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The Best Rugged Smartphones In 2022

In this article, we will be highlighting the best rugged smartphones you can buy in 2022

Rugged Smartphone design has changed quite a lot over the past few years. There are now very elegant phones with all-glass builds and large displays with minimal bezels across the price spectrum. In this article, we will be highlighting the best rugged smartphones you can buy in 2022.

Unfortunately, most newly produced phones aren’t suitable for those that work in more extreme environments, like construction sites. And that is where an excellent rugged smartphone can make all the difference. In this article, we will be highlighting the best rugged smartphones you can buy.

Here Are The Best Rugged Smartphones In 2022

1. BlackView BV9900

The Best Rugged Smartphones In 2021
Best Rugged Smartphone

The latest and greatest from the company, the BV 9900 features excellent specs and features. Also, it can survive in almost any environment. The phone comes with IP68 and IP69K ratings for dust and waterproofing and a MIL-STD 810G certification for impact protection. It can withstand temperatures as low as -30 degrees Celsius (-22 degrees Fahrenheit) and as high as 55 degrees Celsius (131 degrees Fahrenheit). It can be charged wirelessly, supports NFC, and comes with a UV meter and hygrometer. Decent specs and a good camera setup make it rank one of the best rugged smartphones currently available. There’s a Pro model, too, adding thermal imaging.

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2. Ulefone Armor 11 5G

The Ulefone Armor 11 5G is the latest in a long line of strong phones from Ulefone and the second to support 5G networks because it uses the MediaTek Dimensity 800 5G chipset. It has IP68 and IP69K ratings for dust and water resistance. You also get MIL-STD 810G certification.

It comes with a 6.1-inch display, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard storage, and a hefty 5,200mAh battery and also supports 10W wireless charging. You are getting five rear sensors with this phone. It starts with a 48MP primary camera, a 13MP ultrawide camera, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP sub camera. A 20MP sensor is made especially for night vision photography. It uses two IRLED lights so you can take pictures in complete darkness. There’s also a 16MP front-facing camera.

3. Doogee S96 Pro

The Best Rugged Smartphones In 2021
Best Rugged Smartphone

In this phone, You get IP68 and IP69K ratings for dust and waterproofing and a MIL-STD 810G certification for impact protection. It comes with good mid-range specs, including 8GB of RAM, 128GB of expandable storage, and a 6,350mAh battery that supports 10W wireless charging.

You are getting a 16MP front camera and a quad rear camera setup in its phone camera. There’s a  48MP primary sensor, an 8MP wide-angle camera, and a 2MP macro camera. Rear sensor 20MP night vision camera. It allows you to take high-end black and white images at night.

4. Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro

Best Rugged Smartphones

The Galaxy Xcover Pro comes with a solid processor, decent cameras, and good battery life. Of course, the important point is how rugged the phone is. Like the other phones on this list, you get a MIL-STD 810G certification and an IP68 rating. The battery is also removable, and the back cover opens on influence to keep the phone and the battery safe.

5. Unihertz Atom XL

The Best Rugged Smartphones In 2021
Best Rugged Smartphone

The Unihertz Atom gets the XL treatment, with the screen size jumping from 2.45-inches to 4-inches with an IP68 rating for dust and waterproofing and a MIL-STD 810G certification for impact protection. It offers a unique walkie-talkie function with an impressive range of 8km. Also, it comes with an upgraded camera setup that is good enough to take on some mainstream mid-range devices out there. You can get the phone via Amazon.

6. CAT S62 Pro

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Caterpillar, known for its large construction vehicles and machines, also sells a series of rugged phones and has a bit of a history of keeping up with some solid models. The Cat S62 Pro features decent mid-level hardware and a sleek design compared to previous Cat phones, and it’s jumped up to the military’s more rigid MIL-STD 810H standard instead of 810G, boosting thermal shock performance. The new FLIR Lepton 3.5 sensor does a much better thermal imaging job than previous models. It is a touch more pricey than the previous Cat S52 and S61, but the jump in specs makes light work of any complaints.

7. Kyocera DuraForce Ultra 5G UW

Best Rugged Smartphone

The only rugged phone that can connect to Verizon’s fast UW 5G speeds. It has a 5.45-inch display that a tough Sapphire Glass protects. Its purpose is to protect the screen from falling into a stone driveway or accidental key scratches. However, you can use the screen wearing gloves or in the rain. It has an  IP6X dust resistance rating and an  IPX5/IPX8 water resistance rating. Packed with a 765 Snapdragon 5G processor, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of onboard storage. There’s a microSD card slot to add up to 1TB of additional storage.

It has a 24MP rear camera with Super Night Vision for better nighttime photos and videos, a 16MP ultrawide rear camera, and a Time of Flight sensor for faster autofocus. There’s also an 8MP front-facing camera. It can put in data in a photo or video showing info like speed, elapsed time, travel distance, etc.

The phone has a 4,500mAh battery and supports wireless charging. It costs $899.99 without a contract or $37.49 a month for 24 months. That concludes this list of some of the best rugged phones you can get that can stay safe in any condition.

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Diekola Yusuf
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Founder & CEO of Novabach - Yusuf is a Tech enthusiast. Fascinated by Computers and all sorts of Technology. He writes news, updates, walkthroughs, guides, troubleshooting tips, and how-to tutorials on gadgets and consumer electronics.
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