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.
By incorporating an array of protective features such as a reinforced body, waterproofing and dust resistance, the Aspera 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.
Aspera R8 specs
Power, storage and battery
|Display size||4.5 inches|
|Resolution||480 x 854|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||218|
|Rear camera megapixels||8MP|
|Rear camera aperture size||N/A|
|Front camera megapixels||2MP|
|Front camera aperture size||N/A|
|Dimensions||142mm x 74mm x 13mm|
|Network category speed||N/A|
|Operating system||Android 6|
|External storage support||Up to 32GB|
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