RugGear RG850

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RugGear RG850 product details

The RugGear RG850 is one of the few truly rugged Android phones that doesn't immediately look like a toughphone. In fact, it looks pretty elegant. That combined with many useful features including a screen that is easy to read outdoors and a long battery life make it a true all-rounder.

Don't let it fool you

Believe us when we say that it's pretty hard to find rugged phones with a little modern screen. By this we mean a screen without overly thick screen edges. This RG850 is one of the few truly rugged phones with such an 18:9 screen. That not only makes it modern, a little extra screen is also very handy. The size comes out at 6 inches and this is protected by Gorilla Glass that doesn't fall apart right away. The thickness of the RG850 comes out at 11.5 millimeters which is not immediately very thick. And yet the housing protects you against drops, impacts, water, dust and high temperatures.

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Besides robust also just an Android smartphone

The RugGear RG850 is a smartphone running Android. That means you can install apps including the popular WhatsApp, Facebook or Google Maps. You can put 2 SIM cards in it simultaneously (2x nanosim) so you can be reached on 2 numbers. Handy for those who used to go out with 2 separate phones. The battery has a solid capacity of 4000 mAh. This means that the RG850 has a long battery life. Handy if you are on the road for a long time. Unfortunately there is no fast charging, so take some time to refuel. Charging can be done via the handy USB-C. This cable has no top or bottom so you can't plug it in the wrong way. Photos can be taken with the 12 MP camera with autofocus. The selfie camera has a resolution of 8 MP and is sharp enough for simple self-portraits.

Main RugGear RG850 specifications

  • 5.99 inch HD+ screen with Gorilla Glass protection
  • Robust IP68 housing is waterproof (1.2 meters for 30 minutes) and drop resistant (1.5 meters)
  • Hybrid Dual SIM support (2x nanosim card or 1x nanosim card + memory card)
  • 32GB storage memory, expandable with up to 128GB
  • Snapdragon 430 processor with 3GB of RAM memory
  • 4000 mAh large battery but without fast charge function

The fine print

After reading this story we would almost run straight to the shop ourselves to buy a RG850. Now we wouldn't advise against that because there are also some drawbacks. For example, the screen resolution of HD+ is not very high. Especially text will suffer from this. It can seem a bit grainy. Also, the processor, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, is not very powerful. Here and there some hiccups the RG850 is not strange. Furthermore, the storage memory of 32GB is not very much. Fortunately, you can easily expand this to a maximum of 128GB by inserting a memory card. You do lose the possibility to use a 2nd SIM card.

Pro and cons RugGear RG850

  • Modern look & screen
  • Robust and waterproof
  • Support for 2 sim cards
  • Large battery=long battery life
  • Not the most powerful performance

Most important RugGear RG850 specifications

Dimensions 165 x 82 x 12.55 mm
Weight 210 grams
EAN code 6954561705260
Operating system
Android 8.1
Color display 5.99 inch, TFT
Camera 12 MP
Processor 1.4 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, octa core
Secondary camera 8 MP
Dust and waterproof
Rugged housing
Dual SIM
Data network
4G (LTE)
Build-in memory
Internal memory 3 GB (Size (RAM)), 32 GB (Storage)
Power supply
Battery 4000 mAh

All RugGear RG850 specifications

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 Current product    
Android8.19.0 (Pie)
118.0 (Oreo)
Color display5.99 inch, TFT6.1 inch, Curved Dynamic AMOLED Quad HD+, hole-punch display6.1 inch, Liquid Retina, notch6.2 inch, Infinity-O Display, hole-punch display5.8 inch, Infinity Super AMOLED Quad HD+
Camera12 MP12 MP, 12 MP, 16 MP12 MP, 12 MP, dual camera sensor12 MP, 12 MP, 64 MP12.2 MP
Processor1.4 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, octa core1.7 GHz, 2.4 GHz, 2.8 GHz, octa coreApple A13 Bionic2.4 GHz, 2.8 GHz, 2.9 GHz, Samsung Exynos 2100, octa core1.7 GHz, 2.8 GHz, Samsung Exynos 9810, octa core
Secondary camera8 MP10 MP12 MP10 MP8 MP
Dust and waterproof
Rugged housing
Dual SIM
4G (LTE)
Internal memory3 GB (Size (RAM)), 32 GB (Storage)8 GB (Size (RAM)), 128 GB (Storage), 512 GB (Storage)4 GB (Size (RAM)), 128 GB (Storage), 256 GB (Storage), 64 GB (Storage)8 GB (Size (RAM)), 128 GB (Storage), 256 GB (Storage)4 GB (Size (RAM)), 256 GB (Storage), 64 GB (Storage)
Battery4000 mAh3400 mAh3110 mAh4000 mAh3000 mAh

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