Updated on 2 December 2015 by

The harsh environments construction workers work in require toughened displays on cellphones with the ability to withstand accidental drops on harsh surfaces. The cellphone industry has seen constant improvements regarding the durability of glass with better and tougher options on the latest models.

The highest industry standard in 2015 for tough displays is what is known as Corning Gorilla Glass 4 - and is steadily improved technology by Samsung which guarantees improved resistance against glass breakage and damage. This list for the best cell phones for construction workers includes only those models which have the Corning Gorilla Glass 4 technology.


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Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
LG G5
Huawei Nexus 6P
Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
LG G5
Huawei Nexus 6P
$645 - $1,087
$753 - $1,264
$630 - $800
$499 - $889
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Release Date
Mar 2016
Mar 2016
Mar 2016
Sep 2015
Digital Camera Resolution
12.0 MP
12.0 MP
16.0 MP
12.3 MP
Installed RAM (GB)
4.0 GB
4.0 GB
4.0 GB
3.0 GB
Screen Size(Diagonal)
5.1 inch
5.5 inch
5.3 inch
5.7 inch
Front Webcam Resolution
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
8.0 MP
8.0 MP
Processor Type
Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo, Quad-core 2.3 GHz Mongoose + quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53, 1.6GHz octa-core, 1.6GHz  octa-core
Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo, Quad-core 2.3 GHz Mongoose + quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53, 1.6GHz  octa-core
Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo, 2.15GHz  quad-core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
Quad-core 1.55 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A57
Battery Capacity
3000.0 mAh
3600.0 mAh
2800.0 mAh
3450.0 mAh
Operating System
Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow), Android 6.0, Android 6.0
Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow), Android 6.0
Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow), Android 6.0.1
Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Carrier
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile
Average Rating
 4.7 stars
 4.6 stars
 4.3 stars
 4.5 stars
Look and Feel
54% Positive
46% Negative
78% Positive
22% Negative
30% Positive
70% Negative
80% Positive
20% Negative
Camera
94% Positive
6% Negative
100% Positive
93% Positive
7% Negative
61% Positive
39% Negative
Display
81% Positive
19% Negative
76% Positive
24% Negative
76% Positive
24% Negative
66% Positive
34% Negative
Waterproof
100% Positive
100% Positive
Storage
57% Positive
43% Negative
33% Positive
67% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive