RugGear RG850 – World’s First Bezel-less Rugged Phone: Review, Specs and Price

RugGear RG850: Review

RugGear RG850

The European company launched the RugGear RG850 at the 2018 Mobile World Congress. According to RugGear, the device is the “world’s first bezel-less rugged phone running on Android 8.1 Oreo”.

RugGear are known for making rugged smartphones that can stand the test of time, most especially with their RG series. The RG850 is a bezel-less rugged smartphone with 3GB RAM, 32GB storage and a massive battery capacity. Want to know more? Stay with me.

Design

RugGear RG850

A solid smartphone, made completely from Polycarbonate and designed to perfection. The body has beautiful rugged lines at the back, once you hold it you’ll know you’re holding a rock. The IP68 certified device offers scratch and water-resistant up to 30 minutes underwater.

There’s a single rear camera at the top left for photography with a LED flash underneath for night shots. Bummer, it has bo fingerprint scanner unlike most rugged smartphones. Turning over to the side, it measures 12.5 mm in thickness which is even slim for a rugged smartphone.

Display

RugGear RG850

Holding the title of the world’s first bezel-less rugged smartphone, according to the company. Falls won’t crack this bezel-less beauty unlike other bezel-less phones. Dishing out an 18:9 aspect ratio and reaching 68.2% screen to body ratio, making it partially bezel-less.

Additionally, it has no physical navigation buttons on the bottom bezel like most rugged phones. The top bezel houses the selfie camera, speaker grille and another RugGear logo at the left corner. The 5.99-inch HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen displays like a budget phone. Boasting of just 720 x 1440 pixels in resolution and 269 pixel per inch density.

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Hardware and Software

It houses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chip with 64-bit CPU architecture and 8-cores of processor. The Octa-core processor reaches a maximum clock speed of 1.4 GHz. In the graphics department, the Qualcomm Adreno 505 graphics processor is totally in charge with a 28nm process technology.

3GB of RAM is available for smooth multitasking and it reaches a memory speed of 800MHz for fast app launching. Store anything you want in the 32GB internal storage space, you can upgrade up to 128GB if you want as well. The RG850 runs smoothly on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.

Camera

Just a single camera here, the 12MP rear camera should not be underestimated. It captures 4K resolution images, while other features on the camera should help in bringing out the beauty in the photographs. Take photos with 4032 x 3024 pixels in dimension with the RugGear RG850. Record videos of 1080 pixels at 30 frames per second and capture stunning selfies with the 8MP selfie camera.

Battery

Powering the RugGear RG850 is a 4000mAh non-removable Li-Po battery with fast charging technology. With the fast charging feature, it shouldn’t take more than 2.5 hours to fully charge up the battery from 0% to 100%.

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RugGear RG850 Full Technical Specifications

General

Device TypeSmartphone
Model RugGear RG850
Announced February, 2018
Released March, 2018
Status Available on Shopping stores

Network

2G NetworkYes
3G NetworkYes
4G Network Yes
SIM Type

Nano + Nano

SIM CountDual SIM

Design

Type Polycarbonate
Dimensions 82.5 x 165 x 12.5 mm
Weight
Protection Yes
Colours Black

Display

Display Type HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size 5.99-inch
Resolution 1440 x 720 Pixels
Colors16M colors
Pixel Density 296ppi
Screen-To-Body Ratio 69.2%
Touch ScreenYes
Protection 2.5D Curved Glass
Features Multi-touch, Scratch Resistant
Secondary DisplayNo

Camera

12MP
Yes
Yes
Autofocus 
Continuous shooting 
Digital zoom 
Exposure compensation 
Face detection 
Geotagging 
HDR 
ISO settings 
Panorama 
Scene mode 
Self-timer 
Touch focus 
White balance settings
Yes, LED
8MP

Software

Android 8.1 Oreo
Modified
Yes
SkypeYes
WhatsappYes
FacebookYes
YoutubeYes

Hardware

Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
CPU Octa-Core 1.4GHz
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 505
3GB
Internal Storage 32GB
Yes, up to 128GB

Fingerprint (Rear)
Proximity
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass

ControlsTouchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key

Connectivity

Yes
InfraredNo
Wi-FiYes
Wi-fi HotspotYes
USB TypeYes, microUSB
GPSYes, with A-GPS
NFC
HDMI
Facial RecognitionNo
No

Battery

Battery TypeLi-Po Battery
Capacity 4000mAh
PlacementNon-removable
Fast ChargingYes
Standby
Talk Time
Music Play

Media

Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Vibration, Ringtones
MP3, WAV
Yes

Yes

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Other Features

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

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What is RugGear RG850 Price and Availability Status?

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