3 Rugged Phones You Must Have in 2021

Whether you are working in construction sites, mining fields, or any kind of harsh environment, you certainly need the equipment that can take the toll of it. Starting from your clothes and shoes to your nifty gadgets like your smartphone.

And if your smartphone can’t take the wear and tear that your workplace can bring, you might need a new one. If you’re looking for a new phone, you might want to check out some rugged phones in the market.

They’re the most reliable handsets and will not fail you at the workplace. They can certainly take some beating and are resistant to most outdoor elements which can easily break a regular phone.

On that note, we looked for the best rugged phones that you must have this 2021. So get ready to replace your fragile phones with these bad boys:

1. Ulefone Armor 7

This phone deserves its name. Its build is military grade, it’s shock-resistant and can take a few knocks, and it’s waterproof! But despite its heavy-duty qualities, the Ulefone Armor 7 is light as a feather, weighing at 290g!

Just looking at its ruggedness and workhorse qualities, scoring this model is already a win for you.

But if you think the qualities mentioned above are amazing, wait until you hear this: the Ulefone Armor 7 can be recharged using wireless docks. That’s a first for a rugged phone. If you think, this model fits your style and needs, then include this on your wishlist!

Read on for more amazing specs.

Specifications

CPU: Helio P90

GPU: IMG PowerVR GM 9446

RAM: 8GB

Storage: 128GB

Screen size: 6.3-inch

Resolution: 1080 x 2340

Weight: 290g

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

2. Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro

Let’s set things straight. Not all rugged phones have to look ripped like the regulars in your gym. And Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro is here to prove it. It’s a true rugged phone but looks like just a regular one.

But make no mistake. Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro may look slim and regular but it’s a powerful beast inside. This rugged phone runs through a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor and is powered by a 4050mAh battery. All your work-related apps will run smoothly on this device but will last longer before the total drain.

Specifications

CPU: Samsung Exynos 9611 Qualcomm Snapdragon 660

GPU: ARM Mali-G72 MP3

RAM: 4GB

Storage: 64GB

Screen size: 6.30-inch

Resolution: 2340×1080

Weight: 218g

Dimensions: 9.94 x 159.9 x 76.7mm

Camera: 25 MP, 8MP, 13 MP

OS: Android 10

Battery: 4050 mAh

3. Caterpillar Cat S62 Pro

You probably know Caterpillar for their heavy-duty machines. But little did you know, Caterpillar is also into tech. They’ve built a handful of smartphones that are as heavy-duty as their machines. One of their best releases is the Caterpillar Cat S62 Pro.

This model is relatively simple, much like the Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro. The usual curves and aggressive-looking casings are already bygones. But this Caterpillar beast holds power in its core.

Just look at these specs and you be the judge:

Specifications

CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660

GPU: Adreno 512

RAM: 6GB

Storage: 128GB

Screen size: 5.6-inch

Resolution: 1080 x 2160

Weight: 248g

Dimensions: 158.5 x 76.7 x 11.9 mm

Rear camera: 12MP

Front camera: 8MP

OS: Android 10

Battery: 4000mAh

Whether you’re a tradie, a miner, an engineer, a construction worker, a farmer or someone who’s tired of very fragile phones, rugged phones are for you. And look no further. The models mentioned above are probably some of the best ones right now. So if you’re looking to get one, just take note of this list. 

About the Author

Jervie David Montejar
Pinoy Blogger, developer, foodie, self-proclaimed photographer and big anime and otaku fan. Likes RPG and action video games.

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