Smartphones have changed the way we conduct our daily lives. There are literally scores of models of such smartphones available in the market today. While each one is unique and has its own features and functionalities, we will be looking at the best durable smartphone (for extreme conditions) 2016. We will try and find out the various attributes which should be taking into account while deciding on a durable smartphone which can overcome the vagaries of weather without much of a problem. The problem with most of the smartphones which are available in the market today is that they are very delicate and may not be able to withstand the rigors of extreme weather conditions. Hence it is quite common to see these smartphones developing bends, cracks and other such problems especially during extreme winter conditions. However, there are some brands and models of smartphones which are able to withstand extreme weather conditions and we will be looking at a few such brands over the next few lines.
Best Durable Smartphone 2016: Samsung Galaxy S6 Active
This is an advanced version of the conventional Galaxy S6 and is almost same as far as specifications are concerned. It also comes with the same 5.1 inch 1440 display with AMOLED feature and the display screen is protected with the help of Gorilla Grass. What perhaps makes this brand special is perhaps the use of thick plastic in place of glass or metal as far as the casing is concerned. This goes a long way in protecting the smartphone against extreme weather conditions. Further it can also withstand submersion in water up to 6 feet (fresh water) for around 30 minutes. Further it also is MIL-STD-810G certified which means that it is in a position to withstand weather conditions which are extreme including extreme vibrations, temperatures and shocks.
Best Smartphone For Extreme Conditions 2016: Caterpillar CAT S50
Those on the lookout for the best durable smartphone (for extreme conditions) 2016 also have reasons to check out on Caterpillar CAT S50. It is famous for its tough 4.7 inch Gorilla Glass 3 Display which also supports clear HD resolution. It is also perhaps one of the few phones that support touch operation even when the fingers are wet. It has an IP67 rating for being waterproof and dust proof. It is also one of the few phones which complies with the US Military Standard 810G. It is capable of operating quite well at extreme temperatures between -25 degrees and +55 degree Centigrade Celsius. It of course comes with other features including 2GB RAM, removable batter that has a capacity of 2630mAh and a very powerful 8MP autofocus camera along with LED flash.
Best Durable Smartphone 2016: The Sonim XP6
There are many reasons to believe that the Sonim XP6 is an extremely rugged and tough smartphone. It is something which very aptly combines a TFT display that is highly capacitive and something that comes with a physical keyboard. While it has all the features that go in making it a superb phone, what perhaps makes it different from others is the 8.1 mm thick body in which the long lasting 4820mmAh battery is housed. It is another matter that this leads to a higher weight of around 9.52 Oz. it is a smartphone which meet quite a few benchmark standards, including IP69, IP68 and the highly coveted MIL STD 810G standards and certification. It is waterproof and dustproof and is capable of withstanding rough and tough weather and other conditions. It can also withstand rough impacts and shocks. However, the lack of a front camera is something that perhaps is a negative point as far as this smartphone is concerned.
Best Smartphone For Extreme Conditions 2016: Kyocera DuraForce
Finally we will have a closer look at the much talked about Kyocera Duraforce. It is a phones that carries with it MIL STD 810G and IP68 ratings which implies that it can stay underwater for up to six feet and for around 30 minutes. It also can withstand a drop into water up to four feet. It also comes with a 4.5 inch HD display and there are other good features that are available in almost all other phones of this category. Hence it well and truly can be considered as a phone that will qualify as being one of the best in 2016. The above three brands and models have all the ingredients in making them one of the most popular ones in the market.