Top Waterproof And Rugged Dumb Phones

If you’re looking for a sturdy and reliable phone to take outdoors with you, without all the bells and whistles (and cost) of a smart phone, here’s a couple of popular rugged dumb phones for you that will resist water, dust, drops, and harsh treatment in general:

 

CAT B30 basic rugged phone

CAT B30 Rugged Bar Phone (Unlocked)

The CAT B30 is a waterproof rugged phone made by CAT, the construction company. Made of high quality materials, this phone is IP67 certified to be dust and water resistant. The manufacturer guarantees that it will easily survive being dropped from 6ft (1.8m) height onto a concrete floor. Ideal for ...
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CAT B100 Military Grade Rugged Bar Phone (Unlocked)

* SOLD OUT * One of the toughest cell phones available: Designed and made by the construction company, CAT, the B100 is guaranteed to survive a fall from a height of 1.8m (6ft) to a concrete floor, without ever suffering a scratch. The designers of the CAT B100 have definitely done their ...
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Samsung Convoy 3 U680 Rugged Flip Phone (Verizon)

The Samsung Convoy 3 is a great, ruggedized flip phone that can handle a lot of harsh treatment. It meets military standard MILSTD810F in terms of resistance to dust and sand, shock, vibration, and humidity. While it doesn't claim to be 100% waterproof (so you'd better not take it for a swim ...
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Casio g’zOne C781 Ravine 2: Rugged Flip Phone (Verizon)

I have no idea how Casio came up with this name, nor how to pronounce it, but the g'zOne C781 Ravine 2 (shall we just call it Ravine 2?) rugged phone can definitely stand some punishment. It is IP67 and MIL-STD-810F certified to be highly dust, shock, and water resistant. Now ...
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Best Rugged Dumb Phones 2018

PhoneCasio g’zOne C781 Ravine 2Samsung Convoy 3 U680CAT B100CAT B30Samsung Intensity II SCH-U460
Approx. price$90$75$100$60$70
Battery1150mAh1300mAh1150 mAh1000mAh1000mAh
Bluetoothv3.0, A2DPv2.1, A2DPv2.0, A2DP, EDR2.12.1, A2DP
BrowserOpera MiniOpera MiniOpera MiniYes
Camera3.2 MP3.2 MP3.15 MP2 MP1.3MP
CarrierVerizonVerizonUnlockedUnlockedVerizon
Dimensions2" x 0.8" x 4.3"2" x 0.8" x 4.1"4.8" x 2.2" x 0.7"4.7" x 2.1" x .6"4.9" x 2.9" x .7"
Display (ext)1.38", 128x128px1.3", 128x128px2.2", 240x320px2", 176x220px2.2", 240x320
Display (int)2.2", 240x320px2.4" 240x320px
E-mail clientYesNoYes
FlashlightYesYesYesYes
Form factorFlipFlipBarBarSlide
FM RadioNoNoYesYesNo
GamesYesYesNoNoYes
GPSYesYesYesNoYes
Headset jack2.5mmNo3.5mm3.5mm2.5mm
Hearing aidM4/T4 compatible
Memory (RAM)256MB256MB64MB
MP3 playerYesYesYesYes
MP3 ring tonesYesYesYesYesYes
RuggedIP67, 810F810FIP67, 810GIP67
SIM cardYesNoMini-SIMDualYes
SD card (max.)32GB32GB32GB16GB32GB
Speed dialYesYes
SpeakerphoneYesYesYesYesYes
Standby time21 days19 days23 days10 days12.5 days
Talk time4h40m6h30m10h6 h5h
USBMicroUSB 2.0MicroUSB 2.0microUSB 2.0microUSB 2.0MicroUSB 2.0
Vibration alarmYesYesYesYesYes
Voice dialYes
WaterproofYesNot 100%YesYesNo
Weight (oz)4.93.564.09