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Motorola Defy Rugged can remain underwater for up to 35 minutes, can be washed with soap

Defy is a waterproof phone, certified to industry standards (IP68) and can be submerged to depths of 1.5m for 35 minutes.

Story highlights
  • Motorola had launched the Defy Rugged in Europe.
  • The Defy has been put through rigorous tests but the phone seemed to have passed them all.
  • It is also drop-proof to 1.8m2�and certified to military standards.

Motorola Defy Rugged seems like the perfect smartphone for hardcore adventure junkies. The phone can endure extreme conditions and also survive underwater. Motorola had launched the smartphone in Europe. The phone comes with a lot of quirks, it is not like those usual phones that collapse after falling on the ground. The company claims that the phone comes with dual-sealed housing. The Defy has been put through rigorous tests but the phone seemed to have passed them all.

Motorola has said that the Defy has been tested for real-life resistance. Defy is a waterproof phone, certified to industry standards (IP68) and can be submerged to depths of 1.5m for 35 minutes. It is also drop-proof to 1.8m2 and certified to military standards (MIL SPEC 810H), facing temperature extreme survivability, vibration and tumble tests. The company has also claimed that smartphone is washable, and you can wash it as many times as you wash your hands.

"34% of consumers have broken or damaged their smartphone in the last three years, so importantly the Motorola defy also delivers comprehensive protection against this everyday frustration. From falling off a car roof to a fumbling fall from your pocket, coffee spills to being left out in the sun3, this rugged smartphone will handle many daily mishaps wherever your day takes you. In a world where hygiene has never been as important as it is today, it is equally reassuring that this durability means you can wash the Motorola defy as often as you wash your hands," Motorola said in blog post. So let us have a look at the price and specifications of the smartphone.

Motorola Defy Rugged: Price and availability

The Motorola Defy Rugged has been laughed at EUR 329 (roughly Rs. 29,000) for the single 4GB+ 64GB storage variant. The smartphone has been launched with two colour options including Black and Forged Green colour options. Motorola has said that the smartphone will be available in select European and LATAM markets in the coming weeks. However, the price may vary per country. Motorola has not revealed whether the smartphone will be launched in other markets or not.

Motorola Defy Rugged: Specifications

Motorola Defy Rugged features a 6.5-inch HD+ display with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage, which can be expanded using a microSD card.

In terms of the camera, the Moto Defy features a triple camera setup on the rear which consists of a 48-megapixel camera sensor, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. On the front, there is an 8-megapixel for a selfie.

The smartphone houses a 5,000mAh battery with 20W turbo power charging.