Best Rugged Cell Phones

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Monday, May 25, 2015 - 11:57

Currently touch screen smartphones are in demand, but they are very delicate and prone to wear-tear loss. If you don’t want a delicate phone, there are some good rugged phones available in the market for the more durable rough use.

While shopping for best rugged cell phones you should look for following features:
1.) Design and Material:Rugged phones are different than normal cell phones. They are bulkier, made of highly durable plastic and rubber with special design. Rugged phones are available in all design clam shell, flip and candy bar but latest best rugged phones are available in candy bar design.
2.) Waterproof, Dust proof, Shockproof features.
3.) Display Screen: Nowadays you can get a touchscreen tough phone also. Most rugged phones use Corning Gorilla Glass for rough and tough use of the screen.
4.) Brand: Catapiller and Sonim are the top brands for rugged phones but there are some good rugged phones available from Samsung and Kyocera.
5.) Operating System: Many latest tough phones are smartphones and available with the latest Android OS.
With the above given features a rugged phone can survive with very little or even no damage.

Here we've rounded up top rugged cellphones on the basis of many expert review ratings, Amazon ratings and above given features. Some of the top manufacturers of best rugged tough phones are Caterpillar, Kyocera, Sonim and Samsung.

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Samsung S7710 Galaxy Xcover 2 Titani.....

Manufacturer part number(MPN): SAMS7710GYEU
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Product Features:

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 is a 4.0 inch TFT capacitive touch screen rugged phone with 5 MP, 2560x1920 pixels, autofocus, LED flash Camera and Android v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) OS. It has Dual-core 1GHz processor which is good for a rugged phone and , 1700 mAh battery. It is DLNA Certified and has features like Bluetooth, WiFi and Micro USB.

Video-Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 Review

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Sprint Sonim XP Strike Rugged GPS Pu.....

Manufacturer part number(MPN): XP Strike
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Sonim Xp Strike is a CDMA Sprint rugged phone with 2 inch QVGA 240x320 screen. It has basic 2 Megapixels camera, and Qualcomm QSC6085 processor. The battery capacity of 1960 mAh is very good because it is a basic phone. It can last for days.

Video-Sonim XP Strike Review

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Manufacturer part number(MPN): 5060280960079
List Price:$849.00 Compare Prices >>

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CATERPILLAR CAT B10 is a rugged(rating IP67) 3.2 inch Color TFT LCD touch screen phone with 5 Megapixels rear and 0.3 MP Front-facing camera. It has Qualcomm 800 Mhz decent processor and 2000mAh OEM battery. For connectivity and sharing Bluetooth and WiFi features are there.

Video-Caterpillar B10 unboxing and hands-on

Some other rugged cell phones you can consider are:

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Samsung Rugby 2 A847 Unlocked GSM R.....

Manufacturer part number(MPN): SGH-A847 Rugby II
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