Rugged mobile phones are not just beneficial for those working in heavy industry. Whatever your profession, using a rugged phone gives you peace of mind that it won’t suffer from any unexpected accidents. Whether you are looking for a phone that offers the basic functions such as sending messages and holding calls, or an advanced Smartphone with NFC and 4G, there is a tough phone for you. A common issue customers have when buying a rugged phone, is understanding the terminology used to define its features. Onedirect have compiled this tough phone jargon buster to give you some light on what these terms mean.

1Tough Phone Jargon Buster. IP Rating

One term that you will almost always come across when buying a tough mobile phone is IP rating. IP rating is a standard that classifies the degree of the phones protection against solids and liquids. The first number indicates the level of ingress protection against fine solids, such as dust or sand. The second number indicates the degree of protection against liquids. If you require a high level of dust and water resistance, then we advise a IP67 or IP68 rating.

2. Gorilla Glass

Some rugged smartphones with touchscreens have a Gorilla Glass screen. Gorilla Glass are a company that specialises in tough glass designed to be thin, light and resistant to scratches and cracks. It is also glare-resistant which allows you to see your smartphone screen clearly in direct sunlight.

3. Military Standard 810G

Military Standard 810G is a standard that the US military use to certify the robustness of equipment. When the term MILSPEC-810G is used in conjunction with rugged mobile phones, it signifies that the manufacturer believes that the device would meet these standards. In most cases, the device won’t have undergone the test as it’s extremely expensive to do so.

Thank you for reading our tough phone jargon buster. Take a look at the rugged phones we have on offer at Onedirect and for more information, feel free to call our team of experts on 0333 123 3050.