For the world’s more rugged and physically demanding business professionals, it is necessary to have a smartphone that can keep up with the responsibilities of your job. When environmental hazards are a daily threat to your mobile devices, you have to invest in a phone built specifically to meet the challenges set forth by your rough and tumble career.
A smartphone with military-grade protection means that the device is water, shock, dust, and sand resistant. The title also requires that it is tested to meet military-specific standards of toughness. Take a few moments to look over this short review of a few of the top rugged smartphones available on the market in 2018.
Samsung Rugby 4
The return of the flip phone is upon us, especially in the rugged business industry. Smartphones equipped with a glass touchscreen can pose a challenge in a tough outdoor environment. The flip phone just makes more sense for some people.
If you are into the flip phone aesthetic, give the Samsung Rugby 4 a shot. The phone is available fully unlocked, too, so you do not have to worry about dealing with a network-specific device.
The specs on the Rugby 4 are not designed to be a tiny office in your pocket. This phone is designed to be a phone that can withstand a less than desirable environment day after day and still function without fail.
Ulefone Armor 2
The Ulefone Armor 2 is one of the smarter smartphones available for a rugged environment. It has significantly better upgrades than some of the other phones on the market, and it does not cost a fortune, comparatively.
The Ulefone Armor 2 comes with a 5-inch display screen, Android 7.0 Nougat, 6GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. It is water resistant up to one meter, and it can be submerged in water for up to an hour. As an added bonus to its integrity, the Armor 2 sports a Gorilla Glass 3 screen that is super durable.
The rough and tumble Doogee S60 sports similar specs to the Armor 2, but it is even better in some ways. The Doogee S60 has a 5.2-inch display, Gorilla Glass 5, and a traditional headphone jack. Unlike the Armor 2, it has wireless charging capabilities and a 21MP rear camera.
Tough workers are familiar with the tough toys Caterpillar builds, and now the company that has traditionally built construction machinery has entered into the world’s smartphone market. As a result, the CAT S60 is the first smartphone to come equipped with a thermal imaging camera.
Having a handy thermal imaging camera on the job can be extremely beneficial to an array of hands-on work environments. Homebuilders, for example, can use the camera to spot gaps in insulation, electrical faults, and abnormalities in machinery temperatures.