The Newest Waterproof And Rugged Phones 2014 In Pictures

Not all cell phones are created equal. A small number of mobile phones are waterproof and ruggedized to withstand cruel treatment. Rugged and water-resistant phones will resist to dust, water submersion, high or very low temperatures and other extreme conditions. Check out the latest rubber-coated and rock-solid rugged phones in this photo gallery. Click on each phone's image to get to the next one.

* May include upcoming Waterproof and Rugged Phones.

First Phone: The Sony Xperia M2 Aqua

The Sony Xperia M2 Aqua
(Picture: Sony)


The Xperia M2 Aqua is apparently a display- and imaging-oriented Android (as are most Xperia models) that packs a couple of rugged perks. Its IP65/IP68 certification labels it as a dust-tight and waterproof model, which might make poolside or under-the-rain captures with its 8-megapixel camera more convenient. Its hardware includes a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, an Adreno 305 GPU and a 2330mAh battery. Its 8GB native memory and 1GB RAM seem to level with many other Xperias from Sony, though the TRILUMINOS display and Bravia engine were nowhere mentioned for this one.

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