Best Budget Rugged Smartphone in 2019

One day I was talking with my friend David Jhon on the top floor of a shopping mall. Suddenly I noticed a boy running through the stairs, which has dropped his smartphone somehow. The boy ran into the ground floor and came back with the smartphone. I went near him and wanted to know what’s the condition of his handset now.

I was shocked on that day by seeing his phone quite ok. From then on, I was curious to know about the rugged smartphone and found plenty of astonishing factors. After a hair-splitting survey, I have ranked the top 10 best budget rugged smartphone.

At first, you have to know what you can enjoy from a rugged smartphone. Rugged Features means IP68/IP69, waterproof, Dustproof, Drop-proof, Temperature, Important Sensors only, and others. Would you believe it! You can purchase those handsets at such a reasonable price. Let’s see what the rugged phones have kept in store for us.

we have tried to make the best budget rugged smartphone list according to  price and quality. we know that different man has different demand so we have made a cheap rugged phone list average human demand  which top list are given below.

1.Cat S48C 

CAT S48C
  • Waterproof :  IP68
  • Dustproof  and  Drop-proof : Yes
  • Temperature : -13⁰F to 131⁰F
  • Processor (CPU) : Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Octa-core, 2200 MHz
  • GPU (graphics processing unit) : Adreno 508
  • Ram and Rom : 4 GB+32 GB
  • Network : 2G/3G/4G
  • Display size : 5 inches
  • Display resolution : 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display type : TFT
  • Rear camera : 13 MP
  • Aperture : Autofocus
  • Front camera : 8 MP
  • Aperture : Autofocus
  • Battery : 4000 mAh

The builder company CAT has released its best-rugged smartphone this year. The operating system of this handset is Android 8.1 Oreo. Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor powers the phone. Also, this handset supports 2G/3G/4G mobile networks.

This all-new Cat S48C has a 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM. The Adreno 508 GPU with 4 GB RAM runs the smartphone quite faster.This handset carries a 5 inches TFT display. The display resolution is 1080 x 1920 pixels. Let’s talk about the camera. This handset has a 16MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera.

IP68 has made the handset dustproof and waterproof. The durable infrastructural design has made the handset drop-proof. Also, the handset can tolerate a high range of temperature, -13⁰F to 131⁰F. That means you can go anywhere in this world with this handset. The battery for this handset is 4000 mAh.

The Cat S48c is drop-proof, dustproof, waterproof, and can even withstand extreme temperatures. The 13MP camera can be used to take underwater pictures. The phone has 5 Corning Gorilla glass display.The Cat S48c comes with a battery that lasts for days, not hours. The device has a rugged design – non-slip body for wet hands and easy to find buttons when using with gloves.

It has a high-performance display screen of 5 FHD (1920×1080) display IPS with wet-finger and glove-on working technology. Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, E-compass, Accelerometer are available. Waterproof Up to 4ft for 35 minutes; Drop Tested Up to 6ft onto concrete works nicely.

2. Sonim  XP8

  • Waterproof : IP68
  • Dustproof and Drop-proof : Yes
  • Temperature : -30℃ to 60℃
  • Processor (CPU) : Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Octa-core, 2200 MHz.
  • GPU (graphics processing unit) : Adreno 508
  • Ram and Rom : 4GB + 64GB
  • Battery : Li-Ion 4900 mAh
  • Display size : 5.0 inches
  • Display resolution : 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Display type : IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
  • Rear camera : 12 MP
  • Aperture : Autofocus
  • Front camera : 8 MP
  • Aperture : Autofocus
  • Network : 2G/3G/4G

Sonim has presented an Ultra-rugged smartphone in this flagship this year. This smartphone runs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Octa-core, 2200 MHz processor, and Adreno 508 GPU. The all-new Sonim XP8 has a 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM. 4GB RAM with high performing GPU and CPU unit has paved the way to enjoy a smooth scrolling speed and faster software running.

The 5.0 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels will give you a realistic effect of video and image. The Sonim XP8 has a 12 MP rear camera and 8MP front camera with autofocus that will provide you with stunning photos both day and night.

This Sonim XP8 has an ultra-rugged feature with some useful tools. IP68 and a substantial build-up have made this handset dustproof, waterproof and drop-proof. Also, you will find the glove-friendly feature enables using the handset wearing a glove. Also, this handset has a one-touch PTT button that will give the experience of a walkie talkie without any additional battery. So I would recommend it as the best walkie-talkie rugged smartphone.

The Sonim XP8 has a Li-Ion 4900 mAh battery. Though the battery has a quick charging feature, such a short duration may disappoint you. I would rank it up if the handset p a better battery.

3. Doogee S68 Pro

Doogee S68 Pro
  • Waterproof : IP68/IP69K
  • Dustproof and Drop-proof : Yes
  • Temperature : -40℃ to 60℃
  • Processor (CPU) : MediaTek Helio P70
  • GPU (graphics processing unit) : ARM Mali G72 MP3 800MHz
  • Battery : Li-Po 6300 mAh
  • Network : 2G/3G/4G
  • Display size : 5.9 inch
  • Display resolution : 1080 x 2280 Pixels
  • Display type : IPS
  • Rear camera : 21MP+ 8MP + 8MP
  • Aperture : f/2.0
  • Front camera : 16MP
  • Aperture : f/2.0
  • Ram and Rom : 6GB + 128GB

Doogee has introduced a couple of rugged handsets this year, and Doogee S68 Pro is the best camera rugged smartphone. This device runs MediaTek Helio P70 processor with a GPU of ARM Mali G72 MP3 800MHz. 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM help you run the smartphone without any hassle and smooth software performance.

The Doogee S68 Pro has a 5.9 inches IPS display, and the resolution is 1080 x 2280 Pixels. This smartphone has a 21MP+ 8MP + 8MP triple sony camera. The telephoto feature can zoom anything from a very far distance. You may you can take the shoot of moon and sunset without any hassle. You can take the landscape shot with a 130-degree ultra-wide-angle. The macro lens enables a 3cm up-close photo. The front camera is 16MP with the Al algorithm feature. 16 MP selfie camera! Oh, Jesus. Also, the front camera is 80 degrees with a wide-angle feature with a beautify mode.

IP68 design has made this handset dustproof and waterproof. You can wash your handset when you think it is dirty. The Doogee S68 Pro can be soaked in 1.5M for 30 minutes. It’s military standard, and robust structural design has made the handset drop-proof up to 1.5m. If you keep your handset in the freeze by mistakes, you needn’t worry. This handset can tolerate -40℃-60℃ temperature. Fast Li-Po 6300 mAh provides a long durable battery.

4. Blackview BV9100

  • Waterproof : IP68/IP69K
  • Dustproof : 360°
  • Drop-proof : 1.5m
  • Temperature : -30℃ to 60℃
  • Processor (CPU) : Helio P35 Octa-Core Processor
  • GPU (graphics processing unit) : PowerVR GE8320, 680 MHz
  • Network : 2G/3G/4G
  • Display size : 6.3 inches
  • Display resolution : 1080 x 2340 Pixels
  • Display type : IPS
  • Rear camera : 16 + 0.3 MP
  • Aperture : f/2.0
  • Front camera : 16MP 
  • Aperture : f/2.0
  • Ram and Rom : 4GB+64GB
  • Battery : 13000mAh

Can you imagine using a smartphone for 60 days? Blackview has made the impossible task possible. We have got the best battery life rugged smartphone in this flagship. This device runs Helio P35 Octa-Core Processor with a GPU of PowerVR GE8320, 680 MHz. You will find 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM in this handset. 4GB RAM with a powerful GPU will provide a smooth performance.

The display size of this Blackview BV9100 is 6.3 inches, with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 Pixels. IPS captive touchscreen display will provide bright and vivid images and videos. The dual rear camera is 16 + 0.3 MP with HDR and panorama features, and the front camera is 16MP with a Samsung sensor.

You will find an anti-wear aluminum alloy and rubber with both sides of this smartphone that makes the device drop proof for 1.5M. IP68/IP69K feature has made it water and dustproof. Also, you can get the GPS, Beidou, Glonass, Galileo 4 mode positioning systems in this smartphone.

Let’s come to the matter of battery. This Blackview BV9100 has a 13000mAh Li-Po battery, which is more than a battery. This smartphone will remain in standby for 1440hr. Also, the battery charges faster than ever. Only 2.5 hrs to complete the charge!

5.Doogee S70

  • Waterproof : IP68/ IP69k
  • Dustproof and Drop-proof : Yes
  • Temperature : -30℃ to 60℃
  • Processor (CPU) : Helio P23 Octa-core 2.5GHz
  • GPU (graphics processing unit) : ARM Mali-T880 MP2, 900MHz, 2Cores
  • Ram and Rom : 6GB+64GB
  • Battery : 5500mAh
  • Display size : 5.99 inches
  • Display resolution : 2160 x 1080 Pixels
  • Display type : IPS, LCD capacitive touchscreen
  • Rear camera : 12 MP + 5 MP
  • Aperture : f/1.8
  • Front camera : 16.0MP
  • Aperture : f/2.0 Aperture
  • Network : 2G/3G/4G

This Doogee S70 has an additional gamepad that will give you professional mobile gaming experience via Bluetooth connection. Also, the IP68/IP69K feature has made the handset water, drop, and dustproof. The cooling system of the CPU has minimized the temperature up to 7℃ when your phone becomes warm. You can operate the handset wearing gloves.

If you love to play games on your device, this handset is for you. Doogee has presented its best gaming rugged smartphone this year. I played PUBG with this smartphone and played without any lag and got my first chicken dinner. This phone runs Helio P23 Octa-core 2.5GHz processor and an ARM Mali-T880 MP2, 900MHz, 2Cores powerful GPU. Also, this device has a 6GB RAM and 64GB ROM. The 6GB RAM and powerful GPU gives you a high-quality video and faster gaming performance.

For better gaming experience, this Doogee S70 has a 5.99 inches IPS, LCD capacitive touchscreen display.The resolution is 2160 x 1080 Pixels, with an aspect ratio of 18:9. The Corning Gorilla Glass 4 gives you accurate color and enhance your gaming facility.

The camera of this smartphone is well enough. The dual front camera is 12 MP + 5 MP with SONY IMX363 feature. But the selfie camera is even better. 16MP selfie camera with beauty mode give you stunning images. This device has a fast-charging 5500mAh BAK battery. This handset provides a wireless charging facility.

6. Blackview BV9600

Blackview BV9600 rugged smartphone
  • Waterproof : IP68/ IP69k
  • Dustproof and Drop-proof : Yes
  • Temperature : -30℃ to 60℃
  • Processor (CPU) : Octa-core, Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A73, Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU (graphics processing unit) : Mali-G72 MP3
  • Battery : 5580 mAh
  • Network : 2G/3G/4G
  • Display size : 6.21 inches
  • Display resolution : 1080 x 2248 pixels
  • Display type : Super AMOLED
  • Rear camera : 16 + 8 MP
  • Aperture : f/2.0
  • Front camera : 8 MP
  • Aperture : f/2.0
  • Ram and Rom : 6 GB+128GB

The Blackview BV9600 is a new rugged handset in this flagship. This smartphone has the Helio P70 AI Processor with 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM.6GB RAM! Are you kidding me? Also, the scrolling performance is excellent, and you can enjoy a faster multitasking performance. I think 128GB of internal storage is enough for a smartphone.

This Blackview BV9600 has a 6.21 inches Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2248 pixels and a 19:9 aspect ratio. The Super AMOLED display has a broader view and provides more visual effects for gaming and watching your favorite blockbusters and not create any problem on your eyes. You will find 16 + 8 MP dual camera in this Blackview BV9600 pro that supports the AI Bokeh algorithm. The algorithm feature can transform your shots into a DSLR view. The front camera is 8MP. Also, this smartphone has an advanced underwater capturing mode. When the mood is on, your touchscreen stop working, and the volume button will capture the shot.

This all-new Blackview BV9600 has achieved an IP68/IP69k MIL-STD-810G certificate, which means your handset is dustproof, waterproof, drop-proof, shockproof, and solar radiation-proof. If you go fishing every weekend, you can take this handset with you. This smartphone runs with a battery of 5580mAh.I would rank it much higher if I got a better battery performance. But I would like to suggest this Blackview BV9600 as the best display rugged smartphone.

7.Homtom Zoji Z9

Homtom Zoji Z9 rugged smartphone
  • Waterproof and Dustproof : IP68
  • Drop-proof : G+G Corning Gorilla glass
  • Temperature : -30℃ to 60℃ 
  • Processor (CPU) : MediaTek MT6750T, octa core processor
  • GPU (graphics processing unit) : ARM Mali-T860 MP2, 650MHz
  • Ram and Rom : 4GB+64GB
  • Battery : 10000 mAh Li-poly
  • Display size : 5.99 inches
  • Display resolution : 720 x 1440 Pixels
  • Display type : IPS capacitive touchscreen
  • Rear camera : 16 MP + 2 MP
  • Aperture : f/2.2
  • Front camera : 13 MP
  • Aperture : f/2.2
  • Network : 2G/3G/4G

ZOJI has introduced its best-rugged smartphone this year. This handset has come out with the latest version of Android 9 and a MediaTek MT6750T octa-core processor. The 4GB RAM has paved the way to play an exciting game on your mobile. Sofware performance is satisfactory. The HOMTOM ZOJI Z11 has a 64 GB internal storage.

This smartphone has a 5.99 inches display with a resolution of 720 x 1440 Pixels and 18:9 aspect ration. The IPS capacitive touchscreen allows you to enjoy vivid colors.16 MP + 2 MP dual camera with dual flash gives you a high-quality picture. I will be ok with the 13MP selfie camera with a Sony sensor.

The ZOJI Z11 has an IP68 feature that has made the handset dustproof and waterproof. You can drop your phone in the river shore or the sands. Of course, you have to thank the G+G Corning Gorilla Glass because it makes your smartphone highly anti dropping with a hammer proof feature.

This smartphone has a 10000mAh fast charging Li-polymer battery that will give you 17h talk time and 1000h standby mode. Also, you will find a type 2 USB with a dual USB port here. This 2 type USB has made your handset a power bank. I would say this ZOJI Z11 is the best charging rugged smartphone this year.

8. Ulefone Armor 6E

  • Waterproof : IP68/ IP69K, up to 2 meter for up to120 minutes
  • Dustproof and Drop-proof : Yes
  • Temperature : -30℃ to 60℃
  • Processor (CPU) : MediaTek Helio P70 processor
  • GPU (graphics processing unit) : Mali-G72 MP3
  • Ram and Rom : 4GB+ 64GB
  • Display size : 6.2-inch
  • Display resolution : 1080P FHD+ (1080×2246 pixels)
  • Display type : IPS
  • Rear camera : 16 MP + 2 MP
  • Aperture : ƒ/1.8
  • Front camera : 8 MP
  • Aperture : ƒ/1.8
  • Battery : 5000mAh Li-Polymer
  • Network : 2G/3G/4G

The all-new Ulefone Armor 6E has come out with the same dimension. This smartphone is the world’s first Helio P70 rugged smartphone with 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM. The 4GB RAM has run your device quite faster, and you will be ok with the speed test.

The Ulefone Armor 6E has a 6.2 inches IPS display. The resolution is 1080 x 2246 pixels. The 16 MP + 2 MP dual camera with dual flash gives you a stunning photo both day and night. This handset has an ultraviolet light detector on the back that warns you the level of intensity.

The IP68/IP69K protection grade has made this Ulefone Armor 6E handset waterproof and dustproof. In 2M deep water, this handset can withstand for 2hrs and 24hrs in case of 1M deep concrete. The manufacturing quality has made the handset 99% dust free even in the mud. MIL-STD-810G enables the handset to tolerate 1.2M drop. If the wheel of a car goes over the handset, it may not harm your device. The stable TPU and metal frame have enabled -40℃ to 80℃ heat tolerance in shut down mode and usually work in -20℃-60℃ that means you can keep the handset in freeze or cook with an omelet.

9.Blackview BV6100

Blackview BV6100 Rugged Smartphone Review
  • Waterproof : IP68
  • Dustproof and Drop-proof : Yes
  • Temperature : -30℃ to 60℃ 
  • Processor (CPU) : MT6761
  • GPU (graphics processing unit) : IMG GE8300@420/660MHZ
  • Ram and Rom : 3 GB+ 16GB
  • Battery : 5580 mAh, Li-Polymer
  • Network : 2G/3G/4G
  • Display size : 6.88 inches
  • Display resolution : 640 x 1352 pixels
  • Display type : IPS
  • Rear camera : 8.0 MP+0.3 MP
  • Aperture :  f2.4/f2.8
  • Front camera : 4.92 MP
  • Aperture : f2.4

The Blackview BV6100 has released in 2019. This handset has come out with a 2G/3G/4G mobile network and powered by Helio A22 Quad-Core Processor with 3 GB RAM and 16GB ROM. Yeah! The internal storage is a bit low, but the overall software performance is quite reasonable.

All-new Blackview BV6100 has a 6.88-inch immersive full-Screen display that will provide a true-to-life picture. The IPS display with an aspect ratio of 19:9 is genuinely captivating.

The MIL-STD-810G has made the smartphone withstand a 1.5M drop test for 15 Times. The IP69K feature has made it resistant in 1.5M deep water for 30 Mins. Can you imagine! Maybe you can use this handset at the time of hill climbing or swimming. Also, the IP68 has made the handset 99% dustproof. The Blackview BV6100 can withstand -30 °C to 60 °C temperature that means freeze to fire.

You can find an advanced dual camera in this Blackview BV6100 handset. 8.0MP + 0.3MP background blurring camera with a Sony sensor provides a clear image even underwater. But the front camera is a bit lower, only 5MP!

The 5580 mAh Li-Polymer battery is quite reasonable with long talk time. Multifunctional NFC has replaced your bus card, bank card, and door card in one device.

 

 10.CUBOT  King Kong 3

Cubot-King-Kong-3
  • Waterproof : IP68 up to 30 minutes at a depth of 1.5m
  • Dustproof : 99%
  • Drop-proof : 6 Face
  • Temperature : -30°C to 60°C
  • Processor (CPU) : MT6763T (Helio P23), 2.5GHz, Octa-Core, 64-bit
  • GPU (graphics processing unit) : ARM Mali-G71 MP2
  • Network : 2G/3G/4G
  • Display size : 5.5 inches
  • Display resolution : 720 x 1440 pixels
  • Display type : IPS LCD
  • Rear camera : 16 MP + 2 MP
  • Aperture : ƒ/ 2.2
  • Front camera : 13 MP
  • Aperture : ƒ/ 2.2
  • Ram and Rom : 4GB+64GB
  • Battery : 6000mAh

King Kong! Are you thinking of a monster? No. It is the best-rugged smartphone in this flagship and ranked no.1 in our survey. CUBOT released the handset in 2018 with 4G network service.

The all-new king kong 3 has a 5.5 inches IPS display that gives you a vivid image and video. The resolution of this handset is 720 x 1440 pixels with18:9 aspect ratio. The GFF screen will let you enjoy a transparent filter on the sun.

CUBOT has created the handset with the military standard. The whole body has made with high-strength polyester that helps to protect your handset from accidental drops up to 1.5m. King Kong 3 is 99% dustproof, which means it can withstand turbid liquids and sludge. If you work on a construction site, this handset can be convenient for you.

The all-new CUBOT King Kong 3 has the IP68 waterproof certification. It indicates that you can keep your phone 1.5m underwater for 30 minutes. KingKong 3 has a18 molecule coatings water-resistant barrier and 10 Sealing Processes Waterproof Seal. The earpiece, camera, button, speaker, and fingerprints are waterproof. That’s mean you can use it while swimming or shooting underwater.

The CUBOT King Kong 3 lasts both in ice and fire. You can use the phone in any rigid environment because it can tolerate the temperature range of -30 °C to 60 °C. I would say this is the best IP68/IP69 rugged smartphone.

The King Kong 3 has a dual rear cameras 16 MP+2MP with Sony sensor plus. The super 1A LED flash of this handset will give you an apparent effect in the low light conditions. The 13MP front camera with beauty mode will provide a tremendous selfie experience.

The Cubot King Kong 3 runs Helio P23 octa-core 2.5GHz processor with 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM. The overall performance of the games and Softwares is entirely satisfactory here. You can play any mobile games on your smartphone. 6000 mAh fast charging Li-Po battery gives you long battery life.


Final words:
After reading this article, you may have a tour of the world of rugged smartphones this year. My top 10 best budget rugged smartphone ranking has recommended you some rugged smartphone on your budget. I hope you can choose yours, according to my review.

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