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RugGear 750 - Smartphone Battery Performance



SMARTPHONE TIER: MID

Battery Capacity mAh: 5000

 

The RugGear 750 - Rugged Smartphone



RugGear 750 Smartphone
Credit Image RugGear



Smartphone Battery Performance Overall

Score: 52//100


Overall Battery Performance Score:

Ranking #23


Mid Tier Ranking: #6



 

All you need to know about the RugGear 750 smartphone.


Overview


RugGear is a top developer and manufacturer of rugged mobile devices for professional purposes that can withstand harsh environments. They have recently released the RugGear 750, a new smartphone specifically designed for worldwide MCPTT (mission-critical push-to-talk) use.



What's it like to Use?


The RugGear 750 is powered by the Android 12 operating system with GSM, and it has a large PTT button and a tuning knob for channel selection.


With the high-speed Qualcomm QCM4290 processor, the RugGear 750 performs faster than its previous model. Its double APN native capability makes it an excellent match for major Mission Critical push-to-talk solutions.


The RugGear 750 has enhanced battery optimisation, enabling its 5000mAh battery to last longer, particularly during extended work shifts. To ensure the safety of solo workers, the device includes a programmable red SOS button at the top, which can be activated using supported apps from RugGear partners. For ease of use, you can wear the RugGear 750 on a belt or a shoulder strap.


This device features front-facing speakers that are powerful enough to ensure clear communication even in noisy environments. With a 105 dB output, you can enjoy interference-free PTT communication.



How does it perform?


The RugGear 750 meets the highest requirements for security and network coverage. Accessing WiFi networks has become faster and more seamless with the RugGear 750 smartphone. You no longer need to switch networks manually, making communication on the job more efficient.


With the capability to cover all LTE bands, the RugGear 750 is suitable for global operation. It streamlines the purchasing process for companies, eliminating the need for ordering different devices or SKUs based on the region of operation.



What's in the box?

  • Mobile Phone

  • USB-Type-C cable

  • 13-pin headphone jack (Audio connector)

  • Quick Start Guide


A Quick Summary


The RugGear 750 is a highly efficient smartphone designed for global Mission Critical Push-to-Talk (MCPTT) use and is resistant to shocks and drops. It is certified with IP68 and 810G Military Standards, making it perform in extreme conditions.



Product - Good Points


The RugGear 750 has the following features:

  • Good battery performance and removable battery

  • Global network support

  • SOS feature

  • IP68 rated for water and dust resistance


Product - Be Aware of Points


The RugGear 750 lacks in performance in the following ways:

  • Heavier than other smartphones

  • Lack of storage available

  • Lack of image quality

  • Charging is slow

 

Smartphone Battery Performance Score

and Battery Performance Results


ViserMark brings you a Smartphone Performance Score based on different criteria and benchmarks for evaluating a smartphone's performance. Our tests are performed with the strictest protocol in a controlled environment to ensure repetition and consistency powered by SmartViser's test automation solution viSer.


Using various testing criteria, including different user actions, from calls to social media and periods of standby times, ViserMark measures using real-life scenarios and live networks. All results are obtained and evaluated with calculations for smartphone Battery Life, Power Efficiency, Charging Time, Power Efficiency, and Annual Energy Consumption.


ViserMark wants to help you find and compare the right smartphone, ensuring it fits your requirements and budget. Our smartphone battery performance reviews and helpful ratings have all the necessary battery information. Smartphone Performance Scores can also provide a reference point for performance benchmarks and smartphone comparisons.


The battery performance of the RugGear 750 is focused on critical areas and precise criteria. These results have been translated into various ViserMark Labels, and an overall Smartphone Performance Score is awarded.


RugGear 750 Battery Performance is translated into ViserMark Labels detailed here.


ViserMark Labels for the RugGear 750 Smartphone
ViserMark Labels for the RugGear 750 Smartphone

Our experts are asked to test more than 100 Smartphones every year. As an independent mobile phone testing environment, SmartViser measures key areas of user experience.

More details can be found on how we perform our smartphone testing here.

 

The RugGear 750 Battery Performance review by ViserMark is based on the smartphone battery performance results obtained during testing.


Reading this review, you can find a full breakdown of our battery performance results.


Smartphone Battery Performance Overall Score:


Using repeatable and rigorous testing criteria, ViserMark measures battery performance using real-life scenarios and live networks.


The test results are collated with calculations from smartphone Battery Life and Power Efficiency results that total a score between 0 and 100. This is the number displayed on the Battery Performance ViserMark Label shown below.


ViserMark Labels for the RugGear 750 Smartphone showing Battery Performance of 52 /100
ViserMark Labels for the RugGear 750 Smartphone

The results of our testing showed the RugGear 750 scored 52 out of 100 as a smartphone Battery Performance score. Being classified as a ViserMark Mid Tier (€200-€499) smartphone, we can see other comparable rugged devices with similar Battery Performance Scores as shown below.


A chart showing Smartphone Battery Performance Score comparison for rugged  devices
A chart showing Smartphone Battery Performance Score comparison for rugged devices

Unlike other high-end devices, rugged smartphones do not come equipped with OLED screens and may lack some expected features despite their price tag.


There are currently no other rugged smartphones available in the Mid Tier price range (€200-€499), except for the RugGear 750. However, a similarly rugged smartphone was designed for outdoor activities called the Crosscall Core Z5, launched in late 2022. Despite being priced in the Flagship/Pro Tier (€700+), this device underwent testing at ViserMark labs and produced test results worth further examination.


The Crosscall Core Z5 was the first 5G smartphone specifically designed and developed for the most challenging environments. This device is compatible with the latest networks, such as 5G and WiFi 6/6E, like the RugGear 750, and has an impressive 5-year warranty.


The Crosscall Core Z5 is powered by a 2.7 GHz Qualcomm QCM6490 Octa-Core processor, often used as a high-end SoC (System on Chip) for smartphones, meaning it can handle extreme usage requirements. With the high-speed Qualcomm QCM4290 processor, ideal for Mid Tier smartphones, the RugGear 750 has the Kryo260 CPU architecture, LTE Cat13, and Wi-Fi 6-Ready connectivity.


Let's see if the battery performance test results can reveal significant improvements for the RugGear 750 compared to the Crosscall Core Z5 rugged smartphone.


Other smartphone Battery Performance Scores can be viewed as ViserMark Labels in the Smartphone Ranking Table.


 

Battery Life


Smartphone battery life performance can vary significantly depending on several factors, including device hardware, software optimisation, battery capacity, usage patterns, and individual settings.


When contemplating smartphone battery life, focus on these areas:

  • The battery capacity, usually measured in milliampere-hours (mAh), determines how much charge a battery can store.

  • The Battery Life ViserMark Label displays the "Days-of-Use" in both actual days and provides accurate information in hours. It reflects the usage of a smartphone from a full charge.


How long will the RugGear 750 battery last?


At ViserMark, we recognise that battery life is an important aspect to consider when choosing a smartphone. We are excited to share that the RugGear 750 showcased a commendable battery performance, lasting an average of 2.5 days with an impressive 68 hours between charges.


ViserMark Label showing Smartphone Battery Life for the RugGear 750
ViserMark Label showing Smartphone Battery Life for the RugGear 750

The RugGear 750 has a slightly larger battery capacity of 5,000mAh than the 4,950mAh battery of the Crosscall Core Z5. As you can see from the chart below, the RugGear 750 managed to gain over half a day of battery life. See the chart below.

A chart showing Smartphone Battery Life Ratings for rugged devices
A chart showing Smartphone Battery Life Ratings for rugged devices

Crosscall states that the battery life is 800 charging cycles and that ultra-fast charging takes 42 minutes to 50% charge.


Other smartphone Battery Life results can be viewed as ViserMark Labels in the Smartphone Ranking Table.


 

Power Efficiency


Smartphone Power Efficiency is crucial for smartphone users as it directly impacts battery life and overall device usage. It refers to the ability of a smartphone to maximise its performance while minimising power consumption.


Calculated using Battery Life and Battery Capacity and expressed in "Leaves", it reflects a rating between 1 being the least and 5 being the most power efficient.


ViserMark Label showing Smartphone Battery Efficiency for the RugGear 750
ViserMark Label showing Smartphone Battery Efficiency for the RugGear 750

How power-efficient is the RugGear 750?


The RugGear 750 was awarded 2 out of 5 as a smartphone battery efficiency score, slightly higher than the Crosscall Core Z5. As seen below.


A chart showing the Smartphone Battery Efficiency Ratings for rugged devices
A chart showing the Smartphone Battery Efficiency Ratings for rugged devices

All smartphone chipsets are designed to deliver high performance while consuming minimal power to optimise system resources for improved efficiency. Manufacturers are continuously making minor improvements to balance smartphone performance and energy efficiency. These include the management of background processes and improved app organisation, which enhance resource allocation so power consumption can be minimised.


Other smartphone Battery Efficiency results can be viewed as ViserMark Labels in the Smartphone Ranking Table.


 

Annual Energy Consumption


ViserMark is pleased to offer a new label providing a smartphone's Annual Energy Consumption. The calculation is typically based on several factors, including the smartphone model, battery capacity, usage patterns, and charging habits. Although challenging, specific testing criteria are measured using real-life scenarios and live networks to reflect usage accurately.



How much energy does the RugGear 750 use?


The ViserMark calculations show the RugGear 750 would use 2.4 kWh per Annum.


ViserMark label showing Smartphone Annual Energy Consumption for the RugGear 750
ViserMark label showing Smartphone Annual Energy Consumption for the RugGear 750

The chart shows that the RugGear 750 has a lower Annual Energy Consumption than the Crosscall Core Z5. As seen below.



A chart showing the Smartphone Annual Energy Consumption for rugged devices
A chart showing the Smartphone Annual Energy Consumption for rugged devices

Daily activities greatly influence energy consumption. For instance, frequent use of power-intensive apps, heavy gaming, or prolonged video streaming can drain the battery faster, resulting in higher energy consumption. Conversely, conservative usage and enabling power-saving features can reduce energy consumption. ViserMark's battery performance testing protocol ensures end-users can see an objective benchmark across all smartphones' expected annual electricity consumption.


Other smartphones' Annual Energy Consumption results can be viewed as ViserMark Labels in the Smartphone Ranking Table.


 

Should I buy it?


If you're looking for a smartphone that can handle tough jobs and environments, the RugGear 750 is an excellent choice. This device is built to be rugged and reliable, offering accurate GPS and connectivity for seamless communication.

 

Product Features and Specification

Release Date Nov 2022

Display

4.0 inch, with a resolution of 640 x 1136 pixels

Processor

Android 12 QCM4290, Octa-core 2.0 GHz

Memory

4 GB, 64 GB Capacity: (supports MicroSDHC up to 256 GB)

Protection

IP68 & MIL-STD 810HCE / RoHS, FCC/IC, CB, BQB

Main Camera

Rear 13 MP (PDAF)

Front Camera

Front: 5 MP (FF)

Battery

5000mAh, Removable 5V 2A fast-charge technology

Communications/Audio

USB-C / 13-pin headphone jack (Audio connector)

Dimensions and Weight

136.5 x 66.5 x 24.5 mm and 284g

Colours Available

Black & Grey

 

Extra Insights

Q: Does the RugGear 750 support 5G?

A: Yes, it does

Q: Does the RugGear 750 have a headphone jack?

Q: Does the RugGear 750 support wireless charging?

Q: Does the RugGear 750 have dual-SIM capabilities?

Q: What storage and RAM variants is the RugGear 750 available?

Q: Does the RugGear 750 have stereo speakers?

Q: Does the RugGear 750 have a microSD card slot?

Q: Is the RugGear 750 VoLTE enabled?

 

ViserMark tests are performed with the strictest protocol in a controlled environment to ensure repetition and consistency powered and automated by SmartViser's test automation solution viSer. The automation on devices includes a variety of user actions, from calls to social media and periods of standby times.

 
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Background


RugGear is a company that has been building and selling rugged mobile devices for over 15 years. They have produced feature phones suitable for construction sites and the latest ruggedised smartphones focusing on mission-critical communication. They ensure all their products are built to the highest standards to withstand the elements.


RugGear strives to assist its clients and ensure effectiveness in all conditions, be it industrial or emergency communication. The company is headquartered in Hong Kong and was established by Maverick Chen in 2006.


 

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