Overview of JCB Toughphone Pro-Smart
For some it might not always be feasible to have a nice smartphone because of the environments we work or find ourselves in, they are just too vulnerable to damage and the last thing you want is to spend large amounts of money replacing, protecting or repairing phones. You might have a smartphone you use occasionally or for personal reasons but for work it’s a basic phone that can cope.
JCB have been making phones for a while but they have still been fairly limited in capability, but they have been rugged.
Motorola have created waves with their water resistant and dust resistant DEFY, and it has become highly appealing to trades people or those who are a bit clumsy with phones.
The Pro-Smart is JCB’s answer to the Motorola DEFY. It is a fully fledged smartphone that is capable for calls, texts, web browsing, navigation video playback and more. However the difference is that the unit is IP67 rated meaning it will survive being dropped in water (for short periods of time). It will take a few knocks and will be more resistant to dust and dirt than many other phones.
Yes the 3.2” touchscreen is still the most vulnerable part but the Pro-Smart is a blend of practical rugged phone and cutting edge smartphone.
The Google Android operating system offers seamless integration with Gmail, you Google contacts, calendar and much more.
Customise the home screen with different wallpapers, applications and a set up that works for you.
Use the 3G data or WiFi connection to download free of paid for applications from Google Play, their app store.
Don’t limit yourself to a basic phone or not taking your smartphone out with you because you fear damaging it. The Toughphone Pro-Smart allows you to communicate and connect in confidence and with a 2000mAh battery, it will last all day.
PLEASE NOTE - DUE TO THE DESIGN OF THIS DEVICE YOU NEED TO USE THE PROVIDED USB CABLE & OFFICIAL CHARGING ACCESSORIES AS MOST AFTER MARKET CABLES & ADAPTORS WILL NOT FIT INTO THE MICRO USB CONNECTION. THE MICRO USB PORT ON THE DEVICE IS RECESSED AND THEREFORE NEEDS A SPECIALLY ADAPTED MICRO USB CABLE.
YOU CAN BUY A REPLACEMENT USB CABLE HERE
YOU CAN BUY A REPLACEMENT BATTERY HERE
YOU CAN BUY A VEHICLE CHARGER HERE
Features of JCB Toughphone Pro-Smart
- Google Android 2.3 smartphone
- IP67 rated
- Water resistant
- Scratch resistant
- 3.2" touchscreen
- 2000mAh battery
What's in the box of JCB Toughphone Pro-Smart
- JCB Toughphone Pro-Smart
- 2000mAh battery
- In-ear headphones with in-line mic and cable clip
- UK/EU/US mains charger
- Lanyard/clip with compass and battery door removal tool
- 2 x microUSB cables
- Quick start guide
|SIM Free & Unlocked||Yes|
|Capacity (Up to)||32GB|
|Version||IEEE 802/11 b/g|
|Built-in Software||Google Maps|
|Front Facing Camera||Yes|
|Digital Compass and Gyro|
|Near Field Communication|
|Type||Polymer Li-ion battery|
|GSM||Up to 550 mins|
|GSM||Up to 360 hours|
|Dimensions||125 x 62.2 x 20.5 mm|
|Other||Water and dust resistant. Tested to IP67. Flashlight - At present the flashlight only powers on for 30 seconds at a time, but JCB is working on a fix to amend this.|
The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link:http://www.clove.co.uk/international-customers.aspx
Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?
Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world. Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.
Is this phone brand new?
Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.
Is there any network/operator branding?
No - There is only the manufacturers branding.
Does the phone have a standard SIM card slot or a Micro SIM slot?
It has a standard SIM card slot.
Do you have a question?
|Overall Rating||5 Stars||Buy it now!|
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Recommend to a friend? Yes
"this phone is great all around tough
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Recommend to a friend? Yes
"By far the toughest Android cell phone I have used.
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