Chinavasion’s Choice: 5 Smartphones With IP68 Rating
The most active season of the year is drawing near – and with it, the anticipation of exciting adventures and unpredictable weather changes. No matter where summer will catch you this year: hiking through Himalayas, tanning on the beach in Phuket or running errands in New York city – you and your gadgets need to be ready for anything.
Rugged phones have long been faithful companions to those engaged in extreme sports or working in challenging environments. Having a rugged smartphone as an extra alternative or your primary communication device will let you live life to the fullest, without worrying about protecting your electronics from your inner Indiana Jones.
We have selected a set of 5 Android rugged phones for you that come with IP68 rating, meaning that they are waterproof, dustight and shockproof. If you are shaky in the IP terminology, feel free to take a look at our post explaining the details of IP rating, here
Huadoo V3 Waterproof Rugged Phone
As with all the phones in this list, Huadoo V3 comes with IP68 rating and is waterproof, dust-tight and shockproof. The phone comes will all the necessary seals to allow it to be submerged to up to 30 meters in water – so no harm will be done of you accidentally drop it in the pool or choose to take it swimming with you on purpose.
On top of that, the phone comes with two cameras: front and back (for you to capture extreme moments), 4 inch display, 8GB of internal memory (to host your media and other files), 3G connectivity and a quad core CPU.
In short, Huadoo V3 is an optimal combination or ruggedness, functionality and price.
Conquest S6 Rugged Phone
Who said that rugged phones have to be limited in features or design? Some models, like Conquest S6, give you a chance to “have it all”. With a 5 inch screen, the phone neatly fits into the phablet category, meaning all your media (pictures, games and videos) will find a quality home.
A phone, no matter how rugged, is still a phone – and staying connected is the main reason we get one in the first place. Conquest S6 comes with 4G connectivity and you will be able surf the net even while surfing the waves.
Android 4.4 brings its own benefits: friendly interface, efficiency and access to Google Play Store with all the latest games and applications.
Naturally, Conquest S6 is an IP68 rated phone and is fit for any environment.
As an extra feature, you will have Qi wireless charging capabilities and a wireless charging pad that comes together with the phone.
MFOX A5 Rugged Smartphone
If you are looking for the ultimately rugged device, the one that can handle anything you’ve got and probably more – go with the one that military forces, police and firemen swear by. MFOX A5 comes with an a MIL-STD-810G military standard, certifying its endurance to high temperatures, drops, submersion in water, dust and pretty much anything a rugged phone is supposed to withstand.
As impressive as most rugged phones are, few of them boast an MIL-STD-810G standard so this model is a true find for those eager to explore the limits if an extreme lifestyle.
What else will you have with MFOX A5? The phone comes with a conveniently sized 4.5 Inch 1280×720 OGS Screen, meaning that, despite all the ruggedness your media will find a comfortable home with MFOX A5. Powered by an MT6589T quad core CPU and supported by intuitive Android 4.2.
MFOX A8 Military Rugged 6 Inch Smartphone
One more device with the MIL-STD-810G military standard, MFOX A8 will withstand what most phones won’t: water, pressure, dust, drops and heat. However, this is not the only special feature of this model. A true surprise for a rugged phone is a 6 inch screen, so with MFOX A8, you won’t miss out on any phablet qualities even with all the ruggedness of the device. With a 1920x1080 resolution, you will be looking at sharp and bright imagery, completely putting it out of your head how tough the phone really is.
Another feature of note is a huge 3500mAh battery that will let you keep your distance from charging venues and save you from cutting that hike short. Add to that a powerful quad core CPU and two cameras, and there is pretty much nothing left to wish for.
No1 X1 Rugged Smartphone
No1 X1 rugged smartphone comes with a lot to offer, and it’s not just the cool name. The phone is IP68-rated and 7 proof, meaning it is resistant to water, drops, dust, pressure, extreme cold and hot and features a scratchproof screen.
The phone is a phablet with a 5 inch 1280×720 IPS screen, quad core CPU and a 3300mAh battery.
Perfect for travelers and adventure seekers, the phone comes with 2 cameras: 5MP front and 13MP back – so that you can capture all the noteworthy moments of your outdoor escapades.
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