We’ve looked at ruggedised phones quite a bit in the past, from those truly built to be life proof like the JCB toughphone range to those from Motorola and Sony which tend to more water and dust proof than truly drop and shock proof.
Clove Technology sent us over the Utano Barrier T180 to have a look at. This is a true IP67 rated android smartphone that has the added benefit of dual-sim capability.
This is the first time we have seen a dual SIM Smartphone within the UK which uses Android. Anyone who regularly travels abroad will understand the benefit of being able to use alternative network providers in different countries, without having to constantly remove the battery.
The rugged design of the Utano Barrier T180 means that it can be taken to where you need it. It is able to withstand water, shocks and dust, so you don’t need to be constantly worrying about it.
Not only do you want your Smartphone to be tough, you also want it to be capable of running the latest apps. The Utano Barrier T180 features a 800MHz Qualcomm processor, so you’ll be able to experience a responsive user interface and access to your favourite media.
To ensure that you can fully utilise your apps a 3.2″ capacitive IPS panel has been included. This provides bright vibrant colours and has the benefit that you have a wide viewing angle. It will also bring videos and photos to life, so you can fully enjoy them.
But hang on a moment, isn’t this just the JCB Pro-smart in new clothing??
See for yourself in the unboxing video below.
Posted by: Matt