Most smartphones have screens that cannot withstand rough treatment. Most tradesmen prefer to use protectors and covers to cushion their phones against damage. The truth, however is that some smartphones cannot withstand rough treatment, even with all this protection, and will age or stop working within a short time. This is not to say that tradesmen should keep off smartphones with their many benefits, far from it, what this means is that tradesmen are better off with smartphones that are sturdy and can take a fall, keep out dirt and withstand some shock every so often without dying after being in use for only a few days.
Five of these smartphones include:
1. Motorola Defy
Apart from having loads of storage space, this smartphone come with probably the most long lasting battery around in a smartphone. It’s ideal if you are on the road a lot and rarely get time to recharge your phone. The phone is also built to last and is one of those phones that will last without requiring any repairs.
2. Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2
This dual core processor android phone is both easy on the eyes and quite hard-wearing as well. The phone is dust and sand proof, making it perfect if you are exposed to these two factors every day. The phone can survive up to 30 minutes under water; about a meter in depth, meaning that you do not have to worry about your phone falling into water if you are working close with water, such is the case with plumbers.
3. HTC Legend
The HTC Legend comes with a metallic, exterior casing. This means that this phone can take quite a beating and still maintain its crisp and clean look. The metal will still get scratches on it, so not the phone for you if this is something that bothers you. Average battery life but great screen resolution and camera capabilities.
4. Sony Xperia Go
This phone is water proof and resistant to scratches. The best feature in this phone is its sleek design. You can hardly tell that this phone is as sturdy it looks, as it is beautifully designed, making it ideal whether your work involves meeting with clients or being on a construction site all day.
5. Nexus 5
This smartphone does not make the list just because of its KitKat operating system. The Nexus 5 is built to last and is one of those phones that can link in with a number of different apps to make life working onsite that much easier. Being one of the latest Android phones, the Nexus is one of the go-to phones for tradies looking for an overall option, from calendar management and emails, to storing job site photos and contact details.
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