For $200 Cheaper, the Samsung Galaxy S9 Comes Pretty Close to the iPhone XNokia, Vodafone To Install 4G on the Moon Stay on target Smartphones are basically super powerful little computers we carry around with us every day. With so much technology packed into such a light and small package, including huge fragile glass screens, we shouldn’t be surprised they aren’t the most durable things in the world, especially without a case. The fact that they are waterproof now is already a minor miracle.However, phones are also a vital part of just surviving everyday life. Think about how the mobile GPS tracking and internet connection of a phone could save countless horror movie victims. So we deserve phones that can take a beating out in the real world. Car manufacturer Land Rover agrees, and that’s why it’s making the Land Rover Explore, a phone as rugged as its four-wheel-drive vehicles.Specialized rugged mobile tech isn’t a new idea. We’ve seen tablets with hard shells that withstand long drops or sport heat-resistant coating for tech-savvy firefighters. But the Land Rover #brand is a recognizable one for folks who fancy themselves outdoorsmen. The Land Rover Explore phone is made by British company Bullitt Group but aesthetically it’s based on the Land Rover Discovery vehicle. No word yet if the two interact in a meaningful way a la Apple CarPlay.So what makes the Land Rover Explore the “toughest phone on the planet?” It can withstand extreme drops, harsh temperatures both hold and cold, and intense vibrations. It’s water-proof up to 1.8 meters even in salt water. The 4,000mAh battery last up to two days of moderate use, and that’s before you use the included extra Adventure Pack 3,600mAh battery. Also included is an improved GPS antenna. The bike mount is sold separately.The custom software on top of the Android Nougat operating system complements these survival-driven hardware features. The 5-inch screen can detect fingers even when you’re wearing gloves. And you can quickly access helpful emergency apps like lights and a compass. The front-facing camera is 8-megapixel while the rear one is 16. Under the hood is a modest MediaTek Helio X27 chip with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.The Land Rover Explore launches April 26th for £599 ($822). But you can you really put a price on your life out in the wild? For phones that maybe aren’t quite so durable but still plenty cool, check out our list of other promising upcoming Android phones. And for more MWC coverage visit our sister site PC Mag.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.