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Rugged Cell Phones

Perhaps many people still like the simple style of communication. Especially for outdoor workers, certainly a lot of risks that can occur with communication tools during activity. Here is a list of phones that are designed for the above, ordinary also named rugged phone, all equipped with military standard certification and almost all of them carry the PTT feature. Most are made by Kyocera, Samsung and the rest by Sonim.

Some are equipped with a large resolution camera, huge storage and a microSD slot, some standard features only. Some use CDMA networks, including 3G data through EVDO REV.A, some dual CDMA-GSM and some running only on GSM networks and data via GPRS or EDGE. Please compare one by one through rugged flip phone list below.

List of Rugged Cell Phones (Flip, Candybar models)


Name
Specifications
Dura XV 
by Kyocera (Verizon)
Kyocera rugged Dura XV

Kyocera Dura XV

Network: CDMA, GSM
Band: CDMA 800, 1900 MHz, GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
Data: CDMA 1x2000, EVDO Rev.A, GPRS, EDGE
Processor: Qualcomm QS6185
RAM: 256MB
OS: BREW MP 1.0.4
Display: main: 2.3 inchs 240x320px TFT,
external: 1.08 inchs 90x102px
Camera: 5MP LED Autofocus, modes, edit, video 320x240px
Memory ROM: 256 MB
MicroSD slot: 4GB microSD, up to 32GB MMC
Connectivity: B 3.0, EDR, MicroUSB 2.0
(PC connect, Charging)
Battery: 1500mAh
Rugged features: certified IP 68, MIL-STD-810



Carrier
Verizon
Notes
Known also as Dura XA by Kyocera on U.S. Cellular

Name
Specifications
Samsung Convoy 3 
(Verizon)
Convoy 3 by Samsung

Samsung Convoy 3

Network: CDMA 800, 1900 MHz
Data: CDMA1x, EVDO Rev.A
Processor: 480 GHz Qualcomm QSC6185 | RAM: 256MB
OS: Samsung
Main screen: 2.4 inches 240 x 320p, 262K TFT
External display: 1.3 inches 128 x 128p, 65k TFT
Storage: 512 MB ROM | card slot: Up to 32 GB memory
Camera: 3.2mp, video capture, direct share
GPS: ready
Music: CMX4.4.5, 72 Poly MIDI, EVRC, 
QCELP, I-Melody, MP3, AAC, AAC+, EAAC+, M4A, WMA; 
MP3/MP4/Music Tones; Music Player; Ringtones, Polyphonic
Battery: 1200mAh, up to 450h standby, 6.5 hours talk time
Dimensions: 2.04" x 4.07" x 0.82", Weight: 4.4oz
Carrier
Verizon
Notes
model number SCH-U680, 
the successor of Samsung Convoy 1 and 2

Name
Specifications
Sonim XP Strike 
(Sprint)
XP Strike by Sonim

Sonim XP Strike :

Model: Rugged, candy-bar, old numeric keypad
Network: CDMA
Band: US CDMA Dual Band (800, 1900 MHz)
Data: CDMA1xRTT, 3G EVDO Rev.A
Processor: Qualcomm QSC6085 chipset
RAM: 256 MB
OS: Brew
Display: 2-inch, Gorilla Glass
Sonim XP Strike Camera: 2 MP, LED Flash
Internal storage: Flash: 512 MB,
Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.0 with AVRCP, 
A2DP, GAVDP, HFP1.5, HSP, GOEP,
OPP, SPP. 3.5mm sond jack, MicroUSB
Srint Direct Connect: Ready
Multimedia: FM Radio, MP3, AAC+, AAC, WAV
Video: Recording playback, H.263 , WMV, 3GP
Browser: WAP 2.0 Xhtml, NetFront v4.2
GPS: gpsOneXTRA
Carrier
Sprint
Notes
Non-porous casing blocks entry of dust and micro-particles
Hardened rubber molded to Fiberglass casing mix by dualinjection

Name
Specifications
DuraXT by Kyocera 
(Sprint)
rugged DuraXT Sprint

Kyocera DuraXT

Network: CDMA
Band: 800/1900MHz
Data: CDMA 20001x
Model: Rugged phone with flip/clamshell form factor
Display: 2-inch 240 x 320 px TFT
External display: 1 inch 96x94px
Camera: 3 mp, video recording
Memory: MicroSD up to 32 GB (1 GB installed)
Connectivity: bluetooth, MicroUSB
Browser: WAP
Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email
GPS: Yes
Dimensions: 4.00 x 2.11 x 1.12
Battery: 1360mAh, 8 h talk time
Carrier
Sprint
Notes
Others: Alarm, Vibration, Calendar, predictive text, 
Loudspeaker, MIL-STD-810 certification, 2.5mm audio jack, 
automatic speech recognition, bluetooth-based bar-code scanner

Name
Specifications
DuraPlus by Kyocera 
(Sprint)
Rugged DuraPlus Sprint

Kyocera DuraPlus

Network: CDMA
Band: 800, 850, 1900 MHz
Data: CDMA 1x, EVDO
Model: Candybar, Rugged
Display: 2.0-inch QVGA TFT (240 x 320 pixels)
Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email (POP3)
Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR support 
capable PTT headphone, barcode
Military Standard: 810G
Battery: 1650 mAh
Dimensions: 5.3 x 2.2 x .93 inches
Weight: 6.67 oz
Carrier
Sprint
Notes
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Name
Specifications
Samsung Rugby 4 
(AT and T)
Samsung Rugby 4 ATT

Samsung Rugny 4

Water, Dust, Shock resistant
IP certified: IP 67
GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS: 850, 900, 2100 MHz
Positioning: GPS, A-GPS
2.4 inches
240 x 320 ppx 167ppi TFT
External display: 1.3 inch 128 x 128
Camera: 3 MP 320x240 QVGA 15fps
CPU: Intel XMM6230
RAM 128 MB
MemoryL 256 MB
Slot: MicroSD
Bluetooth:3.0
Wi-Fi:802.11 b, g, n, n 5GHz
USB:Yes, Mass storage device, USB charging
Battery: 1300 mAh
Carrier
ATT
Notes
Known also as Samsung SM-B780A, 
Available with ATT since June 2014.

Name
Specifications
DuraPro by Kyocera 
(U.S. Cellular)
Kyocera duraPro

Kyocera DuraPro E4722 CDMA

Network: CDMA | Band: 800, 1900 MHz
Data: 3G CDMA1x 2000
Display: 2.0 QVGA TFT color
External display: 1 inch monocrhome
Camera: 3.2MP, video recorder
Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.0 EDR, Sound jack, microUSB
Internal memory: 512MB
MMC Slot: microSD up to 32GB support
Battery: 1360mAh Li-iOn
Carrier
U.S. Cellular
Notes
Known also as Kyocera E4722, available 
with U.S. Cellular since February 27, 2013

Name
Specifications
Sonim Armox XP 
(Alltel)
Sonim Armor XP

Sonim Armor XP

Network: CDMA 1x, EVDO
Band: CDMA 800, 1900 MHz
Display: 2 " Gorilla Glass
Camera: 2 MP with Led flash
GPS: Yes A-GPS
Data: 3G EVDO rev. A up to 3.1Mbps
Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email (IMAP, SMTP, POP3)
Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.1 EDR, MicroUSB sync
Browser: WAP, HTML
Battery: 1750mAh
Memory: MicroSD slot up to 8 GB
Dimensions: 4.95 x 2.30 x 0.95 (126 x 58 x 24 mm)
Weight: 6.50 oz (184 g)
Features: Speaker phone, FM analog radio, MIDI and 
MP3 ringtones, Documents viewer, calendar, alarm
Carrier
Alltel
Notes
Available on carrier since Dec 2011

Those are some are seem in this 2015 officially available with some cellular providers. Actually there are many similar rugged mobile phones, but most already discontinue, but do not rule out the possibility is still available on the free market worldwide.

Sunday, May 31, 2015 | |