If you work in harsh environments like construction sites or mining fields, you definitely need gears that can keep up.
From your clothes to your gadgets, they must be resistant to the wear and tear that your profession can bring.
For your gadgets, a rugged phone will certainly save your career. Although they’re not necessarily the most advanced handsets in the market, they’re the most reliable phone you could ever have.
Not only can it keep you connected with your clients and peers, but it can also take some beating and are resistant to most of the destructive elements present in your workplace. That’s all thanks to the military-grade materials which most of these heavy-duty smartphones are made of.
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We asked our guys from Auditech for the best three rugged phones they think every hard worker must buy. And if you’re looking to replace your fragile phones, now is the best time to get your hands on these bad boys:
1. Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro
Contrary to popular belief, not all rugged phones are bulky like those bodybuilders in your gym who always look like they want to fight. Not at all. Great example of a regular-looking rugged phone is the Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro.
Make no mistake, it may look lanky but it’s a beast inside. It’s powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 with a battery support of 4050 mAh battery. With that kind of specs, you’re assured of smooth performance and long-lasting heavy usage.
CPU: Samsung Exynos 9611 Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
GPU: ARM Mali-G72 MP3
Screen size: 6.30-inch
Dimensions: 9.94 x 159.9 x 76.7mm
Camera: 25 MP, 8MP, 13 MP
OS: Android 10
Battery: 4050 mAh
2. Caterpillar Cat S62 Pro
Caterpillar is world-famous for their construction machineries. But unbeknownst to most people, they can also build durable handy smartphones that are as strong as their backhoes. One of our personal favorites is the Caterpillar Cat S62 Pro.
Much like the Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro, Cat took down the usual curves, and buff casings of traditional rugged phones and kept Cat S62 Pro relatively simple. But we’ll tell you this. Don’t get swayed by its unassuming looks because it’s powerful at the core.
It even has its own thermal imaging! What more can you ask for?
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
GPU: Adreno 512
Screen size: 5.6-inch
Resolution: 1080 x 2160
Dimensions: 158.5 x 76.7 x 11.9 mm
Rear camera: 12MP
Front camera: 8MP
OS: Android 10
3. Ulefone Armor 7
The ruggedness and workhorse capabilities of this phone don’t give itself a bad name. In fact, it certainly deserves the name Armor. Its military-grade build, shock-resistant and water-proof qualities are nothing short of superb. And surprisingly, Ulefone Armor 7 feels light as a feather!
If you think that’s awesome, wait ‘til you hear this: it’s rechargeable using wireless docks. Talk about a game-changer! What we love most about the Ulefone Armor 7 is that it stays true to its name but it also exceeds expectations.
CPU: Helio P90
GPU: IMG PowerVR GM 9446
Screen size: 6.3-inch
Resolution: 1080 x 2340
Dimensions: 81 mm x 165.86 mm x 13.55 mm
Rear camera: 48MP + 16MP + 8MP
Front camera: 16MP
OS: Android 9
Battery: 5500 mAh
And that wraps up our list! This list only goes to show that rugged phones are not just a trend that will soon fade in our memories. They’re certainly here to stay! So whether you’re a tradie, an engineer, a construction worker, a miner, a farmer or simply someone who wants a withstanding phone this year, these three bad boys are worth checking out.
Once you’ve decided, just give our guys at Auditech a visit! They’re a haven for someone like you who’s on the lookout of a new phone. They also got a huge range of other gadgets and accessories there. So feel free to shop around!