The phone has a great feel, is water and dust proof enough for most tough environments. It is more than I expected, especially at the price.
I hade mine fall in a barrel of water and was able to dry the screening keep listening to online radio stations. No other phone I had survived this
The battery life is superb in my books, especially for an odor person (gardener) in a Caribbean environment.
The flashlight is better than many I have used before.
The desirable are as follows:
1. A rubber lip around the edge of the glass (beveling) and rounded rubber corners. The weight of the phone (large battery I suppose) makes it easier to get a cracked screen if it falls.
2. a Lanyard attachment (well a hooking point will do on one of the rubber corners suggested above)
3. The insertion/removal of the SIM/Memory is not easy for the hands with less finesse. A simpler tray would have done better.
4. The myriad of pre-loaded apps are not what many a rugged person would use. I think leaving more memory space for user choice (as should be with most android devices) would be very welcome. My friends and I agree that there are too many apps we may never use, but no space to add what we really need from the Playstore.
I would make this my choice of phone, and of course. suggest it as the best I know to date as a rugged smartphone, especially as I associate and work in an emergency response environment.