Top-7 Protected Smartphones In 2017 Best
Today, the market of mobile device has grown so much that people with different tastes are meeting their various demands satisfyingly. Specially, the smartphone segment is interesting. This article will discuss rugged smartphones designed for users who lead an active lifestyle, engage in extreme sports or work on stressful work.
Here you will find a variety of models – expensive as well as quite cheap. Each of them is equipped with a shockproof and waterproof case, and some are even certified by the military standard.
Ulefone Armor 2
The first model we reviewed is one of the best protected smartphones of the 2017 for its powerful features and comes for a relatively affordable price. The Chinese manufacturer Ulefone offers many interesting, and most importantly, quality models. This phone is not an exception too.
Apart from the protected housing according to IP68, which makes it immune to water, shock and dirt, there are other interesting characteristics too. First of all, we note a quality 5-inch IPS display with Full HD resolution and tempered Gorilla Glass 3. Certainly, all these traits are too much for such price.
Secondly, the device received the most powerful stuffing, which consists of a Helio P25 chip with 8 cores. It has a frequency of 2.6 GHz and Mali-T880 graphics, 6 GB of RAM and a 64 GB drive (256 GB microSD slot). More than a decent set of options for the most demanding programs and games on Android 7.0.
For lovers who take pictures during their hikes and extreme travel, there are a couple of decent cameras for 16 and 13 megapixels. Note that the function of the radio PTT and SOS are available for making calls during emergency.
Other features: wireless functions, NFC, GPS, GLONASS, 4700 mAh battery with OTG option, USB Type-C, 4G LTE connection, two SIM cards and a fingerprint scanner. To buy Ulefone Armor 2, you will have to pay relatively very low – about $ 260.
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4
The next model of the most secure smartphone is certified according to IP68 and is not afraid of diving under water. It’s also shock and dirt proof. Certified by military certificate MIL-STD-810G, it has got a nice design. Of course, Samsung’s hard work is visible in this very good device.
Otherwise, the characteristics are average and include a 4-core Exynos 7570 chip with a frequency of 1.4 GHz with Mali-T720 MP2 graphics, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of shared memory (256 GB microSD slot). Even the minimum set of parameters provides comfortable feel in the Android 7.0 environment.
The display is 5-inch diagonal with HD resolution and a pixel density of 294 ppi. Image quality with such parameters is good. The main 13-megapixel camera and 5-megapixel front-line offers better shooting experience.
There is NFC and other mandatory wireless functions such as GPS. Glonass, a battery of 2800 mAh, microUSB, audio 3.5 mm and the current operating system Android 7.0 are plus. You can buy this smartphone for $ 340
BLU Tank Xtreme 5.0
Want to buy a non-slip smartphone with a tight budget? Take a look at the following model from a Chinese manufacturer. They produce very inexpensive devices. Protection level IP65 allows a complete immersion under water, withstands sudden blows, falls and dirt. For $ 130, its more than perfect equipment.
The mobile phone was equipped with a 5-inch display with an IPS matrix and HD resolution (1280 × 720 pixels). The density is 294 ppi and image quality is also very good.
The speed and application performance on Android 6.0 is answered by a 4-core processor with Mali-400 graphics, 1 GB of RAM and the same modest 16 GB drive (64 GB microSD slot). Making calls, surfing the Internet, watching videos and even playing simple games are possible with it, but regarding RAM, you need to compromise.
Further features include a 3000 mAh battery, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, a pair of 5-megapixel cameras, and two SIM cards. Budget thrifty users, who do not need an overly smart, yet protected smartphone, will find it a pretty good choice.
Nomu S30 Mini
Another protected smartphone is IP68 manufactured in China. Balanced characteristics and good protection (titanium frame) make it a wonderful set. The model was tested in boiling water and even boiled for a while. Surprisingly, its performance was not affected at all. If you think all these are fake claim, we suggest you to view the videos recorded then.
Android 7.0 and all applications installed on it run very smoothly. A 4-core chip with a frequency of 1.5 GHz, 3 GB of RAM and a 32 GB drive (64 GB microSD slot) are behind such good performance. Completely worthy purchase.
The screen size is 4.7 inches with HD resolution and a protective Gorilla Glass. You can shoot with two cameras Sony – 8 and 5 megapixels.
Other traits: 3000 mAh battery, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, geolocation, slots for two SIM cards. With quality materials included in it, the price $ 170 Smartphone seems quite normal.
Want to buy a protected smartphone but budget is low? Consider purchasing Blackview BV4000 for only $ 90. Absolutely simple smartphone, certified by IP68. We get reports of its being fully waterproof and impact resistant.
The price tag matches the characteristics it has owned. A 4-core chip with a frequency of 1.3 GHz, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of regular (microSD 32 GB) make the device powerful. The operating system Android 7.0 is installed, so all these characteristics should be regarded sufficient.
The 4.7 inches display with a resolution of 1280 × 720 pixels is simply awesome, do not expect very high-quality images though. There are a couple of cameras with 8 and 2 megapixels.
The smartphone has got all the necessary wireless options, i.e. GPS. The 3680 mAh battery capacity, a place for two “simok” and 3G communication are also appreciable.
This year our compatriot manufacturer from China AGM, less popular than other brands, introduced its powerful secure smartphone with high-end stuffing. Note that this is one of the first shockproof and waterproof mobile phones. In addition to the Android 7.1 OS, it comprises IP68 and MIL-STD-810G with a dual camera and a large capacity battery – at 6000 mAh.
Besides, it’s equipped with a powerful 8-core chip Snapdragon 653 with a frequency of 1.95 GHz and graphics Andreno 510, 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of total (microSD slot 128 GB) – enough for any installed applications and games.
Plus, the smartphone has 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of Full HD. Interestingly, image quality and tempered glass Gorilla Glass 5 give it the fame of durable high-performance set. The main camera with a resolution of 12 + 12 megapixels has autofocus and flash, the front camera is 16 megapixels. Both shot perfectly and allow you to take creative shots and you can shoot high-quality videos with high resolution (underwater shooting is also possible).
Interfaces: wireless Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, geolocation (GPS, GLONASS), USB Type-C, a slot for two SIM cards along with a standard set of sensors and a fingerprint scanner. This featured device has a decent value – about $ 500.
OUKITEL K10000 Max
The company OUKITEL first released a smartphone with a battery of 10 000 mAh and continues this trend with this tough smartphone K10000 Max. The battery capacity remains the same. The model is about to appear on sale and right now it is possible to apply for purchasing it from the first lot.
A fully protected device and confirmed by the certificate IP68: waterproof and shockproof. Quite bright in terms of characteristics, this phone has got Android 7.0 operating system and games and applications installed on it.
An 8-core CPU with a frequency of 1.5 GHz, a video chip Mali-T720 MP3, 3 GB RAM and a 32 GB drive – together have made all these possible. The screen is 5.5 inches with Full HD resolution and a protective glass Gorilla Glass provide comfortable functionality.
There are a couple of cameras with 13 and 5 megapixels with interpolation of 16 and 8 megapixels. The quality is not bad and taking underwater shooting is also allowed. A battery for 10 000 mAh with fast charging will last for 8 days of work (officially stated).
Among other options there is a fingerprint scanner, 4G LTE connection, standard Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a tray for two “sims” and USB Type-C. Pre-order will cost the smartphone – $ 260 only.