Well-known as not sexy handsets such as today’s mobile phones, the company believes that the phones will not be unnoticed by the people. That’s because they always arrive with amazing design and features to endure in severe conditions.
Casio, a tough cell phone producer, has presented notable military-certified phones with its G’zOne series. The most recent is the Casio G’zOne Ravine that was rolled out after its brother the G’zOne Brigade.
Another manufacturer is Motorola that has been recognized with its rough phones. Two of its hottest rough handsets are the Motorola i1 and the Motorola Defy cell phone. Interestingly, the Defy has a attractive design but not as tough as the others. It resists against water, dust and scratch but not military-certified to extreme temperature.
To recognize more about the cell phones, the next is the preview of the most recent rugged cell phones:
* The Casio G’zOne Ravine (Verizon Wireless). Despite the Ravine resists against water, shock, dust, immersion, vibration, salt fog, humidity, solar radiation, height, and extreme temperatures, it was released with quite advanced features like EV-DO Rev. A, Push-to-Talk, GPS, a 3.2-megapixel camera with LED flash. With EV-XO Rev. A, the internet access is rapid as we are able to browse and download at very decent speed. Sadly, the G’zOne Ravine lacks a qwerty keyboard and external music player controls or a 3.5mm headset jack. The price = $ 49.99 with 2 years arrangement.
* The Casio G’zOne Brigade (Verizon Wireless). the Brigade came with a different design from its sequel: the G’zOne Ravine. It is a messaging phone with a full qwerty keyboard that shows after turning the handset 90 degrees. Furthermore, it owns a 2.9-inch horizontal screen display with 65,000 colors and 400×240-pixel resolution that is placed above the hinge. The other critical features are push-to-talk, a 3.2-megapixel camera, EV-DO Rev. A and GPS. It has a better call quality than the Ravine. The price = $ 99.99 (Price varies based on service type)
* The Motorola i1 (Boost Mobile). The design of the i1 is a slim and smooth design like that of other smartphones. The mobile phone has a 3.1 inch capacitive touchscreen with 262,000 colors and 320×240 pixel resolution. We enjoy its responsive touchscreen and a very bright display. Unfortunately, the mobile phone is still based on Android 1.5 OS (an older Android OS). Though it is declared to withstand severe temperature, blowing rain, dust and shocks, the phone will not continue if you dunk it in the swimming pool. Other noticeable features are a 5 megapixel camera, a 600MHz ARM11 Freescale processor, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The price = $ 349.90
* The Motorola Defy ((T-Mobile). Though the Defy is the less rugged handset compared to other rugged phones, it came out with more fascinating model and some improved features. It is a sleek and trim model with a measure of 4.2 inches long by 2.3 inches wide by 0.5 inch thick. It has an shocking 3.7-inch VWGA capacitive touchscreen with 262,000 and 480×854 pixel resolution such as the Motorola 2. So the display is very quick to respond, bright and tough for it was made of gorilla glass. The phone is based on Android 2.1 OS and is powered by 800MHz TI OMAP 3610 processor. Other main features are a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash and auto focus, 3G internet access and Wi-Fi. Though, the Defy is not military certified to extreme temperature, it withstands water, dirt, shock and scratch, so the handset is okay when dunked in the pool. The price = $ 49.99 with 2 year settlement.
Every cell phone arrives to market to convert our lives improved and easier. Regrettably, there is no cell phone that meets every body’s requirement together with the above cell phones. As a military-certified cell phone, the tough cell phones are produced for exclusive customers who aren’t concerned while their cell phones are knocked, immersed in the water and even fall down.
Zammax is an electronic product reviewer, especially for New Mobile Phones. You can find more insights and groundbreaking reviews at my site. For the detail, please feel free to read Motorola Defy Review and another phone like Casio G’zOne Ravine review, the G’zOne Brigade and the Motorola I1.