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RugGear RG500




RugGear RG500 (SIM Free/UK)

Being designed for the outdoors the RugGear RG500 is tough and has the features which matter when you are exploring, or working. It has been designed to conform to the military standard MIL-STD 810G, a certification attained after the device is put through a vigourous testing procedure. The IP68 rating means rain, mud and dust won’t cause it any problems.

SIM Free/Unlocked UK stock

Clove Technology specialise in providing SIM free, unlocked phones and the RugGear RG500 with its dual SIM cards slots in no exception. It is compatible with dual SIM cards for making it ideal for work and play.

Reasons to buy RugGear RG500

  • IP68 certified (submersible to 2 metres for 30 minutes)
  • Built to MIL-STD 810G standard – shock test (2 metres)
  • Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • 5MP rear camera and 0.3MP front
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • High capacity 2060 mAh battery

Box Contents

  • RugGear RG500
  • Battery 2060 mAh
  • USB cable
  • UK Wall Charger
  • Headset
  • Quick Start Manual
  • Display portection foil
  • Cleaning towel
  • Screwdriver
  • RugGear Sticker


If you work in difficult environments, or enjoy being outdoors, and don’t want to be restricted by your phone the RG500 could be great for you. It is tough and built to withstand far more than ordinary phones due to being built to adhere with military standard MIL-STD 810G. Not only can it withstand being dropped from heights of up to 2 metres, it is also able to cope with temperature fluctuations operating in temperatures ranging from -20 C to 60 degrees C, air pressure, constant vibration exposure and humid environments.

To further ensure the RG500 is able to deal with everything thrown at it, it has been certified to be IP68. This certification means mud, dust and rain showers won’t cause it any problems and you are free to enjoy using it outside, whether you are in the countryside, or on a building site.

The inclusion of Dual active SIM Card slots allows for running two numbers, perhaps one for work and one for personal, or for a foreign SIM, whilst travelling, at the same time, a very convenient feature.

If you need to communicate with a friend, or colleague on a regular basis who is not too far away, you may wish to use the RG500 as a walkie talkie. Due to the dedicated PTT(Push To Talk) button you have a cheap and convenient method of keeping in contact.

A powerful LED touch has also been integrated, which is ideal for when you are camping or need to locate items in dark locations. The digital compass app makes the handset easy to use for outdoor navigation and orienteering. Whilst, if you work in environments with lots of background noise, the amplified 3 watt loudspeaker will make it easier to hear the person you are talking to.

In addition to the tough design and unique features the RG500 has a powerful specification. It benefits from having a 1.2GHz dual processor and 4GB of internal storage, along with a 3.2” touch screen display. The latter is protected with RugDisplay Glass so, like with the rest of the phone, you don’t have to worry about the display whilst using it.

The 5MP camera on the rear of the phone is ideal for taking quick snaps, while the 0.3MP front-facing is perfect for video calls and taking the occasional selfie. The MicroSD slot enables you to expand the memory by, up to, 32GB. The device features NFC connectivity for mobile payment and app use. These features, along with the Wifi, Bluetooth and HSPA connectivity mean you can keep in contact and upload photos to share with friends and work colleagues alike.

All of these features, along with a long battery life, provides you with a phone which enables you to keep in contact, even in difficult environments where other phones just can’t go.


SIM Free & UnlockedYes
Operating SystemAndroid
  • Version4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • Custom Skin
  • Speed1.2GHz Dual Core
  • Dual CoreYes
  • Quad Core
  • Make/ModelMT6572
  • Other
Expansion SlotYes
  • TypeMicroSD
  • Capacity (Up to)Up to 32GB
Internal StorageYes
  • Capacity4 GB
  • TouchscreenYes
  • Size3.2
  • TypeCapacitive Touchscreen
  • Resolution 320 x 480 pixels
  • OtherRugDisplay-Glass
  • Frequencies850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 Mhz
  • Speed
  • Frequencies900 / 2100 MHz
  • Speed
  • Frequencies
  • Speed
  • Version4.0
  • Functions
  • Version802.11 b,g,n
  • Version
  • DatamicroUSB
  • PowermicroUSB
  • Audio3.5mm audio connector
  • Video Out
Device Controls
  • Keyboard
  • Optical Trackpad
  • Hardware ButtonsPower on/off
  • Other
  • Antenna TypeInternal
  • A-GPS
  • Built-in Software
  • Megapixels5MP
  • Flash
  • Camera Lens
  • OtherAuto Focus
Front Facing CameraYes
  • Type0.3MP
  • AccelerometerYes
  • Proximity SensorYes
  • Digital Compass
  • GyroscopeYes
  • Light Sensor
  • Formats
  • Recording
  • Formats
  • Recording
Near Field CommunicationYes
FM RadioYes
  • Capacity2060mAh
  • Type
  • RemovableYes
Call Time
  • GSM
  • 3G
Standby Time
  • GSM300 hours
  • 3G
Dimensions124 x 68.5 x 24 mm
Weight 206g
OtherIP68 and MIL-STD 810G
Warranty24 months


RugGear RG500 user manual.pdf RugGear RG500 user manual.pdf (1433KB)



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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:

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 manufacturer’s branding.

Does the phone have a Micro SD/memory card slot?

Yes, it can use up to 32GB cards.

What SIM card does this phone use?

This phone takes a micro SIM card.

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