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RugGear RG170. Lasting. Push-button. Smartphone?

The company RugGear replenishment in the category of “buttons”. At the same time, the RugGear RG170 model, although it looks like a standard secure dialer, is still a smartphone. For some reason. On Android Oreo Go.

In terms of form, the RugGear RG170 is likeusually good. Protection against water-dust according to IP69 - that is, it is not afraid of anything within reason. Appearance is not killable, it is clearly not easy to break, the testing according to MIL-STD-810H passed, so the survival rate when falling from a height of 1.5 meters is declared. There is a Push-to-Talk feature, as is customary in this device family. Expectedly a good battery, but without claiming to be eternal, 2800 mAh. There is still a variation with 3120 mAh, but the difference is not that big. Powerful flashlight on the top. There is a kind of camera - 2 MP, not serious.

Inside is a weak smartphone hardware. The MediaTek MTK6739V chipset, 1 GB of RAM and an 8-gigabyte internal drive. Not rich even for Android Go devices. There is support for LTE.

Price € 125 (₽10000, $ 135).

Key Features RugGear RG170:

ScreenTFT-TN, 2.4 ″, 240 × 320, 167 ppi
IronMediaTek MT6739
1.5 GHz, 4 x Cortex-A53, PowerVR GE8100
Memory: RAM 1 GB, ROM 8 GB, Micro-SD up to 128 GB
Mobile Internet LTE
Mobile Networks LTE Bands 1,3,5,7,20,40
UMTS Bands 1 (2100), 5 (850), 8 (900)
GSM Bands 2 (1900), 3 (1800), 5 (850), 8 (900)
Battery Li-Ion, 2800 mAh
Dimensions 135.5 x 61 x 21.5 mm
Weight197 g
Rear camera: 2 MP, no flash, no autofocus
NavigationGPS, GLONASS
OS Android (Go)
USBMicro v2.0

Tatyana Kobelskaya