Motorola Defy (2021) review

03 August 2021


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cyber, 15 Aug 2021ulefone is a low end chinese junk,this one at least is made... moreUlefone does have a 500g rugged mobile phone, they are known as the Swiss Army Knife in mobile phones, Power Armor 13 with a capacity of 13,200 mAh.

  • cyber

JACK Will, 15 Aug 2021The UleFone Armor 12 is light and thin, equipped with 15W w... moreulefone is a low end chinese junk,this one at least is made by lenovo which is not that bad

The UleFone Armor 12 is light and thin, equipped with 15W wireless charging, dual super linear speakers, and Play Through Speakers headset-free FM radio, which is enough to attract me.

Android 10?
It might get 11. No way it'll get 12. These slow update rollouts are exactly why I got oit of the ground handling biz.

If you're not looking for a super rugged phone (and "normal rugged", like, "can survive an occasional drop" will do), you can just get a rugged case for your favorite phone. If the phone is popular enough, it usually has a ton of cases available. Like Samsung A52 - tons of cases. I tried ASUS ZenFone 8 but couldn't find a case in EU (ok, maybe I preordered before the cases hit the market, or maybe I was CHEAP by not willing to pay $60+ for a case + shipping + import tax from USA, A52 case was $10, add $10 glass and you're set).

  • Anonymous

SuperionMaximus, 10 Aug 2021The base configuration for the Nokia XR20 is only about 100... moreI agree to you and for me makes sense. But other folks may not be interested in spending more.

100€ more is money that not all are willing to spend.

  • RickPinto

This is an outrage to the original Moto Defy...
Just horrible. I had the original and it was incredible: Portable, durable, excelent speaker...
An amazing device. This has nothing to do with it...

  • bob

17 cm long. No way i carry such a brick while i am working.

  • Anonymous

Andres, 11 Aug 2021Rugged phones are scams, don't fall for it. If you... morea rugged case does not necesarily make your phone shockproof, waterproof less

  • blackberry

i miss blackberry

Weird how this review does not even mention that this phone is the successor to the 2010 Moto DEFY which was the first IP67 rated rugged phone on the market. The bold design and thick plastics carry over from the original.

232g with a plastic back. Nonsense.

  • Andres

Rugged phones are scams, don't fall for it. If you're paranoid just buy a normal phone and put on a rugged case on it.

  • Anonymous

SuperionMaximus, 10 Aug 2021The base configuration for the Nokia XR20 is only about 100... moreDon't forget to mention that SD480 in Nokia XR20 is way faster than this SD662 in Moto Defy

  • SuperionMaximus

The base configuration for the Nokia XR20 is only about 100 Euros more and you get ALLOT more for that money.

More Rugged MIL810G vs H on the Moto
Bigger, higher resolution screen
5G
WiFi 6
USB 3.0
Better Cameras
Dual Band Bluetooth 5.1 with 2X2 MIMO
3 year warranty with 1 free screen replacement
Android 11 out of the Box with 3 years of Android updates and 4 years of security updates

It all that is not worth the extra 100 I have no clue what is. If you're buying a rugged phone, you're probably buying it to last. The Nokia is WAY more future proof and has better support.

The defy is great if you want a budget phone for the kids that will survive the school yard, but for anyone serious who wants to hang on to a phone for a bit and needs a rugged phone is better off splurging on the Nokia XR20. For the extra money you're getting more out of the box, and a stronger long term commitment with future proof where it counts hardware

Even for a rugged phone this phone has trash specs

  • Anonymous

wongwatt, 10 Aug 2021There is no reason why a rugged phone cants also be a good ... moreThat´s why you have other phones that suits your needs for 500€ or more.

There is no reason why a rugged phone cants also be a good one, the trashy display, poor cameras and weak SoC make this a useless work phone.
I take a lot of detailed photos for work and open pretty complex documents, collaborate through Teams and video calling but I still work in some pretty phone endangering places - this phone would be painful to use.

  • Temocles Amiratus

Android 10 and short support for that at 300 Euro, nah thanks.

>macro sensor
>depth sensor

And no ultrawide. Please set this garbage on fire, what a waste of plastic.