Best Rugged Phones 2017

Author Dragan Berak 19.9.2017. | 12:09

Are you in search of the best smartphones that can withstand environmental hazards? There has been a huge increase in the production of rugged phones that come with features of a high-end smartphones. The rugged phones are perfect for those who have constant exposure to environmental hazards. These rugged phones meet military testing standards for protection against all elements. They are protected against vibration, water, dust, and extreme temperatures. In this article, we have selected some of the best rugged Android phones of 2017.


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Ulefone Armor 2 Rugged Smartphone – $249.99

Ulefone Armor 2 is one of the best rugged Android phones that offers significant features. The phone has 5 inches of screen with 1280×720 resolution. It comes with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage. It enables you to store plenty of pictures, apps, games, and music. The phone is powered by the MediaTek Helio P25 Octa-Core processor. This means you can easily multi-task without experiencing any lag.



The front camera of the Ulefone Armor 2 is of 13-megapixel while the rear camera is of 16-megapixel. You can capture crisp and bright pictures. The operating system of the phone is Android 7 Nougat that allows you to have access to the latest games and apps. The battery of the Armor 2 is of 4700mAh that can easily last throughout the day. The phone has an IP68 rating that makes the phone water resistant to 1 meter underwater. Along with this, it is resistant to dust, sand, and dirt.



  • Affordable price
  • Rugged exterior
  • High-end specs
  • Long lasting battery


  • A little bit heavy in weight

Doogee S60 Android Phone – $288.80

One of the best rugged Android smartphones is the Doogee S60. This phone has a 5.2 full HD display with Gorilla Glass 5. The resolution of the screen is 1920×1080 that provides you bright and clear images. The IP68 rating makes the phone resistant to water, dust, dirt, and sand. It runs on the Android 7 operating system and comes with a fingerprint sensor.



The camera of the Doogee S60 is good and can capture amazing pictures. The front camera is of 8-megapixels and the rear camera is 21-megapixels. The phone has a Sony IMX 230 sensor with a big battery of 5580mAh. The battery can last for longer periods without the need to charge every day. What really sets this phone appart from the rest is that it supports QI wireless charging


  • Good camera
  • Huge battery
  • Wireless charging


  • Traditional headphone jack

Blackview BV8000 Pro Rugged Phone – $241.99

Next choice when it comes to rugged Android phones is the Blackview BV8000 Pro. It features a 5 inches full HD screen with 1920×1080 resolution. The phone is powered by an Octa-core processor that brings along plenty of power. The phone has Android 7 operating system that allows you to tackle the latest and most demanding apps and games.



It has 6GB RAM with 64GB internal storage that lets you save plenty of media, games, and apps. This phone offers ultimate user experience. The rear camera is of 16-megapixel with an 8-megapixel front camera. This enables you to capture precious moments and keep them saved forever. The phone has an IP68 rating that makes it waterproof, dust, and dirt proof. The battery of the phone is 4180mAh that can easily last for a day.



  • Features of high-end phone
  • Excellent value for money
  • Capless design


  • PTT button cannot be customized


Author Dragan Berak 19.9.2017. | 12:09
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