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Best Rugged Smartphones 2021

For professionals working out in the field and hazardous environments, our range of tough phones will keep you connected and in touch without the risk of damage from drops, the weather or even immersion in water. Here is the list of the best rugged smartphones of 2021.

Cleyver Xsmart

1. Cleyver Xsmart

The big winner on our rankings is the Cleyver Xsmart, a smartphone that combines style and ruggedness. Fully waterproof up to 2m, it allows high-quality shots to be taken underwater and it can even float when equipped with its unsinkable case (optional). This model is therefore ideal for professionals working on the edge of water bodies, or simply for outdoor recreation. Lastly, it is resistant to falls up to 1.80m and its screen is scratch-resistant (Gorilla Glass 4).

 

Why you'll love it:

  • Unsinkable and waterproof up to 2m (IP68) smartphone
  • Military standards: withstands drops of 1.80m
  • Exceptional battery life: 41 hours talk time and 47 days on standby
Cleyver

IP rating
IP rating:
IP68
Screen
Screen:
5.99"
Battery life
Battery life:
41h

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Caterpillar CAT B26

2. Caterpillar CAT B26

Who said that you need to be big to resist the elements? The Caterpillar CAT B26 has a lightweight, slip-in-pocket design and will go with you anywhere: it's protected against dust, prolonged immersion, extreme temperatures (from -25°C to +55°C), and can even be washed with a water jet! It has a dual SIM slot like a smartphone, allowing you to insert 2 SIM cards to separate your business calls from your personal calls.

 

Why you'll love it:

  • Resistant to drops of up to 1.80m and immersion up to 1.20m (IP68)
  • Ideal on a work site: can be washed with a water jet
  • Dual SIM, flashlight etc.

 

Other version4G version also available.

Caterpillar CAT

IP rating
IP rating:
IP68
Screen
Screen:
2.4"
Battery life
Battery life:
13h
Out of stock

£59.99 £52.99 £63.59 Incl. VAT


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Hammer Iron 3

3. Hammer Iron 3

The Hammer Iron 3 is a smartphone that combines urban looks, performance and ruggedness. Shockproof and waterproof, it is resistant to falls as well as immersion in water up to 1.5 metres deep. This makes it ideal for professionals or athletes who want to stay connected while working in challenging environments. Its dual camera (8MP and 5MP) allows you to take high-quality, colour-realistic shots and to unlock it with face recognition.

 

Why you'll love it:

  • IP68: resistant to dust and immersion up to 1.50m
  • Lateral supports: resistance to falls up to 1m
  • Facial recognition unlocking system

 

Other versionSilver version also available.

Hammer

IP rating
IP rating:
IP68
Screen
Screen:
5.7"
Battery life
Battery life:
18h
In stock.

£129.99 £106.99 £128.39 Incl. VAT


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Cleyver Xdive

4. Cleyver Xdive

In 4th place, we find the Cleyver Xdive, an unsinkable and waterproof mobile thanks to its airtight case. Designed for professionals, its adapted shape allows for excellent grip, even with gloves or with the slippery hands (water, oil etc.). It combines many features in a small package: flashlight, Power Bank to charge another device, dual SIM, playback of audio and video files etc.

 

Why you'll love it:

  • Unsinkable and waterproof up to 2m (IP68)
  • PowerBank: Share your battery with another phone
  • Dual SIM, flashlight, etc.
Cleyver

IP rating
IP rating:
IP68
Screen
Screen:
2.4"
Battery life
Battery life:
9h
In stock.

£69.99 £59.99 £71.99 Incl. VAT


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Samsung Xcover 4S

5. Samsung Xcover 4S

The Samsung Xcover 4S is an ultra-lightweight smartphone that can handle all conditions: water, dust, shock, extreme temperatures (-30 to 49°C), altitude up to 4500m, intense exposure to sunlight etc. Its touch screen can even be used with gloves, and Samsung Knox protects your personal data from spying or malware.

 

Why you'll love it:

  • Resistant to drops of up to 1.80m and immersion up to 2m (IP68)
  • Touch screen for use with gloves
  • Data Security (Samsung Knox)
Samsung

IP rating
IP rating:
IP68
Screen
Screen:
5"
Battery life
Battery life:
23h
In stock.

£194.99 £233.99 Incl. VAT


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Caterpillar CATS31

6. Caterpillar CATS31

Do you work in a demanding environment such as construction or industry? The Caterpillar CATS31 is the perfect work site smartphone, it is resistant to oil, grease, water immersion, scratches and drops on concrete up to 1.80m. Its touch screen (Gorilla Glass 3) offers perfect visibility even in direct sunlight, and can be used with wet gloves or fingers. Lastly, this model is equipped with very useful features for professionals: compass, GPS, accelerometer etc.

 

Why you'll love it:

  • Protected from grease, oil and immersion up to 1.20m (IP68)
  • Resistant to falls on concrete up to 1.80m
  • Touch screen usable with gloves or wet fingers
Caterpillar CAT

IP rating
IP rating:
IP68
Screen
Screen:
4.7"
Battery life
Battery life:
15h
In stock.

£199.99 £134.99 £161.99 Incl. VAT


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Hammer 4+

7. Hammer 4+

In 7th place, we have the Hammer 4+, a 3G phone distinguished by its unique design: its display is the largest of all rugged mobiles, which allows you to easily browse the internet, write e-mails, etc. Its reinforced metal housing protects it from falls, while making it completely waterproof against dust and immersion in water.

 

Why you'll love it:

  • IP68: resistant to dust and immersion up to 1.50m
  • Lateral supports: resistance to falls up to 1m
  • Facial recognition unlocking system
Hammer

IP rating
IP rating:
IP68
Screen
Screen:
2.8"
Battery life
Battery life:
20h
In stock.

£79.99 £95.99 Incl. VAT


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Caterpillar CAT S62

8. Caterpillar CAT S62

The CAT S62 is one of the thinnest rugged smartphones ever created by Caterpillar! Its ultra-stylish design makes you almost forget that it's a tough phone: in the office, visiting customers, or on a work site, it's ready to go wherever you go. This model also has the defining feature of being equipped with the most efficient thermal camera on the market today. Lastly, its next-generation display (Gorilla Glass 6) withstands drops of more than 1.60m and can be used with wet gloves or fingers.

 

Why you'll love it:

  • Ultra-thin and stylish
  • Resistant to drops of up to 1.80m and immersion up to 2m (IP68)
  • Best-in-class thermal camera (Flir)
Caterpillar CAT

IP rating
IP rating:
IP68
Screen
Screen:
4.5"
Battery life
Battery life:
12h
In stock.

£499.99 £454.99 £545.99 Incl. VAT


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Crosscall Spider X4

9. Crosscall Spider X4

The Crosscall Spider X4 is a powerful mobile with a charging speed 35 times faster than a conventional phone. This allows you to use 3G+ to check your e-mail or the weather, all in a very simple and intuitive model, perfect for business use. Its compact, lightweight and reinforced design allows it to withstand the most extreme conditions.

 

Why you'll love it:

  • Loading speed 35 times faster than a conventional mobile
  • IP68: resistant to immersion up to 2m
  • Dual SIM, flashlight etc.
Crosscall

IP rating
IP rating:
IP68
Screen
Screen:
2.4"
Battery life
Battery life:
7h
In stock.

£79.99 £95.99 Incl. VAT


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Crosscall Trekker-X4

10. Crosscall Trekker-X4

We conclude these rankings with the Crosscall Trekker-X4, the world's first smartphone with Action Cam! Always ready for action, the phone will allow you to capture your best moments on video, thanks to its wide-angle camera and a multitude of options: slow motion, time lapse, 4K video etc. You can even shoot or take photos underwater (the smartphone is completely waterproof), or easily do video editing via the built-in app on the phone.

 

Why you'll love it:

  • Built-in Action Cam, to go with you on all your adventures
  • Resistant to drops of up to 2m and immersion up to 2m (IP68)
  • Fingerprint sensor
Crosscall

IP rating
IP rating:
IP68
Screen
Screen:
5.5"
Battery life
Battery life:
28h
Discontinued

£540.99 £649.19 Incl. VAT


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