BEST RUGGED SMARTPHONES 
In this current market scenario, every customer wants their mobile phones to be highly durable, especially those who are into field works because of their working conditions, which is very risky for delicate smartphones, so the question arises what phone we could buy? A smartphone which is durable as well as a handful to have, a phone that fulfills all the basic needs which can be operated without any special care. A few years ago this was just a dream but as we evolved there came smartphones which fall right under this category.They are now popularly known as Rugged smartphones.
” The thing which distinguishes Rugged smartphones from other mobile phones is their tougher than rock durability and the unbreakable, water resistant, dust proof shatterproof properties making it one of the toughest electronic device.”
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Currently, many mobile phones are claiming to be a rugged mobile device with some unusual features, but not all are capable of being called as good or best. So, in this article we will be writing about the 10 best-rugged smartphones available in the market, each will consist of an overview of that particular smartphone and its most valuable properties & features will also be present there.
Considered to be the best rugged smartphone till date, the CAT S60 comes with a 720p 4.7 inch a-Si AHVA capacitive touchscreen with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection making it tougher than the displays of most of the smartphones; it has the PPI density of 312 pixels per inch.
It comes with Qualcomm MSM8952 Snapdragon 617 Octa-core processor and 3 GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage. The CAT S60 has 13 MP rear camera and an FLIR thermal camera (Lepton module). It also features a 5MP front shooter.
The most spectacular feature of this smartphone is its ability to see through objects with its amazing camera loaded with the thermal imaging sensor, which makes it possible for this device to sense heat behind any material which can be heavily helpful for many types of workers like plumbers etc.
The name Brigadier already justifies that this device has been built to be as rigid as a Brigadier and Kyocera has pretty much fulfilled this obligation. The Kyocera Brigadier comes with a 4.5 inch 720 p display whose PPI density is 326 pixels per inch, and the display has been protected by Sapphire Crystal glass.
On the hardware side we have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A7 processor with 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage it also has an 8MP primary shooter, and on the front, we have a 2 MP VGA camera. It is packed with a non-removable 3100mAh battery.
The main feature here is that this phone is IP68 certified dust/water proof until 1.5 meter and 30 minutes under water and MIL-STD 810G certified salt, humidity, dust, vibration, solar radiation, rain, transport and thermal shock resistant.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active can be called like a perfect rugged version of Galaxy S7 with all the features of S7 and a heavy guard like shell protecting this device it comes with a 5.1 inch Super AMOLED display with 1440x2560p resolutions with 576ppi pixel density.
It is loaded with Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 Quad-core processor with 4 GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. It has a 12 MP rear camera, and on the front, we have a 5MP front shooter. It comes with a 4000 mAh LI-ion non-removable battery. It also has a fingerprint scanner making it a very exclusive choice if you can afford it.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active is IP68 certified dust/water proof until 1.5 meters and 30 minutes under water and MIL-STD 810G certified salt, humidity, dust, vibration, solar radiation, rain, transport and thermal shock resistant.7
Jesy J7 comes with a dustproof and waterproof rating certified by IP68/IP69 & MIL-STD-810G certifications. It comes with a 4.7”inch HD display with 720x1280p resolutions and Gorilla Glass 4 protection. It runs with a 64 bit 1.3 GHz Octa-core MTK6753 processor with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage.
It comes with a 13 MP rear shooter and a 5 MP front camera for capturing lovely selfies. The Jesy J7 comes with a non-removable 4100mAh battery.
The Ulefone Armor comes with a 4.7’inch Gorilla Glass 3 protected display with 1280x720p HD resolutions. It runs on Android 6.0 with 3GB RAM and a 1.3 GHz MTK6753 Octa-Core processor with 32 GB of internal storage
It is a dust proof, water proof Shock resistant IP68 Rated smartphone with high and low-temperature durability (-40°C to 80°C). It features a 13 MP rear camera, and a 5 MP front shooter will also be found here. It has a built-in nonremovable battery of 3500 mAh.+
The Homtom HT20 is one of the most affordable rugged smartphones in the market currently with some extra ordinary features loaded inside of it; it is powered by a MediaTek MTK6737 Quad Core 1.3GHz processor with 2GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. It comes with a 4.7’ inch 1280x720p HD display.
It comes with the dual camera which has a 8 MP rear facing camera and a 2 MP front-facing camera making it even more exclusive. The power backing this device comes from a 3500 mAh built-in battery which is nonremovable. It has a full body waterproof coating, and a fingerprint scanner can also be found here.
4.) AGM A8 Smartphone:
The AGM A8 has a waterproof and dustproof certification of IP68 (1.2 m for 110 minutes). It comes with a 5.0’inch touch screen display with 1280x720p HD resolutions. On the inside, we will find a 1.2 GHz Quad-Core MSM8916 processor with 3GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage.
The AGM A8 also features a decent 13 MP primary camera along with a 2 MP front facing camera. It is packed with a massive 4050mAh built-in non-removable battery.
The AGM X2 comes with some the most exclusive features and specs which make this smartphone one of the best even in this classification of best-rugged devices. It has an FHD 5.5’inch display with Corning Glass 4 protection. It is packed with the latest Snapdragon 800 Quad Core processor.
The most astonishing feature of X2 is its massive 6GB RAM with 64 GB of internal capacity making it the most powerful rugged device till date. It also features a Dual Lens rear camera with two 16 MP rear shooters along with an extra ordinary 13MP front shooter.
The AGM X2 is IP68 certified which means this smartphone is waterproof, dustproof & shock/vibration proof. It also supports fingerprint unlocking. And another major factor here is its massive 6000mAH battery which is non-removable
The Iman Victor comes with a 5.0 inch 1920×1080 p Full HD display. It is powered by MediaTek MTK6755 2.0 GHz processor with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage. This device features a 13 MP rear facing camera along with a 5.0 MP front camera. The battery that powers this smartphone is a 4800mAh Lithium-ion Polymer Battery.
The IMAN Victor is an IP67 certified device making it Dustproof, shockproof & waterproof. And at this price range, this is definitely a great buy for anyone.
The HG05 comes with a decent 5.0 inch capacitive IPS OGS display with 1280x720p HD resolutions. Talking about the hardware, we can find a 64 bit Quad core MediaTek MRK6735 processor with 2GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage. It sports a 13 MP rear facing camera along with a 5MP front-facing camera. A massive 4500mAh battery powers the HG05.
It comes with a dedicated SOS button and is certified to be under 1.5 m water for 30min by IP68 certification making the Huadoo HG05 dustproof & waterproof. It can also be used as a walkie-talkie device
“So these were the Best Rugged Smartphones in 2017. These little pieces of technology have made life easier than ever for travelers, field workers and especially those who don’t want to worry too much about their smartphone.”