Motorola Defy (2021) – Dust, Water, and Drop Proof, Launched in Europe


    • Motorola officially launched the new Motorola Defy (2021) on 17th June 2021
    • The smartphone is rugged with dust, water, drop, and scratch proof
    • The Motorola Defy (2021) price is €329 / £279 in Europe, which is around NPR 46,028.

    Motorola had announced a partnership with the UK-based rugged phone maker Bullitt Group. From the partnership, Motorola has now unveiled the first smartphone like the Motorola Defy (2021). Motorola launched the Motorola Defy (2021) on 17th June 2021. The price of the smartphone in Europe is €329. So, the expected price of the Motorola Defy (2021) in Nepal is NPR 42,000.

    Motorola Defy (2021) Overview

    The smartphone has a rugged body and is similar internally to the Moto G9 Play. It is a rugged smartphone like that of the Samsung Galaxy XCover 5.

    Design and Build Quality

    Motorola Defy (2021) sports a 6.5 inches HD+ screen. It has Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection. It has a dew-drop notch, housing the selfie camera. The body of the smartphone is a ruggedized plastic body. It is available in two color options: Forged Green and forged Black.

    Motorola Defy 2021 Design and Build Quality
    Design and Build Quality

    The rear panel has a sleek and textured design, giving the smartphone more grip. It also has a detachable lanyard wrist strap to anchor it to the hand when you need more peace of mind.

    In addition, it also has an IP68-certification for water and dust protection; it can be submerged in a depth of 1.5m for 35 minutes.

    Similarly, the brand assures that the smartphone can operate at temperatures ranging from -25 °C to +55 °C. And as per the advertisement, the smartphone is drop-proof and can withstand the drop from up to 1.8m heights if it lands on the side or corner frame.

    Motorola Defy 2021 Washable Design
    Washable Design

    Moreover, the smartphone is designed in a way that it can be cleaned with soap or sanitizer.


    Under the hood, it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, built on an 11 nm manufacturing process chipset. Likewise, the chipset has up to 2GHz of clocking speed.

    Motorola Defy 2021 Processor

    It further combines with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of expandable storage. The internal storage is expandable up to 512 GB via a microSD card.

    Adreno 610 GPU looks after the graphical processing of the smartphone. Motorola promises the security update for up to 2 years.

    Motorola Defy (2021) runs on Android 10 (upgradable to 11) with Moto’s UX interface on the top.


    The camera around the back is a triple camera setup; it has a 48 MP primary camera followed by two 2 MP shooters for depth and macro camera.

    Motorola Defy 2021 Camera

    Motorola has used Quad Pixel technology for the perfect shots between sunrise and sunset. The photo resolution of 12 MP is acquired from the primary camera.

    The front of the Motorola Defy (2021) features an 8 MP Selfie shooter inside a dew-drop notch.

    Both the cameras are capable of capturing videos of 1080p at 30 frames per second.


    Fueling the smartphone is a 5,000 mAh battery.

    Motorola Defy 2021 Battery

    It supports 20W TurboPower charging; it has a USB Type-C port for charging. A single charge can keep up the phone alive for two days.

    Motorola Defy (2021) Specifications

    BuildGlass front, plastic frame, plastic back
    ProtectionIP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 35 mins)
    Drop-to-concrete resistance from up to 1.8m
    Display6.5-inches, IPS LCD
    720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio
    Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
    OSAndroid 10 (upgradable to 11)
    ChipsetQualcomm SM6115 Snapdragon 662 (11 nm)
    CPUOcta-core (4 x 2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4 x 1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
    GPUAdreno 610
    RAM and Storage4GB RAM with 64 GB storage
    Main CameraTriple:48 MP, f/1.8 (wide)
    2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
    2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
    Video1080p @ 30fps
    SelfieSingle8 MP, f/2.2
    Video1080p @30fps
    SensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity
    BatteryLi-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
    20W fast charging
    ColorsForged Black, Forged Green

    Motorola Defy (2021) Expected Price in Nepal and Availability

    Motorola Defy (2021) is available in select European and LATAM markets with a starting price of €329 / £279. Accordingly, the expected price of the Motorola Defy (2021) in Nepal is NPR 42,000.

    Motorola Defy (2021) VariantPrice in EuropeExpected Price in Nepal
    Motorola Defy (2021) (4/64 GB)€329NPR 42,000

    The authorized distributor of Motorola devices in Nepal is Call Mobility. Some of the already launched Motorola smartphones in Nepal are Motorola Moto E7 Power, Motorola Moto E7 Plus, Motorola Moto G9 Play, and many others.

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    Akriti Pant
    Akriti is a content writer for Techsanchar. She covers tech related news and is a tech enthusiast. Being an IT Graduate, she loves to code and is passionate about STEM. She has been a part of the team since the beginning.

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