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Tough, rugged phones and cases

Need a rugged mobile phone? Our range includes builders’ phones, phones with Gorilla Glass and tough, drop-tested phone cases. We’ve also got waterproof phones and earphones.

There are all sorts of reasons for needing a tough phone, from active and sporting lifestyles, to working outdoors in harsh environments. You might drop your phone more often than you’d like, or perhaps need something sturdy to survive the kids. Many of our rugged and tough phones are waterproof too.

If rugged isn't a big deal for you, check out our range of waterproof phones and accessories.

Surviving drops

Adding a case to your phone or tablet instantly reduces the chance of scrapes, bumps or cracks. Any case will give you some degree of protection, but for peace of mind take a look at a rugged one.

Rugged cases are available for practically any phone or tablet, see some of our most popular cases.

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Survivor Journey iPhone 7 Case

The Griffin Survivor Journey protects your iPhone 6, 6s or 7 against damage from drops from up to 6.6 feet.

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Survivor Adventure Wallet iPhone 7 plus Case

Enjoy military-standard protection of your iPhone 7 Plus for drops of up to 8 feet – and it can hold your bank cards too.

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Reveal Case for Galaxy S7

For the Samsung Galaxy S7, Griffin Reveal is a sleek, one-piece protector whose super-slim polycarbonate shell adds just 1.6mm thickness.

The invisible touch

Slash the chance of your screen getting scratched, cracked or smashed, with one of our screen protectors. They’re quick and easy to fit too.

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InvisibleShield Glass

The InvisibleShield Glass screen protector from ZAGG delivers maximum scratch and stain protection for your Samsung Galaxy S7.

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See the range

Find your fit

Toughen up your phone with screen protectors designed for a variety of mobile phone sizes, available in our accessories range.

Good to know

Gorilla Glass is made by Corning. The latest version, Gorilla Glass 5, survives 1.6 m (shoulder-height) drops onto hard, rough surfaces up to 80% of the time, yet provides great optical clarity and touch sensitivity.

Phones with Gorilla Glass include:

  • Samsung Galaxy S7 edge,Galaxy S7, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy A3 (2016)
  • Huawei P9 and P9 Plus

The IP rating tells you how much water and dust your phone or device can withstand. It’s more precise than terms like ‘water-resistant’, but even devices with the same ratings can vary – check the individual specifications if you’re keen to know.

‘IP’ stands for ‘international protection’ or ‘ingress protection’. For devices, the first number tells you about the dust resistance. 5 means ‘dust protected’, so a bit of dust might get in but not enough to stop the device working. 6 means ‘dust tight’ – no dust will get in.

The second number is for liquids. Devices rated at 5 are protected against water spraying on them. Ratings of 7 mean the device is safe at between up to 15cm and up to 1 metre deep. A rating of 8 means the device is protected in more than 1 metre of liquid.

If there’s an X, such as IPX8, it means the device isn’t rated – so IPX8 would be tested for waterproofing but not dustproofing.

Some manufacturers provide more information, such as Sony. We’d recommend exploring manufacturers’ websites for more information.