So you need the best rugged phone in Australia?
If so, you've come to the right place. The Outdoor Phone Store is based just across the ditch, and we've been supplying waterproof phones, rugged phones and coms gear to New Zealanders and others around the world for years. This page showcases the best rugged phones compatible with Australian networks Telstra, Optus and Vodafone.
Australian buyers can access a further 13% discount off the listed price of any of these phones. Click on 'Leave a Message' below to find out how.
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The Outdoor Phone Store is New Zealand's biggest retailer of rugged outdoor phones and yes we can supply Australia. You can save hundreds off the price of comparable models from the big telco's. If we don't offer a model you've seen elsewhere, it's because we don't think it's good or reliable enough. Examples of brands we've dropped include Doogee and VK. The phones below are the best options in their category, and that's the expertise we bring you. We offer an exclusive hand-picked collection of phones that perform, not five pages of shiny underpowered models that don't. Click on one of the images to see full specs, photo gallery, torture test videos and customer reviews of these rugged outdoor phones. Or pick an option from the Outdoor Phone Store dropdown menu
Fastest Delivery: Fastest delivery to Oz. Other suppliers offer free shipping in "usually" two weeks; we ship by express courier in days. Fastest Tech Support: The Outdoor Phone Store has years of experience and we're here to help. Best Warranty: A full 12 months RTB warranty, not 12 months "manufacturer's" warranty or a cut-and-run six months or 7-day warranty. Parts: we keep parts in stock so you can get priority service. NZ-owned: You're dealing with Auckland, not Beijing. We're a 100% Kiwi business. Aftersales Support: You'll get exclusive updates on tips and tricks for using your new phones. NZ's #1 rugged phone retailer: as ranked by Amazon's global web traffic analyzer, Alexa. No other rugged phone retailer in NZ comes close. There's a very good reason for that.
Ian. I am so impressed with your phone, I have been telling people to get on your website and buy one. - Alan J
Best phone I have ever had! Good service.
Good warranty! - Grant T
Thank you very much for your great service and for selling such fantastic phones, I love it already. - Liz P
Best decision I've made for a long time! Great technical support, help is only a phone call away, I've taken photos underwater, dropped it and it has dealt with all the abuse this hunter, kayak fishing tradie painter can throw at it....and the new Blackview looks even better. Do not hesitate to deal with the genuine agents in NZ , Outdoor Phone Store. - Ant Neill, Facebook
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2019's Best Rugged Phones - full service on Telstra, Optus and Vodafone
The models in this segment all have global 4G roaming including rural 4G across Australia. Some also have Wifi-calling.
Blackview BV9600 Pro rugged phone – 6GB/128GB, First200 Warranty*, Helio P70 AI chipset, IP69K, dual 4G sim, 16MP dual Samsung rear camera, Android 9, free case$699.00 – $869.00 Select options
AGM A9 – 4GB RAM/32GB ROM, First200 Warranty*, Snapdragon 450 1.8GHz, Dual sim, Android 8.1, Quad JBL speakers, 12MP Sony camera$529.00 – $669.00 Select options
Ulefone Armor 3: 5.7 inch Android 8.1, 4GB/64GB Helio P23, 21MP Sony camera, Dual 4G SIM, 10,000mAh battery$589.00 – $618.00 Select options
AGM X3 Rugged Phone Floating Edition – Android 8.1, First200 Warranty*, Octa-Core Snapdragon 845 CPU, 6GB RAM, 64GB ROM, 2.8GHz, IP68, 1080p Display, 24MP Dual-Camera, Dual-Sim, 4G LTE$1,099.00 – $1,399.00 Select options
Blackview BV9500 Plus with 2yr screen warranty* – Android 9, IP69K, 4GB RAM/64GB ROM, Helio P70 AI, 2.1GHz, 5.7 inch FHD screen, wireless Qi charging, 10,000mAh battery, fingerprint, face unlock, global roaming$599.00 – $779.00 Select options
Australia's leading provider of rugged smartphones
Fully compatible with NZ and AU networks: we've done the homework to source precisely the right model variants so you don't end up with an expensive brick that doesn't work here. All models carry a 12 month NZ warranty. A must have for: Tradies, farmers, Hunters, Trampers, Search, Rescue & Emergency personnel, skiers, boaties, bushwalkers, and you
Full 3G service nationally and urban 4G
These phones offer voice, text and 3G data on all networks, and 4G in most towns and cities.
Snopow M2 Plus, IP68 pushbutton smartphone, 4G, dual sim, 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM, wifi, GPS, Yellow
Ulefone Armor 5: 5.9 inch HD notch screen, slimline look IP68 rugged, 4GB RAM/64GB ROM, Android 8.1, Qi Wireless Charging option$399.00 – $448.00 Select options
Ulefone Armor X, 2GB/16GB Android 8.1, 5.5 inch, Quad Core 1.5GHz, dual cam, dual Sim, wireless charge capable$299.00 – $357.00 Select options
What our customers are saying...
It's not something we shout about, but we've been in the mobile phone business for a very long time. Investigate's smartphone division is run by Ian and Heidi Wishart; Heidi's background in telecommunications for Bellsouth Mobile and Clear, and Ian's connection to the establishment of NZ's first mobile phone network (Telecom 025) proved invaluable when the couple began operating a Vodafone affiliate in 1999. Since then we've sold a wide range of phones and tablets to clients all over NZ. Today, we specialise in providing handsets that work on ALL the networks - Spark, Vodafone and 2Degrees, giving you options you can't get from the telcos' own stores. As we are not currently required to register for Australian GST we can remove the GST currently built in to the displayed prices (all are in A$).
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