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Aspera R8: Plans | Pricing | Specs

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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.

4.5 inches

Display size

480 x 854px

16GB

Internal storage

8 MP

Rear camera

2,600 mAh

Battery size

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Details

Display

Display Size
4.5 inches
Resolution
480 x 854px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
218 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
8MP
Rear camera aperture size
N/A
Video recording
SD
Front camera megapixels
2MP
Front camera aperture size
N/A

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
142mm x 74mm x 13mm
Weight
215g

Connectivity

NFC
No
Wi-Fi
802.11 b/g/n
Network category speed
N/A

Power, storage and battery

Processor
N/A
RAM
2GB
Operating system
Android 6
Internal storage
16GB
External storage support
Up to 32GB
Battery capacity
2,600mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
No
Water resistance rating
IP68
Wireless charging
No
Launch price (RRP)$399
Launch date2012
Aspera R8

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.

Design

  • 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

Camera

  • 8MP rear camera should prove sufficient for general photography
  • Scratch-resistant lenses maintain the R8's rugged design

Performance

  • 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

Battery

  • 2,600mAh battery with claims of up to 8.5 hours of talk time
  • Battery is sealed for added protection

Pricing and availability

  • Price: RRP $399
  • Where to buy: eBay

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Aspera R8 specs

Display

Display Size
4.5 inches
Resolution
480 x 854px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
218 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
8MP
Rear camera aperture size
N/A
Video recording
SD
Front camera megapixels
2MP
Front camera aperture size
N/A

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
142mm x 74mm x 13mm
Weight
215g

Connectivity

NFC
No
Wi-Fi
802.11 b/g/n
Network category speed
N/A

Power, storage and battery

Processor
N/A
RAM
2GB
Operating system
Android 6
Internal storage
16GB
External storage support
Up to 32GB
Battery capacity
2,600mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
No
Water resistance rating
IP68
Wireless charging
No

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