As technology is advancing, mobile phones have become increasingly popular and they are now a necessity for most people. Are you working in harsh environments and worried about your standard smartphone breaking? This is where the rugged phone comes in!

We have all the information you need to make a choice suitable for your needs.

Rugged Mobile Phones – Frequently Asked Questions

What is a rugged mobile phone?What is a rugged mobile phone?

A rugged mobile phone is definitely needed if you are working in tough working conditions. These phones meet military testing standards for protection against shock, water, dust, extreme temperatures and vibration. They are also water resistant and can withstand submersion in water for a certain amount of time. Some are also equipped with SOS features.

As well as this, a rugged smartphone will also act as a regular phone with text, call and 3G functions.

What environment am I working in?

If you are working in environments such as construction sites, manufacturing or transport and logistics, a tough mobile phone will be the best thing for you.

What are IP ratings?

IP ratings, measure the resistance of a device to solids and liquids. They are made up of two numbers. In simple terms when it comes to understanding an IP rating, the higher the first digit, the better the resistance to solids (i.e. dust resistance); the higher the second digit, the better the resistance to liquids (i.e. water resistance).

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What is dual SIM functionality?

Dual SIM functionality allows a mobile phone to hold two SIM cards. A dual SIM also allows two separate numbers, so you can keep your business and your personal life separate whilst using the same handset.

What features do I need to consider when choosing a rugged phone?

You may want to consider a high IP rating if you are working in harsh environments. On the other hand if you travel a lot a phone with dual SIM functionality may be best suited to your needs. You may also want to consider whether you want a phone with a long battery life, internet connection or a camera.

  • IP rating – The higher the rating, the more resistant to water, dust, sand (e.g. IP68)
  • Gorilla glass – chemically strengthened glass designed to be damage resistant
  • Reinforced structure – Hard casing/ robust outer shell protects phone from drops/ shocks
  • 4G network – Connect to the internet from wherever you are
  • Resolution of the Camera – The higher the resolution, the better quality images you will produce
  • Distance measurement – Measure approximate distance to different objects

Why can´t I use a regular mobile phone?

A regular phone is more likely to break and become damaged whilst using it in working environments. Most regular phones on the market are not equipped with features that will protect your phone from the harshest working conditions.



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