These days, smartphones have developed an unfair reputation for being fragile objects, when in fact they’re not (but do still handle them with care). If you do want a smartphone that can withstand the wear and tear of day to day life, though, there is a whole market of rugged smartphones out there to choose from.
So, let’s cut to the chase - here are our top five toughest smartphones:
The announcement that construction equipment manufacturer Caterpillar would be releasing a smartphone five years ago aroused a great deal of curiosity and scepticism. Many people doubted they’d be able to contend in such an overcrowded and competitive market. However, Cat have excelled in the niche of sturdy smartphones, which is ideal for those of you who work in industrial and hazardous workplaces where your phone is (sadly) pretty likely to get damaged.
The S60 is the latest addition to the range of tough smartphones - the new kid on the block, if you will. It’s drop-proof, waterproof and even comes with a thermal imaging camera, making it a perfect purchase if you’re looking for a phone that can survive a bump or two.
The AGM X2 isn’t the cheapest phone on the market, but its resilience means that it’s certainly worth the extra cash, if you can afford it.
The X2 doesn’t compromise on other smartphone features for its resilience, either. In fact, its spec sheet is able to easily compete with many of the market leaders. It comes with 128GB of storage, 50 hours of battery life and a 16MP front camera, making it a super practical handset.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active
Rugged smartphones can be quite chunky and bulky, to withstand the impacts; meaning they don’t look as elegant as some of the other premium phones. If you don’t want to lose that sleek smartphone look, but still want a phone that puts up with the bumps and knocks that come with living an active lifestyle, then the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active could be your perfect match.
This Samsung model isn’t quite as stylish as the other S8 models, but it’s as close as you can get when it comes to a durable phone that also looks the part. The Galaxy S8 Active isn’t quite strong enough to withstand industrial environments, but it’s still a phone that’s built to last - pretty impressive, right?
Better still, it comes with many of the same features and specifications of the original S8. So, you can get the best of both worlds, by investing in a sturdy phone that is almost as swish as the premium phones you’re familiar with.
Blackview BV7000 Pro
If you need a strong smartphone, but don’t want to break the bank, the Blackview BV7000 Pro is the one for you. Available for only £131.99, this phone has an extremely modest price tag, and comes with tons of impressive features you can play around with.
The Blackview has a high-quality screen (1920 x 1080 pixels), and is able to take crystal-clear pictures in even the most severe weather conditions. The phone’s design is pretty suave, too, so it’s versatile; it’s not just for those working in hazardous environments.
The Zebra TC75x is a very well-built phone. It’s so strong that it’s able to survive drops from as high as 8ft onto solid concrete, and is completely dust tight and waterproof. How impressive is that?
Like the AGM X2, the Zebra also has an impressive battery life, making it ideal for frequent use over a long period. With these kinds of capabilities, the Zebra TC75x has certainly earned its stripes.
If you own a smartphone that really packs a punch, get in touch with us and share your wisdom. Or, if you’re looking at buying one of these durable phones and want some extra info, be sure to drop us a line - we’re always happy to help.
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