I'm a very clumsy person and I "regularly" drop my phone, sometimes onto hard ground. My most recent phone was the Moto G4 and it was amazing: it was cheap, indestructable (almost!) and had a great screen (1080p which I've not seen much of at that price range).

I'm looking for a similar phone to that but I of course want a slightly newer one as the moto G4 is still stuck on android 7 and I like to keep resonably up-to-date. As for the actual specs, I don't need much: the moto G4 had a perfectly adiquate CPU, GPU, RAM, battery life, storage and the rest.

The price range I'm looking for is <£200/$~220.

I must stress that the point I'm looking for here is robustness, specs come after. (but are still fairly important)

Reletively stock android is also a plus (i.e. from what I've heard, not samsung, although I may be wrong). Ease of rooting is also a plus.

Thanks for any suggestions in advance.

  • Have you checked the local prices for the Samsung Xcover 4 / 4s? notebookcheck.net/… They both accept Android 9 Pie and are well documented. – Natsu Kage Feb 9 '20 at 16:24
  • Checkout Honor 9X and Asus 6Z both are Robust Phone but asus have higher specs in this budget . – Kirandeep Maan Feb 15 '20 at 4:29
  • maybe a Doogee S40 ? warning tho, i had a Doogee S80 (their flagship rugged phone at the time) and the camera was horrible. everything else was fine, and the 10,080mAh battery was magical (could go 10 days between charging), but the camera was shit. – hanshenrik Apr 17 '20 at 12:27

Adding a very rugged case, such as an Otterbox, Urban Armor Gear, or Ballistic Hardcore, would be a less spendy solution as well as providing more protection than the much more expensive phones deliberately designed for ruggedness. Then, you would have your choice of phones which meet all your other wishes.

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