Today’s range of smartphones is all about specs, features and technology. But how many phones out there can last more than just a couple of years? Owning a smartphone can be a costly investment for some people, which is why you need one that delivers both the goods and ample protection at the same time.
And by protection, we mean things like resistance against dust, water, drop, shock and vibration. Here are our top finds for 8 most durable smartphones that you might want to look at.
The LG V20 offers the videographer creative freedom for shooting videos, thanks to its manual mode where you can adjust the ISO setting and white balance.
Users will be able to get a lot out of its dual rear cameras of 16MP and 8MP, along with a 5MP front camera. Complimenting them are also manual adjustments for other controls like exposure, shutter speed and even the ability to switch from regular to wide angle while you are in the middle of recording.
When it comes to durability, this flagship model is equipped with silicon polycarbonate on both top and bottom of the phone. Such material is commonly used in helmets, which benefits the phone from resistance against shocks and drops.
Xiaomi never cease to step up their game when proving their worth in versatility. The Black Shark is one of them, which is a smartphone specially designed for hardcore gamers. It packs enough power with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, an octa-core CPU and an 8GB RAM, which allows you to play graphics-intensive games like PUBG Mobile.
The Xiaomi Black Shark is also built tough with a rugged, black metal case. It even boasts a warp-resistant body and can withstand pressure. Gamers who usually play for hours can rest easy since the phone comes with an integrated water-cooling system that enables heat reduction from the processor.
Don’t let the word “lite” fool you. This Doogee smartphone is no slouch when it comes to durability. It boasts a rugged body made from the combination of aluminium alloy and premium polycarbonate, which is designed to survive decent bumps and drops. The phone can even resist to submersion up to 30 metres, thanks to its IP68 rating.
Protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5, the Doogee S60 Lite’s screen is safe from scratches. Performance-wise, the phone is packed with an octa-core CPU, a 5580mAh high-capacity battery and a speedy 667 MHz of 4GB RAM space, making the phone great or multitasking.
Looking to buy a smartphone for your kids in case of emergencies? Perhaps you might want to consider the Motorola Moto G5s Plus. Not only is the phone budget-friendly, but it also features an all-metal unibody design and a plastic frame to withstand drops and shocks.
If that’s not enough, the screen comes equipped with a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The phone itself is also resistant to minor splashes like accidental spills and light rain.
Rugged is CAT’s (Caterpillar) middle name. After all, this legendary American brand is no stranger to producing heavy-duty work boots. The same also goes with their range of smartphones, such as this one - the CAT S41.
Designed for heavy use regardless of indoor or outdoor working environment, this handheld tank of a smartphone boasts a robust body design that can withstand shocks and drops up to nearly 6 feet. It has a rating of IP68, to which the phone is both dust- and water-resistant.
Motorola has been in the phone making business for a long time. It’s not a surprise to know that they hold one or two rugged models as well. One of their most notable one is the Motorola Moto Z2 Force. It boasts a rugged body made from a 7000 series aluminium alloy typically used in aerospace.
The phone is splash-resistant against the likes of accidental spills while the display comes equipped with the brand’s ShatterShield technology. Its performance is just as solid: a speedy Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor, a spacious 64GB of internal storage and a crisp, high-end 5.5” Quad HD display.
With a 6000mAh large-capacity battery, the AGM X2 is able to last you for a day even with heavy uses like watching YouTube videos, playing mobile games and browsing web pages. At least, you don’t have to carry your phone charger all the time.
Another main highlight of this phone is the overall build quality. The AGM X2 is built like a tank, thanks to its military-grade MIL-STD-810G that is able to withstand shock, pressure and drops. It is also resistant to dust and water, carrying an impressive IP68 rating.
With a build quality made from the premium metal unibody design, the OnePlus 5T will feel good resting in your hand. But that is not all; OnePlus 5T is made tough with the scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and aluminium oxide coating.
Now for the camera performance; it sports a dual rear-camera function of 16MP and 20MP Sony sensors. It is specially designed to produce above-average results when low-light photography is in concern and even comes with the brand’s Intelligent Pixel Technology designed to reduce image noises while enhancing its overall visual clarity.
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