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The Best Waterproof Phones for Plumbers

Water can be hazardous for many a mobile phone and unavoidable if your trade is that of a person who regularly works in or around the wet stuff.

Plumbers can account for just how often a handset that was ruined could have been saved if the device had the necessary water protection ratings.

Quite regularly we receive phone calls from plumbers who have dropped their iPhone or alternative popularly branded smart device, whether that drop be onto hard ground or into the sink, toilet, bucket, pint of lager... you get the idea.

CAT B100 waterproof mobile phone

Due to this we think that it's a sensible idea for the active tradesman to ensure that their mobile device lives up to the high expectations that they have for the rest of their toolkit. For plumbers a waterproof phone seems to be the ideal solution, so we've compiled a list of our favorite waterproof mobile phones that would be perfect for any job.

CAT B100

First and foremost the CAT B100 is waterproof - hallelujah!

Capable of withstanding submersion at depths of up to 1 meter for 30 minutes as well as being completely dustproof thanks to it's IP67 rated - the CAT B100 can handle whatever you throw at it, even drops from up to 1.8 meters onto concrete.

Boasting a large ergonomically designed keypad, the B100 is easy to use with and without gloves and thanks to the rugged noise-cancelling microphone and loud high-quality speaker you can hold great conversations no-matter the surroundings.

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RugGear RG300

RugGear RG300

The RugGear RG300 is a tough as nails old school mobile phone. It feel virtually indestructible in the hand and looks to be so on paper too.

Thanks to it's MIL-STD 810G and IP68 certifications the RG300 is completely protected against dust and microparticles, the device is also certified waterproof for 30 min up to 2m depth and can take shocks from up to 2.0 meters in height.

The device has a 2.2″ (5.58 cm) RugDisplay-Glass scren that is toughened and scratch-resistant, there is also a super bright LED torch for helping to see into those dark corners.

Easy-to-see thanks to it's bright Yellow and Black colouring, this will help to fish the device out should you drop it into somewhere murky...

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RugGear RG600

RugGear RG600 waterproof tough mobile phone

The RugGear RG600 is the first smart toughphone to be included in this list.

Released by tough mobile manufacture RugGear and considered to be their mid-range offering to the toughphones market this handset certainly looks the part.

Powered by a large 3600 mAh battery, the RG600 should see you safely through the day, making it ideal for those who work long hours, especially outside. The device is also powerful enough to stand up to the latest highstreet handsets thanks to the 1.3GHz quad-core CPU and 1GB RAM that lives underneath the hood.

Water and dust prove no problem for this device thanks to it's IP68 certification, certified waterproof at up to 2m depth for 30 minutes. This handset is also rocking the MIL-STD 810G certification so has proved to have additional impact protection allowing it to be dropped from at least 2m height.

The device has a 4.5" RugDisplay-glas  touch screen with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels.

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Waterproof toughphone CAT S30

The CAT S30 is IP68 and MIL-STD 810G certified. Drop tested up to 1.8 meters the S30 is shock, dust and waterproof - the perfect no-nonsense tough phone that's built to last.

Oil & grease resistant the S30 features an easy-grip design that helps to minimise drops and potential accidents. You'll also find that the CAT S30 features wet-finger tracking & Glove-on working technology.

On the front you'll find a Gorilla Glass 3 protected 4.5" touchscreen and front facing 2MP camera - there's a 5MP rear facing camera for those more serious shots.

The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor that's clocked at 1.1GHz, pair this with 1GB RAM and 8GB on board memory plus 4G connectivity and you've got yourself the perfect handset for both work and play.

Thanks to the 3000 mAh battery you'll be able to play all day with up to 39 days standby time and 18 hours talk-time.

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CAT S40 waterproof mobile tough phoneThe CAT S40 is the most -up-to-date tough, waterproof smartphone on the market. For the plumber who likes his high-tech and his low-tech, the CAT S40 is the perfect handset!

Running on a super-fast 1.1 GHz Cortex-A7 processor with 1GB RAM - this device is responsive and snappy.

There's a 4.7" touchscreen that is toughened thanks to Corning's Gorilla Glass 4 display, also featured is CAT's wet-finger tracking and Glove-on technology.

You'll find an 8MP rear-facing autofocus camera with LED flash, 16GB on board storage and 4G connectivity plus a 3000 mAh battery on board.

The S40 is certified at MIL-STD 810G standards which means that it is robust enough to meet your daily needs, plus with IP68 ratings the handset is both waterproof and dustproof too.

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