From its thick rubber case to its reinforced body and its waterproof design, the Aspera R25t is one tough mobile phone.
As mobile phones have become steadily more advanced over the years, so too have they grown more fragile. Bigger screens become easier to crack, bulkier handsets become easier to drop and the abundance of delicate technology contained within their shells becomes even more susceptible to water, dirt and other environmental hazards.
For anyone who spends a lot of time in and around particularly hazardous environments, this can be a serious problem. You don't want to bring a $1,000 iPhone to the beach only to leave with a sand-encrusted paperweight that's going to cost hundreds of dollars to repair.
This is the kind of disaster Aspera hopes to avoid with phones like the R25t. Designed to survive all manner of rough-and-tumble situations including drops, spills and submersion in water, the Aspera R25t is a simple yet sturdy device well suited for tradespeople, manual labourers or anyone looking for a phone they won't need to cradle like a defenceless newborn.
- Water and dust resistance for use in hazardous environments.
- Reinforced frame offers extra protection from falls and impacts.
- A 2MP sensor provides enough clarity for basic photography.
- No auto-focus, zoom or other features to speak of.
- Sufficiently powerful to handle the basic tasks it's capable of.
- Up to 8 hours of talk time and 400 hours on standby, according to Aspera.
Pricing and availability
Rugged and reliable
With its reinforced frame, water-resistant body and hardy battery, the Aspera R25t is built to survive Australia's harshest conditions.
- The Aspera R25t retails for $129 and can be purchased from retailers like Target, Amazon and Big W.
Aspera R25t specs
Power, storage and battery
|Display size||2.4 inches|
|Resolution||320 x 480|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||240|
|Rear camera megapixels||2MP|
|Rear camera aperture size||N/A|
|Front camera megapixels||MP|
|Front camera aperture size|
|Dimensions||130mm x 55mm x 18mm|
|Network category speed||N/A|
|External storage support||Up to 16GB|
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