Phones today are thinner, smaller, and preciser. However, the cost is, obviously, their vulnerability to impacts. Under the fetish of technological aesthetics, users tend to keep their devices flawless. On the other hand, phone companies do not promise any compensation after accidental damage. Hence, obsessive protection is a common consequence of owning a flagship smartphone.
If we flip the coin, we can see completely different behaviors for rugged phone users. Rugged phones is by its nature are tough devices that survive dangerous conditions and keep users connected.
The IP code points out the protection level of an electronic device, and all AGM’s rugged phones are rated IP 68. The digit 6 in IP 68 means almost complete protection against foreign matter, such as dust, sands, and dirt. Digit 8, rating the device’s tightness against water ingression. It requires the elimination of liquid under 1.5 meters depth for 30 minutes.
That’s not it, rugged phones should also meet the military standards. These standards include protection against drops, impact, erosion, and extreme temperature, such as AGM Glory’s advanced performance under - 40°C.
Smartphones today emphasize their photos and cameras to the audiences, and rugged phones are no exclusion. However, brands tend to advance their cameras in a slightly different direction. Favored by users, rugged phones implement features like thermal imaging, night vision, and fisheye camera. They aren’t just flashy add-up features for an extra price; they are actual demands. For example, forest keepers can use thermal imaging or night vision cameras to avoid wild encounters when night falls. The AGM Glory equips both a thermal imaging camera and a night vision camera. It satisfies multiple safety demands under different conditions.
Although rugged phones slightly diverted their focus to special cameras, they aren’t stopping their steps in photo lenses. Rugged phones today will no longer be far behind mainstream smartphones. The AGM Glory has a 48 MP Sony camera and a unique color enhancement algorithm, and your photos will look better.
Despite the advantage in protection, for years, the stereotypes suggest rugged phones were underperformed compared to their fragile counterparts. Like all stereotypes, underperformance cannot characterize all rugged phones. Back in 2018, AGM released AGM X3, equipped with the flagship chipset at the time, Snapdragon 845. This year, AGM released the AGM Glory, powered by one of Qualcomm’s latest octa-core chipset, Snapdragon 480.
Today, experts are saying smartphones are “overperforming” for daily needs. The performance of smart devices is higher than users will ever need, and the price climbs too. Rugged phones are no longer just “blind pick” for not only outdoor enthusiasts and workers. They are also rational choices for daily usage.