We are constantly on the look out for new rugged phones to bring to our YardTrac Pro customers who need durable phones to last them throughout their day to day tasks. Unlike a typical smartphone, a ruggedized android phone is a model that meets military testing standards for protection against water (they are waterproof in shallow water immersion for a limited time), shock, dust, extreme temperatures, and can withstand from vibrations. Here is our list of 5 of the Best Ruggedized Android Phones.

1) SONIM XP7 XP7700 16GB

First on our list is the SONIM XP7 XP7700, from Sonim. The company holds the Guinness World Record for highest phone drop (25 meters) with its XP3300 Force android phone. This phone is shatter proof, has a long battery life, worked with gloves, and is chemical resistant. The phone even has a loudspeaker with 103db of sound. The phone functions with a quad-core processor and has a 8 mega-pixel camera on it for scanning items.

2) Swell V1

This phone has an octa-core processor and is rated IP68 for water resistance. Other key features of this phone are the duel SIM capabilities, the walkie-talkie functionality, and the 13MP autofocus camera. For a rugged phone, it looks sleeks instead of clunky and has a built in battery capacitiy of 4,200 mAh.

3) Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Typically you would think that it would be impossible to walk into your Verizon store and walk out with a ruggedied phone, however the S7 is shaking things up. The phone features 33 hours of talk time and can stay on standby mode for 14 days! Featuring a 12MP camera, the ability to shoot in low light conditions, and their latest edge technology, this phone feels most comfortable in the yard.

4) DuraXV Plus

From Kyocera, this phone can also be picked up from Verizon. It is a flip phone that is perfect for drivers who have a tough time using smartphones, however this phone still has some android capabilities that will make it useful in the yard. Key features of this phone include easy screen visibility when exposed to direct sunlight, use of the keypad with gloves on, and the Smart Sonic Receiver (this allows drivers to hear calls clearly when things in the yard pick up).

5) Conquest S8 Pro

‘The last phone on our list is the Conquest S8 Pro which also has an IP68 rating for waterproof phones. The phone is available for AT&T and prepaid phone services like Tracfone. This phone is also the most light weight one on the list, weighing in at just under two pounds.

It is incredible to see how far Android technology has come over the past ten years. We are sure that there will be even more advancements in Android technology as more and more ruggedized phones are unveiled. We personally like to use the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and pair it with a ChiliPepper case which is military grade. If you are still having trouble deciding if Exotrac is the right YMS system for you, download our latest case study by clicking here. Want to book a demo with us? Call us at 212.989.0171, or click the link below to send us your information at info@exotrac.com.

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