A Comparison of SA Rugged Phones


South Africa is a beautiful country with diverse weather conditions and variable terrain, which makes it perfect for exploring and going out on adventures. Wherever you choose to go, SA rugged phones will be among the essential items you should pack. Even if you are simply taking a trip to a worksite or hanging out in your backyard, it is still a good idea to have a phone with you that can withstand nearly any conditions.


There are many rugged phones on the market, but it is not always clear which ones are the best ones to get (or why you even need a rugged device in the first place). In the article below, we will provide a short overview of why you need a rugged phone, and we will provide a comparison between three of these rugged devices.



SA Rugged Phones: Why You Need One


Not all phones are created equally. Most phones are only designed for light home or office use and would not fare well if put to the test in rougher conditions. If you are constantly exposed to tough and demanding situations, you will need a phone that can keep up (whether it’s a phone with a longer battery or one that can survive being dropped or getting wet). Another big reason for getting a rugged phone is the peace of mind you get knowing that your device can withstand both accidental damage and extreme environments.


Let’s Compare Three Different SA Rugged Phones


The rugged phones listed below represent the various tiers of phones we have on offer. The BV4900 is an affordable entry-level rugged device, the BV7100 is a mid-range device and a big upgrade from the aforementioned model, and the BL8800 Pro represents the high-end of our rugged phone range (and is thus packed with the best features).


The BV4900:


  • Display resolution: HD+
  • Screen resolution: 1440x720
  • Screen size: 5.7 inches
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Storage: 32GB
  • Front camera: 5MP
  • Back camera: 8MP
  • Battery capacity: 5580 mAh
  • Connectivity: 2G, 3G, 4G
  • Operating System: Android 10


The BV7100:


  • Display resolution: FHD+
  • Screen resolution: 2408x1080
  • Screen size: 6.583 inches
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Back camera: 12MP (main) + 8MP (ultra-wide) + 2MP (depth)
  • Battery capacity: 13000 mAh
  • Connectivity: 2G, 3G, 4G
  • Operating System: Doke-OS 3.0 (based on Android 12)


The BL8800 Pro:


  • Display resolution: FHD+
  • Screen resolution: 2408x1080
  • Screen size: 6.58 inches
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB (non-upgradable)
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Back camera: 50MP (main) + 2x2MP (depth) + 5MP (thermal assisted)
  • Battery capacity: 8380 mAh
  • Connectivity: 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
  • Operating System: Doke-OS 3.0 (based on Android 11)


Shop For SA Rugged Phones Online


You can purchase any of the phones mentioned above through our online store. You can pay for the phone in one quick payment, or you can opt for PayJustNow, which allows you to pay off your phone in three interest-free instalments. Choose the phone you want and don’t just settle for the most affordable option!


Contact us for more information on our rugged phone range.