The supertough XP Strike

If the Transformer Bumblebee were to carry around a handset, it'd be the Sonim XP Strike. Built to meet military-grade specs for ruggedness, the device is waterproof, dustproof, and shock-resistant. Read full review
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MSRP: $129.99

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Going for a swim

The handset can survive a 30-minute dunking in up to 6.5 feet of water. It can also be dropped on hard cement from 6.5 feet as well, and survive. Read full review
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MSRP: $129.99

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3.5mm jack for power

On the left, its charging port and headphone jack are protected by these plastic covers. The charging port isn't for Micro-USB. Instead, the phone comes with both a 3.5mm jack connector and an adapter to charge your phone with. Read full review
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MSRP: $129.99

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Thick profile, thin buttons

The right side holds a shortcut camera button and a volume rocker. Seeing how the handset is so wide, it's a wonder that the side buttons are so narrow. They're also difficult to press, and you'll need to push down extra-hard. Read full review
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MSRP: $129.99

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A loose screw

The 1,950mAh battery is protected by a thick plastic back plate and two screws. Sonim includes a tool for unscrewing these, if you ever want to access the battery and the microSD card underneath it. Read full review
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MSRP: $129.99

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Underwater photos, a plus

The back has a 2-megapixel camera (which has a few photo-editing options) and an LED flash. Below those are 23mm speakers that are protected by narrow vents. Read full review
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MSRP: $129.99

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