Top 5 Rugged Phones For 2019

December 14, 2018

Smartphones are an essential part of every individual in this latest arena. Gone are the days wherein we used to have a polycarbonate rear that provides enough grip and display with a lot of bezels that give at least a small level of protection to the display screen. The present trend smartphones are now completely built of glass and are nearly bezel-less. What if your phone drops down suddenly with the phone face down. If you are among those who are often habituated to routinely drop the phone, then you should consider something that is durable. If you are after the smartphone that can survive accidental drops then it is quite better to consider having a rugged phone. Not only they are rugged phones but even act as a waterproof phone as well as dust resistant phone. Here, we have listed out some of the best-rugged phones for 2019 that offers extra features thus making them stand ahead of the competition.


One of the best-rugged phones in Dubai to prefer in 2019 is CAT S61. This caterpillar phone is a successor of CAT S60 and holds both IP69 and MIL Spec 810G certifications. It is made of aluminum and plastic, thus giving the phone a high level of resistance and makes it a durable phone. The CAT S61 in Dubai comes in with a 5.2-inches display of 1920 X 1080 pixel resolution and can be used even with the wet fingers. There includes plenty of polycarbonates as well as rubber that protects it from shock and even drops. One of the main highlights of the CAT S61 in UAE is its sensory tools such as a thermal camera that is capable enough to read 752 degrees Fahrenheit even in complete darkness. The CAT S61 price in Dubai is around AED 3122 and comes in with a two-year warranty.

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Doogee S60

The closest competitor to the CAT S61 that joins our list of best-rugged phones in UAE is Doogee S60. This chunky handset weighs a total of 400g and of course! It is the 5580mAh battery that adds in weight to this device. The Doogee S60 in Dubai offers 5.2-inches full HD display with a Gorilla Glass 5 protection and has IP68 certification. It is the tough polycarbonate material that wraps around the aluminum chassis thus making it a durable phone. It is powered by an Octa-core processor and ensures to render smooth performance as it is paired with 6GB RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage. If you are ready to spend around AED 1406 for the Doogee S60 price in Dubai then this is one of the must-have rugged phones in 2019.

best rugged phones for 2019

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Sonim XP8

Besides the CAT rugged smartphones, even Sonim XP8 in Dubai joins our list of the best-rugged smartphones. It is a successor of the most popular Sonim XP7 that was released almost 4 years back. The new device now came up with several advanced features thus making it a wise choice to pay for the Sonim XP8 price in Dubai. It is designed aiming at specific users such as construction workers, electricians, and for everyone whose profession involves hazardous conditions. The main attractions of this device is FirstNet Ready certification and push to talk function. It is designed to be a waterproof phone and it can survive falls in different kind of surfaces. The Sonim XP8 in UAE is one of the cheapest and toughest rugged phones that is available with a total of a 3-year warranty.

best rugged phones for 2019

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

The most popular rugged phone that you may already have heard of is Samsung Galaxy S8 Active in Dubai. Though it comes in with almost the same internals as other Samsung handsets, this is made more durable than other handsets. Though it may not survive the industrial environments, still it is ought to be a perfect choice for the active people around. It now features a mix of polycarbonate body and metal frame and holds hard rubber around. Being a rugged cell phone, it has gained a bit size as well as weight. When compared to the Samsung Galaxy S8, the active version gains more grip and this is probably because of the case construction. Of course! The larger bezels included offer increased level of protection. The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active in UAE is capable enough to survive any drops from about five feet on any flat surfaces. Even, it doesn’t disappoint us in terms of battery life. It features a non-removable Li-ion 4000mAh battery that can offer two days of battery life upon moderate usage. The great display, good battery life, and stellar performance make it the best high-end rugged phone to prefer in 2019.

Top 5 Rugged Phones For 2019

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Ulefone Armor 2

Here is another cheaper option than the Doogee S60. It has many similarities with the Doogee handset but only lacks in the plastic chassis and the Gorilla Glass 3. The Ulefone Armor 2 is an update over the original Ulefone Armor and comes in with the addition of USB-C. Moreover, it has a smaller battery of 4700mAh battery and supports 18W fast charging. This makes the device to charge from zero to 100 percent within just two hours. Bearing a low battery size, the Ulefone Armor in Dubai takes advantage of having a lighter weight of 265g. This mid-range handset gets an IP68 rating which means it is dustproof and is even claimed to resist temperatures from -40 degrees C to +80 degrees C. The top-end specifications along with the best camera make the Ulefone Armor 2 in UAE the best option for the rugged phones. However, the rear end is of plastic thus making it easily prone to cracks.

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