Pro Smart - £215
Why this smartphone is built for you
The JCB Pro Smart
The JCB Pro Smart is an entry-level smartphone that runs on Android Gingerbread. It is designed to handle all that life can throw at it. The Pro Smart is a rugged mobile phone that is both dustproof and splash resistant. It can soak up all manner of bumps and drops and is designed to work in harsh environments.
This phone has a 3.2 inch touchscreen that displays in 180PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The JCB Pro Smart has a 5MP camera, can record video in up to 640VGA and has a 0.3MP front facing camera for taking selfies and making video calls.
Performance is provided by a 0.8GHz single core processor and 0.3GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 14 out of 100.
The JCB Pro Smart has an estimated battery life of around 10 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 2000mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh. The battery on this phone is removable.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The JCB Pro Smart comes with an expandable memory card slot which makes it possible for you to add up to 32GB external storage.
The JCB Pro Smart has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit) and it has Wi-Fi which means that it can connect to your home network or public Wi-Fi hotspots such as those available in many coffee shops, cafes or hotels.
The JCB Pro Smart has an FM radio and an MP3 player. Its stand out feature is its IP-67 rating, which means that it is both dust and splash resistant. The Pro Smart comes preloaded with Google Maps, Gmail, Chrome, Google+ and YouTube. Other apps, such as Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat and Spotify are available to download from the Google Play Store, along with the latest music, films, TV shows and games.
The Pro Smart is a tough phone that is likely to appeal to those with active lifestyles or extreme sports enthusiasts. It offers some of the additional features of a smartphone and provides the Android experience on a device that is unlikely to break if you drop it.