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Top Five Rugged Smartphones ( Most Durable Smartphones)

Rugged Smartphones gives you the peace of mind that you can’t get from your typical smartphones, above all things: there are very durable. When your smartphones falls from your grip, I believe you get scared of the impending expenditure that will come with such fall. Read along to see my top five list of very rugged smartphones that makes your fear for your floor when they fall from your grips.

Most mobile manufacturers are aware of the fragility of the common smartphone and they have done something about it. They have greatly improved the durability of the smartphones, the phones are now water resistance, some have casing to adsorb shocks from a drop, others come with a screen guard. While these features are welcome, these phones still fall short of a typical Rugged smartphone.

The rugged smartphones suites people in certain careers. If you work outdoor, or in construction, a rugged phone will be good for you. These rugged smartphones are also often shock-resistant, it can handle a drop easily.

Most of the Rugged phone have to undergo the stringent IP68 tests to ensure that they meet military standards for protection against vibration, shock, extreme temperatures, dust and water as specified in a controlled environment.

Now lets go to our list, please note this list is not in any particular order.

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O.S:     Android 7.1

Memory: 6GB RAM + 64GB ROM

Screen: 5.5 inch 1920 x 1080 pixels FHD AMOLED screen

Camera: front 16.0MP + dual rear 12.0MP with AF and flash light

Battery: 6000mAh Built-in , 3.8 V

Price:  185,488 ($505)




AGM X2 is very much the best Rugged Smartphone out there.

This is a very likable rugged smartphone and it comes with an affordable price. The AGM X2 is a replacement or should I say improvement of the AGM X1. The new AGM X2 is more powerful than it predecessor. The phone is powered with Qualcomm processor now runs alongside 6GB of RAM. The camera is good too with 16-megapixel camera at the front and a pair of 12-megapixel sensors at the back, this is better than most top phones this year.

Another thing I can say is that AGM X1 has a large battery capacity of 6000mAh and 128GB of on-board storage, there’s also a VOC (volatile organic compound) detector, which makes this an incredibly useful smartphone for the right audience. However, it does support NFC and USB Type-C.

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Cat S61

O.S:  Google Android™ Oreo (with update to P)

Memory:  64GB ROM, 4GB RAM

Screen: Super Bright 5.2” Display – FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS

Camera: 16MP autofocus with PDAF, Dual LED flash8MP fixed focus

Battery: Non removable Lithium Ion4500mAh, Quick charge 4.0 compatible

Price:  365,199 ( $1000)


CAT S61 is an amazing outdoor smartphone made by the makers of Construction equipment CAT



This is a truly one of a kind rugged smartphone. This is a phone made by the Company CAT, the globally renowned company known to make construction equipment and vehicles. If you ask me, I there no one more qualified to make a rugged phone. It has Laser Assisted Distance Measurement. You not only measure distances, you can successfully document it.

The phone is IP68 and Ip69 rated. The smartphone is very durable and resistance to a large of issues,  phone is made from a combination of thick aluminum and black plastic.

The phone’s performance is not optimum with but very few can compare with it by range of features it has. The smartphone is fully waterproof up to 3m for 60 minutes it also  has an underwater 16MP rear camera. Thermal imaging camera, powered by FLIR®  gives the phone Predator-esque thermal vision, useful for finding hot water pipes, internal swelling, or people hiding in bushes. There also a Laser assisted distance measure: Point-to-point distances up to 8m, and an air quality sensor which lets users know when the air quality in the surrounding space has dropped to dangerous levels.

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Doogee S60

O.S:  Google Android™ 7.0 (Nougat)

Memory:  64GB ROM, 6GB RAM

Screen: 5.2-inch, 1920 x 1080 pixels

Camera: 21MP | Front camera: 8MP

Battery: 5580mAh  Built-in Battery 12V2A Quick Charge

Price:  104,900 ( $297)


Aside the funny name, the DOOGEE S60 is a very powerful rugged smartphone at a very affordable price.



Aside the funny name, Doogee S60 is a top rugged smartphone. The rugged smartphone has some of the best outdoor features and comes in at an affordable price. With a memory of 64GB ROM and a loaeded 6GB RAM, the phone will definitely work smoothly. The phone also have a Gorilla Glass 5 glass  on the display.

The phone is packed with sensors and tools as well, which will come in useful for artisans. There’s a barometer, a gyroscope,  a sound level meter, even a bubble level, and a coulomb meter. The Doogee S60 also comes with dual sim and quick charge functionality.

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Unihertz Atom

O.S:  Google Android™ Oreo 8.1

Memory:  64GB ROM, 4GB RAM

Screen: 2.5-inch, 240 x 432 IPS

Camera: 21MP | Front camera: 8MP

Battery: 2000 mAh  Built-in Battery 12V2A Quick Charge

Price:  108,000 ( $300)

Unihertz ATOM

Atom – Key Features
Unihertz Atom is the definition of phrase, “small but mighty”.

Unihertz ATOM

Unihertz ATOM
You can assign favorite functions to the Programmable Key

Unihertz Atom is the smallest rugged smartphone on this list and in the whole world at the moment. The size does not diminished Atom’s power. It comes with a Dual Sim and both Sims works smoothly on 4G connectivity. You can buy it on Kickstarter and on Unihertz website. The phone is very compact and and can not be easily destroyed. The cute little Atom is  an IP68 certified rugged outdoor phone.

Atom is a waterproof Octa-Core smartphone that will be perfect for all your outdoor activities.The screen is Gorilla glass , thus it is very tough and can resist a scratch from a razor.

Atom’s convenient NFC features allow you to instantly make payments on the go at thousands of retailers and online stores.

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Ulefone Armor 2

O.S:  Google Android™ 7.0 (Nougat)

Memory:  6GB RAM , 64GB ROM

Screen:  5-inch, 1920 x 1080 pixels FHD

Camera: 16 MP | Front camera: 13 MP with a flash.

Battery: 4700mAh  Built-in Battery 12V2A Quick Charge.

Price: 110,506 ( $329.55)



Armor 2 is a big upgrade to it predecessor. You may like an affordable rugged phone, this definitely has value for the price. The phone is IP68 verified and that shows how tough it is. This is a powerful phone with 6GB RAM and 64GB ROM, the Armor 2 smartphone is fully loaded to function smoothly. There is enough memory and it is expandable.

The phone’s hardware is very tough. The display is corning Gorilla glass 3 and has a poly carbonate body.   The battery capacity is awesome and with quick charge technology built in, you can expect no down time with this super smartphone.


The smartphone comes with useful tools like Compass, Gyroscope, Plumb Bob , Protractor, Pedometer and Barometer.

There is also 2G, 3G, and 4G Lite connections  are available and also comes  with a fingerprint scanner.


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