If you’re looking for a phone which is as ‘tough as old boots’ and have no interest in the technical features, the ergonomics or the fancy styling of the latest innovative smartphone, this is the blog for you. If you place practicality and durability over anything else then look no further, here is a list of the six most impressive, rugged and unbreakable phones currently available:
1. Powerskin Sparone
Running on a single AA battery and costing roughly £30, the Powerskin is the perfect spare phone for emergencies. With 10 hours of talk time and a mind-boggling 15 years of standby, plus its straight-forward design and the added feature of an LED light, the phone is extremely fit for purpose.
2. Motorola Defy Builders’ Edition
This phone is a smart phone in every sense, except that it will not break if dropped from two metres high, never mind from the top of scaffolding. As it’s designed for builders, engineers and anyone else who wears hard hats, it comes loaded with Android’s Gingerbread operating software, and a few useful JCB apps such as a spirit level, a conversion tool and a calculator, which makes it perfect for people in the construction trade.
3. Sonim JCB Toughphone Sitemaster
The solid feel of the phone confirms the manufacturer’s claim that it is the most durable handset ever, built to take some abuse. It can withstand a tonne of pressure, being submerged in saltwater and being dropped from great heights. This certainly is a no nonsense phone and is definitely worthy of its tough image.
4. B2100 Extreme
If you’re looking for a basic and reliable phone then look no further. The B2100 is cheap and practical, and it features a long battery life, a built in camera and a torch. If you’re looking for a simple and solid phone, the B2100 Extreme is for you.
5. DSS Rugged Outdoor Mobile
This phone is designed for outdoor pursuits. Although the phone looks quite basic, it’s actually rather sophisticated. It will cut out background noise, which is useful if you’re in a windy area and will be particularly essential in an emergency, which can be made easier with the programmable SOS button built into the DSS.
6. CAT B25
CAT B25 is an easy-to-use, ultra-tough mobile phone from Caterpillar. It is a work tool to simply keep you in touch. With two weeks of standby and its ability to withstand water, dust and drops from over two meters. Plus, its competitively priced and built to last, with extra features such as 2 megapixel camera, FM radio and a flashlight, the CAT B25 is really an all-round tough phone.
These rugged mobile phones, in addition to many more, are all suitable choices for people who love the outdoors, who work in rough environments or who are just generally accident prone. If you look past the market dominated by smartphones and tablets, you’ll be sure to find the perfect tough phone for you.
Author Bio: This guest post was written by Alex Cordwell on behalf of Intxt, the mobile marketing specialists.