2021) Key Specs & Features

  • 6.5 inches IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~270 ppi)
  • Android 10
  • Octa-core Qualcomm SM6115 Snapdragon 662 (11 nm)
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB Built-in Storage up to 128GB Memory Card
  • 48 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP Triple Rear Cameras
  • 8 MP Front Camera
  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • Drop-to-concrete Resistance from up to 1.8
  • MIL-SPEC 810H Compliant
  • IP68 Dust & Water Resistant (up to 1.5m for 35 mins)
  • 4G LTE Network
  • Fast Charging 20W
  • Non-Removable Li-Po 5000 mAh Battery

Motorola Defy 2021

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Design and Display

The Motorola Defy is the first rugged device made by Bullitt Group, the company behind CAT and Land Rover-branded rugged phones. Yes, Motorola has already signed a partnership with a UK-based company to produce Motorola branded rugged phones.

Looking at the phone, it parades a nice camera layout that fuses seamlessly with the cross-hatching design of the toughened polycarbonate panel. Although the bezels are huge that has become a norm for rugged phones.

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You will also notice that Motorola added a lanyard to the bottom corner of the phone with an inscription that reads “Dust. Water. Drop. Proof”. It offers a display size of 6.5-inch HD+ screen with a waterdrop notch and Gorilla Glass Victus. The screen produces a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels, a 20:9 ratio, and 270 PPI density.


On the camera setup, the Motorola Defy packs impressive triple cameras that consist of a 48MP main camera on the back along with a 2MP sensor for macro photos, and lastly is 2 MP sensor for depth of field. The front camera is 8 MP for selfies.

Hardware and Software

The Motorola Defy 2021 is powered by Snapdragon 662 chipset with an octa-core processor clocking at a maximum speed of 2..0 GHz. It has an onboard storage of 64GB with 4GB RAM. The handset also comes with Android 10 OS out of the box and there is support for micro SDcard.

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Battery and Other Features

There is a 5000 mAh battery with fast charging powering the phone. Further, it has MIL-SPEC 810H compliant and can survive drops from a height of up to 1.8 meters as long as it lands on its sides or corners.

Although ist IP68 certified, however, the company advises users to rinse the device when used in salt water, including the audio jack and also USB connector, to prevent salt corrosion.

It can work well in extreme temperatures from +55°C to -25°C and you can clean the device with soap or sanitizer.

Motorola Defy (2021) Price and Availability

The Motorola Defy (2021) will sell for €325. This converts to 165,000 Naira in Nigeria, around 2,300 Ghs in Ghana, and 43,000 Ksh in Kenya. You can get the phone in Black or Green colors.

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Motorola Defy (2021) Specs

Here are a few specs of the Motorola Defy (2021):

General Features

  • Platform: Android 10
  • Processor: Qualcomm SM6115 Snapdragon 662 (11 nm), Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
  • GPU: Adreno 610
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • Colours: Black, Green
  • Dimension:
  • Weight:
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM, dual stand-by
  • SIM Count: Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)


  • Display: 6.5 inches IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~270 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Yes
  • Foldable Display: No


  • Rear Camera: 48 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF + 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro) + 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth) Triple Cameras, [email protected]
  • Rear Camera Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Front Camera: 8 MP Camera, f/2.2, 1.12µm, [email protected]


  • Built-in Storage: 64GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 – LATAM
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes, HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 – EMEA
  • 4G LTE: Yes, 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 38, 40, 41 – EMEA
  • 5G:

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • 5G: No
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: USB Type-C 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: Yes


  • Music Player: Yes
  • Video Player: Yes
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • SpO2: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Rear)
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Stylus Pen: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: No
  • Water Resistant: Yes
  • Dust Resistant: Yes
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable Battery
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging: Fast charging 20W
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Motorola Defy (2021) Specs, Price, and Best Deals was written by Miracle .O. The article was last modified: June 30th, 2021
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