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Old Yesterday, 11:55 AM   #1
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Rugged phone list

I was wondering if there was a list of all the rugged phones available? I'm in the market, so just want to find the best phone I can.

-Large screen
-Waterproof
-Glove friendly
-Rugged

Thoughts? I basically want a Casio Commando with a big screen that I can use with gloves
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Old Yesterday, 12:39 PM   #2
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Not a specific phone recommendation,find one that LifeProof makes a case for.
That gets you waterproof and rugged.

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Old Today, 11:54 AM   #3
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Not a specific phone recommendation,find one that LifeProof makes a case for.
That gets you waterproof and rugged.

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Until the seam that bonds the window to the body of the case fails
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Until the seam that bonds the window to the body of the case fails
A Galaxy S5 with a serious case might be a good option. That way if the case does fail you have some backup protection from the phone since it is water resistant thanks to gaskets. Or if you can get one on your carrier a Galaxy S5 active. With the S6 out now their prices should be dropping.
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Get a life proof, otter box or siedio water proof case. All the cases have down sides but that's the only you'll get water proof and some what rugged.

Personally I don't care for the life proof options. The charging port is to small for most USB cables.

If you just want water proof, use a zip lock bag or clear dry bag electronics.

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A friend of mine has a Caterpillar brand cell phone. Not sure of any model but the thing is a war pig and he beats the hell out of his phones.
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I was wondering if there was a list of all the rugged phones available? I'm in the market, so just want to find the best phone I can.

-Large screen
-Waterproof
-Glove friendly
-Rugged

Thoughts? I basically want a Casio Commando with a big screen that I can use with gloves
Take a look at this one. Kyocera and Verizon had one at a demo we went to the other day. Impressive specs.
http://www.kyoceramobile.com/brigadier/
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Galaxy S5 Active. Hell of a phone. I have the Pelican case on it and the bodyguard screen protector. 16 mp camera takes hella good pictures for a phone and it can hold up to a 128gb micro memory card. Also works good with Copilot for a GPS on my bike.
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I have the Rugby Pro and want an S5 Active. Can't wait till the newest and bestest types want to unload their barely used 'old' phones.

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I have the Rugby Pro and want an S5 Active. Can't wait till the newest and bestest types want to unload their barely used 'old' phones.

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I'm seriously considering taking my rugby pro to one of the cut-rate carriers for a year. It's paid for, I have the unlock code.
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Make sure to compare every spec on the Samsung active phones. The S4 active was not the same as the normal S4. The camera was a lower resolution along with other changes. Also the active phones are not rugged. I would say splash proof.

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I was wondering if there was a list of all the rugged phones available? I'm in the market, so just want to find the best phone I can.

-Large screen
-Waterproof
-Glove friendly
-Rugged

Thoughts? I basically want a Casio Commando with a big screen that I can use with gloves
Just alter your gloves instead.
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