Santin P68 – $ 87.47 at AliExpress
(£ 69.85 / AU $ 125.44)
The Santin P68 is a simple Android device, most notably for its absurdly low price. An eight-core processor, 4 GB RAM and 64 GB onboard storage make the device good enough to run without hassle. View deal
Doogee S40 Pro – $ 199.99 at AliExpress
(£ 159.70 / AU $ 286.79)
Do you want something better? The Doogee S40 Pro costs a bit more, but comes with a newer version of Android, much larger battery, faster processor, Bluetooth 5.0, an additional camera sensor and a fingerprint reader.View deal
We’ve seen dozens of rugged smartphones over the years, from numerous companies – Blackview, Ulefone, Doogee, Homtom, Cat, Zebra, AGM and Vernee to name a few.
However, Santin is completely new to us and his devices are currently only available from the Chinese retailer AliExpress.
This Chinese mobile brand currently supplies the cheapest usable rugged smartphone on the market. It has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage, which in our opinion is the minimum that customers should look for to ensure a smooth experience on Android.
The Santin P68 also has an 8-core processor, a small 5.5-inch HD + display, two cameras, the ability to house two SIM cards, a 4000 mAh battery and (surprise, surprise) a Type-C connector .
We liked the utilitarian design of the phone and the fact that it runs on what appears to be a stock version of Android 9.0.
We couldn’t find any reviews of the handset online so buyers beware. However, if you’re looking for a phone that can take a beating and can be used in bad weather, the P68 seems to fit the bill.
Keep in mind
- If this product is from mainland China, it will take at least a month to arrive in UK or US. There may be an additional tax, either directly or through the courier.
- If you’ve managed to get your hands on a cheaper product with equivalent specifications, in stock and brand new, let us know and we’ll tip you.