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If you’re a constant reader here at The Bargainer, you’ll know that we write a lot about rugged smartphones and that’s because this category of the device is useful in almost every situation you may find yourself in. Rugged phones are not only tough and can be used in extreme situations, but they also pack big batteries and other modules that give them usefulness enough to serve you multiple purposes.
Today’s Bargain is about 5 cool rugged smartphones we found to be useful and can serve you a big purpose whenever you want. So without any further ado, below are the 5 rugged smartphone deals you shouldn’t miss today.
This is the first on the list today and it’s a pretty affordable rugged smartphone with some cool features despite its affordable price point. With this device, you get cool specs such as the Helio G95 chipset with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
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But it’s not just about the storage or the processor, the camera is also interesting. You get a powerful triple rear camera system which included a 64MP primary sensor and then a 20MP secondary camera.
There is support for AF Night Vision Camera and a single front-facing camera that captures great quality pictures even in low light.
Although rugged smartphones aren’t entirely made for taking pictures, the iiiF150 R2022 wants to be everything all at once. With that said, you get other cool specs such as a long-lasting 8,300mAh battery that can last you a whole day irrespective of how hard you use the device.
Then you get IP68 and IP69K waterproof certification all of which makes this a true tough device that can be used in extreme situations. You also get NFC, a big screen, loudspeakers and so much more.
Those features are what you get on most mid-range smartphones that are priced within the US$500 price point while the new iiiF150 R2022 costs a fraction of that price at just US$199 – thanks to this bargain from Banggood.
Ulefone Power Armor 13
Another beast on the list featuring everything “Beasty” all-in-one. The Ulefone Power Armor 13 is a pretty useful Android-powered smartphone with some interesting quirks and features that certainly place it among the best-rugged smartphones to be considered in 2021.
Before I talk about its monstrosity, I’d first mention a few cool specifications that make the device outstanding on the market and on this list as well.
First thing first, it’s powered by the same Helio G95 chipset that powers the above iiiF150 R2022 and packs a larger storage capacity at 256GB. The RAM is 8GB while the display is a large 6.81-inch LCD IPS panel that is so bright it can be used in any situation.
The Ulefone Power Armor 13 is IP68 and IP69K waterproof and has support for 4G connectivity (no 5G) but that shouldn’t be a big deal considering the fact that 5G isn’t a global phenomenon yet and if you’re using this device, there is a chance you’re not buying it for fancy usage.
Away from that, there is a quad rear camera setup with a 48MP primary sensor that can capture great pictures in low light, there is support for NFC, and now to the monstrosity, the 13,200mAh battery. This is the kind of smartphone that can be used for more than one day nonstop and can be used to charge your other smartphones. It has support for wireless charging and it’s not too big – though it’s quite heavy.
This is another beautiful Android 11-powered smartphone featuring everything “monstrous”. The design of the Doogee V10 is great and interesting and the device is loaded with tons of cool features that make you wonder “How the heck do these companies make a profit?”
First, you get Dimensity 700 chipset powering the Doogee V10 paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage then you get Android 11 out of the box even though there are no words whether the devices will be upgradeable to the next Android version.
But that aside, you get a quite moderate 6.39-inch IPS LCD display which is good for those that are tire of hauling around goliath smartphones like the aforementioned Ulefone Power Armor 13 with its 6.8-inch display and massive 13,200mAh battery.
As for the camera system, the primary sensor is a triple setup with a 48MP primary camera while it has IP68 water resistance certification.
In the power department, you get a big 8,500mAh battery that can last you for several hours nonstop and the device comes in various color options. This particular one is the Classic Black version.
In terms of price, you’ll get the Doogee V10 at just US$259.99 instead of US$339.99 – which is a 24% discount off the retail price tag. Click the button below to grab this bargain before it sold out on Banggood.
Doogee S97 Pro
The second Doogee product on the list today is the amazing S97 Pro and it serves the “Pro” purpose with its interesting features. While it’s about US$10 cheaper than the above Doogee V10, it also packs in all the cool specifications you’d expect from a truly rugged Android smartphone in 2021.
First, you get IP68 and IP69K waterproof ratings making this an extreme smartphone that can be used in any situation whatsoever. Then you get other interesting features such as its processor which is an Helio G95 SoC making it the third on the list that makes use of this same chipset.
Away from the chipset, you get 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage space which is pretty standard in 2021. There is a big 8,500mAh battery as well with a quad rear camera setup.
I like the circular camera system which gives it the premium look and feels despite its entry-level price point.
The current price of the Doogee S97 Pro is US$399.99 and can be more expensive depending on the store you visit but this bargain gets you the rugged smartphone at just US$249.99 which is a big 38% discount off its original retail price.
Ulefone Armor 12 5G MTK
Finally the last but not least yet, and it has 5G network support for those who are just adamant and wants a rugged smartphone with 5G. The Ulefone Armor 12 5G MTK is interesting and it’s loaded with many cool specs. While it may have the smallest power on the list with just a 5,180mAh Li-Po battery despite its 5G support, it might be a little bit disappointing.
One thing for sure is that majority of smartphones out there, especially the mid-range devices and those with the US$600 price mark don’t have this big battery so it’s still a win.
Also, the Ulefone Armor 12 5G MTK is a bit smaller with a 6.52-inch LCD display all of which are part of the compromise you have to take if you want a truly rugged smartphone that is sleek and moderate in size.
In the hardware department, you get the Dimensity 700 chipset and an 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of internal storage. There is a quad rear camera setup, NFC support, and wireless charger support. The Armor 12 5G MTK is also IP68 and IP69K waterproof and it comes in black color.
In the price department, it’s not as expensive as the first Ulefone mentioned above. Its discounted price is just US$279.99 instead of US$399.99 which is a 30% discount off the retail price. Click on the button below to grab the Ulefone Armor 12 5G MTK if you prefer it smaller and powerfully useful.
And those are the top 5 rugged Android smartphone bargains you shouldn’t miss today all of which offer you interesting features thanks to their spec-sheet and great performances thanks to their chipset and all of them are powered by the current Android 11 version.