Water and dust resistance, a shock-absorbent shell and modern features like 4G compatibility and Android 6.0 make the Aspera R8 one of the more capable rugged phones on the market.
Spending hundreds of dollars on a new phone is a serious investment. Like all investments, odds are you're going to want it to last for the long haul in order to justify its expense. The problem is, most modern smartphones are built like fine china: gorgeous to look at but always one bump away from shattering into a thousand pieces.
For some folks, this isn't a big issue. If you spend your days in the safety of a quiet office, protecting your phone might be relatively easy. But what if you're constantly on the go or your daily routine brings you in close contact with dust, water and other hazards that can quickly turn a modern smartphone into an expensive doorstop?
This is where phones like the Aspera R8 come in. By incorporating an array of protective features such as a reinforced body, waterproofing and dust resistance, the R8 can withstand far more punishment than your typical iPhone or Samsung Galaxy handset. This makes it a compelling choice not only for workers in the industrial and trade sectors, but also for anyone who wants the security of knowing their phone can take the occasional fall or spill and keep right on trucking.
- Rubberised, reinforced and sealed tight for protection against the elements
- Gorilla Glass touch screen resists scratches while affording all the benefits of a touch interface
- 8MP rear camera should prove sufficient for general photography
- Scratch-resistant lenses maintain the R8's rugged design
- Solid specs that should be sufficient for typical day-to-day use
- Android 6.0 remains a capable operating system, even if it is a little long in the tooth
- 2,600mAh battery with claims of up to 8.5 hours of talk time
- Battery is sealed for added protection
Pricing and availability
The Aspera R8 combines a rugged design with modern features to produce a hardy smartphone fit for those with physically active lifestyles.
- The Aspera R8 is available from online retailers like Amazon and Buy Mobile for an RRP of $399.
|Display size (inches)||4.5|
|Display resolution (pixels)||854 x 480|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||218|
|Battery size (mAh)||2,600|
|Rear camera (1) resolution||8|
|Rear camera (1) aperture||N/A|
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|Front camera (1) resolution||2|
|Front camera (1) aperture||N/A|
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