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3 Rugged Phones

Many of today’s mobile phones place more emphasis on design than durability. The latest smartphones, for all their impressive functionality such as fast contact find phonebook, cameras, and full browser internet  will often break from a modest drop or impact. However, there are a number of phones that are built to withstand difficult conditions. Three of these rugged phones are the Sonim XP1300 Core, the Motorola i886, and the Casio G’Zone Commando.
Sonium XP 1300 Core

Sonium XP 1300 Core - A Mans Phone

The Sonim XP1300 Core is built especially for harsh conditions. It can even survive being dunked in antifreeze or thrown down the stairs. It weighs 6.52 oz, which is unusually solid for a mobile phone. The black and yellow design stands out in a well-lit environment. The surface is composed of an easily grippable material. The XP1300 Core handles frequencies of up to 1900 quadband. It features vibrating alert, call timing, conference call capability, caller ID, speakerphone, and a basic Internet browser. The retail version is unlocked for use with any service provider. Although it does not have many of the features of today’s cutting-edge smartphones, it is a capable and exceptionally durable mobile phone.
Moto i886 With a Super Strong Shell

Moto i886 With a Super Strong Shell

The Motorola i886 is a more mainstream rugged phone choice. It is not an Android smartphone, like many of Motorola’s recent phones. Rather, it is a Nextel messaging phone that features Direct Connect functionality. It can only be used with Sprint Nextel service. The candy bar form factor contains a numeric keypad, which slides out to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard. It also features a 2-megapixel camera and the ability to check email.

Solid Phone Casio G Zone

Solid Phone Casio G Zone

Casio G’Zone Commando is a unique rugged Android smartphone that targets the outdoors enthusiast. It comes fully padded in a durable substance that is visibly secured in place by eight screws. It is certified by the U.S. military to be resistant to impact, water, and dust damage. The display is made from Corning Gorilla Glass, which is very difficult to crack. The body contains four touch-sensitive Android keys for accessing the home screen, main menu, scrolling back, and searching. The G’Zone Commando’s most unusual feature is the G’zGear App Suite, which contains Android apps suited to outdoors activity. The G’zGear App Suite includes Sun/Moon, Adventure Trainin, Earth Compass, Walking Counter, Star Gazer, and Trip Memory. Like all Android 2.2 smartphones, the G’Zone Commando also features integrated social network capabilities, a web browser, Gmail, and Youtube. On the hardware side, the G’Zone Commando includes Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth.

There are more options than ever for consumers that demand ruggedness and durability from their mobile phones. The Sonim XP1300 Core, Motorola i886, and Casio G’Zone Commando represent a few of these options and the range of features available within. Great priced as well you wont need a loan to afford these with the prices all around $300 each.

Posted by on Jun 14 2011. Filed under Gadgets, Product Reviews. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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