For those in the construction industry, damaged smartphones are, unfortunately, a common part of the job. And in this day and age – with mobile construction management software and all sorts of other apps – it’s becoming more and more necessary for workers to have their phones on the jobsite. But that also means the phones are at a higher risk of damage from drops, dust, water, etc., especially if you don’t want to buy a rugged phone or expensive insurance plan. So, the best way to protect your phone? With a rugged and durable phone case that can handle the tough conditions of a jobsite and will protect your phone from potential damage.
After reading endless amounts of reviews, we’ve compiled a list of the most durable and affordable smartphone case options out there. Take a look at this list (in no particular order) of cases that can take a beating so your phone doesn’t have to:
Ballistic Hardcore: Featuring four protective layers, this case might be bulkier than what you’re used to but the protection it offers is worth the bulk, especially since it can protect your phone from 10-foot drops. The outer layer protects from scuffs and scratches to the phone itself, while the screen protector and silicone shock layer protect from cracks or other serious damage due to impact. There is even a highly durable belt clip for easy access and convenience on the jobsite.
Ballistic Hardcore Tactical: Take the protection even further with the hardcore tactical case, surviving even higher drops from 12 feet. Sure, that might add a little more bulk but yet again, the protection your phone will get is worth it. With raised corners, it can stop any corner drops from shattering the screen and the integrated springs inside will stop any rattling the inside of the phone on impact.
Otterbox Defender Series: It’s near impossible to research or talk about rugged phone cases without Otterbox being mentioned, as they’ve been making rugged cases since 1998. Built with three layers and a built in screen cover, this case is able to protect your smartphone from drops, bumps, knocks and scratches that can randomly happen throughout a day on the jobsite. It also has a belt holster available, so you can keep your phone close if that’s what you prefer.
Lifeproof Fre: This case will protect your phone from drops, spills and being completely submerged in water, and all in an impressively slim package. So, if you aren’t a fan of bulky cases and are willing to spend a little more than usual, this case is the one for you. As a completely waterproof, dirt proof, snow proof and shock proof case, the protection your phone receives is excellent … and it comes with a one-year warranty, just in case anything goes wrong.
Lunatik TAKTIK Extreme: If you require ultimate protection of your phone on the jobsite above all else, look no further than this phone case. This case will deliver refined and ultra-rugged protection from impact, drops and screen damage, as well as dust and water. This case also features something that they call “Corning Gorilla Glass Lens” that provides screen protection that won’t compromise on touch screen responsiveness.
Lunatik TAKTIK Strike: This case might be a little less bulky than the Extreme model but this case is still designed to protect and defend your phone 24/7. The slimmer, lightweight design makes this case more low-profile and easy to store in your pocket. While still featuring the “Impact Truss Technology” and “ballistic bezels.” With a confident fit and feel and serious protection, this case is great for hard workers who are hard on their phones.