Apple have encased iPhone XS with tougher, more durable glass than previous models, making it their most rugged phone at the time of release. The corners are protected from falls by the sturdy yet elegant stainless steel rails which enclose the phone. Best of all, iPhone XS will survive a dip – its IP68 rating means it should resist water for up to 30 minutes at a depth of 2 metres. Add all the fabulous features Apple have included – such as the beautiful OLED screen and feature-laden dual-lens camera – and you have a top-end phone that remains remarkably durable.
Land Rover have packed over 70 years’ experience of building iconic off-road vehicles into a new design classic, the Land Rover Explore phone. Able to survive extremes of temperature, fresh or saltwater immersion and drops, it’s a perfect partner for those with a taste for adventure.
It even comes with a free Adventure Pack that extends your battery life, improves GPS signal, and gives advanced topographical mapping to help you conquer the wildest terrain.
The robust and stylish Samsung Galaxy S8 is built to go wherever life takes you. It comes with IP68 certification, making it dust- and water-resistant for up to 30 minutes in depths of up to 1.5m. A Gorilla Glass touchscreen protects against knocks, bumps and scratches. And the inner workings are sealed off, with all the ports open, so there’s no fiddling with caps or covers when you want to use it.
The robust MobiWire Dakota can withstand drops and knocks, thanks to its Gorilla Glass 3 screen. It’s dust and water resistant too – surviving a metre of submersion for up to 30 minutes. Add a long battery life and you’ve got the perfect phone for a music festival or anywhere regular charging isn’t an option. Featuring Bluetooth, a built-in FM radio and a micro SD card slot, it’s also incredible value.
The Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 is built for the outdoors, with a touchscreen that works in wet conditions and physical buttons for basic functions – so you can use it wearing gloves. Stress-tested to US Military standards, and boasting a bigger screen than most rugged phones. The Xcover 4 is packed with smart features like a 13-megapixel rear camera, and the Xcover Active Key that gets you to a chosen app with a single tap.