10 Best Rugged Phone : Top Picks For 2021

Are you searching for the best rugged phone? Confused with too many options? If that is your situation, you have come to the right place. This is your ultimate guide to buying the rugged phone.

We understand how much of a hassle it can be to go through thousands of reviews when you have too many options. So, leave all your worries, check out this ultimate guide, and make a hassle-free purchase decision.

Best rugged phone : Top 10 Reviewed for 2021

Bestseller No. 1
10600mAh Battery Rugged Smartphone, OUKITEL WP16 Smartphone, 6.39" Screen Rugged Phone, 8GB 128GB Android 11 Cell Phone, 20MP Night Vision Camera, IP68 Waterproof Rugged Cell Phone, Dual SIM 4G, NFC
  • 🔋【10600mAh Large Battery & 18W Fast Charging】 Equipped with the 10600mAh massive battery, which have a standby time for up to 883 hours, OUKITEL WP16 Rugged Smartphone makes you no need to worry about the power supply. The large 10600mAh battery enables you enjoy more episodes, more games, and lengthy calls with your loved ones. 18W (9V/2A) fast charging function allows you to fully charge within 4 hours. With the OTG cable, OUKITEL WP16 Android 11 Smartphone can also be used as a power bank.
  • 📸【20MP Infrared Night Vision & 20MP Front Camera】 OUKITEL WP16 Unlocked Phone has a 20MP night vision camera. When camping outdoors, the 20MP night vision function provides a powerful and clear night vision mode that protects you you from dangerous creatures and captures every moment of wildlife with excellent clear image even at night. The 20MP front camera offers high resolution. You will always be the protagonist of WP16 Cell Phone!
  • 🌏【8GB RAM + 128GB ROM & Android 11 Octa-core】 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM storage provides enough space for OUKITEL WP16 Rugged Phone to store all your favorite apps, pictures and videos. It also supports 256GB micro SD card. The latest Android 11 operating system and Octa-core processor keep everything run smoothly. You can get an extraordinary and smooth gaming experience in a convenient way.
  • ⚡【6.39 inches HD+ Display & Gorilla Corning Glass】 OUKITEL WP16 Unlocked Cell Phone is equipped with a 6.39" HD+ screen with a resolution of 1560*720 resolution, giving you a broader visual experience. The screen is made of Corning Gorilla glass, which means it's scratch-resistant. Big screen, big world!
  • 💧【Military IP68/IP69K Waterproof & Shockproof & Dustproof】 OUKITEL WP16 Military Rugged Cell Phone has passed the strict IP68/IP69K/MIL-STD-810G certification. It can work underwater for up to 30 minutes at a depth of 1.5 meters, has 1.5M of shock resistance and is sturdy enough to withstand dust, dirt, and sudden drops. OUKITEL WP16 Smartphone is the best value for money for extreme sports enthusiasts, builders, outdoor workers.
Bestseller No. 2
OUKITEL WP17 Rugged Smartphone, 6.78" FHD+ Cell Phone, 64MP Camera 20MP Night Vision, 8GB 128GB Octa-core Android 11 Rugged Phone, 8300mAh Battery Rugged Cell Phone, 4G Dual SIM Unlocked Phones,NFC
  • 【6.78 Inch FHD+ & 90Hz Refresh Rate Screen】: OUKITEL WP17 Rugged Smartphone uses an FHD+ screen with a resolution of 2460*1080, which is much better than the HD/HD+ display used in general mobile phones, with better pixels and more delicate picture quality. High resolution with a 90Hz refresh rate – scrolling, swiping and switching through apps feels easy and effortless.
  • 【64MP AI Triple Camera & 16MP Front Camera】: The 64MP Wide Camera, 20MP Night Vision Camera and 2MP Macro Camera always backs you up to shoot any day or night, whether the subject is up close or at a distance. The design of 20 MP Night vision camera with 2 super infrared lights provides you with excellent clear image in dark environment. The front 16MP camera of R2022 Cell Phone give your selfies stunning composition and captures you in your full radiance.
  • 【8300mAh Battery & 18W Fast Charging】: The innovative CPU architecture brings high power efficiency, enabling OUKITEL WP17 Smartphone to achieve low power consumption. The 8300mAh massive battery can stand by for 50 days, talk for 70 hours, music for 30 hours, and YouTube for 15 hours. 18W fast charging and OTG function can completely alleviate your fear of running out of battery.
  • 【IP68 + IP69K & MIL-STD-810G】: OUKITEL WP17 Rugged Phone has excellent waterproof performance, protection against drop, dust, cold and heat. Military standard IP68, 1.5m deep waterproof, 1.5m shockproof, 360° dustproof in all directions. A hostile environment never stops your steps. Protected by Corning Gorilla Glass, it is more resistant to daily drops and scratches.
  • 【Dual SIM 4G & NFC & Outdoor Tools】: WP15 Unlocked Phone supports two cards simultaneously, you can insert 2 sims cards and 1 SD card. OUKITEL WP17 has many functions, Support: NFC / OTG / FM / BT5.0 / GPS + GLONASS + Beidou + Galileo / Face ID.
Bestseller No. 3
WP7 Rugged Smartphone, 2021 Night Vision Camera 6GB + 128GB Helio P90 Waterproof Unlocked Android 10 Cell Phone 6.53'' FHD+ Global 4G LTE Dual SIM, IP68 Triple Cameras NFC AI Cellphone (6+128 Black)
  • [Night Vision] WP7 is world first night vision camera rugged phone. Acting as portable night vision camera, even in zero light environment, clear images can be taken. Searching for missing small stuff in the dark, taking pictures in outdoor night, recording scene in total dark, fishing at night, seeing what you need to see help you to avoid some risks. Combined with Helio octa-core processor, perfect night vision of images obtained.
  • [Extended Modular] WP7 back can be attached with other modules needing power. Official attachment is a glare module which should be bought separately. 8000mAh battery as a power supply for the glare modules, shining brighter and longer light through dark path, mountains, trees where long time of light needed for safe. SOS alert, long distance, long duration of light helps you go through outdoor danger.
  • [12nm Flagship Advanced CPU Processor & 6GB + 128GB] Advanced MT6779 Octa-core P90 utilized in WP7, P90 has AI integrated function, more vivid pictures rendering output than former models. 12nm processor + 6GB RAM handles massive 3D games you like anyway you like. Stable and smooth functions in most situation and tasks on WP7. 128GB ROM stores more apps and videos shot in no light or daylight.
  • [48MP + 8MP + 2MP & 8000mAh & Dual SIM] 48MP back main camera plus 2MP Depth Camera capture clear pixels from scenes. 8000mAh high capacity keeps the phone with 1000 hours of standby, 100 hours calling, 52 hours of music time, 14 hours of gaming or watching videos. WP7 also can act as portable battery. Dual SIM support world 3G 4G GSM 2/3/5/8, WCDMA 1/2/4/5/6/8, TDS 34/39, TDD 34/38/39/40/41, FDD, CDMA
  • [NFC & 6.53’’ & Military Grade & Comprehensive Navigation] NFC supported, working time at -30 degree to 70 degree, 1.5m drop resistance, dust and mud proof, through low pressure test, ph test, humidity test, solar radiation test, GPS support beidou Galileo, Glonass, Gyroscope, Barometer, Face and fingerprint unlock, compass, pig hanging, gradienter, height meter, magnifier, barometer, protractor.
SaleBestseller No. 4
CAT S62 Pro Rugged Smartphone – North America Variant – with FLIR Thermal Imager – Full Warranty Support in US and Canada
  • Optimized For North America’S Carriers (At&T, T-Mobile, Cricket Wireless, Boost Gsm, Metro And Ting Mobile)
  • Will Not Work On Verizon, Us Cellular Or Sprint
  • Country Of Origin : China
  • Drop Tested Up To 1.8M (6Ft) Onto Steel
SaleBestseller No. 5
OUKITEL WP5 Rugged Cell Phone, 8000mAh Battery IP68 Waterproof Rugged Smartphone, 5.5" HD+ 4GB 32GB Unlocked Phone, Face ID Fingerprint Triple Camera Global Version 4G LTE GSM Cell Phone (Black)
  • ▶▶【IP68 Waterproof Dustproof Drop-proof】The rugged phone OUKITEL WP5 is IP68 waterproof, operating temperature range is -10°C to 70°C (specific for outdoor use), with drop proof, waterproof and dustproof (1.2 meters fall-resistant and 1.5 meters water resistance for 30 minutes)
  • ▶▶【Android 10 System & 4GB RAM+32GB ROM】OUKITEL WP5 cellphone is equipped with 4x Cortex-A7 MT6761 processor and pure Android 10, which can provide an incredibly remarkable system operating experience. With 4GB RAM + 32GB ROM storage (expands to 128GB), the mobile phone has enough space to download all your favorite music, videos, and photos.
  • ▶▶【8000 mAh Battery & Global 4G LTE】 The battery of WP5 rugged cell phone is 8000mAh. OUKITEL WP5 smartphone can even act as a power bank! It can charge most smartphones over 3 times , and it can also charge tablets. Suitable for business trips or other outdoor activities. OUKITEL WP5 is a global phone wide-use covering all major carriers in Asia, Europe and America. It can work with GSM carriers such as T-mobile, Metro PCS, etc (does NOT support Sprint and Verizon).
  • ▶▶【13MP+2MP+2MP Triple Rear Cameras & Dual SIM Cards】 OUKITEL WP5 smartphone is equipped with a 13MP + 2 MP + 2MP rear lens, allowing you to freely capture the moments and beauty of the world. It supports two cards simultaneously, you can insert 2 sims card or 1 sim card + 1 SD card. Now you can carry both your SIM cards or use a 128GB Micro-SD card. Store more, delete less!
  • ▶▶【Face ID Fingerprint & Rugged Outdoor Smartphone 】 The front camera can accurately identifies the facial features when unlocking your phone. In addition, fingerprint recognition is also a quick way to unlock the phone. Featured with 4 LED Flashes and many outdoor tools, such as Compass, Noise Test, Magnifier, Hang Painting, Plumb, extremely convenient for travel, outdoor works and sport.
SaleBestseller No. 6
Rugged Phone Unlocked DOOGEE S96 Pro 8GB+128GB Infrared Night Vision Helio G90 Octa Core Waterproof Android Phone, 48MP+20MP, 6.22" + Global 4G LTE GSM AT&T T-Mobile Dual SIM Phone 6350mAh(Black)
  • 【48MP+20MP Cameras, 4K support 】DOOGEE phone equips with Sony 48MP ultra clarity camera delivers super high resolution and 4K support, every detail is captured with striking clarity even when shot from a distant or high vantage point. 16MP front camera with AI Face Beauty function can enhances your facial features even further with clarity and delicacy.
  • 【8GB RAM + 128GB ROM, Android 10】 DOOGEE S96 Pro SIM Free Rugged Smartphone equipped with Android 10 and 8G RAM is smooth and fast without lags. 128GB of large memory provides you with enough space to store a large number of photos, videos and movies. Besides, it can easily expand the memory with 256G storage through SD card.
  • 【6350mAh Super Battery】 DOOGEE S96 Pro Rugged Smartphone has an excellent battery life. 6350mAh super battery can reach 17 days Standby, 24 hours of conversation, 10 hours of video and 11 hours of gaming daily use up to 3-5 days of battery life. So you can be online at any time without worry.
  • 【Special Body Design & Waterproof IP68 Military Grade】 DOOGEE S96 Pro Rugged Smartphone adopts four corner tire design and high strength rubber to provide a full range of protection. IP68 military standard, wherever you are, it can provide powerful waterproof, shockproof and dustproof functions. Whether it's mountains, deserts, lakes or the equator, the phone can always work perfectly.
  • 【Custom Button & 4 Satellite Navigation Systems】 Custom button of the S96 Pro Rugged Mobile Phone gives you quick access to flashlight, camera, SOS emergency call, etc. 4 satellite navigation systems (Beidou, Galileo, Glonass, GPS) for more precise positioning. Our phone also has many functions, such as fingerprint unlock, compass, NFC, etc. S96 Pro rugged mobile, a good helper for your outdoor activities.
Bestseller No. 7
Ulefone Power Armor 14 10000mAh Rugged Smartphone, Android 11, 4GB+64GB, 6.52” HD+, 20MP AI Camera, Octa-core Rugged Phone, 18W Wired Fast Charging, IP68 Waterproof Unlocked Cell Phone Dual Sim 4G
  • 【10000mAh Large Battery Capacity】 The huge 10000mAh battery inside absolutely can satisfy your demand for more power, you are able to rely on it to free yourself from countless charging and drive away your battery anxiety. Moreover, 18W wired fast charging (this charging speed may not be reached without using the original charger) and 15W wireless charging (Can be used with Ulefone UF005 Wireless charger).
  • IP68/IP69K standards + Military Standard 810G + official case, it will provides the phone with 360° full protection.
  • 【6.52-inch Waterdrop Screen】See beyond the horizon, explore the unknown on the large 6.52-inch waterdrop screen. Every photo, every frame of videos, films and games that slowly swipes on the screen can offer you incredible visual immersion. High screen-to-body ratio gives you an incredible visual experience every time you unlock your phone.
  • 【Sony 20MP AI Triple Rear Camera】The Ulefone Power Armor 14 Android Phone, with 20MP rear camera, 2MP Macro Camera, 16MP Front Camera, also supported underwater photography.
  • 【Android 11& Octa-core Processor & 4GB + 64GB】Latest Android 11 OS, The Best Android Experience Ever. MediaTek Helio G35 is fast octa-core Arm Cortex-A53 CPU with peak speeds of 2.3GHz. 4GB of RAM + 64GB ROM, adding up to 1TB via TF card*.
Bestseller No. 8
Ulefone Armor 9 Rugged Phones Unlocked, FLIR Thermal Imaging Camera, Endoscoped Supported, Helio P90 8GB + 128GB Android 10, 64MP Camera, 6600mAh, 6.3 inch FHD+ Screen, NFC, OTG, Not Include Endoscope
  • 🌋Thermal Imaging Camera & Endoscoped Supported: Thermal Imaging Camera: The integrated FLIR thermal imaging camera with MSX technology on the Ulefone Armor 9 rugged phones can detect objects in the scene and create thermal images based on temperature abnormalities. It also features an external expansion port on the left bottom, which can connect to an endoscope. 🧡Note: Not include Endoscope, Endoscope needs to be purchased separately. (Not compatible with AT&T or Cricket activations)
  • 🌋Samsung GW1 64MP Camera: Armor 9 features Samsung GW1 64MP ultra-high resolution image sensor with Te-tracell and integrated 3D HDR technology, capturing more detailed images and video even in mixed and challenging lighting environment. Besides, it supports underwater photography mode, you can easily capture every stunning moment whether you are swimming or diving.
  • 🌋8GB + 128GB & Helio P90: Armor 9 is powered MediaTek, Helio P90 octa-core AI processor, which not only more faster, the versatile can provide impressive imaging capabilities. 8GB RAM and 128GB ROM of internal storage and additional 2TB external memory support, it definitely meet your every need for storage space, from running games to apps.
  • 🌋Advanced configuration: Runs the latest Android 10 system. 6600mAh long-lasting battery as well as supporting 18W fast charging. Supports waterproof 3 in 1 endoscope. Supports GPS, GLONASS, BEIDOU, Galileo positioning systems. Supports NFC, Google Pay and OTG function. Moreover, face ID and fingerprint recognition help you access your phone short to 0.1s.
  • 🌋Waterproof, Dust-Proof & Drop-Resistant: Armor 9 was tested under controlled laboratory conditions with a rating of IP68 under IEC standard 60529 (maximum depth of 1.5 meters up to 30 minutes). It also passes the strict MIL-STD-810G certification.
Bestseller No. 9
Ulefone Power Armor 13 Rugged Smartphone 2022, 13200mAh Battery Android 11 8GB+256GB Waterproof Phone, 33W Fast Charge 15W Wireless Charging, 6.81"FHD+ 48MP Camera, Dual 4G Rugged Phone, OTG ,NFC, GPS
  • 🔋【13200mAh Super Big Battery, 33W Fast Charging, 15W Wireless Charging, 5W Wireless Reverse Charging】The 13200mAh Large battery in Power Armor 13 rugged phone, with smarter Al power management fuels your daily work and entertainment needs. Support 33W Fast Charging, in just 1 hour, the 33w fast charge allows you to charge the 13200 mAh battery to 55%, giving you a day's worth of power. Support 10w Wireless Charging and 5W Wireless Reverse Charging.
  • 🚀【MTK Helio G95 Chipset, 8GB + 256GB, Android 11】Ulefone Power Armor 13 gaming phone is powered by MediaTek Helio G95 chipset featuring two powerful Arm Cortex-A76 cores clocked up to 2.05 GHz, plus six Cortex-A55 efficiency-focused cores. It provides a powerful and stable user performance, smooth multi-tasking, seamless audiovisuals as well as maximum gaming experience. With 8GB RAM and 256GB ROM storage, and supported 1TB TF card, work more, play more and storage more!
  • ❄️【IP68/IP69K Waterproof Phone + 6.81" FHD+ Screen + Headset-free FM Radio】The Ulefone Power Armor 13 IP68 smartphone always remains perfectly functional despite wet and dusty environments, and armor 13 rugged smartphone can withstand water at 1.5m depth, handle 24 hours of immersion in 1m depth of concrete, and can withstand extreme temperatures. Power Armor 13 possesses an antenna for FM radio internally, the loud and clear FM radio will play directly once you enable FM radio.
  • 📷【48MP Five Camera + Endoscope Supported + Infrared Distance Measure】Ulefone Power Armor 13 mobile phone equips with a 48MP quad AI camera, and 16MP front camera enhances your facial features. And the Power Armor 13 big battery smartphone supports external endoscopes. It's features an external expansion port and can connect to an endoscope. Endoscope is a must-have practical inspection tool for inspecting or repair work.Infrared ranging function support measuring length, area, volume.
  • 📶【Dual 4G Global Network + One Year Warranty】Ulefone Armor 13 global unlocked mobile phone can work with GSM WCDMA and LTE in most carriers such as T-mobile, Metro PCS &etc. But Not compatible with AT&T or Cricket and CDMA Carriers.(NOT support CDMA like Straight Talk,U.S. Cellular, Boost,Sprint and Verizon ,Net 10). We provide 1 year warranty, if you have any questions about the mobile phone, please freely to contact us.
Bestseller No. 10
Ulefone Armor 11 5G Rugged Phones Unlocked, IR Night Vision Camera 8GB 256GB Waterproof Smartphones, 48MP Penta Camera, Android 11, 6.1 inch FHD, NFC, 5200mAh QI 10W Wireless Charging, Global Version
  • 20MP Night Vision Camera: The Armor 11 5G rugged phone has a 20MP night vision camera backed by two IR LEDs. It allows you to take photos and videos in complete darkness
  • Support 5G network: With a speed up to 10x faster than 4G. Fully Integrated, Technology-Leading 5G. 🧡Note: Only compatible with Sprint(n41), T-Mobile(n41) 5G network. Not support other carriers such as Verizon, AT&T 5G network. Support 4G network of all carriers(Not compatible with AT&T or Cricket activations). Check compatibility with your local and carrier's bands before purchase
  • 48MP Penta AI Camera: With a 48MP high definition camera, a 20MP night vision camera, a 13MP ultra wide angle lens, a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP sub-camera, 16MP high resolution front camera, this super camera system gives you the freedom to capture the treasure and beauty of the world. Supports 4K Video Recording
  • IP68/IP69K Ratings & Certified By MIL-STD-810G: It is waterproof, dust proof and drop-proof, so you can work worry-free in any condition.
  • MediaTek Dimensity 800 5G chipset: 7nm process technology, 2.0GHz main frequency and 4 x Cortex-A76 + 4 x Cortex-A55 powerful CPU architectures, it can provide you powerful and stable performance, smooth multi-tasking, seamless audiovisual and gaming experience. Everything you do on Armor 11 5G feels fast and smooth

Factors You Should Consider Before Buying the rugged phone

As you already know, research is essential before making any purchase. So, there are some factors you should consider before starting your research. This is important so that you can make your entire buying process as hassle-free as possible.

Remember, your time has as much value as your money. So, there are a few things you should determine which will affect your research as well.

There are a few questions you should ask yourself to determine your course of research on the rugged phone:

  • Is this rugged phone serving the purpose of purchase? What are your expectations from the product?
  • What functions must the rugged phone have? Are there any specific functions that you are seeking in the product?
  • Is there a specific budget, or is the budget flexible?
  • Will the rugged phone require maintenance and upkeep costs?
  • Are you looking to buy the rugged phone online or offline? What will be the best places to purchase the product?
  • Where will you seek reliable information on the rugged phone?

Having multiple options from various brands can get confusing, so ask yourself these questions to narrow down your research.

Once you determine your expectations from the rugged phone and your price range, you decide which ones you must research. The research will help you determine the pros and cons. But before that, where will you get the reliable information to conduct your research?

Sources for Research

It’s 2021, and your best sources for information and research can be found online. Google rugged phone and you will find the best selling online marketplaces available. Visit any or each of them to learn about the specifications and prices given on your rugged phone.

You will be able to find the best deals out of all the options. You can also watch some YouTube videos on the product to see for yourself the functionality of the rugged phone.

Advantages of Buying Products from Online Sites

Online sites provide a variety of benefits that make your selection and buying process easier. Here are some of the advantages of buying products from online sites:

Best Prices

Reliable online sites give you the benefit of comparing prices and finding the best deals. Platforms like LareLappa.com work with manufacturers directly to provide better deals. And the coupons and occasional discounts add to it.

There are no intermediaries in between to make the buying process easy. And the best part? No trouble of going to the shop.

Reliability

Renowned online sites like Newegg, LareLappa, Walmart have branches all over the country. Their transaction and delivery policies are reliable compared to other e-commerce platforms.

Huge Selection

More Variety – the best part about online shopping platforms. These sites give you access to a vast variety of options to choose from.

Suppose you go to xyz.com. Search rugged phone and up comes options of the product in different prices, brands, and specs. You get to browse these options from the comfort of your home and save time.

You can choose the one that fits your need from your preferred seller. Yes, online platforms even give you the option to choose your seller.

Credibility

These online sites have numerous customer reviews of the products shown. So, you know which product is authentic and which seller is authorized. And for these facilities provided, they are trustworthy and credible.

Other additional benefits of shopping from online sites would be the facility of easy return and record of the purchase. Online sites are constantly making changes to make shopping easy and hassle-free from the comfort of our homes.

How to Select the rugged phone

Making your final decision can pose to be a challenge. But worry not. We have a few suggestions to make your selection process easier.

Before that, we would recommend you opt for sites like LareLappa, Walmart, Newegg, and BestBuy for your purchase.

So the factors you should consider while selecting your rugged phone would be:

Price

Hop on to any of these sites and search the options you have shortlisted. Then compare the prices and look for discounts. Don’t forget to factor in shipping charges as well.

Once you get the best favorable deal, you can opt for the rugged phoneto match your need.

Brand

Price and brand are somewhat interrelated. Usually, high-end brands charge more. But higher price does not mean a better choice.

So, opt for the brand that meets your need the best.

Function

Factor in the functionality of the product as it is very crucial. Check if the specs meet your need. Consider buying the one that will last in the longer run.

Understand the rugged phone specs and functionality to determine its use for you.

Customer Reviews

As we mentioned before, online sites usually have a review section. This section is filled with customer feedbacks and even pictures of the product.

Browsing through these reviews is the smartest thing to do. These reviews allow you to comprehend how the product will work for you. You can even determine the pros and cons of these reviews.

Check the rating on the website to learn if the seller is delivering the rugged phone as expected by the other buyers.

Final Words

All these factors will contribute to choosing your best rugged phone that meets your expectations. So, use your time efficiently.

And that is all for the ultimate guide to buying the rugged phone. We hope you can make your purchase confidently. Happy Shopping!

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