3 Best Rugged Android Smartphones of 2012

Samsung GALAXY Rugby Pro. Image credit: Samsung
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Who says that ruggedness has to take the backseat to beauty? With these three rugged smartphones from Samsung, Motorola, and Sony, you’ll get beautifully-designed Android smartphones that are built to last.  Check them out:

Samsung GALAXY Rugby Pro. Image credit: Samsung
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Samsung GALAXY Rugby Pro. Image credit: Samsung

Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro
Get the most durable business phone from Samsung with the Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro from AT&T. The phone is not just built to withstand the great outdoors; it’s made for business too. The Galaxy Rugby Pro is shockproof, dustproof, and waterproof (up to thirty minutes in up to three feet of water).  Its scratch-resistant backlit screen will also let you work during the night or even while it’s raining. Since the phone runs on a 4G LTE network, you can use it as a portable Wi-Fi hotspot, helping you stay connected even while traveling.  Samsung also touts its enterprise-capable features, which allows you to work securely from anywhere. The Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro also has S Beam for easy sharing of photos, files, and documents. It sports a 4” AMOLED touchscreen, a 5 MP rear camera, a 1.3MP front camera, 1850mAh battery, 8GB internal memory, 32GB expandable microSD card slot, and a 1.5GHz Dual-core Krait Qualcomm processor. Best of all, this phone runs smoothly on Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.  What more can we say but buy it now?

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Motorola Droid MAXX HD. Image credit: Motorola Mobility
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Motorola Droid MAXX HD. Image credit: Motorola Mobility

Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD
Another contender in 2012’s top rugged phone list is the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD. You’re going to love this phone’s well-executed design, aside from its smooth performance, excellent battery life, and sharp display.  This smartphone’s claim to ruggedness is that it’s made of durable composite materials such as KEVLAR, has scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass display, and is protected by water-repellant nanocoating inside and out. What makes the Droid Razr Maxx HD stand out from the rest of the pack is its legendary 3,300mAh high-capacity battery that gives you up to 32 hours of staying power. This is the same feature that propelled its precursor the Droid Razr Maxx to greatness.  With this phone, you also get a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, a 4G LTE data connection, an 8MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera, a 4.7-inch HD AMOLED screen, and NFC capabilities. It ships with Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 and is upgradeable to Jelly Bean 4.1.

SONY Xperia acro s. Image credit: Sony Mobile
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SONY Xperia acro s. Image credit: Sony Mobile

Sony Xperia acro S
If there’s something to be said about Sony rugged phones, is that they’re not only durable but also beautiful.  Don’t let Xperia acro S’ elegant design fool you; this smartphone was also built for toughness, able to withstand dust and water (IP55 / IP57). It comes with a gorgeous 4.3 HD display, 12.1 megapixel primary shooter, 1.3 MP secondary cam, 1 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, 32 GB MicroSD expandable card slot, and 1.5 GHz dual-core processor. Good news for pink lovers, as this phone also comes in their favorite shade.  The Sony Xperia Acro S runs on Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0

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If you’re looking for the best rugged smartphones, check out these top 3 contenders. You won’t regret it.

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  • Ys Ong

    tough phone ever ~

  • Backstarch Kam

    smartphone is not just smart afterall…. they are tough

  • bing00

    not bad!!!

  • Kanzaki Katy

    Sony Xperia acro S not bad!

  • piggy697

    feel the back of the samsung is weird = =

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