Advice on rugged phones
What is a rugged phone?
A rugged phone is a device with extra sturdy casing. These phones don't get damaged as quickly when they fall or when something is dropped on them. Other than that, rugged mobile phones are often dust and waterproof. You can even dive to depths of several meters with some devices. There are both rugged smartphones and simple rugged mobile phones you can only use for calls and SMS messages. You can usually recognize rugged devices by their tough-looking exterior, which contains sturdy pieces of metal.
What's the point of a rugged phone?
The sturdy casing and the dust and water resistance of rugged phones makes them suitable for use in rough environments. If you work on a construction site where it's often dropped or gets in contact with dust, for example, or if you like going outdoors in your spare time and your phone might get wet. Other than that, it's up to you whether to go for a rugged phone or a rugged smartphone. Are calls and SMS messages enough for you, or do you want access to the Internet too?