For people who don’t want to treat their cell phones like jewelry, a rugged phone is your best choice. They don't mind getting wet, dirty, or dropped by accident as they're built with durability in mind. The following is our top 4 best rugged smartphones available now.
Samsung Galaxy S7 active - Highest Specs Rugged Smartphone
Galaxy Active is the rugged one compare to common Galaxy S series that Samsung bring to the market every year. This year’s Samsung Galaxy S7 active features IP68 rating and Military Standard 810G certification, packs 5.1 inches 2K AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB RAM, 32GB Rom, 5MP front and 13MP rear cameras, 4000mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0 standard. It is the highest performance rugged phone in the market, and of course, $794.99 price point also make it the most expensive one. But what’s embarrassing is that S7 active is not that waterproof since it failed Consumer Reports Water-resistant test
A rugged phone that is not durable as manufacturer claim might seem hilarious, but I guess Galaxy S7 Active should handle most of the daily mishaps you may enter counter.
Nomu S30 -Highest Cost Performance Rugged Smartphone
Nomu S30, a highly rugged smartphone with titanium alloy structure, it is IP68 rating waterproof and dustproof and able to take pictures and videos underwater. It provides 4G LTE networks connecting ability and dual SIM dual Standby capability. Nomu S30 features a 5.5-inch 1080p Sharp CGS display with Glove touching ability, 5MP camera on the front, 13MP Sony IMX214 camera on the back. Under the hood, it is powered by MediaTek Helio P10 octa-core chipset clocked at 2.0GHz. And it comes with 4GB RAM, 64GB of internal storage and bears a massive 5000mAh battery with Pump Express Plus fast charging technology. With this massive big battery, you might be free to use this phone for 2 days. It also support one key SOS function, press the emergency call button, Nomu S30 will automatically send SMS to the emergency contact and dial the contact. The specs are very nice for a rugged phone, and the price of Nomu S20 is only $259.99. If you join the pre-sale event now, $229.99 to get one is possible.
DuraForce PRO -Bear Grylls’s Rugged Smartphone
Kyocera has produced many kinds of smartphones, DuraForce PRO is the flagship of its rugged phone series with high standard IP68 rating. Starting at $418.99, you can get a DuraForce PRO comes with 5" FHD TFT display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 617(4 x 1.5GHz + 4 x 1.2GHz) processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of ROM, 5MP front and 13MP rear cameras, 3240mAh battery capacity. Kyocera rugged products may not seem so famous to you, but if you are a fans of Bear Grills’ Man vs. Wild programme, you definitely would notice what smartphone he drives for wild life. Yes, it is the Kyocera DuraForce series rugged smartphone. It is hard to deny that Bear Grylls is the best choice of persons that represent for rugged smartphone brand, not one of. And his commercial for DuraForce series really makes every single one who have watched the show wants to purchase one Kyocera phone to become a hard man like him.
CAT S60 -Rugged Smartphone with FLIR Thermal camera
The specs of Cat S60 is not so good as a rugged flagship, it comes with a 4.7" 720P display, 3GB of RAM , 32GB of ROM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 (4 x 1.5GHz + 4 x 1.2GHz) processor and 3800mAh battery. But specs are not the selling point of this device, the cameras are. It is equipped with 5MP front camera and 13MP rear camera with FLIR Thermal technology which is used in a phone for the first time. It is really useful for the professionals, for example, multiple spot meters allow you to retroactively pinpoint a temperature in your image by using FLIR Thermal camera. But $599.99 price point is more than enough for a low specs rugged smartphone with FLIR Thermal camera.
All these rugged smartphones is protected against shock, drops, dust, and water. Take them into account. For those who want 2016 flagship specs in a rugged smartphone, pick the Galaxy S7 Active, although it’s not that rugged, but I think that would not be your main concern. For professionals who really need to use FLIR Thermal camera in smartphone, take the CAT S60. If you need a phone with fringerprint scanner, you want to be stylish like Bear Grylls, go with DuraForce PRO. If you're not ready to splash out more than hundreds of dollars for a rugged smartphone, the Nomu S30 may be exactly what you need. With a bit more than 200 bucks you can get a 5.5inch octa core 4GB Ram 64GB Rom 5000mAh massive battery rugged smartphone, right now, it could be the most worth to buy rugged smartphone around the world. Even not considers all the rugged features it carries, Nomu S30 is still a competitive smartphone in the market. What say you, is any of the above your ideal war comrade? Let your voices be heard.
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