DeWalt MD501, One of the Toughest Smartphone to Ever Created ~ Kwentology


Want to carry a mobile phone that gives you a complete protection against all vulnerabilities? DeWalt MD501 is said to be the toughest handset sturdy-built running in Android OS. The maker claims that DeWalt MD501 reaches class IP68, means that the phone is completely waterproof, rustproof, and weatherproof. The DeWalt MD501 is also a dust resistant device, with a very rugged exterior, featured with dual-SIM capability and initially packed with Android Lollipop.

Freezing and Scorching Temperature Survival

Image of The DEWALT MD501 is a rugged Android smartphone, built to exacting DEWALT standards. The handset combines high-end performance and ease-of-use with a robust, rugged construction to deliver an unparalleled range of features and reliable user experience wherever required – at home, at work, at play.
Imagine yourself caught in the midst of snow storm, with the blizzard temperature down to zero. This phone was engineered to withstand freezing and warmth condition, from -20 degrees to 60 degrees Celsius. Dustproof and waterproof are the factors affecting to attain this caliber.

Water Resistant

Image of IP68 Fully resistant to dust and particles and waterproof up to 30 minutes if immersed in 2m of water. MIL810G MIL810G Fully Rugged. Designed and tested to withstand drops from 2 metres onto concrete; extreme temperatures and barometric pressures; resistant to chemical spillages and vibrations. Dual SIM Dual SIM The ability to handle two SIMs means that you can keep your personal and business mobile accounts separate; run two different contracts – one for calls and one for data; or never miss an important call or location because of poor network reception if you use a Roaming SIM as back-up to your main network connection. 4G 4G When you need to be connected the MD501 delivers hi speed 4G data functionality, rapid GPS location services and the versatility of NFC as a business and payment enabler. Qi Charging Qi Charging On-site, on the move or at home, simply place your MD501 on a Qi charging pad and experience the convenience of charging and re-charging your smartphone without the need for connecting and disconnecting cables.
Remember IP68 rating? You can take underwater photos for approximately 15 minutes. Just for the heads up, the phone however isn't designed for nonstop submersion. But with a proper care this device can survived without any problems.

Rugged Title Battles

Before getting too excited with this powerful phone. We need to check other brand that offers the same features. Seriously, Caterpillar owns the title and continuously producing tough mobile devices. Seeing that the tool maker DeWalt started to make their own move, competition for building durable phones is now on the market.

Downsides of DeWalt MD501

  • DeWalt MD501 does not offer 5m waterproofing to par with the Caterpillar latest phones.
  • No thermal camera, a feature boasted in its opposing brand Caterpillar S60.
  • It comes with a very small internal storage, precisely 16GB although the device supports expandable external memory.
  • Android OS is outdated, Lollipop is the current system and right now Google already has Marshmallow.

Good Things About DeWalt MD501

  • Although the device is for overall users, it is specially made for people who work in construction, travelers, and hikers.
  • Dual SIM can ease you from bringing another handset, you only need one phone for business and personal.
  • Sharp five-inch display.
  • Slim
  • Screen is strengthened with Gorilla Glass 3.
  • Chemical resistant.
  • Shockproof, endures 2m drop test, survive after landing on a concrete flooring.
  • Resistance to chemical spillage and harmful vibrations.
  • Can be operate in hazardous environment.
Aside from the mentioned benefits above, the sturdy DeWalt MD501 has Qi wireless charging. Wireless charging let's your device power up retaining its waterproofing. The design also gives the user an excellent grip.

DeWalt MD501 Specification

  • (Network) 4G LTE-FDD Band 1/3/7/20/28, LTE-TDD Band 39/40/41
    GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
    WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100 MHz
  • (Operating System) Android 5.1 Lollipop
    (Android 6 ready)
  • (Memory) External memory microSD up to 64 GB
  • (Body) Size: 156 x 82 x 14 mm
    Weight: 245 g
  • 13 MP rear camera
    5 MP front camera
  • Processor MT6735 1.3 GHz
    Memory 16 GB ROM/2 GB RAM
  • (WiFi) IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
  • (SIM Slots) Dual micro SIM
  • (Battery) 3950 mAh batt. Standby 450 hrs.
    Talktime 2G/3G: 480/420 min.
  • (Media) Radio, MP3 Player
  • Bluetooth® 4.0
  • USB OTG
  • Near Field Communication, mobile data collection in real time
  • Wireless charging: QI standard
  • (IP68) Waterproof: 30 min. up to 2m, impervious to dust and particles
  • Operating range from -20 °C to 60 °C
  • For use with gloves
  • Drop-protection, withstands 2m drops onto concrete
  • G-sensor, gyroscope, pressure, magnetic, light & range sensors
  • 5" (12.7cm) HD Bright View Gorilla Toughened Glass 3
  • GPS, AGPS, GLONASS
  • Amplified loudspeaker
In relation to the Android OS downside, DeWalt tech geeks are working to release a Marshmallow update.
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