Stop buying breakable phones. Rugged phones aren’t dorky anymore


Brian Cooley/CNET

Let me guess: You’re still carrying a phone you’re terrified of dropping. Even though the new iPhone 12 passed our scratch and drop test with flying colors, thanks to its ceramic shield screen, Apple still recommends using a case. So you cocoon it in an add-on case, maybe with a finger loop for extra safety, and end up with a package that makes a mockery of your “thin” phone. 

If so, it’s time to consider one of the new breed of rugged phones, which range from slim to attractively chunky. They all have built-in drop-and-dunk resistance, no

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