When compared to the regular android smartphones, the market for rugged smartphones are not that big. But the rugged smartphone are more secure. The rugged smartphones usually comes with the IP certification. The IP certification class helps to find the water and dust resistance level of that particular device. We lists five IP68 certified rugged smartphones here to help the buyers who are looking for rugged smartphones under $300 budget.
We picked the rugged smartphones based on the reviews and feedback. Also, we chose smartphones with different specifications. We list the rugged smartphones based on the high specification values in the top to bottom order.
AGM X1 is the most beautiful looking rugged smartphone among the five. It has 5.5-inch AMOLED display with 1080p resolution. The display has anti-fingerprint coating and corning gorilla glass 3 protection. It has a fingerprint scanner which is mounted below the screen. The cameras are specified with 13MP in the rear and 5MP in the front. It adopts snapdragon 617 Octa-core processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage and 5400mah battery. The most wanted fast charging feature is available for this massive 5400mAh battery. Overall, AGM X1 is close to a high-end smartphone with all the latest features. At the same time, it kept the rugged standards.
AGM X1 is available for the price range around $250-275 in the leading online stores. This is a value for money rugged smartphone.
Nomu S30 comes next to the AGM X1, both price and specifications. Nomu S30 doesn’t look fancy like the AGM X1. It goes with the rough and tough design like other rugged smartphones. It has diagonally shaped edges. The screen size is 5.46-inch with 1080p resolution. But the display technology is not a featured one. Under the hood, it has MediaTek Helio P10 Octa-core processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage. NomuS30 is powered by a 5000mAh battery. Though the battery level is high, there is no fast charging feature. It is selling around $250 in the online stores.
Ulefone Armor is a mid-level smartphone wit average specification. It has 4.7-inch screen with 720p resolution. The display features a 2.5D curved glass screen, corning gorilla glass, full lamination technology, one glass solution and scratch resistant. Ulefone Armor is powered by MediaTek 6753 Octa-core processor, 3GB RAM and 3500mAh battery. The internal storage is 32GB. The price of Ulefone Armor is around $160.
Samsung Xcover 4
Samsung Xcover 4 has the advantage of brand value, but lacks in value for money. For the specifications of Xcover 4, it is priced too much. The specifications are 5-inch screen with 720p resolution, Exynos 7570 Quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage and 2800mAh battery. The price of Xcover 4 is around $275. This price is too high for what they offer. The brand value and reliability are the only supporting factors.
Blackview BV6000s is the last one in this list. The display has 4.7-inch screen with 720p resolution and corning gorilla glass 3 protection. The hardware specifications are MT6735A quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage and 4500mah battery. Surprisingly, it has fat charging feature. It is completely average in all aspects. The price is around $120-150 in the market.
AGM X1 is the best in the list in terms of performance and value for money. Also, it looks fancy in the design similar to the non-rugged smartphones. It has fingerprint scanner which lacks in the other smartphones in this list. It has the high capacity battery among others. Next to it, the Nomu S30 is not bad with 4GB RAM. It fails to attract us in the design. The remaining three are average performing rugged smartphones.