TOP 10 RUGGED SMARTPHONES YOU SHOULD BUY FROM 2021

TOP 10 RUGGED SMARTPHONES YOU SHOULD BUY FROM 2021

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Rugged phones are powerful tools at work, so we made this article to guide you to the best options on the table. If you are not waiting for the new ones in 2022, you should look at this list and fill up your chart with the following options.

How to choose a rugged phone that suits you?

First of all, it’s the ruggedness.

Rugged phones are usually tough mobile devices, that works under tough conditions. Most of them satisfy the standard of IP68, IP69K, and MIL-STD-810H/MIL-STD-810G. They include the basic functions like surviving 30 minutes under 1.5 meter of water, drop proof from 1.5 meter’s height, and 99% dust proof. Some of them have other resistances like cold-resistant, anti-bacterial, and etc.

Don’t forget it is still a smartphone.

A rugged smartphone should function as a normal smartphone. You must have functions like using apps, connecting to the internet, and… at least in a comfortable fashion. Therefore, you need to consider the performance of the phone you are going to buy. In other words, you need to have a closer look at the phone’s ram+rom, processor, and operation system. For example, a standard memory for a phone today is around 6 GB, and they usually have 128 GB or 256 GB storage. These digits will help you to make instant comparison.

But rugged smartphones are also a special smartphone.

If we look away from these digits, rugged smartphones also have functions that a normal smartphone may not have. For example, a night vision camera, a thermal imaging camera, or a big speaker. They will help you adapt to different kinds of situations. Therefore, choosing phones according to your own need is very important. It might save your day eventually.

1, AGM Glory Pro

While every other rugged phone brand in the industry is focusing on flashy features, AGM Glory pro digs in the essence of a rugged phone while having more features than AGM’s previous models. Its resistance against the cold delivers something the market has never seen before. Before the AGM Glory Pro came out, no phones can survive long enough under -20°C. Now the glory stays well for more than 20 hours under -27°C.

 

AGM Glory Pro’s feature didn’t end in resistance, but also a bunch of other features. AGM also claims its thermal imaging sensor has the best resolution and clarity in the market. They also implemented features like night vision, a giant speaker, and a powerful Octa-core processor. It has a good balance between daily usage and professional need.

Although it has all the good features, it comes with one cost, the weight. Of course, you need a bigger frame to stuff in all these functions. But for those who adore the AGM Glory Pro, lifting a hundred more grams is not a problem.

Pro
Cold-resistant
Advanced thermal imaging
Giant speaker


Con
Too heavy

2, Blackview BL6000 Pro

Get your hands on a Blackview BL6000 Pro, you will realize its rigid design. It feels sharp and powerful, combined with the ability of resistance it is a reliable option under extreme conditions. It has a liquid cooling system, which gives you a smoother experience in gaming and professional needs. The camera system allows the users to record the world in different ways.

Blackview BL6000 Pro looks good on the table, and you will have pretty good performance across the board. However, users of Blackview BL6000 Pro need to consider their usage, because the battery is not large enough like options.

 

Pros
Great camera options
Looks tough
Dimensity 800


 Cons
Not a big battery

 

3,ConquestS205G

If we look at the options at a glance, Conquest S20 is a good contender to the annual best-rugged smartphone. The Conquest S20 has most of the features of a rugged phone in the market.

 

When looking at the power supply it is a different story. Great functions also suck a great amount of energy. For Conquest S20, the 8000 mAh big battery sounds promising. However, if you look at the charging time, it will appear differently to you. It only has 18w of charging, and a full recharge takes more than 4 hours. We understand that you don’t have to recharge to 100% every time, but it just felt so unsatisfying taking an 80% phone around every time we leave the room.

Pros
Great camera options
Looks tough
Dimensity 800


Cons
Not a big battery

 

4, Kyocera Durasport 5G UW

If you would like to pick one that looks good, then don’t look away from Kyocera Durasport 5G UW. You also don’t have to worry about the protection didn’t show up as promised. Kyocera provided a 2-year-warranty. It is much smaller compared to other options, and much thinner. It will not struggle in the pocket.

 

However, it has only 64GB ROM and 4 GB ram, and it did not perform greatly when compared to other options.

Pros
Looks tough
Dimensity 800


Cons
Not a big battery

 

5, Doogee V10

Doogee’s V10 sparks out with Dimensity 700 and the thermal meter. It shows a great balance between professional needs and leisure. The phone is relatively thin, and it is easy to grip. I don’t think you would ever play games on a phone that is hard to grab. No matter at work or home, the V10 can always be your good mate.

However, the infrared thermal meter is not as useful as its other features. Because the infrared thermal meter can only collect the temperature information once every time, and the result is often inaccurate.

Last but not least, a professional infrared thermometer only costs around 30 dollars on Amazon.

Pros
Dimensity 700
Big battery


Cons
Thermometer not very useful

6, Ulefone Armor 12 5G

The Armor 12 5G is a great breakthrough for Ulefone’s product line-up. It has a Dimensity 700, a powerful, 5g processor that makes it looks great. The protection is as rugged as always, and Ulefone added silver ions to extend the protection towards micro-organisms.

We believe Armor 12 5G is a solid pick, but for those who are looking for more features, Armor 12 5g may not be the best option.

Pros

Dimensity 700
Anti-bacteria Silver ion added

 

Cons

Not very stand out

 

7, Samsung Galaxy xCover 5


If you want to pick world-renowned brands, xCover Pro may be your choice. Putting it all up, the xCover Pro turns out to be a good choice if you want something rugged. It has many features such as an accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass.

However, the drawback is obvious. Samsung equipped this flashy rugged smartphone with 4 GB Ram and 64 GB ROM. In 2021, we believe people want phones with a higher amount of ROM and RAM. We have faith in Samsung when they started to design this device. However, it did disappoint us after we see the digits. Just look at Samsung’s flagship in 2021, you will soon find out the difference.

Pros

Dimensity 700

Anti-bacteria Silver ion added

 

Cons

Not very stand out

 

8,Oukitel WP 17


Oukitel’s WP 17 has a 90 Hz screen and the Helio 95G, and they are both powerful tools to enhance the gaming experience. The 64 MP camera also stands out from the rest of the rugged phones.

However, these features did not incorporate the purpose of the rugged phone well. The gaming performance and the 90 Hz refreshing rate screen is not cost-effective rugged phone option.

Pros
64 MP camera
90 Hz                          

  
Cons
4G
Not see how these features are incorporated
with the idea of a rugged phone.

 

9,ZeekerP10

The Seeker P10 staged itself to the users with a flashy look of 108 MP camera and night vision. It helps you out under normal light conditions and dark conditions. The Helio G85 is also a great processor for games and daily usage.

However, the Helio G85 is not very well at taking photos. I believe you can take super clear pictures with the 108 MP ultra big camera, but just don’t expect too much from its color and AI adjustment.

Pros
108MP
Night vision
Helio G85


Cons
Clarity Not as good as expected
Not 5g

 

10, Umidigi Bison X10 pro


If you think good rugged phones all have to be expensive, Bison Pro proofs you wrong. It is reasonably cheaper than its competitors while having good performance. It has a 48MP main camera, a 16 MP wide-angle camera, and a 2 MP macro camera. No matter where you are, the three cameras gave you more options to record your life and adventure.

With all the features implemented, the Bison Pro also has a good processor of Helio G80. This MTK processor brings out a smooth daily experience and also gaming performance. However, it doesn’t incorporate well with the three camera functions. The switching between cameras and the photos that came out is not always so good as one might expect.

Pro
Helio G80

Triple camera combination

Cons
Poor audio performance
The cameras aren't that great.
Not 5G

 

I hope this list will help you make a purchasing decision when choosing your next rugged smartphone. We will see you next time.

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Ding

Ding

I like this article, Pls share more information about the rugged phone industry.

I like this article, Pls share more information about the rugged phone industry.

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