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Ruggedized

This means the phone has some level of protection against rough use and/or rough environments.

Basic ruggedization may simply include rubber grips for improved grip and a small level of protection against drops.

Better ruggedization may provide greater durability and shock protection and/or water-resistance.

The best ruggedized phones provide certified military-grade ("milspec") protection against shock, water, and dust.

See: Mil-Spec

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