Durability in phones can often be traced through certificates relating to IP ratings (IP678), Military Standard ratings (MIL-STD 810), or the advanced Military Specification (MIL-SPEC 810G)! While smartphone performance plays a major factor in decision-making, certain lifestyles or habits may call for durability into the picture. If that’s what you need – then you’re at the right place. These phones are made to survive drops!

1. Caterpillar Cat S61

Best durable and waterproof smartphone
Price from SGD1,199.00
Lazada Singapore SGD1,199.00

Currently one of the most rugged smartphones in the market, the Caterpillar Cat S61 durability can be testified with it surviving a drop test of up to 1.8m onto concrete. Even water cannot hold it hostage (IP68/69K certified), nor dust, sand, and dirt – or even thermal shock! This MIL-SPEC 810G phone is ideal for those with heavy-duty work. 

2. LG V40 ThinQ

Best durable LG smartphone – with the best camera and durable screen
Price from SGD899.00
Lazada Singapore SGD899.00

Why ponder on dual-lens smartphones when you can have the revolutionary 5-camera LG V40 ThinQ! This phone is made waterproof (IP68) and dust-resistant for those actively seeking outdoor adventures to capture. Besides that, it is protected with a drop and damage-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on both sides of the smartphone. 

3. Sony Xperia XZ2

Best durable high-performance smartphone – with the best battery life
Price from SGD570.00
Lazada Singapore SGD570.00

The Xperia XZ2 is both beauty and the beast with its premium design and powerful Snapdragon 845 processor. Apart from its water and dust-resistant features (IP65/68) against underwater immersion and powerful jets of water, it also has the Corning Gorilla 5 to prevent cracked screens. Best of all, an unbelievably long-lasting battery life!

4. HTC U11 Plus

Best durable 4G Android smartphone – with dual-SIM feature
Price from SGD938.00
Lazada Singapore SGD938.00

The HTC U11 Plus impresses, regardless if it’s on your hand or in the water! This liquid-surface, translucent smartphone is water and dust resistant (IP68) which takes spectacular images underwater with its 12MP UltraPixel 3 camera. Plus, the dual-SIM feature benefits travellers or working professionals as well.

5. Samsung Galaxy S9

Best durable flagship Samsung smartphone
Price from SGD798.00
Lazada Singapore SGD798.00

While the celebrated Samsung Galaxy S9 is IP68-certified, it’s also lived many drop tests to tell the tale of its durability. The scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on both sides of the phone means cracks are less likely to occur. As such, the S9 is an ideal option for clumsier young adults or elderlies.

6. Huawei Mate 10 Pro

Best durable Chinese, mid-range smartphone
Price from SGD998.00
Shopee Singapore SGD998.00

Flagship performance with a mid-range price tag, that’s the Huawei Mate 10 Pro for you. The 6” smartphone’s premium glass body stays protected both ways thanks to its Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It’s also water and dust resistant (IP67) phone as well as powerful through daily processes with its Kirin 970 AI processor.

7. Motorola Moto X4

Best small, durable Motorola smartphone – for those with a budget
Price from SGD299.00
Shopee Singapore SGD299.00

It’s small enough to fit your hand and sturdy enough to handle the rainy weather (IP68). Meet the Moto X4, built with an aluminium body encased in glass and wrapped with scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass. If you value performance, the Moto X4 blazes through the day with a 2.2 GHz octa-core Snapdragon processor. It’s a value for money indeed.

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