Meet Land Rover’s Explore, The Toughest Phone Ever

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Land Rover Explore

Smartphones are powerfully little computers these days and carry more processing power than the 70s space launch systems and we carry around with us every day. With so much technology packed into such a light and small package and comes with the most fragile screens and now with new iPhone X with very fragile backs too. You shouldn’t be astounded they aren’t the most durable gadgets in the world, if you are using them without a case, you will pay the price for living on the edge eventually. They are waterproof now so that is quite an achievement.

mobile phones are also a key part of just enduring everyday life. Think about how mobile GPS tracking and internet connection of a phone could save countless horror movie victims. So we all need to have phones everywhere but they need to be more rugged. Car manufacturer Land Rover believes that too, and that’s why it’s making the Land Rover Explore, a phone as rugged as its four-wheel-drive vehicles.

The Land Rover Explorer phone is made by British company Bullitt Group but aesthetically it’s based on the Land Rover Discovery vehicle. The Land Rover Explore launches April 26th for £599 ($822).

Land Rover Explore

So how is Land Rover Explore the “toughest phone on the planet?” It can withstand severe drops, extreme temperatures both hold and cold, and intense vibrations. It’s waterproof up to 1.8 meters even in saltwater. The 4,000mAh battery lasts up to two days of moderate use, and that’s before you use the included extra Adventure Pack 3,600mAh battery. Also included is an improved GPS antenna. The bike mount is sold available for it.

The custom software on top of the Android Nougat operating system complements these survival-driven hardware features. The 5-inch screen can detect fingers even when you’re wearing gloves. And you can quickly access helpful emergency apps like lights and a compass. The front-facing camera is 8-megapixel while the rear one is 16. Under the hood is a modest MediaTek Helio X27 chip with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.

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