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 construction workers to have their phones on the job site.
That also means 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. What’s the best way to protect your phone? With a rugged and durable phone case that can handle the tough conditions of a construction job site while protecting your phone from potential damage.
After reading endless amounts of reviews, we’ve compiled a list of the most affordable and durable smartphone case options out there. Take a look at this list (in no particular order) of the best phone cases that can take a beating so your phone doesn’t have to:
Rokform Rugged Case
Trusted by police, firefighters and first responders, the Rokform Rugged Case has what it takes to be used in the field. Take the protection even further with this hardcore tactical case that provides 360-degree protection without added bulk. With reinforced corners, it can absorb shocks and stop any corner drops from shattering the screen and camera. There is even a lanyard slot for easy access and convenience on the job site.
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. Made with three layers and a built-in screen cover, the Otterbox Defender Series is able to protect your smartphone from drops, bumps, knocks and scratches that can randomly happen throughout a day on the job site. It also has a belt holster available, so you can keep your phone close if that’s what you prefer.
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The Lifeproof Fre 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 phone 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 construction job site above all else, look no further than the Lunatik TAKTIK Extreme. This case will deliver refined and ultra-rugged protection from impact, drops and screen damage as well as dust and water. This heavy-duty 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
The Lunatik TAKTIK Strike 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, it’s one of the best phone cases for hard workers who are hard on their phones.
Now that you have ideas for the best phone cases, it’s time to look into the best construction apps, too.
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